About Western Australia
So big it needs to take up a whole third of Australia, this state is as impressive in size as it is to experience. Australia’s largest state, Western Australia occupies the entire western third of the continent, bordered by the Northern Territory in the north east and South Australia in the south east. With a Mediterranean climate and thousands of kilometres of coastline, Western Australia encompasses the best of climate, beaches and wines, contrasted with glorious barren outback full of gorges, red rocky terrain and bright blue skies.
Western Australia holds the nation’s sunniest capital of Perth, which sees an impressive 3000 hours of sunshine a year. A diverse piece of Australia, this state is home to some 2.3 million people, of which 85% are situated in the south west corner. Home of some of Australia’s most iconic destinations, stop for a swim with the sharks at Ningaloo Reef, admire the unusual black steel sculptures on the white salt plains of Lake Ballard and hike around the orange and black striped World Heritage listed Bungle Bungles. Nature is one of the state’s biggest attractions in Western Australia, and from beach to bush, you’ll be guaranteed an assortment of outdoor activities at your very feet.
Arts, crafts and culture also play an important role in Western Australia, home to one of the country’s best performance training institutions. With a rich, creative spirit, this state teems with an assortment of galleries, markets, museums and theatres to explore and embrace. From Freemantle’s ambiance of new age creativity to Broome’s Opera under the Stars, Western Australia has a selection of entertainment to suit all ages in all locations.
Easily accessible by land, air or sea, Western Australia’s scenic beauty, crisp ocean breezes and remote yet thriving community feel is something unique and memorable. With so much land to cover, you may find yourself planning several future trips back again.
What to do in Western Australia
Here you will the best of what Western Australia has on offer, with a list of the top 15 destinations, attractions and activities every visitor should see, do and explore for themselves: