Named after French ship the Espérance (which roughly translates to ‘hope’), Esperance is one of Australia’s true little gems.
Located 720km southeast of Perth, this seaside beauty exceeds expectations every time. It’s got some of the country’s most stunning coastline and has been voted as having among the best beaches and surfing, not to mention plenty of great fishing opportunities for those who love to fish.
Here you’ll find beaches lined with Norfolk pines, incredible houses and Australia’s first wind farm at Salmon Beach. There are some great cycling and walking tracks and the area is surrounded by national parks making it a nature lover’s dream destination.
Of particular interest is Cape Le Grand National Park, and the 105 granite islands that make up the Recherche Archipelago. This was a favourite haunt for Australia’s only recorded pirate, Black Jack Anderson, who frequented the area in the 1830s.
Tender Port - Wheelchair access limited and some mobility may be required to board tenders.