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Be wowed by Western Australia

Fly into Australia’s sunniest capital city, Perth, to a welcome as warm as the weather. With immaculate beaches, beautiful sunsets, surf and seafood, it’s great to be outdoors. Get closer to nature, swim with gentle whale sharks and smile with friendly quokkas. Taste your way through world-class food and wines and see spectacular sights you won’t see anywhere else in the world – only in Western Australia.

Good to know

Getting there: It’s closer than you think – fly direct from London Heathrow to Perth in just under 17 hours and get your Australian adventure off to a Perth-fect start! Or add on Perth to a trip to Singapore or Indonesia – its less than a five hour hop from either.

Climate: With sunny summer days and mild winters, it’s perfect to visit year round

Local currency: Australian Dollar (AUD)

GMT: +7 hours

Nature

Discover amazing experiences and memorable landscapes in Western Australia. As one of the largest states in the world, covering a third of the country, Western Australia has a diverse climate, history, flora and fauna. From biodiversity hotspots and abundant reefs to sub-tropical wilderness. Take a look at our pick of unmissable places to see.

Rottnest island

Just a short ferry ride from Perth, leave the city behind and discover the idyllic Rottnest Island. This picturesque little island is car-free and carefree with so much to see. With 63 spectacular beaches, 20 picturesque bays and coral reefs, it’s the perfect spot for swimming, snorkelling and surfing. Back on land, meet the world famous quokka – this cute little guy can only be found in Western Australia so grab and camera and say hello!

Purnululu National Park

Earning a place on the National and World Heritage lists, Purnululu National Park is home to the Bungle Bungle Range of Western Australia’s Kimberley region. 350 million years in the making, it’s the most unique and captivating range on Earth.

Don’t miss…

• Rottnest Island

• Purnululu National Park

• The Pinnacles

• Wave Rock

The Pinnacles

One of Australia’s most fascinating natural landscapes awaits at the Pinnacles. Formed over millions of years, thousands of limestone spires sit on top of the golden yellow sands, a truly spectacular sight to see.

Wave Rock

The only wave you’ll see that’s nowhere near the sea! One of the most popular tourist attractions, this remarkable rock was formed over 2,700 million years. The best time to visit is after the winter rains when the rock transforms into a sea of colour.

Optus Stadium

Voted the world’s most beautiful stadium of 2019, this 60,000 seater world-class venue hosts major sporting and entertainment events from international musicians, global sporting teams and Australian Rules football (AFL). Made to excite every sense – taste buds included! Go beyond the mid-match meat pie – hop over to The Camfield for great food, locally sourced, and, their very own microbrewery! Its pub grub gone gourmet! We recommend the wood-fired pizzas and lip smacking steaks!

Sun, sand and sea

Sunshine, turquoise sea and powder soft beaches – wherever you are, it’s always summer somewhere in Western Australia. With a coastline of 12,500km, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Find your perfect spot on one Perth’s 19 superb beaches, ideal for swimming, surfing, sunsets, or simply doing nothing.

Swim with gentle whale sharks

Visit the World Heritage Ningaloo Reef and get up close with whale sharks. From March to August these gentle giants come to feed on the bounty of krill, the perfect time to get up close for an unforgettable experience.

Esperance

Three words – squeaky clean beach – and you’re there! One of the most famous beauty spots, Lucky Bay, has the whitest sand and the most perfect turquoise waters, even the kangaroos hang out here!

Don’t miss…

• Gentle whale sharks

• Esperance

• A pink lake!

• Surfing

A pink lake!

Stop off at Lake Hillier for a truly gorgeous sight. This lake is bubble gum pink due to the algae in the water and makes for a memorable experience. 500km north of Perth the waters of Hutt Lagoon draws visitors from near and far, and astounds onlookers with its vivid hue. Watch the colours transform from pink, lilac and occasionally even red!

Surfing

Surf’s up in Western Australia! World famous surfing spots stretch across this 12,000km of coastline. Professionals and amateurs alike flock for consistently spectacular high-quality surfing. Hot spots include Margaret River and Scarborough Beach.

Food & wine

Experience sensational food and drink in Western Australia. Being such a biologically diverse region makes for the sweetest of seafood and produces the freshest flavours alongside world-class wines. Uncover hidden gems at a food trail and sample something special. Taste wines with a difference over nine excellent wine regions including Margaret River and Swan Valley. Catch up with friends in a chic rooftop bar, bustling brewery or beachfront bar. Whatever your tastes, Western Australia will not disappoint.

Perth

With a thriving dining scene to suits all tastes, take your pick from world-class restaurants to organic chic eats. We recommend The Merrywell – try the Mac & Cheese Balls, Lollipop Buffalo Wings and Wagyu Beef Sliders, yummmm!

Margaret River

This premium wine region is home to over 150 wineries – with welcoming cellar doors and restaurants overlooking the vines.

Don’t miss…

• Perth

• Margaret River

• Swan Valley

• Seafood

Swan Valley

Western Australia’s oldest wine region welcomes you with a feast of wines and award-winning local produce..

Seafood

Seafood – teeming with fresh, seasonal produce, sample Geraldton rock lobster, Rottnest scallops, Mandurah crab, Broome pearl meat… the list goes on.

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