Western Australia

Western Australia makes up one third of the entire country, most of which is the quintessentially Australian land of the Outback.

This giant state epitomises Australiana. From the incredible wineries of the Margaret River, to the capital city of Perth and Rottnest Island, there is diversity of people, tastes and terrain.

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Perth, Western Australia's capital city, is tucked in amongst sandy beaches, riverside Kings Park and a sprawling Botanic Garden on Mt. Eliza. It’s vast in its offerings for entertainment, boasting a bustling nightlife, heap of trendy restaurants, and the ultimate in sunset-watching glory. For an active getaway, dive in for a snorkel at Shoalwater Marine Park. For an even more active getaway, try quad-biking down the dunes of Lancelin. Then wine tasting in WA's oldest wine-growing region, Swan Valley, slows it all down again.

Margaret River

Wine connoisseurs, it’s time to see about the Margaret River. This region is home to 120 world-class wineries that produce some of Australia's best cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, semillon, sauvignon blanc, merlot and shiraz. Hire a designated driver to take you the three-hours from Perth and stop off at Windance Estate, Hamelin Bay Wines and Churchview Estate.

Lake Hillier

600-metre long Lake Hillier could just be the brightest-coloured pool you’ve ever seen. Although it has not been scientifically proven, it is believed that the vibrant hues are the result of a certain bacteria that is present in the salt crusts. The lake’s water is so pink that when you pour it into a glass, it stays the same colour. Although it would be safe to swim in, this seemingly surreal destination is off limits for swimmers. Luckily, a scenic flight is truly the best way to witness this wonder in its full glory.

The Kimberley Region

The Kimberley is home to some of the world’s oldest, untouched landscapes. While it’s one of the world’s last true wilderness areas, the Kimberley is as welcoming any of Australia’s biggest cities. And it may be remote, but it is completely accessible to visitors. Exploring the region can be as leisurely or adventurous as any visitor wants. WA has earned a reputation for being the road trip state, since driving from sight to sight is one of the most magnificent ways to see the array of natural wonders. 

About Western Australia

  • Fast Facts

    Fast Facts

    Australian dollar (AUD)
    Visa Requirements


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  • Must Do's

    Must Do's

    • Lake Hillier (pink lake)
    • Karijini National Park
    • The Pinnacles
    • Margaret River
  • Family Friendly Activities

    Family Friendly Activities

    • Picnic in Kings Park and Botanic Garden
    • Rottnest Island
    • Western Australian Museum
    • Hyde Park Water Playground
    • Aquarium of Western Australia




  • Key Festivals and Events

    Key Festivals and Events

    • Hopman Cup, Perth (January)
    • Australia Day Fireworks, Perth (January)
    • Perth International Arts Festival, Perth (February)
    • Margaret River Masters, Margaret River (March)
    • West Coast Blues N Roots, Fremantle (April)
    • Avon Descent, Mt Claremont (August)
    • Perth Royal Show, Perth (October)
    • Fremantle Festival, Fremantle (October/November)
    • Christmas Pageant (December)
    • Concerts at Sandalford Estate (All year)
  • Off the Tourist Trail

    Off the Tourist Trail

    • Kings Park, Perth
    • Bunbury (shopping and swimming)
    • Walking, cycling, canoeing and camping in Collie River Valley

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