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Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grand National Park.
Cape Le Grand National Park is 50 km south-east of Esperance with its wildflowers (in bloom from September to November), rugged coastline, beautiful bays and beaches, rocky headlands and excellent coastal bushwalking tracks.
Inland the park consists of sand plains covered by coastal heath and interspersed with the occasional swamp and freshwater pool.
Mount Le Grand is the tallest of the park's several granite peaks, at 345 metres. The caves and tunnels in these structures are thought to have been caused by waves and other water erosion from a time when they were submerged.
Potential park activities include walking, camping, boating, picnicking, sightseeing, nature study, swimming, photography and fishing.
Address: 50 km south-east of Esperance.
Directions: Take the Fisheries Road out of town and turn right at Merivale Road, about 10 km's along Fisheries Road, Esperance.
Other Contact: The park has 2 resident rangers.
Phone: Tel: 08-9071 3733
Catching a few rays
There is a high speed ferry trip to Woody Island which is a full morning tour including morning tea on the island. There is an abundance of wildlife including seals, dolphins, porpoises and sea eagles which are very likely to be encountered.
The ocean swell around Esperance Bay can be up to 7 metres high so be sure to take your steadiest sea legs!
The cost for adults is AU$58 and children are AU$23.
Address: Recherche Archipelago, Esperance
Directions: Departs from jetty near sailing club.
The Pink Lake under the right weather and light conditions, takes on a soft pink hue due to the salt-tolerant dunalella salina algae in the water. But the water temperature and the salinity levels also cause the colouring to vary considerably.
There is a lookout, from where you can see stockpiles of table salt, which is produced in solar ponds at the eastern end of the lake.
Address: Pink Lake Road.
Directions: The site is 5 km west of town along Pink Lake Rd which runs off Dempster St.
Twilight Beach, Esperance has been awarded the title of the Most Popular Beach in WA for 2006.
It was voted the favourite of 21 West Australian beaches. It is also a very safe beach for kids to swim and the only beach in Esperance with Surf Lifeguards.
And when you get there you can understand why. The water is crystal clear blue with a backdrop of stunning rock formations in the bay. The biggest rock in the bay looks a bit like a pre-historic dinosaur sitting in the water... just use your imagination.
Harvesting proteas, Telegraph Farm.
Telegraph Farm offers visitors a chance to view a working farm with wildlife such as camels, ostriches, red deer, kangaroos, emus, water buffalo and a protea plantation. You are given the opportunity to feed the animals and maybe pick a few pretty protea's to take home.
There is also a coffee shop and they are open Thursday to Monday from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. with tours departing at 10.30 a.m., 1.30 p.m. and 3.00 p.m.
Address: Head north west along Monjingup Road.
Directions: It is located on Telegraph Rd which runs off the South Coast Highway to the north-west of town.
Other Contact: email: email@example.com
Phone: 08-9071 1146
View from Rotary Lookout.
Rotary Lookout provides panoramic views of Esperance town, Esperance Bay, Pink Lake, farmlands, and the many islands off the coast. There is nearby loop walk. The drive along the coast is spectacular, especially around West Beach.
Address: Twilight Beach Road.
Directions: Follow Twilight Beach Road and not far out of town turn left at Gabi-Kylie Road.
Sam the Seal.
There is an artificial reef just off the end of the town jetty which is a good spot for fishing and strolling. A local sea lion makes regular appearances at its own discretion.
Address: The Esplanade.
Directions: The jetty extends out into Esperance Bay from the point where Dempster St and The Esplanade meet.
Other Contact: Sam doesn't take calls.
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