Western Australia is vast and diverse and offers a multitude of experiences for visitors to explore and enjoy. Occupying approximately a third of Australia’s entire landmass, it spans 2.5 million square kilometres (or 965 thousand miles) and is one of the world’s largest states, yet has only 2.4 million inhabitants.


In the south of the state lies WA’s capital city, Perth. Perth is a laid back, fun-loving city with immaculate beaches and a great café culture. Just a 2 and a half hour flight from Perth will take you to Broome, lovingly nicknamed ‘The Pearl of the North’. Home to the South Sea pearls you can see how Broome pearls are cultured on a trip to a local pearl farm. Also visit the stunningly beautiful Cable Beach and take a camel ride at sunset and maybe catch sight of the ‘Staircase to the Moon’ on certain dates between March and October when the low tide coincides with the full moon creating an optical illusion. Another Broome ‘favourite’ is Sun Pictures, the oldest outdoor cinema in the world still in operation. Also, see the spectacle of the fantastic Horizontal Waterfalls.

If you like wildlife and marine life, you will love Western Australia. Western Australia is a haven for whale watching and there are many whale-watching cruises and vantage points up and down the coastline. You can also swim with wild dolphins at Rockingham, watch the quokkas – the cute marsupial inhabitants of Rottnest Island or share the beach with kangaroos in Esperance.

Other highlights of this wonderful state include Ningaloo with its stunning coral reef, the rugged red canyons of Cape Range National Park, the Karijini National Park, the Pinnacles in Nambung National Park and the Margaret River Wine region. There is so much to see and do in this immense state, you will struggle to find the time to fit it all in!