Exuding natural beauty, diverse landscapes and some of Australia’s best views, Western Australia has blossomed into one of the country’s leading destinations for escapes and adventures. With every sight looking like straight out of a postcard, it’s easy to get lost amongst the beauty.
Well, you may just need a lot more than a weekend to take all of this in unless you're already situated near these areas, but we've searched far and wide to come up with this little beauty of a list to add to our own bucket list when we head to WA in the near future. We're excited to share this with you and maybe even help to start you off on your own bucket list for this must-see state of Australia.
Here’s what not to miss as you explore Australia’s wildflower state.
Margaret River Wine Region
Boasting world-renowned wineries and an impressive dining scene, Margaret River sits at the south western point of Australia. A region with bountiful beauty and charm, discover the best of Western Australian food and wine among the picturesque landscape.
Stay a few nights to soak up the best of Margaret River and to have the time to truly explore at your own pace. We recommend adventuring through some of the many caves, enjoying the exhilarating surf beaches and maybe even spotting a whale as you wander down the coastal tracks.
Situated at the top of Western Australia, Broome offers warm and tropical weather combined with the perks of both dry and wet seasons.
Broome gives you the chance to experience the wonder and magic of a sunset camel ride – a tick of the bucket list of many adventurers. Stroll along Cable Beach for pristine white sand and uninterrupted ocean views as far as the eye can see.
For an injection of history and culture, embark on an informative and interactive tour of the historic pearling industry to learn more about where some of Australia’s finest jewels originated.
A UNESCO World Heritage Area, Shark Bay is located halfway up Western Australia’s coast. With exceptional natural features and a significant dugong population, it doesn’t get any better than snorkelling and exploring the many impressive lagoons. Great for fishing and soaking up ocean views, you may even spot a dolphin or two!
Karijini National Park
One of the most surreal spots in Western Australia, Karijini National Park is home to the state’s best views. Situated in the Pilbara region, around 1400km north of Perth and 80km north-east of Tom Price, Karijini National Park offers a glimpse into the earth’s formation. Explore impressive gorges, canyons and waterfalls and adventure through some of Australia’s most colourful landscapes on a trip to Karijini National Park.
We recommend camping over a few nights to make the most of your experience.
A small coastal fishing town north of Perth, Cervantes offers a plethora of stunning sights and experiences. The gateway town to Australia’s Pinnacles Desert, located in the heart of Nambung National Park, Cervantes is the perfect starting point for an adventure through Western Australia’s top sights. Visit Thirsty Point Lookout, explore the ancient rock pillars and adventure through the shifting sand dunes.
A four hour drive from Perth, getting to Hyden is quick and easy. With great camping and a number of stunning natural sights, including the famous wave rock and Mulka’s Cave, Hyden has something for everyone.
Enjoy the charm, serenity and peace of this quaint town at night as you explore its sights by day.