The landscape of Western Australia is inspiring, in its beauty and grandeur, with pristine beaches, rugged gorges, unique rock formations, towering forests and secluded waterfalls.
With a varied climate, visitors to Western Australia can find summer at any time of year. The State’s south experiences a Mediterranean climate, while the north has a tropical climate.
Home to multiple transport and touring options including direct flights, guided tours and self-drive experiences, Western Australia is the State of ‘extraordinary’ – with a number of experiences that can’t be found anywhere else on earth.
Western Australia boasts pristine coastline, beautiful beaches and bays, sensational surf and marine life. The State’s national parks, state forests and marine parks provide a fantastic opportunity to interact with some of the world’s most diverse flora, fauna and landscapes. Each spring, more than 12,000 species of wildflowers carpet the State from the north to the south.
Inland, Western Australia’s rugged, captivating and inspiring outback offers big blue skies and rugged red earth adventure in spades, and at night, visitors will be amazed by the millions of stars lighting up the night sky, with clear views to the Milky Way.
Getting the accommodation right is key to enjoying the travel experience. Every traveller knows that having a good base to explore from is important.
Whether it’s for work or play, there are many great accommodation options available along Western Australia’s coastline. This includes campgrounds, caravan parks, eco-villas, backpacker hostels, motels and hotels. Many of the State’s caravan parks have permanent chalets available, providing world class views and basic amenities at a minimum cost.
Some of the State’s campgrounds are controlled by the Department of Parks and Wildlife. For a small fee, camp within a national park and be within a few steps of some of the world’s best beaches and forest set landscapes.
Perth has always offered a beautiful natural environment but most recently, the attention has turned to the city’s urban offering with the State’s capital labelled as ‘hipster heaven’. The port town of Fremantle has also been catapulted in the spotlight with Lonely Planet describing it as ‘a raffish harbour town with sea-salty soul to burn’, Freo (as the locals like to call it) is located an easy 25 minute drive or train ride from the Perth city centre.
Regarded as Australia’s sunniest capital city, Perth experiences more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, making it the perfect destination to get outside and go exploring.
For the foodies, there are the night markets and other food events which have popped up in Perth and its urban villages, including the City of Perth’s Twilight Hawkers Markets, Perth City Farm Markets, Perth Home Grown, Beaufort Street Markets and events such as Eat Drink Perth and Taste of Perth.
Perth’s had an explosion of hip, under-the-radar small bars pop up in the past few years, paving the way for a style of socialising not seen in the city before. Disused heritage buildings and laneways are now home to bustling bars and street art. There are bars specialising in whiskey, gin, craft beers and wine, as well as high-quality food, with share plates and locally sourced produce becoming a popular trend.
In Perth, travellers are spoilt for choice, with more restaurants per capita than any other capital city in Australia. And it’s not just restaurants and bars that are pleasing Perth visitors, food trucks have also started appearing on the streets, signalling another new trend for the city. Their presence is so popular, it prompted a local foodie and entrepreneur to start the annual – the Food Truck Rumble. A gathering of some of the city’s best ‘street food’ trucks in the one place.