Western Australia Vastly Diverse.
In a State of staggering vastness and beauty, an extraordinary holiday in Western Australia can encompass an incredible diversity of natural attractions.See vibrant, massive fringing coral reefs close to shore, swim with Whale Sharks the gentle giants of the ocean; explore deep, ancient gorges and outback waterholes or laze on wide beaches washed by the Indian Ocean or the protected bays that give way to a fertile wine region, bordered by ancient forests and extraordinary Western Australian flora and fauna.
Perth CBD and City Culture
A West Australian holiday in Perth based accommodation is perfect for the casual foodie or the gourmand; the cosmopolitan capital of WA is a thriving cafe, bar and gourmet restaurant scene on hand for before or after the show at one of the many theatres in Perth.The State Theatre of Western Australia is state of the art with Heath Ledger, the late world famous actor from WA honoured there. Perth is home to international designers and with fashion names onboutiques for the ladies who shop to bend the CC in the daytime while the bloke enjoys a golf holiday in Western Australia, teeing off at one of the top golf courses in the Perth area or any of the many other outdoor pursuits.
Perth's CBD features a myriad of small laneways with busy cafes, bars and tapas bars, leading to main thoroughfares with shopping malls and food courts; perfect for a relaxing holiday in Western Australia. The adjoining Northbridge entertainment district has international dining options interspersed with night clubs and live music venues for a hip and happening holiday in Western Australia based in Perth and beer gardens and open air venues embrace the best of Perth's laidback, outdoor culture.
Looking over Perth city and the wide Perth waters of the Swan River, in season Kings Park puts on an annual Wildflower Show that astounds even the locals every year.See flora from all over the state of Western Australia while in the centre of Perth; discover a massive boab tree from the Kimberley, fields of multi hued wildflowers and bushes and shrubs endemic to the outback on your vacation in WA; all without leaving the capital city.Discover the iconic WA State Reception Centre, with amazing vistas across beautiful Perth City, beyond the wide reaches of the Swan River to the distant Perth Hills and round off your laid back holiday in Western Australia with a meal close by at a smart cafe or in a world renowned restaurant in Kings Park.
Bohemian Fremantle, the main port for cruise holidays in Western Australia, offers more excellent shopping, with designer boutiques, gourmet food providores, bookstores and market stalls selling souvenirs of a WA holiday, jewellery and art work. The colonial past of Fremantle is evident in its architecture where many of the buildings were constructed by early convicts. The Roundhouse and Fremantle Prison are excellent sites in which to explore early history before celebrating your West Australian vacation amongst the cafes on the South Terrace cafe strip.
A short ferry trip from Fremantle, across the Indian Ocean, Rottnest Island is a great destination for a West Australian family holiday, where generations have spent summers larking on the end of the Geordie Bay jetty, paddling and learning to fish and surf off the reef at the Basin and watching the sun go down over the Indian Ocean in the happy holiday playground. Enjoy a family vacation or a romantic Rottnest honeymoon on a car-free isle, where bike paths meander across an unspoilt natural landscape and riding to West End will usually reward visitors with a secluded bay to themselves; with 63 beaches on offer youre sure to find the perfect one. Or a short boat tour from Perth will take you to the renowned Swan Valley wine district where the first wineries in West Australia were established by early pioneers.
Great for a self drive holiday in Western Australia, the black top roads are well maintained; heading north of Perth, the coastal road leads on to a myriad of small bays and white beaches en route to the red sands through the mid west coastal region to the Pinnacles Desert and beyond to Monkey Mia and then Ningaloo Reef, and some seriously remote outback where many visitors to WA holiday immerse themselves in natural spas and untouched landscapes hosting plants, animals and geographic forms found no where else on Earth.
South West Western Australia
A vacation in Western Australias South West Region is an all year round pleasure; a variety of attractions that will cater to a family holiday or romantic break. In summer, seek shade beneath the forests surrounding Denmark and Albany, and take your pick of pristine beaches and swimming holes. Traverse Pembertons forty metre high Tree Top Walk to immerse yourself in the canopys of giant Karri and Tingle Trees. Surfers can ride the breaks that rip through Margaret River, while swimmers often share the white sands around Esperance with kangaroos.
During winter holidays in Australias south west, see cattle in lush paddocks rejuvenated by rainfall, while the smoke from log fires drifts through sleepy dairy towns; visit award winning wineries and micro-breweries and dine in restaurants where meals are inspired by the fresh produce of local farms.
North West Western Australia
North of Perth is the Pinnacles Desert, an awesome ocean desert landscape protected by the Nambung National Park. Massive sand dunes slope beside the strange limestone formations, some of which stand up to four metres tall; wander the trails and viewing platforms to experience this unique landscape and flora and fauna during your WA holiday.
Thrill seekers can literally jump at the chance to abseil the cliffs of Kalbarris gorges for an immersive holiday experience. Murchisons Gorge and Natures window offer prime photo ops, capturing the natural elements that typify a regional Western Australian vacation. In season, see wildflowers growing wall to wall across the wide landscape, out to the horizon and beyond.Walk the boardwalk at Hamelin Pool to see the best example of stromatolites in the world; these ancient living organisms created the first oxygen which began life on Earth; see the famous Monkey Mia dolphins up close where twice a day small pods of adult and baby bottlenose dolphins cruise into shallow waters to accept fish straight from the rangers hands and see 60 kilometres of pure white shells covering its surface at Shell Beach to a depth of 10 feet.
World Heritage Ningaloo Reef
World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef where some 500 species of fish and 300 species of coral thrive for some 260 kms of ocean, so close to shore that snorkelers dive directly into this fascinating world from the sands of Coral Bay; perfect for a dive holiday in West Australia where a short boat trip will reward the snorkeler with a WA whale shark dive holiday at Ningaloo Reef to remember.With sightings of mantra rays, loggerhead turtles, small and reef sharks as well as the filter feeding giant whale sharks of up to 13 mtrs frequent the area annually, swimmers who quietly move beside these gentle creatures experience an extraordinary vacation in Western Australias Coral Coast holiday region.
Outback Pilbara Gorges
Explore the outback Pilbara hinterland; 4WD to access to the gorges and waterfalls of the 2,500 million year old Karijini NP where desert landscape meets massive gorges, waterfalls and rocky caverns of lush rainforest. Spend your romantic honeymoon vacation in West Australia or family holiday exploring the Karijinis famous gorges; discover cool, deep pools, massive gorges cradling deep waterholes such as Circular Pool, and Weano Gorge and Dales Gorge showcasing the rich mineral deposits of the Hamersley Ranges.
Tropical Far North Western Australia Kimberly Region
Tropical Broome is a mecca for international visitors to spend a beach holiday in West Australias outback Kimberley coastal region on glamorous Cable Beach perhaps buying romantic South Sea pearls which have been collected by divers off the Kimberley coast since the 1800s. A self drive holiday in WAs north west out of Broome can be all on the hard top and rewarded with extraordinary vistas of boab trees, stark blue skies and red pindan landscapes with few passing cars for hours and incredible natural wonders, some bizarre in their contrast to the wide horizon around them. A WA 4WD vacation can visit outback gorges, waterfalls and cattle stations the size of some European countries and stay on a million acre cattle station on your adventure vacation in the WA outback.
Take to the air to see the Mitchell Falls, the Bungle Bungles or the fantastic horizontal waterfalls on a Kimberley Aerial Highway WA vacation ; witness an eighty metre cascade, falls and natural spas and in a cave beneath the spray and perhaps see Indigenous Gwion Gwion art depicts the spirits of the Dreamtime creation of this ancient and pristine land. Purnululu National Park World Heritage site, undiscovered by the European world until the late 1980s is a short flight away from Kununurra with beehive domes rising some 600 metres, the Bungle Bungles. Follow a walking trail to discover famous Cathedral Gorge, and throw your voice through this immense cavern carved out of the earth.
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