Covering around a third of Australia’s landmass and home to the most isolated major city on earth, Western Australia’s colossal size should not be underestimated. The region boasts everything from arid deserts to lush green forests, and picture postcard beaches to cosmopolitan cities. As a result, activities on offer include everything from surfing, diving and sailing to hiking, cycling and caving. Galleries, museums, live music venues and vineyards can all be found in and around the region’s cities, giving you plenty to explore during your time in Western Australia.
Perth – The capital of Western Australia and the district’s main commercial and cultural hub, with a hotel in Perth you’ll have everything you’d expect from a city of its size. Explore Perth’s beautiful public parks, enjoy its great choice of museums and galleries, take in a match at the Subiaco Oval or head to one of the nearby beaches and soak up some of Western Australia’s famously good weather.
Kalbarri National Park – When you think of Western Australia, it’s probably the rugged sandstone cliffs and dramatic gorges of the Kalbarri National Park that spring to mind. Hike through the park’s stunning landscapes and enjoy great views from the lookout points that dot Kalbarri.
Geraldton – One of the best surfing destinations in Western Australia, a Geraldton hotel puts you in a picturesque seaside town between Perth and the Kalbarri National Park. Catch some waves on the beach, explore the town’s museum or take a tour to the nearby Abrolhos Islands.
Broome – Famous for its great weather, stunning beach and rich history, hotels in Broome are some of the most popular in Western Australia. Explore Broome’s Chinatown, learn about its pearling industry, relax on its stunning beach or enjoy a camel ride along the coast as the sun goes down over the Indian Ocean.
This diverse region has a lot to offer visitors looking for iconic sights and unbeatable photo opportunities. The beaches themselves are well worth a good chunk of your time, with the sunsets off Coral Bay, Busselton and Fremantle especially beautiful. Other sights in Western Australia include the fascinating Fremantle Prison, the iconic Pinnacles in the Nambung National Park, the spectacular Ngilgi Cave and the fuchsia waters of the aptly named Pink Lake.
Thanks to its fantastic climate and spectacular setting, Western Australia is a great destination for anyone who enjoys outdoor living. Surfing, hiking, biking, camping, diving, horse and camel rides are all available in the region. Many of the most unique activities can be found in Western Australia’s national parks, with Kalbarri, Karijini and Purnululu among the most impressive. Alternatively, if you want to explore the region’s culture and heritage, visit the museums and galleries of Perth, the vineyards of Margaret River and the bustling streets of Fremantle. A good choice of bars, restaurants and nightspots can be found in and around Perth, with several of the region’s smaller towns also boasting good nightlife.