From wondrous wildlife and pristine beaches to gourmet delights: WA delivers
Western Australia occupies around one-third of Australia’s total landmass, a mighty 2.5 million-plus square kilometres spanning unspoiled wilderness, cosmopolitan cities, ancient Indigenous sites and more sun-drenched coastline than you can shake a surfboard at.
Ask any Sandgroper (WA resident) what they love most about their state and chances are they'll mention the beaches. Whether you’re a surfer, swimmer, snorkeller or sunbather, you’ll find the perfect place to lay your towel here.
Swim with the world’s biggest fish, the gentle whale shark, at World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef, share the shore with kangaroos at Lucky Bay near Esperance, or meet the impossibly cute quokka on Rottnest Island. Whale-watchers are in luck too: tours operate the length of the coast from May to December.
But WA's charms go beyond the aquatic. Its wildflower season is internationally famous, with more than 12,000 species bursting into bloom between June and November, starting in the north and sweeping down to the south coast. Hashtag: flowerpower!
Picturesque capital Perth and historic port city Fremantle offer culture, fun and outdoor attractions in equal measure, while food and wine lovers will flip for the sensational vino and fresh produce of the South West, especially around ever-popular Margaret River.
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Dirk Harthog Island is an adventure paradise framed by rugged cliffs and shifting sand dunes. The only way to explore it properly is in a 4WD. Here’s how you do it.
Where to stay, play and eat on Rottnest Island
This tiny island off the coast of Western Australia is the perfect destination for families, with hotel, restaurant and activity options to suit everyone.
Why Rottnest Island is the perfect family
Quokka selfies put the tiny Western Australian island on the map but the cute little marsupial isn’t the only thing enticing travellers here. A frequent visitor tells us exactly what makes Rotto special.
Perth reinvented: Hip new places to eat and drink
The Western Australian capital has been reinventing itself to shed its mining past and become a hip social centre. These cool new places to eat and drink will change what you think about Perth.
The best of Western Australia with kids
Unforgettable wildlife experiences, heavenly beaches and outdoor adventure galore – WA is a family holiday dream.