The majesty of Western Australia simply cannot be described in one word, or even in one sentence for that matter. Encompassing a third of Australia, the state is greater in size than Western Europe, and its diversity is as incredible as its beauty. From the pristine southern coastline of Esperance, to the rugged landscape of The Kimberley at its tip, Western Australia offers up some pretty spectacular landscapes just waiting to be unearthed on a memorable tour.
Don’t miss these Western Australia attractions
- A day trip from Perth to Rottnest Island
- Sandboarding in the Pinnacles Desert
- Cable Beach sunset by camelback
- Wine tour through the Margaret River
- The Bungle Bungle Ranges
The best of the South-West
For many, the first taste of the western state is its capital, Perth. Laid-back with a cosmopolitan air, the city is renowned for its wonderful weather and relaxed, riverside lifestyle. Explore on two wheels with 50 kilometres of recreational bike paths, hop onboard a Swan River cruise, or tailor your travels with a city sightseeing pass or hop-on hop-off bus ticket.
Perth is fortunate enough to have a wealth of sights just beyond its city limits. Day trips to Fremantle let you discover a heritage precinct flush with museums and lively pubs. Alternatively, Rottnest Island, a pristine eco-wonderland a short ferry ride away, boasts a wealth of things to do, from guided walks to snorkelling and diving trips. Head south to Margaret River where the wine flows and surfers carve up waves on beautiful beaches.
Explore the North
Travel north to be awed by the sheer beauty of the coastline and inland gems. Monkey Mia is not only renowned for its crystal-clear water and dolphin watching; you can also traverse the surrounding terrain on a 4WD tour.
Western Australia’s Kimberly is the finest example of true wilderness, spread across a staggering 423,000 square kilometres. Its major hub is Broome, a pearling port where red earth meets bluer-than-blue sea – the breathtaking crimson hues of a Cable Beach sunset must be seen to be believed. For a taste of the Outback, travel inland to cruise through Windjana Gorge, fly over Lake Argyle and marvel at the sheer splendour of the Bungle Bungle Ranges.