Western Australia, the largest state of Australia, never fails to capture the attention of the tourists. The state is renowned for its endless stretches of white-sand beach, sweeping fields of wildflowers, vast deserts and stunning rock formations, and not surprisingly, makes for a perfect holiday destination for the families, couples, groups and solo travellers.
If you haven’t been to this beautiful state of Australia, plan a holiday soon and visit these incredible travel destinations.
A pretty town in the Southwest of Western Australia, Margaret River is a haven for food and wine lovers. Sitting about a 3.5 hour drive south of Perth, this town is a divine holiday resort and the most famed weekend escape from the city. Treat your taste buds to exclusive delicacies, wines, artisanal chocolate and craft beers at gourmet and winery restaurants. Enjoy shopping at different galleries and boutiques, and make your way to the Farmer’s Market to grab some fresh local produce. Trek on the national forest trails for an adventurous experience and don’t forget to visit the Lake and Mammoth caves – the must-visits of the town.
A holiday to Western Australia is not complete without a visit to Cottesloe Beach – one of the most popular beaches of Perth, ideal for swimming, snorkelling and surfing. While the white sand enfolded in the lovely blue waters makes it a perfect spot to enjoy the waves, the grassed terraces and the park behind the beach are just perfect for the family picnics. There is a row of cafes, restaurants and pubs across the road from the beach to indulge in exclusive dining. One can take delight in an array of wonderful drinks served at the Indiana Teahouse – one of the most popular landmarks here.
Kalbarri National Park
485km north of Perth, Kalbarri National Park is where wildlife enthusiasts can witness the best flora and fauna of Australia. Surrounding the lower reaches of the Murchison River, this national park presents marvellous views of the river, dazzling coastal cliffs, challenging hikes and several tourist attractions. Amidst its spectacular river red gums, Tumblagooda sandstone, rainbow valley and island rock, it contains abundant wildlife including 200 spices of birds and amuses visitors with many adventure activities such as fishing, snorkelling, diving, surfing and canoeing.
With its picturesque scenery, laid-back atmosphere, incredible marine life and many pristine beaches, Rottnest Island makes for a beautiful holiday destination in Western Australia. Situated 19 km off the coast of Perth City, this heavenly spot delights visitors with its 63 pristine beaches and 20 bays and is best to discover on one of the many bus tours available. Explore the underwater snorkel trails at Parker Point and Little Salmon Bay and encounter a variety of wildlife including quokkas, dolphins and birdlife. There is a family fun park to spend a perfect picnic day, a Karma Day Spa to relax and rejuvenate and the Rottnest Island Country Club to enjoy archery.
Located on the eastern Indian Ocean about 6 km west of Broome in Western Australia, Cable Beach is a 22km stretch of white sand beach famed for its pristine beauty and myriad upscale resorts. Adventure seekers can enjoy swimming, diving and snorkelling or can take a kayaking tour for a more thrilling experience. Named after the telegraph cable laid between Broome and Java, this beach is at a few miles west of Nassau and is teeming with five-star resorts.