Submitted: Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 at 11:19
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HI all

Heading to Esperance soon and started planning the trip.

SO any one with any travelling tips about ESPERANCE or good places to stay - good beaches, caravan parks

Also things to do and see the diving gear will be coming as well so fill us in like to hear from you.



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Reply By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 at 14:13

Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 at 14:13
You lucky Bugger

Ever since i started surfing in my early 20's ive wanted to go there.Had back surgery years ago so the surfing is out..I was talking to a lady late this week and she said its not the cosy little town it was 20 odd years ago,the devolopers are getting in there,is this correct ????? and what is the better time off year to visit the place..sorry Johnny just added a couple more questions lol.
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Follow Up By: Johnny B Good - Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 at 17:40

Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 at 17:40
ill soon find out! i have never been there my self, maybe some one can awnser that for you

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Reply By: Baz&Pud (Tassie) - Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 at 15:23

Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 at 15:23
We were in Esperance last year, only place to camp is at Lucky Bay in Cape Le Grand, that is unless you want to go to the caravan park, that looked nice and clean as we drove past, but we aren't c/van park users. Enjoy the area its lovely and there are various other beaches you can go to.
Go caravaning, life is so much shorter than death.

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Reply By: Neil & Pauline - Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 at 16:44

Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 at 16:44
We have just been there for a month, not in town but to the east.
At Cape Le Grand NP there is Lucky Bay with about 40 sites or the Cape Le Grand site which is 15 sites. I prefer the latter as each site is separated by bush, except a couple of double sites better for groups. There is free camping on Dunns beach or a private CP at Orleans Bay.
I don't believe that Stokes to the west, is yet open.

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Follow Up By: Tim Owen - Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 at 20:15

Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 at 20:15
We had a mixed experience at Le Grand Beach.

I hope this is not a regular occurance, but some locals drove up the beach from Esperance in the middle of the night, came up into the Le Grand Beach camp site - nicked my solar panel and a gas lantern/bottle while we were asleep, and a bunch of other things from other campers, and then drove back to town. They also did a run to Lucky bay and nicked someones beer, and vandalised some of the infrastructure at the car park. Others got descriptions of the vehicles - but no regos - and I never heard from the cops so assume they got away with it.

It put a bit of a downer on an otherwise excellent trip - but I refuse to let this event dampen my spirit for camping and my trust for the fellow camper. I NEVER lock up my camping gear at night - and never will. Luckily the brand of lanterns was still in production and I could buy another identical one as I'd made a customised wooden box for it - which would have become worthless without that exact lantern.

On the flip side, it was AFL finals time, and another local (they are not all bad!) kindly invited me in to his van to watch my beloved Port Power make their way one step closer to the flag! He had some great home brew too.

The camp sites were good, neatly tucked in behind the primary dune, and the little camp kitchen/BBQ shelter was great too. Solar showers from memory. Enjoy it - it's beautiful country down there.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 at 17:50

Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 at 17:50

All they way along the coast from Esperance to Cape Arid is lovely; we called into most of the beaches and bays. Our choice to camp was to be Lucky Bay, but it was January and the campsite was too full.


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Reply By: Member - Tony B (Malanda FNQ) - Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 at 20:23

Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 at 20:23
Take a trip out and climb Mt Raggard - well worth the effort. Cheers Tony
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 at 22:14

Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 at 22:14
as is Mt arid giving comanding views over yokingup bay accessed about 10km down thomas river beach via a track inland off the beach
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