Located 18km east of Esperance on Merivale Road, towards Cape Le Grande. (8km along Merivale Road from Fisheries Rd).
GPS Coordinates: 33.47S – 122.02E.
Esperance Stonehenge 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 8 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 to Monday, Public Holidays and all School Holidays. Also open to the public on Cruise-ship days. Coach Tours welcome any day with bookings.
Opening Hours: October to March 8.30am to 5.00pm and April to September 9.30am to 4.00pm. Outside above times by arrangement.
Adults $10; Concession $8; Children (6-16) $5; Family (2 Adults, 2 Kids) $25; Family ( 2 Adults, 3 Kids) $30. Tea and Coffee, Cool drinks and Icecreams. Souvenirs and gifts.
NO EFTPOS AVAILABLE
Wheelchair, Coach and Caravan friendly. Disabled toilet facilities.
Dogs are welcome but must remain with your vehicle.
Seeing eye dogs exempted.
08-90759003; Jillian 0417928224 or Kim 0428750063
Esperance Stonehenge is not a place of worship of any kind. The management and Staff reserve the right to remove any person or persons, who are behaving in a manner that offends other visitors. Any loud chanting, praying or activities of a religious or cult nature will not be acceptable.
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