Western Australia is so diverse, covering almost one-third of all Australia. There are so many incredible things to do that will blow your mind. Visit endless white sandy beaches, relax with kangaroos on the beach and take a selfie with the cute quokkas for a truly unique experience and unforgettable trip.
You can’t travel to Western Australia without visiting Perth, Australia’s fourth largest city and the only big city you’ll find during your trip to WA. The city is popular for soft-sand beaches, water sports, great bars, beer and museums. Top attractions are Botanic Garden, Kings Park and Elizabeth Quay. Enjoy the shiny skyscrapers as these will be the only ones you get to see during your trip.
This is probably the most popular place in Western Australia as it is the only place in the world where you can take a selfie with a friendly quokka for your social media accounts. Take the ferry from Perth and rent a bike to explore this beautiful island and its cute inhabitants. Don’t forget to bring your swimmers as it’s also a great place for snorkelling and swimming.
No, we’re not telling you to take a 24h flight to Denmark in Europe! Denmark is a little forested town south of Perth, offering magnificent white sandy beaches. Don’t miss visiting the picturesque beaches Greens Pool in the William Bay National Park and Elephant Rocks as well as the Valley of the Giants Tree Tops Walk which gives you a bird’s eye view of some of the world’s biggest trees.
You can’t miss going on a wine tour when you are in Australia, and Margaret River is a great place for this! But don’t worry, Margaret River does not only offer beautiful vineyards. If you are not a fan of wine, you can hit the waves, as it’s also a very popular destination for surfers; or discover some secret swimming spots and visit stunning limestone caves like Jewel Cave. You can easily spend a few days here and we can guarantee, you won’t be disappointed.
The Pinnacles of Nambung National Park are thousands of spectacular natural limestone formations in the middle of the desert and one of the most popular destinations and photo spots in Western Australia, only 2 hours north of Perth. It’s best to visit the Pinnacles in spring to see the beautiful wildflowers. You can spend hours walking around The Pinnacles and feel like you’re on another planet. Don’t miss out to wait for the sun to come down to see the Milky Way galaxy in the night sky, a view you will never forget!
Monkey Mia is famous for seeing and swimming with dolphins, and let’s be honest, no Australia trip is complete without seeing dolphins! It is also part of UNESCO World Heritage listed Shark Bay Marine Park, surrounded by beautiful white beaches and rusty red sand dunes. It’s a stunning place you can’t miss during you Western Australia trip.
Esperance is a very popular tourist spot, offering white sandy beaches and clear turquoise waters. From here you can also visit Lucky Bay in Cape le Grand National Park, where you can hang out on Australia’s whitest beach with kangaroos, so don’t forget to take a selfie with one for Instagram, your friends will be so jealous! Twilight Beach should also be on your list when you are in Esperance as it voted one of the best beaches in Australia.
Ningaloo Reef is the world’s largest fringing reef and a UNESCO World Heritage listed site. A true paradise for all marine lovers who want to discover whale sharks, humpback whales, manta rays, turtles and many other beautiful water creatures. Go snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters of Turquoise Bay.
Broome, where the red dirt meets the ocean, is a popular tourist town and the starting point to visit the beautiful Kimberley region. Visit Cable Beach to enjoy the stunning striking red cliffs, stretching over 22kms along turquoise waters. Don’t miss the Staircase to the Moon: at full moon you can get mesmerized by the rays of the moonlight on the water, looking like steps to the moon.
Purnululu National Park
Purnululu National Park is also called Bungle Bungle and located in the magnificent Kimberley region. The park is a National and UNESCO World Heritage listed site and a true hidden gem in WA. Explore Aboriginal culture and go for hikes to enjoy the spectacular structures of the deep gorges and chasms.
There you have it. These are our favourite places in WA. We can guarantee you that you will never forget a trip to WA visiting these places. If you have ever been here, what were your favourite places?