Esperance Travel, Activity and Accommodation Guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where is Esperance???

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Accommodation

 

 

 

 

 

Fishing, Diving, Boat Charters

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getting to Esperance

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Restaurants and Eateries

 

 

 

Local Attractions

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Sports/Exercise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When to Visit

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Cafe's

 

 

 

Land Tours

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Activities for Kids

 

 

 

 

 


 

Where is Esperance?

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Located on the southeast coast of Western Australia, Esperance is located 750km from Perth, and is a popular stop for travellers crossing the Nullarbor Plain.

A town of about 10,000 people, Esperance is famous for its stunning surroundings, such as Lucky Bay in Cape Le Grand National Park, the brilliant pink Lake Hillier on Middle Island, and Twilight Beach on the Great Ocean Drive.

LUCKY BAY: https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/site/lucky-bay

TWILIGHT BEACH: https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g495056-d3923283-Reviews-Twilight_Beach-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

LAKE HILLIER: http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/western-australias-pinkest-diamond-lake-hillier-shines-in-new-tourism-spotlight-20160201-gmiuul.html

 

How do I get to Esperance?

 

Regional Express Airlines offers flights from Perth’s Terminal 2 three times a day during the working week and three flights per weekend. Esperance Airport is about 20km out of town, so consider booking your Avis Car Rental or Budget Car Hire wheels in advance, to save yourself the taxi fare to town. Having a car is crucial for navigating Esperance and its surrounds.

REGIONAL EXPRESS AIRLINES: http://www.rex.com.au/

AVIS CAR RENTAL: https://www.avis.com.au/en/locations/au/wa/esperance/ea4

BUDGET CAR HIRE: https://www.budget.com.au/en/locations/au/wa/esperance/ep4?utm_source=googleplace&utm_medium=organic&utm_content=textlink&utm_campaign=googlemap

If you’re driving from Perth, pack a thermos and lots of snacks for the eight hour journey. Depending which part of Perth you depart from, the fastest routes will take you through either Hyden (lunch at Wave Rock!) or Lake Grace.

WAVE ROCK: http://waverock.com.au/

LAKE GRACE: http://www.lakegrace.wa.gov.au/

 

TransWA buses leave Perth daily, with affordable rates for students. It’s a good option if you’re on a budget and don’t have wheels, but be aware—the journey takes ten hours.

TRANSWA: http://www.transwa.wa.gov.au/

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When is a good time to visit Esperance?

Esperance’s warmest (and least windy) weather is generally between January and April, but the town makes for a perfect winter escape the rest of the year.

WEATHER: http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/forecasts/esperance.shtml

If you’re after a bit of action, consider Christmas, the Easter long weekend, the March long weekend when the Esperance Cup is on, as well as October’s Esperance and Districts Agricultural Show.

ESPERANCE CUP: http://www.ebtc.com.au/the-esperance-cup/

AGRICULTURAL SHOW: https://esperanceshow.com.au/

Book ahead during peak times, as accommodation fills up fast.

 

Got more questions?

The Esperance Visitor Centre is located at the Museum Village in the town centre. They’re always good to answer your enquiries and make any recommendations. The friendly and knowledgeable Visitor Centre staff are able to help you with all of your holiday requirements.

Location: Corner of Dempster St & Kemp St

Phone: (08) 9083 1555

http://www.visitesperance.com/visitesperance.asp

 

Guide to Esperance –

http://www.australia.com/en/places/perth-and-surrounds/guide-to-esperance.html

Things to do in Esperance – Trip Advisor:

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attractions-g495056-Activities-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

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Attractions

ROTARY LOOKOUT

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g495056-d2203609-Reviews-Rotary_Lookout-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

THE ESPERANCE HISTORIC TOWN WALK

Has been designed to inform people about the historic development of Esperance. It takes about one and a half hours to complete and features historical buildings such as Dempster Homestead, Bijou Theatre, First Government Hospital and the War Memorial.

Please contact the staff at the Esperance Visitors Center on Dempster Street if you would like a copy of the Esperance Historical Brochure.

PORT TOURS

Every Saturday at 1.30pm. Departs from the Port Authority car park.

http://www.epsl.com.au/porttours.asp

BANDY CREEK BOAT HARBOUR

The bustling hub of the region’s commercial fishing industry; a great place to drop a line in the water. Turn right off Fisheries Road 6.5kms from town.

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g495056-d11882081-Reviews-Bandy_Creek-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

TANKER JETTY HEADLAND

JETTY CLOSED for safety reasons but you can still go down to the foreshore during the day and enjoy a coffee from the Coffee Cat van or a smoothie from S’Juice.

ESPERANCE STONEHENGE

Complete replica to scale of the original “Stonehenge” in the UK. Open Thursday to Monday, public and school holidays, closed August and Christmas Day; opening times Oct to March 8:30am to 5pm; April to Sept 9:30am to 4pm; outside opening hours by arrangement. Merivale road, 18kms from town centre.

http://esperancestonehenge.com.au/

TOMMY WINDICH’S GRAVE

Burial place of the faithful friend and companion of early explorer, John Forrest. Located in the Port Authority Park on the Esplanade.

http://www.esperanceexpress.com.au/story/4229673/tommy-windichs-grave-confirmed/

 

ESPERANCE MECHANICAL RESTORATION GROUP (EMRG)

Open Day at the Shed on McLean Road the fourth Sunday of the month (all year round) 10am – 4pm. See some restored engines & vehicles etc. & some in the restoration process & chat to the people whose passion this is.

Email: gypsy.rover.tours@gmail.com
Address: 3 Irene St, Castletown, Western Australia 6450
Phone: 0437595859

DEMPSTER HOMESTEAD

Built in 1867 this was the home of Esperance’s most/famous pioneer family. It is privately owned but can be viewed from the road. 155 Dempster Street.

http://www.esperanceexpress.com.au/story/4651828/new-owners-of-dempster-homestead/

https://www.google.com.au/maps/dir/''/dempster+homestead+esperance/@-33.869044,121.8190216,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x2a5b475abf55cecd:0x5fe93b99c4c83b28!2m2!1d121.8890617!2d-33.8690638

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Fishing/Diving, Boat Charters

BLACK JACK CHARTERS – Fishing, diving and tours available.

Phone: 0429 106 960.

http://www.blackjackcharters.com.au/

ESPERANCE DIVING & FISHING – Fishing, diving, cruising and accommodation available.

Phone:  (08) 9071 5111.

http://www.esperancedivingandfishing.com.au/

Email: info@esperancedivingandfishing.com.au 

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Land Tours

GYPSY ROVER TOURS –

Our small tour bus will make our extraordinary scenery available to people from all walks of life at

affordable prices. We will show you our amazing azure seascapes.

https://gypsyrovertours.weebly.com/

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g495056-d12275822-Reviews-Gypsy_Rover_Tours-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

ESPERANCE ECO DISCOVERY TOURS -

Discover a land of untamed beauty combining breathtaking beach drives, exhilarating coastal walks and hidden bushland.

Half day, full day, two hour tours and tag-a-long tours available by prior arrangement.

For more information phone: 0407 737 261.

http://www.esperancetours.com.au

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g495056-d2256735-Reviews-Esperance_Eco_Discovery_Tours-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

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 SENIOR CITIZENS/VARIOUS

 

BRIDGE CLUB – Meets at the Senior Citizens Centre on Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 1pm, Saturdays 12:45pm, lessons for beginners on Friday from 10am to 2pm.

Contact: 08 9071 4926.

BINGO – Every Friday night from 7.00pm. For eyes down at 7.30pm. Good Prizes, good atmosphere and good time with 25 games and 2 flyers. At the Esperance Bowling Club in Black Street.

For inquiries please call: 08 90711784

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SPORTS/EXERCISE

TENNIS – The Esperance Tennis Club warmly welcomes visitors to the club. Entrance to the clubhouse and courts is via Black Street opposite the Leisure Centre. Turn right off the roundabout into the Show grounds. Social Days are: Tuesday from 7.30pm (contact Fred Degrussa 08 9078 2024); Wednesday from 9am (contact Jan Remnant 08 9071 1180); Saturday from 1.30pm (contact Noel Wilson 08 9071 4673).

http://www.esperancetennisclub.com.au/

GOLF CLUBS – 18 hole courses for the avid golfer to enjoy. The Esperance Golf Club is located on Dickenson Rd. Green fees are $15.00.  The Pink Lake Country Club is located on Nicholson Drive. Club hire: Dempster Sports, Sportspower, Bay Of Isles Sports.

http://esperancegolfclub.com.au/

http://www.pinklakegolf.org.au/

SURFBOARD HIRE – Twilight school of surf (may be unavailable if the Academy are doing lessons). Phone for more details 0433 128 102.

http://www.sasurfschools.com.au/surfschools/twilightschoolofsurf/

THE SKATE PARK – With ramps is located along the Esplanade towards the Port.

https://www.esperance.wa.gov.au/esperance-skate-park

BICYCLE HIRE – Hire a bicycle from Fat Albert (brochure available at the visitor centre) or Dempster Sporting, and cycle the way from Castletown to Twilight. This track is about 15kms long. 

http://esperancetide.com/businesses/fat-albert-cycle-tours.html

MOUNTAIN BIKE TRACK (The Piggery) – Free access to all MBT riders. Ask the Visitor Centre for more information.

DANCING IN ESPERANCE - Every Friday from 8pm at the RAOB Hall behind the Bijou Theater. Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy Old-time, New Vogue and Ballroom Dancing. Inquiries (08) 9071 7503 or (08) 9076 1246.

ESPERANCE BAY BOOTSCOOTERS – Visiting spectators and dancers are always very welcome. Tuesday & Thursday morning s 9.30am – 11am Held at the R.A.O.B. Hall on Dempster Street (The pink hall down the lane at the side of Bijou Theatre). Phone: (08) 9071 4070 or 0414 733 775.

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FOR KIDS

Esperance is an extremely popular holiday destination for families with young children. The pristine sandy beaches, wide open spaces and numerous recreational activities provide children with plenty of fun and entertainment. During school holidays you will often find activities for children at the Esperance Public Library and the Cannery Arts Centre.

Here are some great places to take the kids:

ESPERANCE BIRD AND ANIMAL PARK & CAFÉ: – Located on the Norseman/Coolgardie Hwy (13km out of town – approximately 10 minutes’ drive).

Phone: (08) 9076 1067. 

Open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 9am to 4pm, as well as every day during school holidays. Open 7 days by appointment. Can close for a few days in winter -  call to check. Kids can cuddle cute rabbits and guinea pigs, handfeed the animals, and the family can enjoy a drink or a snack in the cafe or on the verandah surrounded by bird life and the tranquillity of shady trees.

https://www.facebook.com/esperancebirdanimalpark/

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g495056-d3786608-Reviews-Esperance_Bird_and_Animal_Park-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

 

ADVENTURELAND PLAYGROUND – Do you have young children looking for something to do? Try the Adventure land Playground located on the Esplanade near Taylor Street. The Park features a climbing whale, maze, fenced playground and a pond to feed the ducks. Parents can sit back and enjoy a drink at the Taylor St Café whilst they watch their children play. The skate park with ramps is located along the Esplanade next to Adventureland Park.

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g495056-d11892399-Reviews-Adventureland_Park-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

 

MINATURE RAILWAY – is located on the grounds of Adventureland Park. The operating times between School Holidays (except winter) are 9am to 3pm daily during school holidays and weekends during school terms. The kids and kids at heart will love it!! Adult: $2.00, Child/Pensioner: $1.00.

Phone: (08) 9071 2402.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ministeam-Express-Esperance/228554990542675

 

INDOOR MINI GOLF – This 18-hole mini golf is located on The Esplanade near the Taylor St Cafe. Great fun for all the family! Open all school holidays 10am – 4pm. Jolly Jalopy’s are also available for hire.

Phone: 0427 381 121

https://m.facebook.com/Esperanceminigolf/

https://www.instagram.com/p/_9sjreDoLT/

 

TWILIGHT BEACH: Voted the most popular beach in Australia and it’s a fantastic place to take the kids for a swim (there are toilets and showers).

Other popular swimming spots for children include the:

ESPERANCE BAY - In front of the Yacht Club on the Esplanade. JAMES STREET JETTY and CASTLETOWN QUAYS. If you would like to have a town map & Esperance guide posted to you please contact the staff at the Esperance Visitor Centre on 9083 1555.

THE CANNERY ARTS CENTRE: on Norseman Road often has a school holiday program.

Phone: 08 9071 3599 for further information.

http://www.canneryartscentre.com.au/

 

THE ESPERANCE LIBRARY: is located on Windich Street. 

Open - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10am to 6pm, Tuesday 12pm to 6pm and Saturday 9am to 12pm (closed Sunday).

Phone: 08 9083 1500

Website is: www.library.esperance.wa.gov.au/. Check out the Library Events! 

 

ESPERANCE MUSEUM:

One of WA’s outstanding regional museums, the Esperance Municipal Museum contains historical objects & memorabilia from the 1800’s, parts of the 1979 Skylab (America’s first space station), photographs & a locomotive engine.

Open daily from 1:30-4:30pm or by appointment.

Phone: 08 9071 1579

http://www.esperancemuseum.com.au/

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RESTAURANTS/EATERIES

Loose Goose

The Loose Goose Bar & Restaurant is Esperance's premium dining experience.

Location: 9A Andrew Street, Esperance
Hours: Mon - Sat 4pm - Midnight Sun 4pm - 10pm

http://loosegooseesperance.com.au

https://www.facebook.com/loosegooseesp/

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurant_Review-g495056-d835598-Reviews-Loose_Goose_Bar_and_Restaurant-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

 

Yirri Grove Olive Farm and Restaurant

https://yirrigrove.com/

https://www.facebook.com/YirriGrove/

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurant_Review-g495056-d10955740-Reviews-Yirri_Grove_Olive_Farm_and_Restaurant-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

 

Eljay’s Restaurant at Comfort Inn Bay of Isles

http://comfortinnbayofisles.com.au/comfort_wp/esperance-accomodation/eljays-restaurant-esperance/

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurant_Review-g495056-d2347224-Reviews-Eljays_Restaurant_at_Comfort_Inn_Bay_of_Isles-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

 

 

Seasons Restaurant at Best Western Hospitality Inn

http://www.esperance.wa.hospitalityinns.com.au/restaurant

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurant_Review-g495056-d2347229-Reviews-Seasons_Restaurant-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

https://www.facebook.com/seasonsesperance/

 

 

Golden Orient Chinese Restaurant

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurant_Review-g495056-d2199963-Reviews-Golden_Orient_Chinese_Restaurant-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

 

Pier Hotel

Situated on the Esplanade over looking the beautiful sun swept beaches of Esperance, the Pier Hotel is a great place for dinner, a quick lunch, social club events, a meeting place or a late night out.

Location: 105 Dempster Street, Esperance
Hours: Lunch 11.30am - 2pm Dinner 5.30pm - 9pm 7 days a week

http://www.thepierhotelesperance.com/

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurant_Review-g495056-d2285032-Reviews-The_Pier_Hotel_Bistro-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

 

Esperance Bay Yacht Club

The Esperance Bay Yacht Club is located on the southern coast of Western Australia, just west of the Great Australian Bight and has the Recherche Archipelago on its doorstep.

Hours: Friday's from 5.30pm

http://www.ebyc.com.au

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurant_Review-g495056-d3893253-Reviews-The_Esperance_Bay_Yacht_Club-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

 

Condingup Tavern

The best secret on the south coast.

Location: Cnr Eyre & Parish Sts, Condingup
Hours: Sun - Thurs 8am - 9pm Fri & Sat 8am - 10pm

http://www.condinguptavern.com.au

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurant_Review-g495056-d5960687-Reviews-Condingup_Tavern-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

https://www.facebook.com/condinguptavern/

Curry Palace Indian Restaurant

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurant_Review-g495056-d3528816-Reviews-Curry_palace_Indian-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

 

Fish Face Takeaway and Restaurant

https://www.facebook.com/FishFaceEsperance/

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurant_Review-g495056-d10468607-Reviews-Fish_Face_Takeaway_and_Restaurant-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

 

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CAFES

Brown Sugar Cafe

Cafe situated right in the heart of Esperance.

Location: 94 Dempster Street, Esperance
Hours: Mon - Fri 7.45am - 4pm, Sat & Sun 8am - 12pm
Phone: (08) 9072 1805

www.facebook.com/brownsugarcafeesperance/

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurant_Review-g495056-d12292756-Reviews-Brown_Sugar_Cafe_Esperance-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

 

Lucky Bean Café

https://www.instagram.com/luckybeancafe/

https://www.facebook.com/luckybeancafe/

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUserReviews-g495056-d7616174-r250280711-Lucky_Bean-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

 

Dome Café – Esperance

http://www.domecoffees.com/stores/dome-esperance/

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurant_Review-g495056-d5298201-Reviews-Dome_Cafe_Esperance-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

 

Ollie’s Café

https://www.facebook.com/OlliesCafeLounge/

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurant_Review-g495056-d3537212-Reviews-Ollies-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

 

Coffee Cat

https://www.facebook.com/coffeeatthecat/

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurant_Review-g495056-d2199964-Reviews-Coffee_Cat-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

Ocean Blues Café and Restaurant

https://www.facebook.com/oceanblues6450/

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurant_Review-g495056-d948706-Reviews-Ocean_Blues_Cafe_Restaurant-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

 

Taylors Beach Bar and Café

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurant_Review-g495056-d1952800-Reviews-The_Taylor_Street_Jetty_Cafe_Restaurant-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

https://www.facebook.com/TaylorStQuarters/?rf=168695886501162

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BAKERIES

 

Esperance French Hot Bread Shop

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurant_Review-g495056-d7590559-Reviews-Esperance_French_Hot_Bread-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

 

Esperance Bakery – Redz Pies

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurant_Review-g495056-d9461979-Reviews-Esperance_Bakery_Redz_Pies-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

https://www.facebook.com/redzpies/

 

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BREWERY

 

Lucky Bay Brewing

Lucky Bay Brewing makes craft beers that are truly local. Coming from the heart of the barley producing region in Western Australia's south east, Esperance's Lucky Bay Brewing is part of the local farming community.

Location: Lot 16 Barook Rd (Pink Lake), Esperance
Hours: Fri - Sun 2pm - 5.30pm

http://www.luckybaybrewing.com.au/

https://www.facebook.com/luckybaybrewing/

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g495056-d9868414-Reviews-Lucky_Bay_Brewing-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

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FRESH JUICES

 

s'juice

A local fav s’juice offers fresh Fruit & Veg Juices & Smoothies with healthy snax-Bircher Muesli, Fruit Kebabs, Olive Oil Popcorn & Fruit Icypoles.

Location: Tanker Jetty Headland
Hours: Tues-Fri 9am-4pm Sat-Sun 9am-3pm
Phone: 0403 618 388

http://www.sjuice.com.au

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurant_Review-g495056-d4792657-Reviews-S_juice-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

https://www.facebook.com/sjuicesperance/

 

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ACCOMMODATION

 

 

Hotels

Best Western Hospitality Inn Esperance

http://www.esperance.wa.hospitalityinns.com.au

Email: esperance@hospitalityinns.com.au
Phone: (08) 9071 1999
Address: 44-46 The Esplanade, Esperance

 

The Jetty Resort Esperance

https://www.thejettyresort.com.au/

Email: reservations@thejettyresort.com.au

Phone: +61 8 90713333

Address: 1 The Esplanade,Esperance WA 6450

 

 

Bayview Motel Esperance

http://www.bayviewmotel.com.au/

Phone: 08 9071 1533

Address: 31 Dempster St Esperance WA 6450 Australia

 

 

 

Comfort Inn Esperance

http://comfortinnbayofisles.com.au/comfort_wp/

Email:  reservations@comfortinnbayofisles.com.au

Phone: (08) 9071 9000 or 1800 095 563

Address: 32 The Esplanade, Esperance WA 6450

 

Esperance Island View Apartments

http://www.esperanceapartments.com.au/

Address: 14 -15 The Esplanade, Esperance, Western Australia 6450

Phone: (+61) 08-9072-0044

Email: admin@esperanceapartments.com.au

 

Yot Spot Holiday Apartments

http://www.yotspotesperance.com.au/

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Hotel_Review-g495056-d3656445-Reviews-Yot_Spot_Apartments-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

Address: 72 The Esplanade | Esperance WA 6450

Phone: 08 9071 5111

Email: info@yotspotesperance.com.au

 

 

CARAVAN PARKS

 

Pink Lake Tourist Park

http://www.pinklakepark.com.au/

ADDRESS: 113 Pink Lake Rd, Esperance WA 6450

FREECALL: 1800 011 311

PHONE: 08 90712424

EMAIL:

 

Esperance Bay Holiday Park

http://esperancebayholidaypark.com.au

162 Dempster Street, Esperance

Phone: (08) 9071 2237

EMAIL: info@esperancebayholidaypark.com.au

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Best Western Hospitality Inn

Best Western Hospitality Inn

The Jetty Resort

The Jetty Resort

Bayview Motel

Bayview Motel

Comfort Inn

Comfort Inn

Esperance Island View Apartments

Esperance Island View Apartments

Yot Spot Holiday Apartments

Yot Spot Holiday Apartments

 
Pink Lake Tourist Park

Pink Lake Tourist Park

 
Esperance Bay Holiday Park

Esperance Bay Holiday Park

 

BACKPACKERS

Esperance YHA –

https://www.yha.com.au/hostels/wa/south-west/esperance/

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Hotel_Review-g495056-d4223470-Reviews-Esperance_YHA-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

BED AND BREAKFASTS

 

THE DOO DROP INN –

http://www.doodropinn.com.au/  

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Hotel_Review-g495056-d1232565-Reviews-The_Doo_Drop_Inn-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

 

THE TRANQUIL RETREAT B&B -

http://www.tranquilretreat.com.au/

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Hotel_Review-g495056-d5521756-Reviews-Tranquil_Retreat_Esperance-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

 

NAKURU FARMSTAY -

https://www.waholidayguide.com.au/nakuru-farmstay

https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/21637664

 

ESPERANCE BAY OF ISLANDS BED AND BREAKFAST AND APARTMENTS -

http://www.bayofislandsbb.com/

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Hotel_Review-g495056-d1840690-Reviews-Bay_of_Islands_B_B-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

 

ESPERANCE B&B BY THE SEA –

http://www.esperancebb.com/

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Hotel_Review-g495056-d2178470-Reviews-Esperance_B_B_by_the_Sea-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

ART/CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS

ART TRAIL

Take a look at Esperance galleries:

http://www.esperancecommunityarts.org.au/esperance-art-trail

http://www.esperancecommunityarts.org.au/esperance-art-trail/artist-galleries

 

BRUCE MALLOCH STUDIO & GALLERY

Located on Lalor Drive, Esperance WA 6450

Phone: +61 8 90 71 6206

http://www.brucemallochgallery.com.au/

 

CANNERY ARTS CENTRE

The Cannery Arts Centre is the premier arts exhibition space in Esperance. Situated on the stunning Esperance foreshore, the historic building and natural surrounds are unique and offer the perfect environment to experience all that the Esperance arts scene has to offer.

http://www.canneryartscentre.com.au

The Cannery Arts Centre located on Norseman Road is the leading arts centre in exhibitions which are showcased each month and a variety of Cultural classes are held within the grounds. The Cannery attracts in excess of 20,000 participants each year. The Gallery is open between 1:00pm and 4:00pm daily.

For current exhibits and classes please call: 08 9071 3599.

 

THE ESPERANCE COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE

The Centre is located at 67 Dempster Street. Opening hours are 10am – 2pm Tuesday – Friday and by appointment. We have work by over 40 local artists available for sale plus a range of changing displays. Esperance Community Arts is located at 67 Dempster Street. Opening hours are 10am – 2pm Tuesday – Friday and by appointment. We have work by over 40 local artists available  for sale plus a range of changing displays.

Phone:  08 9072 1158

www.esperancecommunityarts.org.au/

https://www.facebook.com/esperancecommunityarts/

 

THE BIJOU THEATRE

The Bijou Theatre Esperance has hosted a diverse range of productions, such as Guys and Dolls, Peter Pan, No sex Please We're British, Oklahoma!, Summer of the Aliens, Hotel Sorrento and many more.

Location: 115 Dempster Street, Esperance
Phone: 0497 032 814

http://www.thebijoutheatre.org.au

The Bijou Theatre is the oldest Theatre in Western Australia. Opened in 1896 by Edward McCarthy, the building has played its part over the years for dances, meetings, agricultural shows, roller-skating and a cinema. In 1972 the Bijou Theatre was sold to the Esperance Theatre Guild. The Bijou plays a host to community theatre performers and is regularly hired out for weddings and meetings. Tours of the Bijou Theatre are now available at $5 per person; for tour times and tickets contact the Esperance Visitor Centre on 08 9083 1555 or call Flora on 08 9071 1838. A great opportunity to see a Heritage Listed Jewel in Australia's theatrical crown!

 

FENWICK 3 CINEMAS

Located in the centre of Esperance, the Fenwick 3 Cinemas are a modern and comfortable environment offering the latest in All Digital projection systems, air conditioning, fresh popcorn made daily and 3D movies.

Location: 105-107 Dempster Street, Esperance

http://esperancefenwickcinemas.com.au

 

THE FESTIVAL OF THE WIND

The Festival of the Wind is the premier festival for the south coast region of WA. Celebrating all that is the Esperance lifestyle through live entertainment, music, art & culture. Held every 2nd year and growing.

The festival has a strong focus on sustainable living and recycling themes. Arts, sports, performance, food, music and community are all represented in exciting ways.

More information on the website:  

http://www.festivalofthewindesperance.org.au/

 

CIVIC CENTRE

Ask the Visitor Centre Staff about the shows coming to the Esperance Civic Centre.

https://www.esperance.wa.gov.au/civic-centre

Council Place Esperance WA 6450
P: (08) 9083 1566
E: 
civiccentre@esperance.wa.gov.au

 

ESPERANCE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Located on Windich St. Ph (08) 9083 1500
OPEN Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 10.00am - 6.00pm Tues 12 noon – 6.00pm    Sat - 9am - 12 noon. Internet facilities available.

www.library.esperance.wa.gov.au

 

ESPERANCE MUSEUM

Open every day from 1.30pm – 4.30pm.  Ph: 08 9071 1579.

http://www.esperancemuseum.com.au/

The Esperance Museum is run by a small group of dedicated volunteers. It features magnificent timber beams and was officially opened in 1976 and now houses a collection of photographs, unique machinery, furniture, pieces of the first American Space Station the "Skylab", lots of memorabilia and a Locomotive W919, as well as a marine section. Open every day from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.

 

HISTORIC MUSEUM VILLAGE

The Museum Park Period Village is a collection of small historic buildings set at the tranquil parklands off Dempster Street. The Museum Park is on the site of the town's old railway marshalling yards. The village buildings which have been relocated from various locations around Esperance, now house a range of small boutiques and specialty stores

 

 

NATURAL ATTRACTIONS

Nature has bestowed upon Esperance a wide range of natural attractions. From spectacular national parks and pristine white beaches to wetland systems rich in native flora and fauna, Esperance has everything to offer to those in search of an unforgettable nature experience.

LAKE HILLIER

Location: Middle Island

Lake Hillier is located on Middle Island which is a protected island off Cape Arid national park, at least 120kms east of Esperance. It is famously coloured pink, which can be seen as a stunning bubble gum pink from the air and transparent pink from land. If you see the lake from above, the contrast between the pink of the lake and the blue of the ocean is very striking.

There is two ways you can visit Lake Hillier, by boat or plane. Esperance Island Cruises can take you there but you must book in advance to secure a date.

ESPERANCE ISLAND CRUISES: Offers half day scenic cruises around part of the Archipelago of the Recherche. Ph (08) 9071 5757.

http://www.esperancecruises.com.au/

GOLDFIELDS AIR SERVICES: Offers multiple flights per day, every day of the week in their well-appointed planes. Either call 1800-FLYGAS or head over to our website to book online.

http://www.goldfieldsairservices.com

 

DUKE OF ORLEANS

Location: Wharton Road, Condingup, WA

 

Located 85 kilometres east of Esperance, this breathtaking place is one of Australia’s most hidden treasures! Spend the night at Orleans Bay Caravan Park or spend the day parked up on Wharton’s Beach. Endless amount of fun activities including surfing, snorkelling and fishing. On your way back to town make sure to stop in at the Condingup Tavern for one of its famous burgers.

MAP

https://www.google.com.au/maps/dir/''/Duke+of+Orleans+Bay,+Western+Australia/@-33.9194246,122.5146821,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x2a5b891e52153453:0xe459ed1881aad13a!2m2!1d122.5847222!2d-33.9194444

 

 

THE DUKE OF ORLEANS CARAVAN PARK

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Hotel_Review-g495056-d1308533-Reviews-Orleans_Bay_Caravan_Park-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

 

DUKE CHARTERS

Join the Leisurecat “TMAREE” for all your fishing and tours charters around the Duke of Orleans Bay. Full day charters available with all bait, tackle and food supplied.    

Phone:  (08) 90766223 Glen & June Mills Please phone for prices and times.

https://www.waholidayguide.com.au/duke-charters

https://www.facebook.com/Duke-charters-430862463720753/

 

FRENCHMAN PEAK

Location: Cape Le Grand National Park

Frenchman Peak is located within the amazing Cape Le Grand National Park. The walk takes about 2 hours and will reward you with spectacular views of the beautiful landscape and surrounding beaches. Treat yourself to a swim at Lucky Bay afterwards and say hello to the friendly kangaroos that will greet you on the beach.

https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/site/frenchman-peak

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g495056-d9721914-Reviews-Frenchman_s_Peak-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

 

LUCKY BAY

Location: Cape Le Grand National Park

Lucky Bay is 61km south-east of Esperance and located within the great Cape Le Grand National Park. Voted Whitest Sand in Australia, it is also famous for it’s friendly kangaroos who love to hang out on the beach.

Camping at Lucky Bay is a must-do experience. The 22 site campground features a camp kitchen with a gas barbecue and burners, hot and cold running water and a dishwashing sink. There are also hot and cold water showers. Campsite bookings cannot be made prior to trip. If you’re travelling in Summer, be prepared with an alternative place to stay (just in case!). Parks entry fees apply to Cape Le Grand National Park.

In the summer months you can get a coffee from the Lucky Bean Cafe, a coffee van that parks up on the east end of the beach and has one of the best views in the world! Lucky Bay in winter is still beautiful and with less crowds, if you’re lucky enough you may get the beach all to yourself! Driving on the beach is permitted but be careful of soft sand and the ocean tide creeping up. 4x4 cars only.

https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/site/lucky-bay

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g495056-d7246863-Reviews-Lucky_Bay-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/234618425/lucky-bay-cape-le-grand-esperance/

 

KEPWARI WETLAND WALK TRAIL

Is a 3.6km long, one-way interpretative trail. The trail has been designed to educate the general public and to protect the native vegetation from the threat of dieback. Two bird hides have been placed along the trail which provides the opportunity to quietly view our local waterbirds. The trail consists of 1.5kms of raised timber boardwalks and will take approximately two and a half hours to walk.  

The Wetland Trail consists of 1.5km of raised timber boardwalks, and 2.1km of surfaced trail. Access to the trail is via Windabout Way, or Lakes Road, both being adjacent to Fisheries Road.

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g495056-d7725773-Reviews-Kepwari_Walk_Trail-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

https://trailswa.com.au/trails/kepwari-walk-trail/print

 

LAKE MONJINGUP: ONLY STAGE II OPEN (stage I still closed due to bushfire damage)

Is located on Telegraph Rd, 14kms from Esperance. Easy walking trails meander through the Paperbark trees and the boardwalk provides a great vantage point from which to view the peaceful surrounds and numerous waterbirds.

https://www.facebook.com/LakeMonjingup/

MOUNT RIDLEY

80kms North of town. 4WD access only, walks and a mini wave rock.

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g495056-d12005712-Reviews-Mount_Ridley-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

 

WOODY ISLAND ECO TOURS

 

Woody island is a popular wilderness retreat for locals and visitors alike. There are regular cruises September-April. Elevated safari huts are set amongst native plants and Eucalypt trees, with glimpses over beautiful Shearwater Bay. Activities that can be done on the island include jetty fishing, snorkelling & diving, swimming, bird watching and bushwalking. The island’s campgrounds are well set up with a camper’s kitchen, modern ablutions, BBQ’s and a sheltered deck area. The island Visitor Centre houses a kiosk. Café, souvenir shop, large deck with panoramic views over the bay and an interpretive display.


Email: admin@woodyisland.com.au

http://woodyisland.com.au

Phone: +61 0484327580

Address: 32 The Esplanade, Esperance, WA

 

 

LAKE MONJINGUP

Lovely nature reserve with gardens and walk trails. 15kms west of town on Telegraph road. 

https://www.facebook.com/LakeMonjingup/

 

GREAT OCEAN DRIVE

(Tourist Loop) is a 38km scenic drive that follows the local coastline and then loops back into town. Some of the highlights to see along the way are the Rotary Lookout, Twilight Beach, Observatory Point, the Wind Farm and Pink Lake.

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g495056-d9465640-Reviews-Great_Ocean_Drive-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

http://thenomadicexplorers.com/sites/default/files/users/65/files/australia-299/Esperance_GREAT_DRIVES.pdf

 

ARCHIPELAGO OF THE RECHERCHE

A haven for an enormous variety of wildlife as well as being a playground for holiday makers, offering excellent diving, snorkelling, fishing & sailing. Fishing charters and island cruises available.

http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2015/01/23/4167422.htm

 

HELMS ARBORETUM

Acres of a diverse range of botanical species. Wildflowers prolific in season, picnic areas and walk-trails.

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g495056-d8761576-Reviews-Helms_Arboretum-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Helms-Arboretum-Esperance/924264454300992

 

BIRD WATCHING

Nature reserves are some of the best places to see birds. Ask the Visitor Centre for more info. The Esperance Bird Observers’ Group welcomes visitors, call Mike Gibbs (9072 1350) or Dale Johnson (0427 198 437) for more information about their group.

 

 

NATIONAL PARKS

 

There are four national parks surrounding Esperance, Cape Le Grand (located 60km East), Cape Arid (located 120km East), Stokes Inlet (located 70km West) and Fitzgerald River (200km West). Entry and camping fees apply. More information and maps are available at the Visitor Centre or the Department of Environment and Conservation.

Check with the Department of Parks and Wildlife for latest road conditions -

Phone: (08) 9083 2100

Email: esperance@dpaw.wa.gov.au

or contact the Esperance Visitor Centre -

Phone: (08) 9083 1555

Email: info@visitesperance.com

 

CAPE LE GRAND NATIONAL PARK

https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park/cape-le-grand

Located approximately 60 km East of Esperance, Cape Le Grand is one of Western Australia’s best known and most spectacular National Parks. 

Pristine and perfect are two words that reflect the absolute beauty of Lucky Bay. Here you will find an ocean coloured all imaginable shades of blue, sand so white and fine it squeaks between your toes and the extraordinary sight of kangaroos sunbathing on the beach - just incredible!

Matthew Flinders spent a few days here back in 1802 and it’s easy to see why - stop for a moment to take in its breathtaking beauty or stay a little longer at the Lucky Bay campsite that comes complete with solar hot showers. Just imagine waking up to crystal clear water, snow white sand and a kangaroo for company.

Entry fees can be paid at the park's entrance and the Ranger will collect camping fees from you direct. You can camp at either Lucky Bay or Cape Le Grand Beach. Facilities include tank water, septic toilets, solar heated showers, camp kitchens and barbecues. No power/No shops/No fuel. No bookings for camping, it's 1st in 1st served.

WALKS:

FRENCHMAN PEAK

3km return. A track leads from the car park, up the gentle east slope of the peak, to the summit. Features great views over the park. Allow 1.5 hours hard walking.

https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/site/frenchman-peak

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/australia/western-australia/frenchman-peak-trail

 

COASTAL TRACK

20km one way. The track runs from Cape Le Grand Beach via Hellfire Bay to Rossiter Bay, and features excellent coastal views. Always carry drinking water with you.

https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/site/cape-le-grand-coastal-trail

http://trailswa.com.au/trails/cape

 

STOKES NATIONAL PARK

https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park/stokes

Beautiful coastal and inlet scenery. Approximately 80 km west of Esperance. Entry fee applies.

Two camping areas near inlet. Pit toilets, barbecues. No power or water. Camping fees apply. No bookings for camping - it's first in first served.

WALKS:

HERITAGE TRAIL

4.3km return, 1.5 hr easy walk. The trail has on-site plaques describing changes which have occurred to the inlet environment. The path gives magnificent views of the inlet and surrounds.

https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/site/heritage-walk-trail

https://www.alltrails.com/parks/australia/western-australia/stokes-national-park

 

 

 

CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK

https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park/cape-arid

Approximately 120km to the east of Esperance by good road is the Cape Arid National Park featuring magnificent granite headlands, crystal clear waters and sparkling white sands.

Entry fee and camping fees apply. Check road conditions as most of the roads in Cape Arid are 4WD accessible.

Limited facilities at the camp grounds. No power or water. No bookings for camping - it's first in first served.

WALKS:

Len Otte Nature Trail

1km return, 1 hr. Features views over the Park and a close look at the varied plant and animal life of the area. Pick up a brochure from the box at the start of the trail.

https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/site/len-otte-nature-trail

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//-33.8492,123.012/@-33.8480145,122.9339022,12z/data=!3m1!4b1

Tagon Coastal Walk

7km return, 4hr. Features views over the wild coastline. In Winter, you may be lucky enough to spot one of the Southern Right Whales, which often come close in shore ihttps://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/site/tagon-coastal-trailn the bays.

https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/site/tagon-coastal-trail

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//-33.8581,123.015/@-33.8563996,122.9444751,12z/data=!3m1!4b1

Mt Ragged Walk

3km return, 3 hour. A stiff walk to the top of Tower Peak (585m). Mt Ragged is a steep sided pre-cambrian ridge surrounded at about one third height by a wave cut platform.

https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/site/mt-ragged-walk-trail

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//-33.4442,123.467/@-33.446279,123.4010893,12z/data=!3m1!4b1

 

PEAK CHARLES NATIONAL PARK

https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park/peak-charles

100kms inland from Stokes national park, Peak Charles, an ancient granite peak, and its companion, Peak Eleanora, give sweeping views over the dry sandplain heaths and salt lake systems of the surrounding countryside. Towering 500 metres above the surrounding plain, Peak Charles is visible for more than 50 kilometres in all directions. The park lies within the Great Western Woodlands, an internationally significant area of great biological richness. The granite peaks have weathered to orange and brown hues. There are many unusual rock formations, and numerous species of orchids grow on the slopes. About 40 million years ago, both peaks were islands, and wave-cut platforms can be seen on their upper slopes.

The walk to the Peak Charles Lookout is a medium 2 km, 1 hour climb. This magnificent hill has attracted the attention of experienced rock climbers, as its steep eastern face offers high quality climbs of up to 300 metres in length.

http://trailswa.com.au/trails/peak-charles-walktrail

 

FITZGERALD RIVER NATIONAL PARK

https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park/fitzgerald-river

Fitzgerald River National Park covers an area of 329,039 ha and lies on the central coast of Western Australia, between the towns of Bremer Bay and Hopetoun, 420km south-east of Perth. It is one of the largest and botanically significant national parks in Australia, with approximately 15 per cent of the State's described plant species.

WALKS:

West Mt Barren

(Allow 1-2 hours)

https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/site/west-mt-barren

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//-34.2108,119.434/@-34.206399,119.3573383,12z/data=!3m1!4b1

 

Point Ann Heritage Trail

(1 hour)

https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/site/point-ann

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//-34.17,119.58/@-34.170635,119.509468,12z/data=!3m1!4b1

 

Twertup 'Horrie and Dorrie'

(1-2 hours)

 

East Mt Barren

(3 hours)

https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/site/east-mt-barren

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//-33.9278,120.012/@-33.9275666,119.9424991,12z/data=!3m1!4b1

 

West Beach Point

(1 hour)

https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/site/west-beach

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//-33.9517,119.977/@-33.95179,119.9064438,12z/data=!3m1!4b1

 

SHOPPING

 

ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING ESPERANCE

https://www.facebook.com/ESPERANCE.WEST.AUSTRALIA/

Anything and Everything Esperance

Anything and Everything Esperance

 

MERMAID LEATHER

See the process that transforms fish skins into unique leather products. See the unique range of fish and shark leathers plus fashion accessories. Factory tours and showroom - items for sale. Open Tues – Sun, 2pm – 5pm.

Location: 6 Woods Street (Off Sheldon Road).

http://mermaidleather.com.au/

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g495056-d6483996-Reviews-Mermaid_Leather-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

 

CINDY POOLE GLASS GALLERY & CAFÉ

Unique handcrafted gifts, glass objects, contemporary designer jewellery, and glass artwork. View the extensive works created by Cindy Poole. Relax at the Café. Open every day 10am to 5pm.

Phone: 90714059 or mobile 0427 714059.

https://www.cindypoole.com.au/visit-gallery-studio/

 

WHITE SANDS GALLERY

https://www.facebook.com/pg/WhiteSandsGallery/photos/

 

KEPA KURL

Aboriginal art gallery and gift shop.

http://www.kepakurl.com.au/gallery.html

 

DEMPSTER STREET BARBER SHOP

Traditional style barber shop. Traditional cut throat shaves, classy haircuts and damn good beard trims.

Location: 94C Dempster Street, Esperance
Hours: Tues - Fri 9am - 5pm Sat 9am - 2pm

http://dempsterstreet.resurva.com/book

 

ESPERANCE BOULEVARD

http://www.esperanceboulevard.com.au/

 

ESPERANCE GROWER’S MARKET

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g495056-d12537673-Reviews-Esperance_Growers_Market-Esperance_Western_Australia.html

 

THE TOY STORE

http://www.thetoystation.com.au/

 

A2Z KEEPSAKES

At A2Z Keepsakes I turn the clothes your baby has outgrown, or clothes from a loved one into a keepsake you and they can cherish forever.

 

https://www.facebook.com/A2ZKeepsakes/

 

FLAME OF ESPERANCE

A unique coastal lifestyle boutique - affordable gifts and indulgences!!

https://www.facebook.com/flameofesperance/

 

HEALTH/BEAUTY

 

AROMA SEA DAY SPA

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aroma-Sea-Day-Spa/246318538718760

 

SOUL REVIVAL HEALING AND MEDITATION

https://www.facebook.com/soulrevivalhealing/

 

B NATURALLY YOU

http://bnaturallyyou.com.au/body-treatments.html

 

AZURE FOR BEAUTY AND BODY

https://www.facebook.com/Azure-for-Beauty-and-Body-233126363438412/