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For most travellers, Broome is their gateway to the Kimberley. Balmy warm weather, beautiful beaches, friendly and relaxed locals and plenty of fun places to eat and drink make it a popular weekend or week-long break from winter in Perth. Chill with the locals or use it as your base from which to explore the wonders of the West Kimberley by self-drive or an endless array of road, air and boat tours.
Kununurra is the gateway to the East Kimberley and your base from which to explore this region. Even within the Kimberley, this is remote, making it one of the most isolated travel destinations in the world. It’s a fun town with plenty to see and do and the East Kimberley vast, diverse and endlessly beautiful.
The remote and largely undisturbed Pilbara is a landscape of stunning contrasts that has to be seen to be believed.
Great in every way, this pristine, internationally renowned biodiversity hotspot is the region of soaring mountain ranges, massive seas, stunning beaches, ancient forests and edge-of-the-earth towns. As WA’s oldest port it is steeped in history and has since become the food bowl of the state producing world-class wines, whisky and locally grown and caught produce. Welcome to nature and adventure-lovers paradise.
Albany is a beautiful coastal city that with a welcoming feel to it. Renowned for being cool and wet, it's the perfect place to take some time away all year round - but be sure to pack an extra jumper if you're visiting in Winter!
Geographe is one of the hidden jewels of the southwest, a Margaret River in the making, with the historic port town of Bunbury, complete with the resident pod of dolphins, the rolling hills of the Ferguson Valley wine region, orchards and green fields of Donnybrook, Harvey, Capel and the stunning Peppermint Beach.
The towns of the Blackwood River Valley radiate an effortless charm that’s trumpeted in brochures, yet impossible to capture unless you’re actually there. Only a 2.5 hour drive from Perth, the Blackwood is the hidden jewel of the southwest, where winding country roads crisscross undulating green hills, wineries and ancient jarrah forests, with WA’s longest continually running river […]
Nannup has to be the most chilled town in Western Australia. It is barely even a town, more of a loose collection of buildings spread amongst the forest. With shopfront verandahs, weatherboard facades and a chilled vibe, Nannup has plenty of similarities to an old school version of Margaret River, and was even used to portray Margs in the 70s for the surfer movie Drift.
Bridgetown is the only heritage listed town in WA, and for good reason. With quaint preserved buildings and manicured gardens, Bridgetown is reminiscent of a bygone era; the old gaol and visitor centre provide information for those fascinated by history.
Busselton is a must for beach Lovers – You could spend a month of Sundays just wandering along the azure bay, diving into the water, and munching fish ‘n’ chips on the longest timber jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. but there’s so much more to see and do here – a fantastic package that’s only two and a half hours south of Perth.
The holiday playgrounds of Dunsborough and Yallingup are nestled either side of Cape Naturalist and so have the best of both worlds, the raw energy of the open ocean and the calm of Geographe Bay, with endless stunning beaches, world-class surf breaks, protected bays, coastal hikes, great shopping and amazing wineries and restaurants. Home […]
Set on the paperbark-lined banks of the river of the same name sits the once-sleepy town of Margaret River, known the world over as a bucket-list holiday destination, surfing mecca and food & wine destination par excellence. Just outside of town lies the ‘ah-hah’ point, where the blood pressure lowers, the pace slows, and you’re welcomed by a canopy of tall karris and jarrah, the remains of an ancient rainforest that once stretched to Queensland.
There are few places on earth where towering forests and a picturesque wine region co-exist with an amazing coastline that blends the beautiful and tranquil with the raw and exhilarating.
Situated just four hours from Perth, Mount Barker is the gateway to the amazing South Coast featuring the spectacular Stirling and Porongurup National Park Ranges, award winning wineries and vineyards and wonderful wildlife. Steeped in rich heritage and ancient geology the National Parks offer unique bushland and abundant animal life to explore. Blessed with a […]
Rich in Aboriginal culture and Dreamtime history, The Golden Outback region stretches over 54 per cent of WA. From the rustic red-dirt deserts of the Nullarbor Plain, to unspoiled white sand beaches of Esperance
Exploring the goldfields, a land built on the dreams of fortune seekers, is still about searching for gold and experiencing the city’s impressive array of heritage buildings, spectacular mountain ranges and sweeping wildflower plains.
Breathtaking gorges and rugged coastal cliffs lure hiking and nature enthusiasts, and provide unique experiences for the adventurous and casual sightseer alike. Photo credit: Kalbarri Visitor Centre
Manjimup is now a popular destination for food-loving tourists, and nature-loving tree-changers. The town itself is fairly nondescript, but has everything you’ll need, including a nice range of cafes, restaurants and takeaway options, and a number of cellar doors. The rich soils and Mediterranean climate of this region, 307km from Perth, produces a wealth of produce including vegetables, stone fruit, Perigord truffles and, more recently, green tea leaves.
Located around 325km south of Perth, pretty, central Pemberton has become a popular holiday destination for people looking for a convenient base in the southwest. Take on the land-locked sand dunes at Yeagarup in a 4WD, cruise the river or mountain bike the portion of the Munda Biddi Trail that passes through the region.
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