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Western AustraliaAustralia

Australia showing a river or creek and a sunset

Enjoy the quirky bars and live music of Perth, dive Ningaloo Reef, laze on white sand beaches and discover the wildflower-covered parks of Australia’s largest state.

Explore the rugged coastline and sleepy beachfront towns, pristine beaches and coral reefs of Western Australia’s coast. Step back in time in Goldfields, encounter the rich biodiversity of rainforests and camp beneath the outback stars.

Western Australia’s capital, Perth, is a relaxed city perched upon picturesque Swan River. Enjoy boutique shopping in the city’s center, bars and nightlife in Northbridge and historic architecture and museums in Subiaco. Not far from town is Cottesloe Beach, known for its great surf.

Fremantle is a portside city packed with art galleries, trendy cafés, performers and maritime museums. Cruise to Rottnest Island nature reserve. Walk or cycle near the ocean and watch for cute marsupial quokkas and resident birdlife.

North of Perth is the Coral Coast, best known for Ningaloo Reef just off Exmouth. Snorkel the reef or dive with manta rays and whale sharks. Meet a pod of friendly wild dolphins at Monkey Mia and hike through coastal parks filled with blooming wildflowers.

Farther inland are the gorges of Karijini National Park. Hike past incredible geology with flowing waterfalls and spectacular views. Look for dingos and echidnas, regularly seen in the park.

Relax on the white-sand beaches of Broome, a pearling port in the Kimberley region. Watch the moon rise over Cable Beach and visit historic Chinatown. Camp beneath the stars in Kununurra. Discover ancient indigenous rock art and wander amid sandstone domes known as the Bungle Bungles.

Go gold prospecting in Kalgoorlie. Outback pubs in former goldmining towns provide interesting atmosphere. Take a four-wheel-drive tour to see unearthly dry salt lakes around the Goldfields region.

Explore the natural karst cave systems along the Margaret River. Top off your day with a chardonnay at one of the Margaret River vineyards. Immerse yourself in settler history and the whaling era on the south coast in Albany’s museums or head to Esperance to unwind in secluded bays, beaches and scenic coves.

Western Australia offers nearly endless opportunities for visitors.

Popular cities in Western Australia

Busselton which includes a sunset
Busselton
Known for Beach View, Marina and Walking
This attractive coastal city is known for beautiful beaches, great local restaurants and one of the longest wooden jetties in the Southern Hemisphere.

Reasons to visit

  • Busselton Jetty
  • Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse
  • Meelup Beach
Western Australia showing a river or creek and boating
Broome
Known for Beach View, Relaxing and Family-friendly
One of northern Australia’s iconic destinations, this remote pearling town has perfect beaches, exotic marine life, fascinating history and a laid back atmosphere.

Reasons to visit

  • Town Beach
  • Matso's Brewery
  • Willie Creek Pearl Farm
Perth showing skyline, a sunset and a city
Perth
Known for Dining, Shopping and Family-friendly
With its beautiful beaches, striking harbours and vast swathes of desert, Australia’s most remote state capital is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the climate.

Reasons to visit

  • Scarborough Beach
Mandurah which includes surfing and surf
Mandurah
Known for Dining, Beach View and Family-friendly
Explore the coastal and inland waterways of this large picturesque city in Western Australia and see lots of marine and land wildlife.