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How to spend a rainy day in Esperance

Esperance is most famous for its beaches and sunny days, but if you're there out of season or if you get a rainy day, there's still heaps to do and see! See our list below for some of our favourite ways to stay dry.

Lucky Bay Brewing is a local craft brewery with a fantastic selection of beers on tap and fresh wood-fired pizza made to order. Get yourself a pint (or two) and a split a pizza with your mate.

63 Bandy Creek Road Esperance, Western Australia

Ph: 0447 631 115 

You’ll find this 18-hole indoor mini-golf course along The Esplanade, near the Adventure Land Park. Great family fun for everyone. Open daily during the school holiday and most weekends.

One of WA’s most outstanding regional museums, the Esperance Municipal Museum contains historical objects from the 1800’s right through to the modern-day, including parts of the 1979 Skylab, which was Americas’ first space station. There are plenty of displays and artefacts here to keep the children occupied. It’s the perfect rainy day option. Open daily from 1:30pm - 4:30pm.

Nothing warms you up like a gin and tonic! Esperance Distillery Co is a new distillery right in the heart of Esperance, and it’s actually the smallest distillery in Australia! This father-son due focus on showcasing the coastal beauty that defines the town, and their first gin was produced with a native botanical found only within 100km of Ravensthorpe! Stock up on a few bottles for your Esperance stay to enjoy by a fire, or snuggled up in your accommodation on a cold Wintery night.

The Cannery Arts Centre (which was once a fish cannery) is Esperance's leading local art gallery and workshop craft space. Exhibitions are showcased each month and a variety of cultural classes and events are conducted within the grounds. Attracting over 20,000 people each year, the gallery and craft studio is open between 1:00pm and 4:00pm daily. For current exhibits and class timetables please call 90713599.

This activity centre is a great place for recreation and relaxation. Boasting a fully equipped gym, exercise rooms, crèche, three heated indoor swimming pools, a spa, and sauna - there's something for everyone in your family. There is also a variety of exciting health and fitness classes available. These range from high-intensity classes through to more gentle sessions.

The indoor heated pools include an eight-lane lap pool, spa, hydrotherapy pool and lagoon pool. Ideal for the whole family, the aquatic area also boasts a mini whirlpool, dolphin fountain and aquatic inflatables keeping everyone entertained in a safe environment.

Art Galleries

Esperance is home to over a dozen art galleries. Spend your day hopping from one to the next and take in the local culture. Find a full list here.

Restaurants Galore

Believe it or not, the food scene in Esperance is one of the best in Western Australia. Make your own food tour and visit all the best places to get some grub. Here is a list of our favourites.


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