35 days in Esperance & Tanunda Itinerary

35 days in Esperance & Tanunda Itinerary

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35 days in Esperance & Tanunda Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Esperance
— 16 nights
Drive:  25​h
2
Tanunda
— 17 nights
+2
train + foot + train:  22​h
End: Perth

16
nights
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring nature at Stokes National Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Twilight Bay, get great views at Frenchman's Peak, walk around Esperance Foreshore, and stroll through Lucky Bay.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Esperance road trip site .

Perth to Esperance is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Perth in August, plan for slightly colder days in Esperance, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tanunda.

Things to do in Esperance

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Great Ocean Drive ©
Great Ocean Drive

17
nights
Tanunda

Tanunda ©
One of the cities of the Barossa Valley wine-producing region, Tanunda has an easygoing atmosphere stemming from its close connection with agriculture and viniculture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tanunda: Hahndorf (Hahndorf Farm Barn, Australian Opal Company, & more), Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek) and Monarto Zoo (in Monarto). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Rockford Winery, contemplate the long history of Langmeil Winery, see the interesting displays at National Motor Museum, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tanunda trip planner .

Drive from Esperance to Tanunda in 25 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Clare, Angaston, Nuriootpa, Gawler, Marananga
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Rockford Winery ©
Rockford Winery
Chateau Tanunda ©
Chateau Tanunda
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery

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