Top Travel Destinations in WA
When travelling to the expansive state of Western Australia you are spoilt for choice with where to go. The state actually occupies one third of the continent’s total area with only 10 percent of the total population. As a result you will find endless stretches of white beaches, vast deserts, rugged cliff coastlines and so much more. That being said when heading off on the open road it can be an overwhelming task to choose your destination since there are so many spectacular options to choose from. To make the process easier for you we have a snack size list of some of the most famous destination locations the state has to offer.
From camels to dinosaurs Broome has got it all. This is WA’s sunny paradise that everyone escapes to during winter. A colorful destination with glowing red cliffs coming up to meet an azure ocean dotted with bright green mangrove trees. It is easy to see why this is a famed WA resort town. Must see attractions in the area are the famous cable beach which is lined with luxury hotels and features a sunset parade of camels that you can even ride, the dinosaur footprints at Gantheaume Point, and the Saturday markets at the Broome Courthouse.
Up along the coral coast centered around the towns of Coral Bay and Exmouth lies one of the most spectacular unwater destinations in the whole state and possibly even the whole country. The Ningaloo reef is one of the world’s last remaining untouched fringing coral reefs. This spectacular reef system showcases an extraordinary range of corals, fish, turtles, stingrays, dugongs, whale sharks, dolphins, manta rays and much more. Stretching over 260 kilometers from Bundegi Beach and heading south there is no shortage of places to explore. Be sure to book in on one of the many tours that will allow you to get up close and personal with marine life ranging from sea turtles all the way to whale sharks and humpback whales.
With white sand beaches, famous surf breaks, the glowing blue of the Indian Ocean, and the towering trees of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park you will quickly find out why this is a world renowned destination. All tucked away in the cozy corner of Australia’s south west the region is a mecca for those in search of long summer days spent on the beach, famous cellar doors featuring flavorsome wine, gourmet food trails and first-class dining all with an aura of a laid-back simplistic lifestyle.
One of the most stunning spots in WAs southern coast. In this small coastal town you will find the whitest sand beaches with clear turquoise waters lapping at the shore. Among one of the most famous beaches here is Lucky Bay which has views of the Recherche Archipelago, a series of 110 practically untouched islands. Hop in your 4WD and grab a spot on the beach to chill for the day. If you are lucky some of the local kangaroos will even hop down for a visit.
2 billion years in the making, this national park will take you on a journey through ancient gorges that wind their way to crystal clear waters and cascading waterfalls. Set in the heart of the Pilbara this spot can be difficult to get to but believe us when we say it is well worth the effort. Camp under the stars in the great Australian outback or splurge and book in at the luxury eco retreat.
Chances are this spot doesn’t appear on most people’s radar for top spots in Western Australia but this is a hidden gem that should be enjoyed. Located in the Kimberley and only recently discovered in 1983 this spot went from undiscovered to on the UNESCO world heritage list. That being said this area was always a special place for aboriginal tribes for thousands of years and is full of culture and tradition. The best way to discover these ancient rock formations is by a scenic flight, from high above you can truly see the magnificent scope of this ancient land.