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Esperance is a coastal town in Western Australia located on the south-east coast of the Great Australian Bight. It is the largest town in the Esperance Shire and is situated approximately 720 kilometres southeast of Perth. The town has a population of approximately 12,000 people and is a popular tourist destination, renowned for its pristine beaches and coastal scenery.

Esperance is situated on the shores of the Esperance Bay, a large inlet of the Southern Ocean. The town is surrounded by picturesque beaches, stunning coastal scenery, and lush vegetation. The town is known for its rugged coastline, crystal clear waters and spectacular sunsets.

Esperance was first settled in 1802 by the French explorer, Captain Nicolas Baudin, who named the area ‘Esperance’ after his ship, the Esperance. The town was officially gazetted in 1864, and since then it has become a popular holiday destination for locals and tourists alike.

Esperance is home to a number of historical sites, including the Esperance Museum, which houses a collection of artefacts and photographs from the town’s past. The Museum of the Great Southern is also located in Esperance and is dedicated to the history and culture of the region.

The town is also home to a number of national parks and reserves, including Cape Le Grand National Park, which is home to a variety of native wildlife. Esperance is also home to a number of festivals and events throughout the year, including the Esperance Bay Festival, which celebrates the town’s culture and heritage.

Esperance is a beautiful and vibrant town, offering a range of activities and attractions for locals and visitors alike. With its stunning coastal scenery, pristine beaches and rich cultural heritage, Esperance is a great destination for a holiday or weekend getaway.

Excursion tips for a day in Esperance

Esperance, located on the south coast of Western Australia, offers a wide range of activities for tourists to enjoy on a day trip. Here are some of the top things to do in Esperance:

1. Visit the Esperance Museum and Historic Gaol to learn about the history of the town and its former inhabitants.

2. Take a stroll along the white sand beaches of Esperance Bay and Lucky Bay to soak up the stunning views.

3. Explore the Cape Le Grand National Park, home to granite peaks, turquoise bays, and white sand beaches.

4. Visit the Pink Lake, a unique natural phenomenon that turns pink due to the presence of certain algae.

5. Take a boat tour of the Recherche Archipelago and observe the local wildlife, including dolphins, seals, and sea lions.

6. Visit the Esperance Stonehenge, a replica of the original Stonehenge in England.

7. Go fishing in the local waters and experience the thrill of catching a big fish.

8. Visit the Esperance Wharf Markets and browse the stalls for local produce, crafts, and souvenirs.

9. Enjoy a delicious meal at one of the town’s many cafes and restaurants.

10. Take a guided tour of the town and learn more about its history and culture.

Experience Esperance with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Esperance. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Esperance

Esperance in Australia has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Summers are usually sunny with temperatures ranging from 20 to 30 degrees Celsius and humidity levels are generally low. Winters are mild with temperatures ranging from 10 to 15 degrees Celsius and higher rainfall. Spring and autumn are usually mild with average temperatures ranging from 15 to 20 degrees Celsius and moderate rainfall. Esperance has a pleasant climate throughout the year with hot and dry summers, mild and wet winters, and mild and wet spring and autumn.

Cruise weather for Esperance

Our weather forecast for Esperance helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 18.2 °C
min: 8.4 °C
32.4 m/s
55.8 m/s
44.6 %
24.1 m
64.6 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 19.3 °C
min: 11.3 °C
30.6 m/s
56.9 m/s
63.1 %
24.1 m
66.4 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 19.9 °C
min: 12.7 °C
34.9 m/s
60.8 m/s
7.8 %
24.1 m
53.7 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 14.0 °C
min: 11.2 °C
26.6 m/s
59.8 m/s
88.0 %
15.2 m
79.2 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 13.4 °C
min: 9.6 °C
28.4 m/s
44.3 m/s
83.9 %
17.8 m
73.2 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 14.2 °C
min: 9.1 °C
25.9 m/s
49.0 m/s
72.8 %
19.7 m
82.4 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 16.6 °C
min: 8.3 °C
25.9 m/s
47.2 m/s
5.1 %
24.1 m
79.1 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 17.4 °C
min: 10.2 °C
29.9 m/s
58.3 m/s
46.8 %
24.0 m
72.4 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 19.1 °C
min: 11.6 °C
42.1 m/s
77.8 m/s
38.7 %
22.6 m
61.2 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 15.4 °C
min: 9.6 °C
39.6 m/s
75.2 m/s
20.7 %
24.1 m
61.0 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 19.6 °C
min: 8.5 °C
22.7 m/s
41.0 m/s
3.0 %
24.1 m
67.7 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 23.6 °C
min: 12 °C
27.0 m/s
56.9 m/s
79.0 %
23.4 m
65.1 %
1,010 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 15.7 °C
min: 10 °C
33.5 m/s
54.7 m/s
65.5 %
20.6 m
74.3 %
1,012 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 13.2 °C
min: 8.1 °C
24.8 m/s
49.3 m/s
55.1 %
22.4 m
77.7 %
1,024 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 15.5 °C
min: 6.5 °C
17.3 m/s
30.2 m/s
40.6 %
24.1 m
65.0 %
1,027 hPa

Cruises to Esperance

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Scheduled ship calls in Esperance, Australia
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Dec. 13th 2024 Friday, 13th of Dec. 2024 LE JACQUES CARTIER 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 23rd 2024 Monday, 23rd of Dec. 2024 Azamara Pursuit 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 13th 2025 Thursday, 13th of Feb. 2025 Silver Nova 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 3rd 2025 Thursday, 3rd of Apr. 2025 MS Artania 08:00 am 06:00 pm
May 7th 2025 Wednesday, 7th of May 2025 MS Insignia 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 18th 2025 Tuesday, 18th of Nov. 2025 Silver Nova 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 3rd 2026 Tuesday, 3rd of Feb. 2026 Seven Seas Explorer 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Feb. 5th 2026 Thursday, 5th of Feb. 2026 Seven Seas Explorer 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Mar. 11th 2026 Wednesday, 11th of Mar. 2026 Silver Dawn 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 14th 2026 Saturday, 14th of Mar. 2026 MS Amera 09:00 am 08:00 pm
Apr. 9th 2026 Thursday, 9th of Apr. 2026 Seven Seas Navigator 12:30 pm 08:30 pm

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