are some great Western
Australia travel destinations.
The sunny and relaxed Western Australia is a great state to visit.
Perth is a beautiful city. Just next door are Fremantle, Swan Valley,
Island and the great beaches Scarborough and Cottesloe.
South of it are
the giant karri and jarrah forests and the famous Margaret River. North
are the pinnacles of Nambung National Park, Monkey Mia in Shark Bay,
Ningaloo Reef, Broome and the remote Kimberley. And the best thing
about Western Australia is that most of it is relatively untouched by
Pinnacles Desert. Poster by AllPosters.
Nullarbor Desert - Western Australia
I first approached Western Australia from Nullarbor Plain. It was first
of January and my travel companion hadn’t sobered up from the New
Year’s party yet, but we had to keep going so I had to drive (I usually
prefer to sit back and take photos).
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Nullarbor is not an Aboriginal
word – it comes from
Latin and means zero trees. And it describes the surroundings pretty
well – for about 1000km that I ended up driving that day, there was no
trees. You could see right until the horizon over the open plains and
the only change from this scenery was when a kangaroo,
or a flock of emus
passed by. It was – a
different place to be.
Nullarbor coast. Poster by AllPosters.
Perth Travel Information - Western Australia
When we finally arrived in Perth (two days later – don’t underestimate
distances!), we said, jeez Perth
from the cities of the eastern states.
clean and well organised – we could drive around the city without
getting lost because the road signs were frequent enough and leaded you
where you wanted to get - something that didn't seem to be always taken
for granted in the
eastern states. The city centre is nice and walkable, with the Hay
Street and Murray Street Malls in the hub. North of the CBD is
Northbridge with its restaurants and backpackers hostels. West is
the lovely Kings Park with lots of wildflowers and walking tracks with
views over the city; and south east is Swan River.
Perth. Poster by AllPosters.
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Perth Beaches and Rottnest Island Western Australia Travel
Perth's best beaches
are Scarborough in the north and Cottesloe in the south. Further south
Fremantle – not a southern suburb of Perth but a town with its own
history and character.
Off the coast is Rottnest Island, known for its endemic
quokkas. There are no roads for cars on the island so you either walk
or ride a bike. Northeast of Perth is the Swan Valley wine region,
where you can visit wineries and cheese and chocolate factories.
Busselton, south-west WA. By AllPosters.
South Western WA - Western Australia
Travel Information South-western
Western Australia is
mostly known for its tall karri forests and Margaret River wine
district, but there is more. A drive south from Perth
takes you through some lovely coastal towns like Bunbury with its
Dolphin Centre, Busselton with its famous long jetty, and Augusta with
the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.
Near the southern coast there are some giant
karri trees in the Valley of the Giants, and the Great Forest Trees
Drive in Shannon National Park. Near Walpole, there is a tree top walk.
Walpole is also where the famous 962km Bibbulmun Walking Track ends
(starting from Perth). The coastal towns Denmark, Albany and Esperance
some lovely beaches and great ocean views.
Wave Rock. Poster by AllPosters.
Wave Rock and Ningaloo Reef Western Australia
Inland from Perth is the famous Wave Rock, and the historical mining
towns Kalgoorlie and Coolgardie. North of Perth is Nambung National
Park with its pinnacles, Kalbarri National Park with its red
rocks, and Shark
Bay World Heritage and Marine
Park with its famous dolphins
that you can hand-feed in
Monkey Mia. North from here, outside Exmouth is Western Australia’s
coral reef in Ningaloo
Reef Marine Park, and the
spectacular Pilbara region with its dramatic red landscape.
Road to Shark Bay. Poster by AllPosters.
Great things to do in
Shark Bay and Ningaloo Reef:
Kimberley and Broome Western Australia Travel Information
Furthest north is the historical pearlers town Broome,
and the remote Kimberley
region with its boab
trees and deadly crocodiles.
The rest of Western
Australia - the inland, is covered by empty deserts so large you could
spend the rest of your life discovering them.
Kimberleys. Poster by AllPosters.
Here's a map of Western Australia, with
places I mentioned on this web page tagged. You can click on the tags
to see what places they are, and double-click anywhere on the map to
zoom it in and see the places closer. Drag the map to move around, and
if you want to see the satellite image with Google Earth, click on
"Sat" in the top right hand corner.
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