Long stretches of soft white sand, crystal clear turquoise water and hardly a soul in sight. If this sounds like your ideal beach holiday destination, then the pretty Western Australian town of Esperance should be high on your list of places to visit.
Forget the Great Ocean Drive – the Great Ocean Walk is the only way to really see this iconic stretch of coastline. I know walking 104 kilometres isn’t for everyone, but if you’ve got the stamina, this is one walk that is well worth the effort.
Do you like to have a variety of things to do when you’re on holiday? Do you love to soak up the sun on the beach or catch a wave? Do you enjoy eating out, taking in a show and exploring museums and galleries?
If you share Australia’s fascination with all things ‘big’ and have been following our monthly updates to the Choice Big Things in Australia tour, here is the sixth leg of road trip encompassing as many ‘big things’ as possible kicking off in Derby Western Australia and heading through the Northern Territory and into Queensland.
When funds are tight, as they are for so many of us these days, we still want to be able to take our families on holidays but not have to default on the mortgage in the process. Choosing a holiday destination that has something for everyone but won’t break the bank can be a challenge.
I went on my first proper holiday when I was seven. It was the 1970s but it feels like yesterday. Arriving at a motel, rolling by a courtyard pool swarming with sun-kissed and pruney people, and pulling up right in front of the door to our room.
As the Big Things tour of Australia hits its fifth leg in the north western part of Western Australia we encounter more big expanses of space than actual ‘big things’ but fortunately we also pass through many beautiful towns and past stunning scenery.