Western Australia Travel Information

There 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, Rottnest 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 mass tourism.
Rock Formations in the Sand of the Pinnacles Desert, Nambung National Park, Western Australia
Pinnacles Desert. Poster by AllPosters. Click on thumbnail to buy.

Five Top Things to Do in WA:

5. PERTH AND SOUTH WEST

4. NORTH AND EAST OF PERTH

3. SHARK BAY AND MONKEY MIA

2. NINGALOO REEF

1. THE KIMBERLEY





Nullarbor Desert - Western Australia Travel Information
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, a dingo or a flock of emus passed by. It was – a different place to be.
Coastline of Bunda Cliffs, Nullarbor Plain, Australia
Nullarbor coast. Poster by AllPosters. Click on thumbnail to buy.

Other great things to do:

WHALE WATCHING

DOLPHIN SWIMMING

SCENIC FLIGHTS


Perth Travel Information - Western Australia
Travel Information
When we finally arrived in Perth (two days later – don’t underestimate Australia’s road distances!), we said, jeez Perth is different from the cities of the eastern states.


It’s 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.
City Skyline, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Perth. Poster by AllPosters. Click on thumbnail to buy.

Great things to do in and around Perth:

PERTH SIGHTSEEING PASS, HOP ON HOP OFF BUSES AND COMBOS

SWAN RIVER CRUISES

PERTH ZOO

FREMANTLE TRIPS FROM PERTH

TRIPS TO SWAN VALLEY WINERIES FROM PERTH


Perth Beaches and Rottnest Island Western Australia Travel

Perth's best beaches are Scarborough in the north and Cottesloe in the south. Further south is 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 Jetty, Busselton, Western Australia, Australia
Busselton, south-west WA. By AllPosters. Click on thumbnail to buy.

Great things to do south of Perth:

ROTTNEST ISLAND TRIPS FROM PERTH

MARGARET RIVER TRIPS FROM PERTH

VALLEY OF GIANTS TRIPS FROM PERTH









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.

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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 have some lovely beaches and great ocean views.
Wave Rock, Hyden, Western Australia, Australia
Wave Rock. Poster by AllPosters. Click on thumbnail to buy.

Great things to do east and north of Perth:

TRIPS TO WAVE ROCK FROM PERTH

TRIPS TO PINNACLES DESERT FROM PERTH











Wave Rock and Ningaloo Reef Western Australia Travel Information
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 Monkey Mia, Shark Bay, Western Australia, Australia, Pacific
Road to Shark Bay. Poster by AllPosters. Click on thumbnail to buy.

Great things to do in Shark Bay and Ningaloo Reef:

TRIPS TO MONKEY MIA FROM PERTH

TRIPS TO EXMOUTH AND NINGALOO REEF FROM PERTH










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.
Boab Tree and Cockburn Ranges, Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia, Pacific
Kimberleys. Poster by AllPosters. Click on thumbnail to buy.

Great things to do in the Kimberleys
:

BROOME PASS

BROOME INCLUDING CAMEL SAFARI

CAPE LEVEQUE

WINDJANA GORGE

GEIKIE GORGE

WINDJANA AND GEIKIE GORGES

BUNGLE BUNGLES AND LAKE ARGYLE

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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