We've hand-picked the best things to do in Western Australia.
13 Attractions in Western Australia:
Kings ParkOne of the world’s largest areas of natural bushland near a city center. Awe-inspiring views of Perth city, the Swan River, and Darling Ranges. Spend a day visiting the park with bushland walk trails, war memorials, gardens, picnic spots, and children’s playgrounds.
Yallingup BeachProtected lagoon ideal for swimming and snorkeling. A popular whale watching spot between September and December. Loved by surfers, fishermen, and sunset admirers.
Barrack Street Jetty and Elizabeth QuayPerth’s soothing Swan River is the backdrop of Elizabeth Quay and the historic Barrack Street Jetty. Take advantage of a wide range of activities, from leisurely strolls along the river’s edge, to trendy bars, cafes, and restaurants, to playgrounds for children, and even a visit to the controversial-yet-unmissable Bell Tower.
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Sugarloaf RockA standalone rock formation just off the coastline of the Indian Ocean. Visible from a concrete viewing platform. Visit at sunset to see magical colours dancing along the rockface and sparkling in the ocean.
Fremantle Fishing Boat HarbourNo visit to historic port city, Fremantle, is complete without a feast of fish and chips on the waterfront. Although an operational marina for both private and commercial boats, Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour is most popular for the seafood restaurants, bars, and ice-creameries that line its boardwalk.
Windance Estate WinesFamily owned and operated boutique winery with a focus on sustainable land management. Our favorite sparkling and white wines in the popular Margaret River wine region.
Hay Shed Hill WinesOne of the Margaret River region’s most beloved vineyards, producing over 25 varieties of wine. Visit the cellar door to sample award-winning versions of Margaret River’s famed Cabernet Sauvignon as well as Chardonnay, Chenin, Shiraz, and Marlborough varieties, to name a few.
Bootleg BreweryOne of the Margaret River region’s first craft breweries and a beloved locale to enjoy a pint in the warm sunshine. Sample a tasting paddle of Bootleg’s beers or ciders, then learn how the tasty drops are made on a brewery tour. Don’t worry wine drinkers, you can still try a selection of local wines on the premises… then get back to the award-winning beer.
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Candy CowThis candy store’s super fun, cow theme was inspired by its location in country town, Cowaramup. a 10-minute drive north from Margaret River. Confectionary like fudge, rock candy, honeycomb, and chocolates are made onsite, meaning they’re extra fresh and doubly delicious. There’s always a selection of fudge, nougat, and other sweets available for free tastings, and a window to catch a glimpse into the sugary production process.
Rottnest IslandRelaxing by secluded bays with turquoise waves gently lapping at white sandy beaches epitomises the Rottnest Island experience. Even bike riding and water sports adopt a laid-back, take-it-easy approach here.
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Canal Rocks (Winjee Sam)These amazing granite rock formations have been battered into unique shapes by the powerful Indian Ocean over millions of years. Canal Rocks takes its name from the deep canals separating the rocks from the land by the awesome force of the Indian Ocean as it rushes and swirls around them, sending stunning sprays skyward. Timber boardwalks have been cleverly positioned so you can get as close as possible to view this powerful natural phenomenon in action.
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The PinnaclesThe Namburg National Park is home to thousands of limestone sculptures, known as The Pinnacles, naturally formed over tens of thousands of years. Each formation is unique and untouched by mankind, and is an easily accessible stepping stone to explore the Australian outback.