The west of Australia is larger-than-life – and larger than most countries. There is so much to do in this part of the world, from the bustle of Perth to the ancient quiet of the desert. For a truly unique experience, make sure you visit some of the highlights of Western Australia.
Fremantle Sightseeing Tour
Fremantle has long been the cultural hub of Perth, rich in history and creativity. The port city is known for its maritime history, which you can learn more about on a guided tour – on foot or via bike – of the area. You can also hop on board the Fremantle tram and visit the convict era Fremantle Prison. When you get hungry, check out the funky restaurants, historic pubs, and cool cafes that abound in this foodie centre.
Swan Valley Wine Cruise
The Swan Valley is a historic wine and food region, located north-east of Perth city centre. Spend a relaxing day on the water and cruise from Perth on the Swan River, stopping at local wineries and taking in the incredible views. Tours include gourmet lunches and winery stops, as well as commentary from a knowledgeable guide.
Rottnest Island Tour
Rottnest Island is a favourite local destination, made famous by its cheeky and adorable residents, the quokkas. These small marsupials can only be found on the island and are well known for their friendly smiles. Day trips from Perth can be taken on a high-speed ferry, including commentary from your guide about the history, culture and wildlife of the island. Explore the island and keep an eye out for fur seals and even humpback whales.
Perth City Tour
Explore Perth on a ‘hop on hop off’ bus that allows you to visit attractions at your own pace. Cruise around the city on a double-decker bus and experience sights like the Bell Tower, Kings Park, the Swan River waterfront, Heath Ledger Theatre and the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Learn more about the history and culture of the city and discover new places to explore.
Margaret River Wine Tasting
The Margaret River region, located three hours south of Perth, is a must-visit destination in Western Australia. This gorgeous beachfront location is known for amazing wine, great surf, and incredible natural beauty. Experience wine tastings at the cellar door of Margaret River wineries, and make sure you also try the chocolate, cheese and beer produced locally. Sip and relax amongst the rolling hills and lush forests of the region.
Broome Sightseeing Tour
Broome is often called the gateway to the Kimberley region. This beachside town offers a dramatic backdrop for exploring. Check out the Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm Town to learn more about pearls and the life of early pearl divers. Visit the Japanese Cemetery and Broome Port, and go back in time at Gantheaume Point, known for dinosaur footprints. Ride a camel along Riddell Beach and watch a perfect Broome sunset to end the day.
Caversham Wildlife Park
Caversham Wildlife Park in Perth is the perfect place to meet some iconic Australian animals. Visit kangaroos, koalas, wombats and more, then learn more about Australian agriculture at Molly’s Farm with a sheep shearing demonstration. The reptile house boasts a great range of pythons, lizards, dragons, turtles and frogs.