At a glance, Albany (in Western Australia) is a bit of a sleepy, dreary place. Known as a retirement town and plagued by frequent rain and wind, it doesn’t always give off the best first impression for visitors.
Tagged: Southwest Australia
Esperance is known and beloved for its idyllic white sand beaches and crystal-clear turquoise waters. If you didn’t know better, you might look at photos of beaches in Esperance and swear they were taken in the Caribbean or in the South Pacific.
If there’s anything I’ve learned in my 5+ years exploring Australia, it’s that places are SPREAD. OUT.
My friends and I routinely go on weekend trips that require a 2-3 hour drive to reach.
You guys, I think I’ve started this thing where I use my birthday as an occasion to discover somewhere exceedingly cool and off the radar. Y’know… like exploring amazing places in nature that SHOULD be all over instagram but mercifully are not, due to the effort required to reach them.
Beaches. Caves. Food. Tall trees. Wine.
These are the things Southwest Australia is most known for. With plenty of time and money, you could afford to sample the best of the region via all of them.