Esperance is a picturesque town nestled on the south coast of Western Australia, about 8 hours’ drive from Perth. The year-round temperate climate, beautiful beaches and pristine coastal landscapes, including the famous Cape Le Grand National Park, make it a popular holiday destination.
Follow the coastal roads out of Esperance and within minutes you’ll be passing a string of unspoilt white sand beaches, perfect for a picnic or a photo stop. Off the coast, a necklace of 110 islands known as the Recherche Archipelago has earned the town its title as the ‘Bay of Isles’. You can take a cruise around the archipelago, stopping at Woody Island for bushwalks and snorkelling.
For many visitors, the untouched beaches and bushland of the outback coast's national parks, such as Cape Le Grand National Park, are a big drawcard. Follow one of the many coastal walk trails and take in the stunning views of white sandy beaches, rust-stained granite headlands and rugged islands.