Western Australia offers so many experiences, including learning about our Indigenous culture.
Photo: James Fisher, courtesy of Tourism Australia

Western Australia highlights

Western Australia offers something unique and very, very special to lovers of the great outdoors. If you are passionate about nature and unique natural wonders, you absolutely must visit Australia’s western state.

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Really cool things to do in 'the West' include:

  • Monkey Mia - a marine lover's dream! Have you dreamed of swimming with dolphins? Your dreams can become a reality at the amazing Monkey Mia. You can also watch the sea lions, manta rays, dugongs and humpback whales at play.
Monkey Mia. Photo courtesy of Tourism Australia
  • Visit the World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef that has great all-year-round diving and fishing among its reefs and marine life, and warm waters.  Ningaloo Reef is home to Whale Sharks (the world’s largest fish) between April and July. 
Ningaloo Reef. Photo courtesy of Tourism Australia

  • Broome and the Bungle Bungle Range. â€‹Broome is ideal for an outback adventure. Set off in a four wheel drive and head to the Bungle Bungle Range or the Karijini National Park. After that, relax on nearby Cable Beach. Broome which is renowned for deep sea pearl divers. Be sure to hear the diver's stories and check out the locally made pearl jewellery.

Bungle Bungle Range. Photo: Steve Strike, courtesy of Australian Pacific Touring

Other magical places to visit include:
  • Jewel Cave – one of the world’s largest yet youngest show caves, south of Margaret River.
  • Mount Augustus – the world’s largest monolith, double the size of Uluru.
  • The lunar-style Pinnacles of Nambung National Park.
  • The spectacular Karijini National Park – hike, swim, camp, and explore magnificent gorges.
  • Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater
  • Talbot Bay Horizontal Waterfalls
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site Shark Bay
  • Whale watching in Geographe Bay