The southwest coast of Western Australia is famous for its unspoiled natural beauty. On a cruise to Australia that stops in the port city of Esperance, shore excursions entice you to discover and be awed by Mother Nature’s handiwork. On Esperance shore excursions, you can explore the town, cruise the Bay of Isles, enjoy the natural wonders of Cape Le Grand National Park, or live the laid-back Aussie life for a day.
For some of the most spectacular scenery you’ll ever see, book Esperance shore excursions that follow the Great Ocean Drive, a coastal highway that winds its way along Australia’s western shores for over 60 miles. On this captivating drive, you’ll see beaches that boast some of the whitest sand in the world and impossibly blue ocean waters that seem to go on forever. Visit a glassworks art gallery and a shark- leather studio to admire local artisans’ handiwork, and shop as you please.
Take a wildlife cruise to Recherche Archipelago, known to the locals as “Bay of Isles,” on a popular Esperance cruise excursion. Over 100 pristine islands make up the archipelago, and it’s one of the few places on earth left that’s relatively untouched by time and man. As you cruise the waters, you’ll see islands that are simple granite outcroppings with steep inclines, islands with lush vegetation surrounded by white sand, and others that support varied native wildlife. It’s usual to see sea lions, fur seals, wallabies, and many species of birds and reptiles. You might even spot dolphins playing in the waters.
Once you’ve heard that Esperance has the whitest beaches in the world, you can’t help but want to experience them first hand, and an Australian shore excursion to Cape Le Grand National Park is just the ticket. At Lucky Bay, walk on a beach that’s so white and soft that the sand squeaks under your feet. Lounge for a bit as you share the sand with kangaroos who are happy to laze in the sun.
Experience the Aussie lifestyle while visiting from your cruise to Esperance on an excursion that takes you to a favorite local beach, then hop over to the Condingup Tavern, a neighborhood hotspot, for burgers and beer.