24-hour In-Room Dining
An Esperance cruise lavishes visitors with spectacular nature preserves and quaint townscapes.
Visit the old Esperance Railway at the Esperance Museum, on the site of the town's original railway yards. It displays a collection of vintage machinery, furniture, glassware, and more from the 1800s. Learn the local maritime history through memorabilia from the wrecked Sanko Harvest, now an attraction to divers and fish.
The museum is part of a larger historic Museum Village, including a quaint church from 1895, now a venue for special events; a school from 1916, now a shop selling sheepskin products; a hospital dorm from 1930, now a place to plan weddings; a big old house, now a shop for fudge, toffee, and ice cream; and a chemist shop, now a gallery of Aboriginal art and artifacts.
Your cruise to Esperance lands amid breathtaking parks and preserves. Nearby Cape Le Grand National Park, one of Western Australia's most spectacular, offers unimaginably blue bay views, beach sand so fine that it squeaks beneath your feet, and the sight of kangaroos sunbathing on beaches. Hiking trails, up to Frenchmans Peak and along a coastal track, ensure panoramic views.
More big parks close to Esperance include Cape Arid National Park, Fitzgerald River National Park, Peak Charles National Park, and Stokes National Park. The Recherche Archipelago, a haven for diving, snorkeling, fishing, and sailing, offers hundreds of tiny islands populated by seals, sea lions, penguins, and endangered black-footed rock wallabies.