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Esperance, Australia

The town of Esperance is located on the Southern Ocean coastline, approximately 720 kilometers east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Today, the Esperance region of Western Australia is one of Australia's fastest growing visitor destinations. The area is devoid of high rise structures and crowds, and is characterized by spectacular coastal scenery; an abundance of wildlife including seals, dolphins, whales, emus and sea eagles; a temperate climate year-round; and Australia’s best beaches.

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Esperance, Australia

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The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

The Recherche Archipelago consists of 105 islands and 1500 isles spread over 270km of coastline, making it the largest group of islands in all of southern Australia. The Archipelago is fast becoming recognized as one of Australia's aquatic wilderness areas, providing sheltered breeding grounds for sea lions, seals, penguins and the endangered black-footed rock wallaby. Southern right and humpback whales are often seen visiting the sheltered bays. The islands are also a haven for an enormous variety of outdoor recreation, including diving, snorkeling, fishing and sailing.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Take an adventure of your own and drive along the Great Ocean Drive. Capture the Esperance coastline and visit many of the area's most famous attractions: Twilight Beach, Western Australia's most popular beach and The Wind Farm.
  • Visit Australia's best known and most spectacular national park: Cape Le Grand National Park. Follow 60 km of sealed road, leading you to some of the area's most pristine beaches and climb the top of Frenchman's Peak for panoramic views of the Esperance region.
  • The presence of dunalella salina algae causes Esperance’s Pink Lake to change colors. Depending on the time of day you visit, and the current water and salinity levels, watch the pink change from brilliant blues to fairy-tale pink.
  • Drop by The Fitzgerald Biosphere Reserve, the most important Mediterranean ecosystem reserve in the world. Explore how the bushland, mountains and rivers of the biosphere contain clues to the earth's revolutionary history.

Get a Taste of Local Flavour

Whether you're exploring the rugged outback or relaxing on a white sandy beach, you're bound to encounter the exotic flavors of Western Australia. Tantalize your taste buds with a never-ending supply of succulent seafood or take a walk on the wild side with a menu featuring crocodile, kangaroo and emu.

Shopping for Bargains

For a unique shopping experience, visit the Historic Museum Village, home to a fascinating collection of art, craft and design shops. Purchase a unique leather souvenir made from local shark and fish skins at Mermaid Leather. Find a range of red and white wines at Dalyup River Winner, the only winery in the Esperance Area.

Local Currency

The Australian Dollar (AUD) is the official currency of Esperance, Australia. Many shops and restaurants also accept major credit cards, which usually offer you a good exchange rate.

Weather in Esperance, Australia


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 76° 24.44°
Average Low 60° 15.56°
Mean Temperature N/A N/A
Record High N/A N/A
Record Low N/A N/A
Precipitation Inches Centimetres
Average Precip. 0.87 in 2.21 cm

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