If you’ve ever wondered where to start when exploring the many wonders to be found down under, you need look no further than wonderful Western Australia!
Occupying one third of the country, WA is filled with more fun than you could ever imagine and we’re here to help you get the best out of the west of Oz. From the buzz and energy of Perth to the spellbinding sunsets of Coral Beach and all the breathtaking landscapes between, join us as we take an in-depth look at the extraordinary experiences to be had in beautiful Western Australia!
Wildlife, wildflowers and wine
Nicknamed the Wildflower State, WA boasts vast and diverse landscapes perfect for spotting rare and beautiful flowers, as well as native and exotic wildlife. Whether you’re searching for peaceful parks, challenging terrain or mysterious marine life, you’ll find it all in this region of Australia.
If you’ve always wanted to see dolphins then a trip to Monkey Mia is a must, where you’ll be able to spot them feeding in the shallow waters each morning. The best time to catch a glimpse of these intelligent creatures is around 7.45 in the morning, so head down nice and early, grab some breakfast at one of the beach cafes and wait for the magic to begin!
Visit Monkey Mia and continue your day with an air tour of the incredible Pinnacles Desert for draw dropping views of the dramatic landscape down below. Pay just £499 per person for this fabulous day tour which also includes transfers to each destination by 4x4 and a flight from Perth to Shark Bay in the morning.
Dive into more adventure with a day at the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef, one of the biggest fringing reefs on the planet. You’ll see all kinds of rare fish and marine life at this reef, including the largest fish in the world, the whaleshark. Save 10 per cent on trips to this marvellous area of WA when you stay four nights at the luxurious Wilderness Tent at Sal Salis.
The Margaret River Wine Region is a must for lovers of delicious food and drink, as well as those who love to marvel at nature’s beauty. The area is packed with wonderful parks full of wildflowers and plenty of beautiful areas for picnics, but for the best flowers there’s no better place than Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park, which is bursting with floral colour for most of the year.
Of course, the other thing that draws people to this area of WA is the wine and you’ll find loads of great wine tasting tours available. For a tour a little different from the rest try the Wine & Truffle Company, who will let you try your hand at truffle hunting before sitting down to a feast accompanied by some of Australia’s best wines!
Sand in the city
It’s not just the impressive wildlife, inspiring landscapes and delicious wine that makes Western Australia extraordinary and you’ll find equally remarkable sights and activities available in the splendid coastal city of Perth. Often seen as the more laid-back city of Australia, Perth is ideal for kicking back, relaxing and soaking up the sun.
History buffs should pay a visit the Western Australian Museum to explore the shipwreck galleries which hold the remains of the merchant ship Batavia, which was wrecked in 1629. Art lovers will also be spoilt for choice when it comes to museums and galleries but should not miss out on the Art Gallery of Western Australia, which contains some of the best displays of indigenous artwork in the country.
The beaches of Perth are its main attraction, tempting thousands of tourists each year. Wherever you find yourself along the coast you won’t be far from great bars, warm waters and soft sand, but if you only manage to visit one beach in Perth make it Scarborough Beach, where you’ll catch the very best sunset views in the city!
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