Nicole Murray rated Great Ocean Walk and Cycle Trail, Esperance a 5 out of 5
Overall this is an easy walk - a few hills that are somewhat challenging.
A great way to start our time in Esperance!
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Starting from the Esplanade, the Great Ocean Walk Trail meanders along the spectacular Esperance coastline with its dazzling white beaches and unbelievably blue water.
It will take you past the Taylor Street Jetty and up a steep hill to Rotary Lookout, past Lovers Cove and down to West Beach, before continuing on to the Salmon Beach Windfarm and Blue Haven where huge granite outcrops extend out into the azure blue sea, creating a number of secluded coves and stunning beaches.
The trail next heads north and follows the shores of the Pink Lake, that sadly isn't very pink any more and finally heads south towards the beach and where you started.
It is sealed all the way and suitable for walkers, runners, cyclists and prams.
You can access the trail from a number of carparks along the route and spend anywhere from an hour to all day along the trail, depending on how far you walk and how long you spend just sitting and taking in the atmosphere.
Between June and August you may spot a passing whale and the wildflowers bloom from Setember to November!
Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Tme taken depends on whether you walk or cycle and how many stops you make along the way
Distance varies depending on which sections of the trail are completed
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails)
Tanker Jetty, Esperance, 721km (9.5 hours) south of Perth
Moderate trail that may have short steep hills, rough surface, many steps or some rock hopping. Directional signage. Some bushwalking experience and moderate fitness required.
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Bike hire available. Enquire at the visitor centre. Note that some sections of the trail have steep gradients, therefore may not be suitable for wheelchairs.
You may be lucky enough to spot whales between June and August and the wildflowers are spectacular from September to November
Air, road or bus to Esperance
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