Ningaloo Reef at Exmouth in Western Australia
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Where is Western Australia?

Welcome to Western Australia

Western Australia is Australia’s largest and most diverse state. It combines a vibrant city life, indigenous culture, wineries, incredible marine life that you can get up close and personal to, and outback adventures.

Getting to Western Australia

Western Australia is a huge state and is like a country in itself. It’s many attractions are spread out so don’t expect to see everything in a couple of days. As for getting to Western Australia, I’d recommend you fly there (which is still a long journey), otherwise it’s a very long car drive.
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Western Australia has so much to offer

Just some of the remarkable on offer in Western Australia to attract and delight visitors include:

Rottnest Island off the coast of Perth has beautiful beaches, bays and coral reefs which are ideal for swimming, surfing, snorkelling or fishing. Look out for the resident Quokkas  - which are unique wildlife to Rottnest Island. Quokkas are part of the macropod family (such as kangaroos and wallabies), and are about the size of a domestic cat.

Cable Beach in Broome which has 22 km of pure white sand and turquoise water and a backdrop of red ochre cliffs. Cable Beach treats its locals and visitors to stunning ocean sunsets that can be enjoyed while riding a camel on the beach, and a rich history in pearl diving for precious South Sea pearls.

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Ningaloo Reef where you can swim with Whale Sharks. This 300 kilometre underwater paradise that is home to more than 250 species of coral and over 500 species of fish. 
Explore the pools, waterfalls, cliffs and gorges of Karijini National Park which is in the Pilbara region. Karijini is known for its unique and diverse landscape, dramatic creeks, spectacular gorges. Visit the ancient, mysterious Kimberley Region, and the Pinnacles in the desert of Nambung National Park.
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Hand-feed wild but friendly dolphins at Monkey Mia. This is an experience like nowhere else in the world.

Margaret River which is south of Perth and as magnificent wineries, underground caves that are open to the public, great surfing, and is also ideal for bike riding.