Western Australia is one of the world's best eco-tourism experiences and provides the most spectacular setting for a nature based holiday. Tropical islands, carpets of wildflowers, friendly dolphins, coral reef systems and towering forests are just some of the things that you can explore in Western Australia. Covering one third of the Australian continent, Western Australia provides a totally different flavour of the Australian culture. With Perth being the only large city of over a million people on the entire West Coast, most of the state's land area covering over 2.5 million square kilometres, is preserved in it's pristine and natural form as it was always intended to be. Western Australia is divided into 5 tourist regions , each with their own unique attractions and lifestyle. We recommend exploring each region of the state for a complete perspective on what you can experience and enjoy.
Perth City and the surrounding suburbs covers Perth City, Northbridge, Sunset Coast, Swan Valley, Perth Hills and South of the Swan River all these places are a hour from the city centre.
Fremantle and Rottnest Island region covers The Port City of Fremantle, Rottnest Island, Carnac Island, Coogee Beach, Woodmans Point and Cockburn Sound all 30mins from the centre of Fremantle.
Rottnest Island boasts a rich and diverse history and like many areas of Western Australia has some of the finest beaches, inlets and bays in the world. Pure soft sand rings the island and numerous picture postcard turquoise bays are a dominant feature.
Only one hour from Perth the Peel region has something to do all year round from lazing on the beach to trying your hand at white water rafting.
Busselton one of the fastest growing region in WA and most popular spots with the locals is settled on Geographe bay excellent place for spotting migrating whales in season. 2.5hrs from Perth.
Margaret River is the place to go for an adventure weekend or just to sample the local wine and exceptional food with its rugged coast and rolling fields all mixed together a place not to miss and an easy 3hr drive from Perth. Augusta 4hrs and a whale watchers paradise If you like laid-back places with beautiful scenery, plenty of things to do that are not too crowded, then don't miss the Margaret River area, from Cape Naturaliste in the North to Cape Leeuwin in the south, is a must. Surfing on this coastline is legendary. Described by surfing world champion Mark Richards as 'one of the world's finest'. A free surfing guide to the area is available from the tourist bureau in Dunsborough.
If caves are your thing, then you are also in luck. There are over three hundred in the area between the capes. Jewel is the most beautiful cave, Mammoth Cave features a Jawbone of a fossilised Giant Wombat and Moondyne Cave has opportunities for an organised 'caving adventure'. Nilgi Cave is also well worth a visit if you are staying in Dunsborough.
When you have had your fill of beaches and bleached blonde hair, and have taken an album full of stalactite photos, it is probably time to head for one of the wineries - what the Margaret River is probably most famous for. There are over 35 of them in the area and therefore, perhaps a good place to start is the Margaret River Regional Wine Centre in Cowaramup
The Southwest Region of Western Australia as something for everyone only 2hrs from Perth we have wineries, Caves arts and crafts, Forests and world class beaches.
The Great Southern Region of Western Australia with Albany (4hrs from Perth) as the capital has plenty to offer as one of Australia`s largest wine regions and its nature-based attractions make it an intriguing place to visit.
The Kalgoorlie Goldfields one of the largest and most diverse regions in Western Australia is fast becoming one of Australia`s must do tourist destination, with its magnificents architecture buildings to its supa pits and city nightlife there`s something for everyone.
The Heartlands of Western Australia, North of Perth covers The Pinnacles Desert, Gingin Coast, Avon Valley, Chittering Valley, The Wheatbelt District, Wave Rock, New Norcia, Dryandra Woodlands and is the best place for Wildflowers in season.
The Mid West is one of Western Australia`s premier wildflower regions and has a coast line to match with its long history of shipwrecks the Batavia coast caters for any type of adventure. Excellent windsurfing. 5hrs from Perth to Geraldton and the Town of Kalbarri is an excellent place to spend a few days
The Outback Coast covers 144,000 sq/km and has over 600km of coast line, it`s the premier soft adventure destination in Western Australia covering Shark bay to Exmouth the perfect place to visit anytime of the year.
The Pilbara Region of North Western Australia covers Port Headland, Roebourne, Tom Price, Karijini NP, Marbale Bar, Rudall River, Newman, Onslow,Point Samson, Karratha and Millstream.
The Kimberleys is the most remote part of Western australia and this is where the Beehive-like rocks know as the Bungle Bungles can be found but thats not all, from spectacular beachs to its amazing scenery. This is the outback.
The South east region has some of Western Australia`s most spectacular coastline and beaches to match any where in the world Due to its remoteness much of this part of the state is untouch. The major town is Esperance some 9hrs from Perth
Covering the coastline from Fremantle to Two Rocks
What better way is their to relax than sipping coffee and watching the sun set over the Indian Ocean for this could be the beginning of your holiday. Weather it be Adults or kids there is something for everyone on the Sunset Coast which makes it an excellent holiday destination.
Whether you are looking for peaceful relaxation or fun and action you will find it on the Sunset Coast. Sixty-six kilometres of magnificent beaches, all the shopping, entertainment and nightlife you would expect from a thriving metropolis, outdoor activities in the rural hinterland and the natural beauty of the flora and fauna of the Australian bush are all provided for on the Sunset Coast. The Sunset Coast offers a wealth of activities and attractions for your enjoyment. The rich diversity available means you can be as energetic or as lazy as you like.
The clean white beach sands are perfect for soaking up the sun (not forgetting the sunscreen of course) and rejuvenating your weary limbs. Alternatively there are many locations along the coast which provide perfect conditions for swimming, surfing, windsurfing, sailing and fishing. Charter boats can be hired for game fishing or the unforgettable experience of whale watching seasonal. Ferries are available for comfortable cruises to unspoiled Rottnest Island less than an hour offshore. On another day why not just spend a relaxing hour or two visiting Hillarys Harbour s watching the boats, having a meal, doing some shopping or visiting the aquarium or water leisure park.