Things to Do in Western Australia
Western Australia is that big huge land area on the western side of the country that is often over looked by visitors who concentrate on the more popular (and populated) east coast. But miss this part of Australia and you will be depriving yourself of some of the most spectacular scenery in Australia, minus the crowds that congregate at many of the attractions along the east coast. The sheer size of WA and the varied landscape means there is something to do and somewhere to go year-round. Head north in the winter months to escape the cold and experience the dramatic landscapes of the Kimberly, or journey south during summer for crystal clear beaches and towering forests of the South-West.
Places to Visit in Western Australia
You need time to see WA. The huge distances between attractions and locations mean you can’t knock it out in a few days. Starting in Perth, there are a few day tours to great destinations that will give you a taste of what this state has to offer, visiting spectacular destinations including Margaret River, the Pinnacles and Rottnest Island. But to truly appreciate the wild beauty of WA, you need to spend a few weeks at least exploring north or south of Perth visiting unforgettable places like Ningaloo Reef, the Kimberly, Valley of the Giants and Esperance.
WA’s South West region is home to beaches with snow white sand and crystal-clear water, towering Karri forests and world class wines. Some of the best places to visit in this corner of country include Margaret River, famous for its premier wines, and Esperance, where the local kangaroos enjoy the pristine beaches just as much as the people.
Travelling north of Perth offers you the opportunity to visit many of WA’s unique attractions, and the landscape gets wilder and more remote the further up you journey. The unusual landscape of the Pinnacles is one of the first places you visit as you head up the coast, and as you continue north, you can stop at Monkey Mia, to visit the famous dolphins, and Kalbarri. Snorkel or dive the Ningaloo Reef from Coral Bay or Exmouth, then keep heading up to arrive in the must visit destination, the Kimberly.
Tourist Attractions in WA
There is a wealth of reasons for travellers to visit Western Australia, especially those who enjoy nature based tourism. The Ningaloo Reef one of the best things to do in WA, allowing visitors to swim straight off the beach and snorkel amongst the enchanting sea life. Karijini National Park, El Questro and the Kimberly in the north offer spectacular waterfalls, plunge pools and gorges for tourists to discover. The ancient Stromatolites in Hamelin Pool are an exceptional attraction in WA, where time has stood still to offer us a glimpse of what life was like billions of years ago. In Margaret River, travellers looking for something to do can explore its famous wineries and enjoy the delicious local produce, or be dwarfed by the breathtaking Karri forests.