Esperance is 8 hours' drive south of Perth in an area blessed with a temperate climate, spectacular coastal scenery, extensive national parks and magnificent beaches. The only port in the south east of Western Australalia, Esperance is an important agricultural town, exporting around a million tonnes of grain each year.
For the visitor, the main attractions of this area are the snow white beaches and brilliant blue waters of the Southern Ocean. The town is located on Esperance Bay and overlooks more than 100 islands of the Recherche Archipelago. Crystal clear waters are ideal for fishing, surfing, sailing and sandboarding. Coach tours, 4WD safaris, cruises and air tours are available to most of the area's attractions. Towns in the region include Hopetoun, Salmon Gums and Ravensthorpe.