Esperance Stonehenge has been constructed on the South Coast of Western Australia. While there are thought to be 66 large, permanent replicas of Stonehenge throughout the world, the Esperance project is believed to be the only life size stone one.
It is a full size replica of the original “Stonehenge” in the UK, as it would have looked around 1950BC.
137 Stones of Esperance Pink Granite quarried adjacent to the Beale’s property, in Esperance, Western Australia.
The 10 Trilithon Stones in a horseshoe pattern weigh between 28-50 tonnes each, standing with the 18 tonne lintels to a height of 8 metres.
Inside the Trilithon Horseshoe stands another Horseshoe of 19 Blue Stones.
The Trilithon Stones are surrounded by a circle of 30 Sarsen Stones weighing 28 tonnes each and standing almost 5 metres high including the 7 tonne lintels on top.
Positioned between the Sarsen Circle and the Trilithon Stones is a full circle of 40 smaller stones, referred to as the Bluestone Circle.
The Altar Stone weighs 9 tonne and lies in front of the tallest Trilithon Stones.
The structure is aligned with the Summer Solstice – Sunrise – Esperance WA. The Station Stones are positioned on this line to allow the suns rays to pass through to the Altar. The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year (22nd December). The sunset on the Winter Solstice is (June 21st – the shortest day of the year). This is the same line as the Summer Solstice Sunrise.
Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday plus Public Holidays and every day during School Holidays. Open all weekdays in July 9.30 to 1.30pm. Closed between 1st and 12th August and Christmas Day. Visiting Cruise-ships and Coach Tours welcome anytime throughout the year. Opening hours in 2014 for August from 12th: 9.30am to 1.30pm. For after hours contact call 90759003 or 0457647325.
Opening Hours: October to March 8.30am to 5.00pm and April to September 9.30am to 4.00pm. Outside above times by arrangement. Group bookings by arrangement.
Adults $10; Concession $8; Children (6-16) $5; Family (2 Adults, 2 Kids) $25; Family ( 2 Adults, 3 Kids) $30.
NO EFTPOS AVAILABLE
Dogs are welcome but must remain with your vehicle.
Seeing eye dogs exempted.
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