Esperance is a large town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, located on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720 kilometres (450 mi) east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. It is a picturesque coastal of rugged beauty and stunning beaches.
The combination of stone islands offshore (the Archipelago of the Recherche), kaleidoscope blue waters and snow-white beaches is perhaps unrivalled on earth. The water is a turquoise blue near shore in late summer, gradually developing into deep, dark navy blues.
The superb Cape Le Grand national park just outside of town is a must-see. It contains many beautiful beaches and a natural, unspoilt wilderness. New Orleans bay is further along, and further still are Cape Arid and the Great Australian Bight.
Things to see and do
* Water sports
* National Parks
* Stone Islands
Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language - English
Population - 9,550 approx
Time - GMT plus eight hours
Electricity - 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centered below Australian style
International Country Telephone Code - 61
Port Location - The Port of Esperance is located on the northeastern side of Dempster Head.
Travel Links - Esperance is connected by public transport to Perth via Transwa coach service (7 Hrs).