The summer season is the best time to visit Esperance if you are looking for a sunny holiday destination. In January and February, the summer season is at its best, with temperatures averaging at 26°C and sometimes rising up to 35°C. In the winter season during the middle months of the year, temperatures are somewhat colder and average at 17-18 °C, with the coldest and wettest month being July. Most of the rainfall occurs between May and October, making the summer months of January and February the driest time to visit.
Esperance is a popular holiday destination in Australia for holidaymakers looking for a stunning natural coastline, beautiful sandy beaches and exciting watersports. Situated on the Southern Ocean at about 450 miles (720km) southeast of Perth in Western Australia, the town offers an attractive beach lifestyle and a picturesque coastline that is blessed with a warm Mediterranean climate. Esperance is best known for having the whitest sandy beaches in Australia and is also home to the Cyclops wave, a massive wave that few surfers would dare to ride. The town has a history that dates back to 1627 and it was originally named by French explorers after a famous French ship whose name meant “hope”. Today, Esperance is a convenient central hub for tourists who want to explore the natural wonders of the local area, such as Cape Le Grand National Park, a picturesque national park that is home to a wealth of endemic flora and fauna. To the west of the town lies Pink Lake, a salt lake which often appears to be pink in colour due to the presence of algae in the water. Esperance also offers plenty of entertainment for families and children, including Adventureland Park, a pleasure park for children located on the Esplanade, a Bird and Animal Park that gives children the chance to feed a variety of cute animals and “Sammy” a resident seal who lives at the base of the Tanker Jetty.
Although there is no public transport in the centre of town, you can still get around the area by hiring a local taxi. Alternatively, you can hire a car to travel out to the surrounding national parks and beaches in the area. If you are planning to tour around nearby towns, there is a major highway that runs from Esperance to Kalgoorlie in the north and a second highway that runs west along the coast towards Perth.
Esperance Airport (EPR) is situated 14 miles (22 km) north of the town centre near the town of Gibson. If you wish to hire your own car, there are several major car rental companies located at the airport. You also have the option of booking a transfer with a local taxi company to reach the centre of town.