East Coast

Esperance & The Nullarbor

Another Great Australian Destination - Tourism Western Australia, Greg Snell and Okert le Roux

Esperance & The Nullarbor

Esperance is a coastal region at the far western reaches of the Bottom End. The area has some magnificent beaches, offering surfing, scuba diving, and swimming. There are also a number of salt lakes, including Pink Lake, which gains its rosy hue from red algae living in its waters.

Visit Cape Le Grand National Park which offers a picturesque coast of largely granite terrain and sheltered white sand beaches. The park is a popular spot for fishing, four wheel driving and The Nullarbor Plain is an area of significance for all Australians, with those who actually cross the nullarbor - considering it a proud achievement and uniquely Australian.  Located on the coast of the Great Australian Bight, the Nullarbor Plain spans about 1,100km from east to west, from Ceduna in the east to Cape Arid National Park in the west.

The Nullarbor Plain offers some spectacular viewing platforms for the Southern Right Whale, many being along the 65 metre high Bunda Cliffs. The cliffs were formed millions of years ago due to a geological uplifting, in fact the entire Nullarbor Plain was once an ancient sea bed.

Also to ponder when crossing the great Nullarbor Plain, is that it has the longest stretch of straight railway in the world running 478km, the longest stretch of straight tarred road in Australia running 146.6km, and the largest sheep station in the world, being Rawlinna Station covering 2.5 million acres.