The best blow your mind Western Australia bucket list
“Western Australia where you will find Perth, home to a vibrant culture and breathtaking beaches. It is also where you’ll find the acclaimed Margaret River wine region, the ancient Kimberley region, the romantic Outback beach town of Broome, and World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef, arguably the best place on Earth to swim with whale sharks,” ~ Australia Tourism
“Rolling vineyards set against a backdrop of ocean and forest let you easily hop from one experience to the next. Catch sight of the amazing humpback whale, explore ancient caves and then stroll through forests of timber giants. Or spend the day at one of Margaret River’s great wineries, where you can relax with a glass of the region’s world-renowned wine, matched with local truffles and crayfish.
The South West is one of the world’s 36 biodiversity hot spots and its breathtaking scenery will blow adventurers away,” Western Australia Tourism
Highlights: Bunbury Dolphin Discovery Centre / Busselton Jetty / Jewel Cave /Kodja Place / Manjimup / Margaret River / Mount Barker / Torndirrup National Park / Valley of the Giants / William Bay National Park
“The Ningaloo region, Exmouth, Coral Bay & surrounds is the eco-adventure capital of Western Australia. Whether this is your first visit or you are a repeat visitor to this unforgettable part of Australia, the World Heritage listed Ningaloo Coast offers extraordinary experiences for the whole family.
From the foot of the range, a narrow coastal plain extends to the magnificent beaches, waters and coral gardens of Ningaloo Marine Park. Turquoise Bay is made famous for its crystal clear waters, turquoise seas and white sandy beaches. A highlight to any Cape Range experience is a trip to Yardie Creek.
Besides the many beautiful beaches, dive sites, snorkel trails, fishing spots, whale sharks, turtles, manta rays and humpbacks, there’s also the Exmouth lighthouse, ” Visit Ningaloo.
Highlights: Cape Range National Park / Carnavon / Exmouth / Geraldton / Kalbarri National Park / Monkey Mia / Ningaloo Reef / Shark Bay World Heritage Area
ONE OF THE LAST TRUE WILDERNESS AREAS ON EARTH.
“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 National Park. Take a flight over the curious Bungle Bungle Range or a boat cruise alongside Western Australia’s highest waterfalls – King George Waterfalls. Tackle the legendary Gibb River Road, be awe-struck by some of the oldest artworks on Earth, witness the illusion of the Staircase to the Moon, or take in a Cable Beach sunset from the saddle of a camel.
There is so much to see and discover, so many unique, ‘once in a lifetime’ experiences. Whether you are a thrill seeker, adventurer, culture vulture, water lover or sun seeker and whatever your budget,” Western Australia.
Highlights: Broome / Cable Beach / Cape Leveque / Fitzroy Crossing / Halls Creek / Horizontal Waterfalls / Karijini National Park / Kununurra / Lake Argyle / Purnululu National Park & Bungle Bungle / Tom Price / Tunnel Creek
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“Western Australia’s Golden Outback is a vast and surprisingly diverse region of outback Australia. Covering 54 per cent of WA, it stretches from the rugged red earth of Mt Augustus in the north of the Gascoyne-Murchison region to the sweeping snow-white beaches of Esperance and the South Coast.
At the very heart of Western Australia’s Golden Outback lies the modern mining hub of Kalgoorlie and the Goldfields, offering fascinating insights into the history and heritage of the wild gold rush days. And in the Wheatbelt to the west, picturesque rolling farmland is dotted with colourful rural townships.
The natural landscape is a dazzling display of outback plains, huge deserts and salt lakes such as Lake Harriet, rugged rocky outcrops (the most famous being wave rock), wild woodland and some of the whitest beaches in the world.
The changing of the seasons also transforms the mood of these already striking landscapes, particularly between June and November when Mother Nature carpets WA’s forests, outback and national parks with the colours of more than 12,000 species of wildflowers – showcasing the world’s largest collection of wildflowers,” Western Australia.
Highlights: Lucky Bay / Lake Hillier / The Pinnacles / Wave Rock / Mount Augustus / Kalgoorlie / Esperance
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If there is one thing that I have learnt, it is the more I see, the more there is to see! My name is Tracy Burrows and I am the managing editor of Out There Global, a community driven travel platform for both cost effective and luxury travel ideas around the world. From Jan 2014 - Dec 2016 I managed the LatestSightings.com blog (a United Nations World Summit Award Winner: Culture & Tourism 2016 & National Geographic partner). I was also consulting editor at MOZambique Magazine, and contributor at Sawubona. Prior to my career I obtained a tourism marketing degree, and graduated from a 2 year 'Hospitality Management in Development Program' in California. Following this I acquired a journalism diploma and since it's been all about travel and writing! And my nourishment from all those who have impacted me: family; friends; and strangers alike. Thank you for joining our journey!