Delight in the South West
From towering forests to whale watching, fine food and wine to world-class surfing, Australia’s South West offers some of the most varied travel experiences in Western Australia. Margaret River’s outstanding wines have put it on the international map, and the area is popular all year round for forest hiking, exploring underground caves, and sampling the divine local produce in the town’s superb restaurants. Visit the pretty seaside town of Busselton, the famous Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk in Walpole and experience a whale watching boat trip along the Southern Ocean from Albany, right up to Augusta on the Indian Ocean coast.
Explore the North West
Australia’s North West is nature at its most rugged and awesome, home to the Kimberley – the inspiration for ‘Australia’ the movie. The exotic seaside town of Broome forms the southern gateway to this spectacular region and offers breathtaking Cable Beach – a 22km stretch of soft white sand and warm turquoise waters. From Broome, venture into red-earth country and experience an unforgettable Aussie adventure. Highlights of Austral ia’s North West include the Bungle Bungle Range, the rocky and majestic ancient gorges of Kariji ni National Park, the rugged Gibb River Road and Lake Argyle.
Escape to the Coral Coast
Pristine beaches, exotic marine life, national reserves and the bluest ocean you’ll see anywhere on earth can all be found in Australia’s Coral Coast. Explore the unique rock formations of the Pinnacles, meet the smiling dolphins of Monkey Mia or travel to Exmouth,home of the internationally renowned Ningaloo Reef – one of the few places in the world where you can swim with giant whale sharks and manta rays. Inland is just as exciting, as carpets of wildflowers burst into colour during the wildflower season (September to November).
Adventure in the Golden Outback
The vast clear skies and theatrical landscapes of the Golden Outback region are the setting for true outback adventure.To experience the 1890’s Goldrush, look for tours around mining towns and settlements built by pioneers.Visit the Super Pit in Kalgoorlie, one of the largest open-pit mines in the southern hemisphere, explore old mine shafts or try your hand at gold-panning. Slip into in the laid back atmosphere of Australia’s Golden Outback rural life among heritage buildings,friendly pubs and hospitable farm-stays. In extreme contrast, the rugged coastline and islands around Esperance offer amazing eco-experiences.