Western Australia is the largest and most diverse state of Australia covering an impressive third of the country. Featuring beautiful must-visit beaches, wineries, wildlife, and overall extraordinary holiday experiences, it is easy to see why Western Australia is on our 2018 trend destinations list.
5 Must-Do’s in Western Australia
1. Go on a winery tour in Margaret River & taste delicious renowned wines from the local region
If you’re looking for a getaway destination that will provide both the beach and some of the finest wines in Australia look no further than Western Australia’s Margaret River. Located on the south coast of Western Australia, the small town of Margaret River features fantastic restaurants, bars, beaches, boutique shopping, art galleries, surfing, and of course internationally renowned wine and wineries. See below our selection of top Margaret River wineries where you can sample the perfect drop paired with delicious gourmet cheeses & other premium produce.
2. Swim with giant whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef
Swimming with whale sharks is an extraordinary experience and should be at the top of your adventure list for 2018! Experience wonder and breathtaking beauty as you glide underwater alongside the largest living fish species on the planet. Ningaloo Reef is also home to blue whales, manta rays, dolphins, turtles, beautiful corals and all different species of fish, which makes it the perfect destination for your next underwater adventure.
For the less adventurous there is also whale watching! Enjoy whale watching throughout the entire area of the Ningaloo Marine Park waters over 300 kilometres of reef- spectacular scenery and so many Insta-worthy moments!
3. Visit Western Australia’s beautiful beaches
No holiday to Australia is complete without visiting one of the many stunning beaches. Start daydreaming with our must-visit beaches of Western Australia!
Cottesloe Beach, Perth
One of Perth’s most popular spots for swimming, surfing, and snorkelling. Make sure you stay for the beautiful sunset over the Indian Ocean – fish & chips on the sandbanks go well with the view!
Turquoise Bay, Exmouth
Consistently voted amongst the top beaches in Australia, the turquoise crystal clear waters are perfect for spotting sea turtles, stingrays, and stunning coral.
The Basin, Rottnest Island
Rottnest Island’s The Basin is a popular favourite among visitors to the island. A couple of steps from the beach across a shallow reef platform lies a large hole in the reef – similar to a man made pool- that literally acts as a basin!
Cape Le Grand National Park & Esperance Bay
Cape Le Grand National Park is known for its stunning scenery and idyllic beaches best for swimming, bushwalking, fishing and camping. Also just down the road is Esperance Bay where you can encounter Kangaroos and baby joeys sunbaking on the beach and roaming free, a very unique experience.
4. Take a selfie with a Quokka on Rottnest Island
These cute furry creatures can only be found on Rottnest Island and are not camera shy! Find them running around snapping selfies with all of the visitors – a must do when visiting Rottnest Island which is only a 30-minute ferry ride from Perth.
5. Visit the mysterious pink Lake Hillier on Middle Island
Lake Hillier is one of Australia’s most famous pink lakes located off the Southern Coast of Western Australia on Middle Island. The lake displays a bubble-gum pink colour which looks good enough to drink, although we would not recommend this as the lake is one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world!
Best Hotel In Western Australia
In the centre of Margaret River Region’s tranquil vineyard valley you will find the beautiful Empire Retreat & Spa. Built on the foundations of old stone, timber, and a rustic-luxe aesthetic, this fashionable farmhouse is a boutique hideaway just waiting to be discovered. Featuring ten stylish suites, two luxury villas, and an opulent day spa, the Empire Retreat & Spa is the perfect getaway for a unique stay in Australia’s wine country.
- Rooms start from approx. US$220 per night at Empire Retreat & Spa.
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