For those who don’t know, Western Australia is known to be the land of extremes. It occupies a third of the continent and it is the largest state which makes your options for having fun almost endless. Anything from dining on top of a shiny skyscraper to exploring the wilderness, there is something that just about anyone will be able to do while exploring Western Australia.
Get Awed By The Horizontal Falls
One of the most popular trips is Horizon Falls. Your adventure will start by taking a flight over the Broome all the way to Talbot Bay. During the flight, you will be able to look over the Buccaneer Archipelago. Once you arrive you will be able to see why Horizon Falls are a natural phenomenon. They are two narrow openings that are in between two escarpments. Not only that but the tide in this region is known to be the biggest in the world as it can reach up to 12 metres. The best way to experience this amazing location is to take a jet boat.
Have A Romantic Day In The Botanic Garden in Perth
One of the biggest feelings of pride and joy in Perth is Kings Park. no matter if you are looking for a spot where you can get away from the loudness of the city, enjoy a romantic picnic, and admire breath-taking views as well as hike trails, this is the place to be. This park is one of the biggest parks that are inside the city. It is almost two-thirds of natural bushlands and to make it even better it is filled with insects and birds. Even if you have kids, you will be able to find a way to enjoy the park as it is filled with swing sets and playgrounds. But the most popular thing in the whole of Kings Park is the botanical garden. There you will be able to see some of the most beautiful panoramic viewpoints, as well as eucalyptus trees that stretch over 620 metres. But that is not all, you can also visit the State War Memorial which honours all the servicemen and women of Western Australia, Fraser Avenue Lookout as well as Mount Eliza. It is such a popular place that there is just no way you don’t end up visiting it when you are in Perth.
Have Some Fun At Rottnest Island
Then if you get tired of exploring Perth, take a short ferry ride down to Rottnest Island. What people don’t know is that Rottnest Island is a car-free nature reserve and it is a very popular day trip. The island has been pronounced as paradise on earth. It is famous for white-sand beaches, sparkling bays as well as breath-taking coral reefs that line the island shores. That is also why it is a great place where you can go swimming and snorkelling. If that is not your thing, you can also visit the Rottnest Museum which was once a barn and a trenching mill. There you will be able to get to see a historical part of the island. Aside from that, you will also be able to go golfing, cycling, boating as well as hiking.
Underwater Treasures at Bremer Bay
If you live the underwater adventures, Bremer Bay is the best place for you. The first reason why it is amazing is the fact that the water temperature is the perfect temperature between 17 and 21 degrees which is why flora and fauna thrive. As the water is cooler and nutrient-rich, there are so many species you will be able to see. From sponges that come in endless colour combinations and formations to basket start and corals, it is a true underwater wonderland you can snorkel through. But if that is not your thing, you can look into whale watching. One of the most popular tours are the Bremer Bay orca tours.
Take the Staircase to the Moon in Broome
For those who like to explore natural phenomena, this is a very unusual one you can see, but you will have to wait until the perfect time to see it. It occurs when the full moon is rising over Roebuck Bay. Since it happens only during the fool moon phase, it is only visible for two days a month between March and October. Then you will be able to experience the breath-taking rays of light beaming down on the water which create the illusion of a stairway to the moon. It is one of the most popular places in Australia for photographers as it is such a magical phenomenon.
Visit the Breath-taking Pink Lake
If you find yourself road tripping down the Coral Coast, make sure that you are stopping in Port Gregory and seeing the breaking Pink Lake. The pink colour in the lake happens because there is a bacteria called Dunaliella salina that gets trapped in salt granules and causes a pink colour. Even though it is a great thing to see and take pictures of, you shouldn’t really bathe in it or walk deeper in as the bottom is crystallised salt and it can cut your feet.
Go On The Cape to Cape Track Hike
For those who love hiking adventures, one of the top hikes in Australia is the Cape to Cape Track. It doesn’t only have amazing hiking trails, sea cliffs, magical forests, as well as many other different breath-taking experiences. This hike takes seven to five days depending on how many breaks you take, but you can break it up into however many you would want.
As you can see, there are so many delights in Western Australia that one should see. Because it is such a large place, make sure that you take enough time so you can see every single amazing thing that Western Australia has to offer. Take it day by day and make the best out of your trip by visiting some or all places on this list and more.