Western Australia – the land of extreme adventure and fantastic city life. WA occupies a third of the continent’s total area. It’s also the largest of the Australian states that have less than 10 percent of Australia’s total population.
Here you’ll find endless stretches of white-sand beaches, rugged gorges, weird rock formations, natural assets and indomitable city life.
If it’s your first time here, you’ll want destinations that will fulfil your expectations – and while there are many to speak of, we’ll just highlight a couple for your quick perusal.
There’s no city in Australia that has changed as much as Perth. Its city centre boasts its wealth through a combination of high-rise offices, posh boutiques, gourmet restaurants, and art galleries.
Top attractions to visit include Cottesloe, Scarborough, Rockingham, Pepperment Grove, and Triggpoint – those are just the beaches. In the city, try visiting Kings Park and Botanic Garden, which King’s Park War Memorial’s home. Perth’s Cultural Centre is where you’ll find fascinating museums and galleries, as well as the popular Tudor-style shopping arcade, Hay Street Mall, and London Court.
Next, head about 20km northwest of the city centre to Hillary’s Boat Harbor, where you’ll find the Aquarium of Western Australia. It’s a large well-equipped marina littered with restaurants, shops and attractions.
You can catch ferries going to the Beautiful Rottnest Island here as well.
Visit Margaret River to visit the gourmet restaurants and galleries there. The river is a famous hotspot for surfers as well. The town lies approximately 3.5 hour drive South of Perth, which made it a top escape destination both for locals and tourists. Here you’ll get more than 40 surf spots, beautiful sceneries, timber forests, and crystal-clear beaches.
Head over to Broome and Kimberley, Australia’s pearling capital for the time of your life. Cable Beach, the town’s main attraction, is backed by awe-inspiring red cliffs, it stretches for 22 km with fantastic white sands and pure waters. Plus, you can ride camels into the sunset at sunset.
Looking for some outback adventure? Visit Gibb River Road, a legendary location for outback adventuring. This location is an old-cattle-driving route that runs northeast for 600km from Derby to Wyndham. Recommended adventure includes four-wheel driving, where you can visit red-rock gorges, aboriginal communities, savannah, and the fascinating mountain ranges.
You can stay at one of the remote stations here. Try El Questro, one of the most famous accommodations here.
Can’t get enough of Western Australia? You can get more tips on your Australian adventure through DriveNow. While you’re there, take a look at the various line-up of cars they offer. You’ll get so much more from your Australian adventure behind the wheels. Not only can you get to your destination faster, but you’ll be able to spot great destinations that you’d likely miss on a commute.
There you have it! Time to check your calendar, start inviting travel buddies, and booking your sweet ride.
Remember, some of the best destinations/locations in WA won’t be on any list. It’s those little gems you stumble on along the way as you get behind the wheel and drive for the first time in this part of the world.
It’s prep time. Enjoy!