Western Australia Tourism Guide & Travel Information
Information About Western Australia
Western Australia occupying one third of Australia is Australia's largest state and the second largest entity in the world.
WA's Capital City Perth
Located on the banks of the Swan river the capital city of Western Australia is the Beautiful city of Perth.
The entertainment district and cultural hub of Northbridge is located close to the city, offering restaurants, night clubs, bars, theatre, music as well as cultural entertainment such as the Museum of Western Australia and the Western Australian Art Gallery, other popular entertainment districts are also located close to Perth such as Beaufort Street, Leederville and Subiaco.
Covering 1,003 acres joining on to the cbd and Swan River, Perth is overlooked by Kings Park, the view from kings park over the city is a must for all tourists.
Parkes and Recreation
The Kings Park Botanic Garden is an 18 hectare site within the park and is known as the Western Australian Botanic Garden.
Perth has many beautiful beaches to explore that rank amongst the very best in the world, Clean sand a clear blue water stretch in both directions along the Perth area coast, producing poular meeting areas such as such as City Beach, Cottesloe Beach, Floreat Beach, Scarborough Beach, these close to the city beaches all lie between Fremantle Boat Harbour in the south and Hillarys Boat Harbour on the Northern beaches end of Perth, there are also plenty of great beaches further afield. Many such beaches close to the city tend to have cafe, free to use electric and gas BBQ's, restaurant facilities, surf clubs, outdoor showers and changing rooms near by. There are even several pet friendly beaches for taking your dog on a walk. The west is famouse for its blazing sun sets as the sun lowers on the horizon over the indian ocean. Popular activities include swimming, wind surfing, boogy boarding, kite surfing, sail bording, diving and snorkelling, beach vollyball, jet ski hire, fishing or just plain relaxation. Some beaches such as city beach and Cottesloe also have grassy areas with shade trees overlooking the ocean.
At the mouth of the Swan river sits the historic city port of Fremantle.
Boasting a wide array of night life, and restaurants Fremantle is another Perth destination to put on your list of places you must visit in Perth. Fremantle became a popular entertainment district after it was re-developed for the Americas cup yacht race.
The Swan Valley Wine District near Perth
The upper reaches of the swan river is the Swan Valley Wine Region, where many fines wines are produced, you can take a boat trip up the Swan River and visit some of the wineries for wine tasting and a meal, many boat trips also include scenic commentary en rout.
The Kimbeley Region of Western Australia
The far North West of the vast state of Western Australia has much to offer, from the unspoiled natural beauty of Broome and the Kimberly in the arid far north, where you can take a yacht charter or flight to the spectacular Buccaneer Archpelago and the horizontal waterfalls, take a 4wd adventure trip on the Gibb River Road and visit outback cattle stations, or Fitroy Crossing and the Giekie Gorge where you can find fresh water sawfish, stingrays, crocodiles.
Or may be visit the Bungle Bungles beehive rock formation, lake Kununurra from Kununurra in the East Kimberly.
Pilbara Region North West WA
The Karijini Gorges, Kalbarri Gorges and Ningaloo Reef, Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort can all be found in the arid mid north western and Pilbara regions of Western Australia.
South West Western Australia Wine Region
In the South West you can visit temperate forested areas like the coastal town of Denmark, Pemberton or Walpole. Self drive through the world famous Margaret River Wine region and its many world class wineries, a good way to unwinde and relax.
World Class Surfing Beaches
Iif activity is more your style you may choose to experience the world class surf beaches in the South West near Yallingup and Margaret River or why not just take in the scenery.
South West Holidays
Busselton and Dunsborough approx 3 hours south of Perth are popular destinations with locals, as they offer a good base to explore the Margaret River Region and south west while giving the benefits or being located in a substantial town.
Close to Perth
Other Popular destinations within a day trip from Perth are Rottnest Island, where you can visit for the day by ferry from Fremantle or Perth or if you choose you can stay longer. The order of the day at Rottnest Island is to explore the island and its many bays via a hire bike, the bus tour of the Island is a very good way to see it all before exploring by bike on your own.
The pinnacles desert rock formation near Cervantes is a very popular Perth day trip destination.
The town of Mandurah can now be accessed via a short train ride to the south.