Often described as Australia’s last frontier, it seems that every thing in this state is done on a grand scale. Whether it’s swimming alongside the world’s largest fish, the Whale Shark, exploring the Kimberley region which is 3 times the size of England, or taking a tree-top walk in the Valley of the Giants amongst the gigantic Tingle trees.
Western Australia is Australia’s largest state, but with only 10% of the country’s population it’s not hard to find a quiet spot all to yourself. With a year round agreeable climate, beaches that stretch for miles, Aboriginal Art sites, unique landscapes and a huge variety of flora and fauna, there is something for everyone in Western Australia.
Take your time to explore all of Western Australia’s 5 distinct tourist areas, getting up close and personal with the wild bottle-nose dolphins of Monkey Mia, walking through the bizarre sand sculptured landscape known as the Pinnacles and enjoying a smorgasbord of local produce and wines at Margaret River.
Western Australia Highlights
- Karijini National Park: See some of the most stunning natural scenery in the state. Narrow canyons, deep gorges, waterfalls, water holes and gorges support and abundance of native Australian wildlife.
- Kimberley region: One of Australia’s last frontiers, this region is 3 times the size of England. Covering most of the north western corner of the continent, the land has a raw, rugged beauty with most areas only accessible by 4WD vehicles.
- Ningaloo Reef: Stretching over 260km in length, this marine park is one of the longest fringing reefs in the world. Minimal human impact has kept this reef in pristine condition. The reef is also part of the migratory path of one of the oceans gentle giants, the Whale Shark.
- Bungle Bungles: Only discovered in 1983, the Bungle Bungles ranges are geographically unique. Giant sandstone domes, like stripy bee-hives, rise to heights of well over two hundred meters.
- Pinnacles Desert in Nambung National Park: Dotting the landscape like headstones at a cemetery, thousands of limestone pillars from a bygone era rise out of the yellow sands.