Welcome to Go Western Australia!
to Australia’s largest state! Remote, vast and beautifully diverse, this is where your real Aussie adventure begins. From the surf to reef, from the forests to the rugged national parks in the north, WA has it all. Begin your adventure in Perth, a vibrant and growing city. Northbridge is the traveller’s hub, housing most of Perth’s hostels, pubs and nightclubs. Be sure to take a walk along the Swan River, and snap up some spectacular photo opportunities from King’s Park. Fremantle, Perth’s artistic and historic centre, is a city not be missed. It is also a gateway to Rottnest Island, where bike hire is the easiest (and only) way to get around.
Almost every single backpacker who has ever set foot in Australia has ventured up the well-travelled East Coast. Fraser Island? Whitsundays? Barrier Reef? Yeah - been there, done that, bought the t-shirt. But for those of you who really want to impress your mates with stories of remote and exotic locations when you return home, the West Coast of Oz, Western Australia, has many hidden gems that even outshine its better known eastern rivals.
Taking in the delights of Western Australia requires just a bit more effort – but that merely serves to make the achievement all the more rewarding. Remember that most campervan rental companies don't insure for driving on unsealed roads, so for those backpackers feeling extra adventurous and not afraid to wander off the beaten track, it would be a good idea to hire a rugged 4WD to negotiate treacherous dirt tracks. Alternatively, hop onto one of the many organised tours that cover all the must see destinations and are inclusive of accommodation, meals, park fees, activities and a rollicking fun social experience.
Once you venture out from Perth, south Western Australia is home to happening and picturesque towns. The region boasts amazing coastline, forests and many activities for the adventurous, including surfing, 4WD tours, hang-gliding, fishing, abseiling and scuba diving in some of the world's clearest waters. The region is also home to numerous wineries, boutique breweries and even some great night time venues and events.
Heading south, give yourself at least three days to experience some of the most breathtaking beaches in Australia. The area boasts a number of wineries and boutique breweries, as well as forests, caves and wildlife. If you are a surfer, the South West offers some of the best breaks in the world. Take a walk along the southern hemisphere’s longest jetty in Busselton, indulge yourself on a wine and cheese tasting tour, take a tree top hike through the Valley of the Giants or swim with wild dolphins in Rockingham.
Heading north, is the world wind surfing mecca of Lancelin, then the quirky Pinnacles Desert (Nambung National Park) on the Coral Coast and Kalbarri - renowned backpacker haven situated at the majestic mouth of the Murchison River. Next up feed the friendly (and punctual) dolphins at Monkey Mia in the spectacular World Heritage listed Shark Bay Region, and maybe cash up with some fruit picking work around Carnarvon. Next stop is Ningaloo Reef and swimming with giant whale sharks ex Coral Bay or Exmouth. Ningaloo Reef is also home to an incredible array of fish, whales, coral, turtles, rays and various activities in, on and under the Indian Ocean. Unlike the Great Barrier Reef, Ningaloo begins at the forefront of the beach. Hire a snorkel for a day and experience the coral and marine life of one of the best snorkel sites in the WA.
The far-flung northwest inland area of Western Australia boasts the Karijini National Park – rated by many backpackers as one of the best experiences on the west coast. The iron-rich, russet landscape boasts spectacular gorges, Aboriginal culture and heritage, a variety of birds, red kangaroos, euros, rock-wallabies, echidnas and bats.
Travelling inland, North - East of Exmouth is Karijini National Park - rated by many travellers as one of the best experiences on the West Coast. Embodied with spectacular gorges, hiking trails, natural water holes and wildlife - such as red kangaroos, rock wallabies, echidnas and bats - Karijini is an exotic getaway enriched with Aboriginal heritage and culture.
WA's Natural Beauty
The Kimberley region is a magnificent, rugged place with sandstone ranges, myriad gorges, fearsome crocodiles, spectacular waterfalls and awesome (safe) beaches plus the real 'Australia' (the movie), station living Australiana. Cosmopolitan Broome is a true oasis in the desert – the perfect place for hip young things to while away the southern winter with sultry summer weather all year round.
So, wherever you find yourself on this 12,000 kilometre plus Western Australian coastline, make sure you take the time to watch the sun silently slip behind the Indian Ocean reminiscing, or anticipating, the many experiences to behold throughout this giant, wild, rugged and beautiful state. WA has it all - the warmth, the views, the ‘no worries’ attitude and an opportunity to venture beyond the tourist trail. Of all the exotic, breathtaking destinations, there are many more to be discovered. Welcome to the wild, rugged and beautifully diverse place we call Western Australia!
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- THE PAPER KITES ART GALLERY OF WA
- Supanova Pop Culture Expo Perth 2014
- Remove the ban on the recognition of legal overseas same-sex marriages.
- Tattoo removal Perth
- ANZAC Day 25th April 2014 Western Australia
- ANZAC Day Dawn Service Kings Park 2014
- Universal Bar -Motown Legends New Year's Eve
- Queen angry at police officers eating her Bombay mix.
- Royal Family Christmas 2013
- Britain's Prince Harry reaches South Pole
- Happy Zoo Year 2013
- The Moon & Sixpence - Black & Gold New Year's Eve 2013
- The Bohème Bar & Restaurant - Retro 80's New Year's Eve 2013
- Malt Las Vegas NYE
- New Year's Eve at Wolf Lane
- The Aviary - The Love Boat New Year's Eve
- The George - 007 New Year's Eve 2013
- East Fremantle Festival 2013 Dec 1st
- SALT ON THE BEACH 2014 NYE WITH DE LA SOUL
- NYE on the Foreshore is back in 2013 with Nokturnl in Perth