If you’re looking to step into a world of awe-inspiring beauty and discover experiences found nowhere else on Earth, then Western Australia is for you. To give you some idea of the extraordinary experiences on offer here, we have listed just a few. In Perth you can enjoy the beach lifestyle, relax in Kings Park, explore historic Fremantle, sample local wines and watch an ocean sunset all within 30 minutes of the city. Australia’s South West offers picturesque vineyards, spectacular ocean vistas, world-class surfing and beautiful beaches. The Golden Outback has the vast clear skies and theatrical landscapes of a true Outback, with adventures, Aboriginal encounters and settlements built by goldrush pioneers. Australia’s Coral Coast is an unspoilt coastline with abundant marine life and the most turquoise ocean you’ll ever see. At World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef, you can enjoy great snorkelling, living and fishing with incredible national parks that offer great walks and scenery not found elsewhere in Australia.
This is also where you can swim with the world’s largest fish – the whale shark. You’ll also find the unique rock formations of the Pinnacles and inland is just as exciting, as carpets of wildflowers burst into colour across the state during the wildflower season from July onwards. The North West is home to the Kimberley. Broome is the gateway to this spectacular region and from here you’ll venture into red earth country and experience an authentic Aussie Outback adventure. Travel by 4WD, take a scenic flight or cruise through the remarkable billion year old wilderness that makes up the extraordinary coastline.
A lot of Perth’s magnetism is probably to do with the laidback atmosphere the city exudes. The warm sunny climate, picturesque location on the banks of the Swan River, and rich café culture all lend themselves to a holiday that’s all about slowing down and catching your breath.
Fremantle is one of the best known destinations in the area immediately surrounding Perth. This historic seaport, which has become a haven for artists, writers and musicians, is a great place to spend a few hours or a few days. Act like a local and potter through the Fremantle markets, enjoy some street food at an outdoor food market and head down to one of the great micro breweries for a popular Sunday session.
Head to Rottnest Island, just 19km off the coast of Perth, for a casual atmosphere, picturesque scenery and some of Australia’s finest beaches and bays. Having a photo taken with the infamous Quokkas is an absolute must whilst on the island.
If you are looking for great food and wine, look no further than Swan Valley, only 25 minutes east of Perth. Home to over 150 places to wine and dine, including award winning wineries, microbreweries and distilleries.
Further afield there’s an array of different experiences within a two hour drive. There are stunning beaches like Swanbourne, Cottesloe, Scarborough and Sorrento, or if you’re into food and wine, there are plenty of wineries and piles of fresh seafood. If you prefer to get active there’s surfing, golf courses, beautiful walking and cycling tracks or rivers to explore.
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This historic suburb is the oldest part of Perth thanks to the adjacent port. Many of the historic buildings and shipping warehouses have thankfully been preserved and restored to their former glory. This is where all the cool kids hang, and the place to be seen trying one of the suburb’s ever expanding craft breweries, such as the famous Little Creatures Brewery. History buffs will love the WA Maritime Museum which holds the America’s Cup winning Australia II, as well as an old Australian Navy submarine. The Perth Mint is another favourite attraction, one of only two working mints left in the country.
Walk for kilometres along white sand beaches, dip your toes in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, pick out a locally grown South Sea pearl or a locally mined diamond and soak up the colourful, relaxed vibe- all possible in Broome. Now a resort town, Broome was founded in the late 1880s as a pearling port and today it’s still home to a thriving pearling industry with a fascinating history.
The Kimberley is one of the world’s last remaining true wilderness areas. Your Kimberley holiday could take you to Western Australia’s World Heritage Listed Purnululu National Park, featuring the famous beehive-shaped Bungle Bungles. Or you could find yourself in the magnificent Mitchell River National Park and the beautiful waterways of Geike Gorge National Park.
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Australia’s Coral Coast is an unspoilt coastline with abundant marine life and the most turquoise ocean you’ll ever see. At World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef, you can enjoy great snorkelling, diving and fishing with incredible national parks that offer great walks and scenery not found elsewhere in Australia. This is also where you can swim with the world’s largest fish – the whale shark.
Key towns include Margaret River, Albany, Pemberton, Denmark and Walpole. Discover premium Australian wineries, beautiful beaches, towering ancient karri forests and in peak flowering season, millions of blazing wildflowers. Food and wine enthusiasts can’t help but be drawn to the Margaret River region – home to over 80 wineries and plenty of gastronomic delights like cheese and boutique chocolates.