Join the kangaroos on Australia’s whitest beach and surf a 15 metre wave.

Head for Esperance, where the golden outback meets the Southern Ocean and a string of stunning white-sand beaches. This makes for a striking contrast to the brightest turquoise waters and rust-red granite outcrops. Surrounding bushlands and islands bring you closer to nature at its most diverse, and your journey back to Perth leads you to WA’s biggest wave, hundreds of kilometres from the ocean.

Best time: September to November (to coincide with wildflowers and tail end of the whale watching season)


  • Torndirrup National Park
  • Fitzgerald River National Park
  • Lucky Bay
  • Recherche Archipelago
  • Wave Rock