This post marks the end of my photographic journal of Esperance and the surrounding area. I hope you have enjoyed the images of this picturesque region in Western Australia.
Cape Le Grand National Park is renowned for having some of the most splendid beaches in Australia, including the perfectly white Thistle Cove.
Thistle Cove – Eastern Section
This is the sight that you will experience when you walk on to the beach from the car park at Thistle Cove in South Western Australia’s Cape Le Grand National Park.
Thistle Cove – Beach Walk
The beach is made up of the whitest of white sand and small outcrops of richly coloured granite rocks.
Thistle Cove – Western End
Frenchman Peak – Close to Thistle Cove
Frenchman Peak is a short drive from Thistle Cove and is an excellent spot to hike and explore.
Cape Le Grand National Park – Sunset
A panoramic view awaits you from the top of Frenchman Peak. This is an excellent spot to take in a magnificent coastal scene and glorious sunset.
The Road to Cape Le Grand National Park
Interesting temporary pans form during the wet season at the side of the road between Esperance and Cape Le Grand National Park.
I have once again built a backlog of photographs waiting to be published and, in particular, still have a number of submissions from the beautiful South Western Australia. In order to catch up, I will be posting three times over the next two weeks to bring to a close my journey to Albany and Esperance.
Esperance Tanker Jetty
Stirling Range – South Western Australia
The Stirling Range (Koikyennuruff) is a range of mountains and hills in the Great Southern district of Western Australia. It is a popular destination with hikers who seek out the mountain views, wildflowers, birds and animal life.
Wharton Beach – Esperance
Wharton Beach is located about a hundred kilometres east of the coastal resort town of Esperance. It is situated just outside the Cape Grand National Park and its remote location means it is never crowded.
Canola Fields in Blossom – South Western Australia
Canola is grown by farmers in South Western Australia as an alternative to wheat.
Thistle Cove – Esperance
Walking west along Thistle Cove Beach takes you to a granite headland where the views across the bay are magnificent.
The Gap – Albany
The Gap is an impressive granite channel carved into the rocky coastline by the waves of the robust Southern Ocean. It is located in the Torndirrup National Park and is in close proximity to the The Natural Bridge.
Esperance Bird & Animal Park
The Esperance Bird and Animal park is an ideal outing for the whole family when visiting Esperance. There is a wide range of both exotic and local birds plus a significant number of mostly domestic animals to pet and feed.