Perth downtown Perth and Fremantle: what to see in one day <<-- GO
Most trips in Western Australia will either start or finish in Perth, the main gateway to this part of the country. The city and the surroundings have much to offer: the modern downtown, Kings Park and Fremantle with its old prison, are attractions that shouldn't be missed during any trip in Western Australia.
Rottnest Island Excursion to Rottnest Island: beaches and quokkas <<-- GO
Less than an hour sailing from Fremantle, Rottnest Island offers a real subtropical paradise with large white sandy beaches and coral reefs, quokka (a small rare marsupial) and remains from a recent past, as the island was an important base to patrol Australia's largest port.
The Pinnacles Sandboarding in Lancelin and hike among The Pinnacles <<-- GO
Traveling from Perth to the north, you shouldn't miss a visit to the spectacular white sand dunes of Lancelin, where you can try out the sandboarding (a kind of snowboarding, but on the sand). A little further north, The Pinnacles Desert will surprise visitors with its rock formations that emerge from vivid ocher-colored sand.
Kalbarri National Park Trekking in Kalbarri National Park <<-- GO
Kalbarri National Park offers spectacular landscapes among canyons and ancient rocks shaped by Murchison river over millions and millions of years. The bravest ones will be able to experience the thrill of abseiling with ropes along a tall wall of orange rock.
Shark Bay Shark Bay:Monkey Mia dolphins, Shelly Beach and the Stromatolites <<-- GO
For its particular geology and biodiversity, Shark Bay is one of the most interesting destinations in Western Australia. Here you can see a kilometers of beaches made exclusively of small white shells, while Monkey Mia will entertain visitors with dolphins. Shark Bay is also one of the few places in the world to observe live stromatolites directly from a beach.
Coral Bay (Australia) Coral Bay: beaches and sand dunes <<-- GO
North of the Tropic of Capricorn, along the Indian Ocean shores, Coral Bay offers the opportunity to swim along one of Australia's richest coral reefs, sometimes reachable by swimming directly from the beach. An excursion aboard a quad bike, can be instead a good way to visit sand dunes and remote beaches.
Exmouth (Australia) Exmouth: Cape Range National Park <<-- GO
The town of Exmouth is located on a peninsula stretching out in the Indian Ocean: it is part of the Cape Range National Park for its biodiversity and for the beautiful landscape dominated by narrow gorges, magnificent coral beaches and endless Savannah. During the Southern Winter, Exmouth is one of the best places in the world to observe the whale sharks.
Karijini canyons Trekking to Karijini National Park <<-- GO
Karijini National Park is one of the most spectacular places in Australia: its canyons, sometimes so narrow to require walking in a single line, offer a glimpse into the geological history of the planet, as most of the rocks are up to 2.5 billions of years old. Waterfalls and natural pools offers instead a good chance for a refreshing swim.
Kimberly (Australia) The Devonian Reef into the Kimberly <<-- GO
The Kimberly occupies the northernmost part of the state of Western Australia and is the ideal place to observe ancient fossil coral reefs dating dating back to the Devonian era (about 400 million years ago), but now isolated in the center of a continent, far away from any sea.
Bungle Bungles Purnululu: Bungle Bungles and canyons <<-- GO
Discovered only in 1980, Purnululu National Park is featured by spectacular dome shaped mountains with black and orange stripes (Bungle Bungles) created by a quite unique process. Instead, narrow canyons dug into conglomerate rocks will keep hikers even more busy among fantastic landscapes.
Horizontal Waterfalls Flight-seeing over Horizontal Waterfalls and excursion to Cape Leveque <<-- GO
The Dampier Peninsula and Buccaneer Archipelago offer spectacular tropical landscapes, which are most appreciated by flying over the region with a small plane. The Horizontal Waterfalls are a quite unique phenomenon in the world, while a landing at Cape Leveque allows visitors to swim among stunning beaches almost completely deserted.