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With a jaw dropping 12,000 kilometres of coastline, it’s no wonder Western Australia has more breathtakingly stunning beaches than any other state or territory in Australia – many with white sand so pristine, it squeaks! And forget the large crowds, Perth boasts a large string of beautifully clean and uncrowded beaches, so there is plenty of room for everyone.
In addition to the iconic Cottesloe Beach, don’t miss out on swimming in clear waters at Scarborough, Leighton, City, Trigg, Sorrento, Rockingham and Rottnest beaches.
Perth is Australia’s sunniest capital and offers so many unique spots to enjoy the sunshine. Visit Kings Park to take in the breathtaking Swan River and city views and see the vast collection of native flora. An easy 40-minute drive south of Perth brings you to the seaside town of Rockingham, where you can swim with wild dolphins. And no trip to Perth is compete without a visit to Perth’s very own car-free island playground, Rottnest to meet the friendly and photogenic quokkas.
Our award-winning wines and local produce is so good we almost want to keep it a secret, but it’s too good not to share! There is no denying that Perth is having a foodie moment right now with the emerging small bar scene and creative restaurants popping up around town. With heritage buildings being transformed and new hotels and bars opening constantly, Perth’s bustling nightlife offers so much more than you may think. Being one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world, it’s no surprise that Western Australia produces such a profusion of fresh local flavours, succulent seafood and world-class wines in the Swan Valley, just 20-minutes from the city.
In Margaret River you can hop from award-winning wineries and restaurants to stunning beaches, tall-timber forests, world-class surf breaks and ancient caves. From Perth, it’s an easy 3 and a half hour drive via coast or country. Blessed with mild weather and abundant sunshine, you’ll find over 150 wineries and be spoilt for choice with many fine restaurants, boutique breweries, art galleries and fresh produce from divine cheeses to chocolates. While ‘down south’ be sure to travel a little further and discover hiking trails amongst ancient Karri trees, forage for truffles in Manjimup and explore the unspoiled beauty of the Denmark region where the forest meets the ocean.
Pure white sands and pristine turquoise water create the perfect atmosphere for letting your cares drift away. Australia's whitest beach, Lucky Bay, is also one of Western Australia's most idyllic; the shining star in a string of stunning beaches along the coast of Cape Le Grand National Park and Esperance. Its squeaky-clean sand, turquoise water, perfect swimming conditions and breathtaking views of the Recherche Archipelago regularly put it at the top of Australia's best beach list. Even the kangaroos can't resist lazing on the sand here.
Step off the shore near Exmouth, swim a few metres through the clearest turquoise water on Earth, and you’ll find yourself drifting over the world’s largest fringing reef – the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef. This underwater paradise is a spot for all kinds of visitors, from dolphins, manta rays, turtles and humpback whales, to the largest fish in the ocean – the gentle whale shark from late March to August.
A land of breathtaking contrasts covering billions of years in history and over one million square kilometres, this is a journey of discovery you will never forget. Be as indulgent or laidback as you wish as you explore this extraordinary outback. Find adventure in the ancient gorges of Karijini Nations Park. Take a flight over the curious Bungle Bungle Range or a boat cruise alongside Western Australia’s highest waterfalls – King George Waterfalls. Witness the illusion of the Staircase to the Moon, or take in a Cable beach sunset from the saddle of a camel.
From May 2020, new flights from Melbourne direct to Kununurra will create a new gateway to the East Kimberley Region.
Some of Perth’s greatest events are on during its greatest showtime – summer! Expect the unexpected when FRINGE WORLD, the world’s third largest fringe festival delivers a weird and wonderful program of comedy, circus, family fun, theatre, visual arts, music, dance and cabaret from 17 January to 16 February 2020. Perth Festival, rolling into town from 7 February to 1 March 2020 brings some of the best art and cultural acts in the world to WA.
From 6 to 23 March 2020, Perth’s Cottesloe Beach transforms into a giant outdoor gallery to host the immensely popular Sculpture by the Sea exhibition. The free event showcases around 70 massive and magnificent installations by top local and international artists, set against the backdrop of one of the city’s most iconic beaches.
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