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

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.


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 Sundays.


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 Thursday to Sunday from 1:30pm - 4:30pm.

Cindy Poole: Glass Gallery

Experience 'The Art of Glass' and visit the Cindy Poole: Glass Gallery, Working Studio & Cafe, only 5 minutes from town. The adjoining studio space provides a snapshot of the varied applications of art glass and how sheets of glass are transformed through the diverse techniques of both warm & cold-worked glass. Whilst visiting take time to nestle inside over a cuppa and absorb the art or relax outside in the secluded pallet garden and take in the outdoor artworks.

Esperance Distillery Co.

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

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 Tuesday to Friday between 10:00am and 4:00pm, or Saturday and Sunday 12pm - 4pm. For current exhibits and class timetables please call 90713599.

The Bay of Isles Leisure Centre

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.

Mermaid Leather

Experience Australia’s only specialist fish and shark leather tannery, Mermaid Leather! Sit down and relax while you discover how one turns raw fish skins into a unique and exciting leather. Feel the sensual texture of Barramundi and Snapper, test the robust strength of Shark, and enjoy browsing through the Mermaid Leather studio which has many unique leather goods for sale.

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 our full list of favourites.