Esperance is situated in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia and is the gateway to some of the most beautiful coastline in Australia. There are four national parks in the surrounding area. These protected areas have been responsible for preserving the natural beauty of the region. The coastline would have to rate as some of the most beautiful in Australia, if not in the world! I am already planning my next trip to this stunning part of Southern Ocean coastline.
West Beach – Esperance
Esperance Tanker Jetty
The Deepwater Wharf or Tanker Jetty was opened in 1935 and was mostly used to unload bulk fuel and load grain for export. The jetty was last used commercially in the mid 1980’s. The aging structure will be demolished in the next few months and a new structure will be built sometime in the future.
Australia’s Own Stonehenge
The Esperance Stonehenge is a full scale replica of the original Stonehenge in the United Kingdom. It has been set out to look like Sonehenge did in 1950 BC.
Cable Beach – Albany
Cable Beach is in Torndirrup National Park, just a short drive from Albany. I stayed overnight in Albany in order to break the long drive to Esperance.
Alpaca – South Western Australia
An alpaca stands amongst wildflowers on a farm close to Esperance.
Mt Hassel, Western Australia
The peak of Mt Hassel, Stirling Range is a challenge for unfit weekend climbers. The scramble over rocks and through dense bush is worth it though, as the view from the summit is amazing. It is advisable to give yourself a few hours to summit Mt Hassel, enjoy the view and then wend your way down again.