Great Ocean Drive Esperance

Great Ocean Drive Esperance

When in Esperance do be sure to take the Great Ocean Drive, it really is a spectacular experience with million dollar views of the West Australian coastline. And it’s absolutely free!Great Ocean Drive Esperance

There are plenty of signs to guide you along the way, but the best spot to begin is near the visitors centre on Dempster Street. Pick up a few brochures and the lovely staff will give you some local knowledge on what to look out for along the way.

Head west and let the journey begin!Great Ocean Drive Esperance

It’s hard to believe that we are lucky enough to have this magnificence on our doorstep!Great Ocean Drive Esperance

For all the budding photography enthusiasts this is an absolute must do! Great Ocean Drive EsperanceThe coastline will certainly put on a show no matter the weather with an abundance of wildlife and scenery for days. You will be spoiled for photographic choice!Great Ocean Drive EsperancePlenty of hot spots including the Rotary Lookout, West Beach, Blue Haven, Salmon Beach and Fourth Beach.Great Ocean Drive Esperance
For those daring enough to brave the crystal blue waters, Twilight Cove is very popular for a cool dip for locals and tourists. The pristine white sands and protected shore is perfectly suited for all swimmers and the views of offshore rocks is a sight to behold.Great Ocean Drive EsperanceBe sure to stop off at the Observatory Lookout. There is a sturdy staircase that leads up to a viewing platform with unbelievable panorama views.Great Ocean Drive Esperance
Of course no visit to Esperance would be complete without a trip past the famous Pink Lake, though be warned, it is can be a little temperamental when it chooses to showcase those gorgeous fairy floss hues. It is still an interesting sight to see regardless.Great Ocean Drive EsperanceThe Great Ocean Drive is a 38km loop that you can take as long as you like. Why not reward yourself with a lovely lunch or afternoon tea at one of the many eateries when you return to town!

An absolute must when in Esperance.

 

 

 

About Kerry Lane

I am 67 years of age and retired. I was born and bred in Perth but now live with my husband, Michael, in Albany, Western Australia. We have four children and six grandchildren. I have always enjoyed sports but my passion was basketball in which I played and attained State level. I coached at both junior and senior levels. I was also the team manager for the Perth Quit Breakers (now known as the Perth Lynx) for many years and was on the Board of the WA Basketball Association. I worked for Woodside Energy for 19 years before transferring to Darwin with my husband, also a Woodsider, who took up management of the Northern Territory operations of the company. I was the Private Secretary to the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory Govt. during my time there before retiring. My husband and I then travelled around Australia in a caravan for a year before finally settling for a seachange in Albany. We built a house at beautiful Goode Beach, joined the Albany Golf Club and started to explore our surrounds. We have made many friends since arriving in Albany and family and friends from near and far enjoy visiting and experiencing our part of the world. We are heavily involved in the Golf Club which keeps us busy. I enjoy reading, wining, dining, good friends and still love to travel both here in Oz and overseas.

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