Western Australia Holidays

Stairs to the beach on Rottnest Island
Rottnest Island

The best places to visit in Western Australia

With its vast open spaces and glittering night skies, Western Australia’s emptiness is all part of its appeal. Along the coast you’ll find beaches, cities and reefs to rival any of those along Australia’s eastern shores, while inland, it’s the dusty desert and twisted rock formations that make this state unique. When planning your visit to Western Australia, these are the stops we recommend.

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Cottesloe Beach in Perth Cottesloe Beach

Perth

Perth

Beside the seaside

A relaxed place, state capital Perth is where you’ll find Western Australia’s liveliest bars and restaurants, with a smattering of parks, museums and galleries thrown in too. Meanwhile nearby Fremantle, just 14 miles away, is your seaside getaway. Chill out in a deck chair with an ice cream, tuck into fish and chips or sample the coffee along the famous Cappuccino Strip. Spend around 2-3 days here, or longer if you want to add a trip to peaceful Rottnest Island, home to the selfie-loving quokka.

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A school of fish in Nigaloo Reef near Exmouth Nigaloo Reef

Exmouth & Nigaloo Reef

Exmouth & Nigaloo Reef

Australia’s other reef
A sleepy town half way between Perth and Broome, Exmouth is the gateway to the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef, which offers world-class diving and snorkelling among turtles, octopus, sharks and rays. Better yet, between March and July it’s whale shark season. Take a boat trip out to swim alongside these gentle giants, which grow to lengths of up to 14 metres.
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A vineyard in the Margaret River region Margaret River

Margaret River

Margaret River

Wine & countryside
It’s all about the wine in charming Margaret River, a lovely region of vineyards and streams interspersed with caves and waterfalls. The gentle pace and fine landscapes have inspired a good many artists, so come and look around their galleries and join them in sampling the region’s fine wines and excellent craft beers. For outdoorsy types, there’s bushwalking, mountain biking and climbing on offer too.
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A wild dolphin swimming at Monkey Mia Monkey Mia

Monkey Mia

Monkey Mia

Meet wild dolphins
If you’re dreaming of crystal clear waters lapping on a soft sandy beach, with wild bottlenose dolphins feeding in the shallow waves, Monkey Mia is your dream come true. Here, the friendly cetaceans have been visiting the beach almost every day since the 1960s, when a fisherman began feeding them when he returned to shore with his catch.

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Round the World Expert Rachel Graves

One of my favourite experiences in Western Australia was swimming with the Manta Rays at Coral Bay. We saw two big Manta Rays playing in the shallow waters.  It's an experience I will remember forever.

- Rachel Graves, Expert
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