Perched on the Swan River, Perth is Western Australia's capital city and enjoys all the convenience and luxury of a modern city with picturesque beaches just minutes away. Perth is surrounded by beautiful gardens and reserves. Fremantle is widely regarded as an essential part of any visit to Perth. Home to the best-preserved 19th-century port in the world, Fremantle is a bustling port town is less than half an hour from Perth famous for its charming harbour complex that is a hub of nightlife, pubs and coffee shops.
Rottnest Island is WA's own island retreat, located 19 km from the coast of Fremantle. Characterised by a casual atmosphere, stunning scenery and some of best beaches and bays in the world, the island is full of unique natural attractions. As one of the state's most popular holiday destinations it is also home to a range of fun family activities and fascinating tours. Discover Rottnest Island's fascinating history and culture and step back in time with the heritage tours, heritage trails and historic sights.
Margaret River is officially known as The Margaret River Wine Region and is situated in the deep south west of WA. Surrounded by nature, this inland town attracts surfers by the thousands each year to experience the excellent surf breaks along the surrounding coastline. Whale-watching is also another attraction of Margaret River with the Southern Right and Humpback Whales making their yearly migration off the coast of Augusta from June to September and Dunsborough and Geographe Bay from September to December.
Located in the north west of WA, the bush meets the sea in the small town of Broome. Famed for the discovery of Pinctada Maxima - the largest pearl shell in the world, the industry continues to boom today with pearl galleries scattered throughout Chinatown. The warm sunny weather lends itself perfectly to exploring the towns fantastic outdoor attractions including the famous Cable Beach and iconic landmarks such as Anastacia's Pool and Gantheaume Point with its dinosaur footprints.
One of the most visited attractions in WA, the Pinnacles Desert is located along the Indian Ocean Drive at the southern gateway to the country's Coral Coast within Nambung National Park. Approximately 200km north of Perth, the park covers 17,487 hectares and is just 2 hours' drive from the capital. A natural habitat for a wide range of bird life and native wildlife, the park's most famous attraction is The Pinnacles - incredible natural limestone formations.
A trip to Western Australian isn't complete without a stop in at Monkey Mia. Known for its unique dolphin experience, Monkey Mia is the only easily accessible beach in Shark Bay. Dolphins delight staff and guests daily with their intelligence and grace as they frolic and play in the shallows of the bay. Witness this special connection as Parks and Wildlife officers protect and showcase the natural behaviours of the dolphins for a memorable part of your holiday.
It's hard to believe that something that's been around for over 350 million years could only have been 'discovered' in the mid-1980s, however the incredible Bungle Bungle Range was a hidden gem known only to its Aboriginal caretakers for at least 40,000 years. Since 1983, these striking natural attractions situated within the World Heritage-listed Purnululu National Park have been one of the most loved attractions in the Kimberley region of WA.
The Kimberley is one of the last great wilderness areas in the world, remote, beautiful and wild. Around every corner you will find cool waterholes, pockets of tropical rainforest and cascading waterfalls and ancient Aboriginal artwork. The Kimberley is home to one of the most unique geological formations in WA, The Bungle Bungle Range. Found in Purnululu National Park, these beehive-like mounds are an ecological miracle striped in black and orange.