Where to go in Western Australia: Perth, Margaret River & the Kimberley
Western Australia is a myriad of delights; from pristine beaches edged with laidback cities to hoodoo structures in remote, ochre-red national parks. City-slicking, minus the grandstanding of big-name Sydney and Melbourne, can be found in Perth, famous for its near-constant bath of sunshine, alongside a buzzing bar scene, endless parks and sugar-white beaches for languid relaxation. For more remote adventure, The Kimberley surprises and delights in equal measure. Here, spectacular scenes play out to historic Aboriginal towns, deep winding valleys and remote peaks, dotted with cascading waterfalls. As one of the least populated places on earth, the area's isolated wilderness is truly awe-inspiring. In nearby Broome, a laidback and colourful ambience delights, known for its camel sunset rides and sweeping coastline.
Australia is world-class when it comes to food and wine, and nowhere does it better than Margaret River. Some of Australia’s top wineries are located here, from boutique wineries to family vineyards, more often than not paired with gourmet produce in pairing menus. Plus, it's got some of Australia's top surf beaches edging its azure waters. And, the Coral Coast of Western Australia is not outdone by its big-name sibling, the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier may have the world-famous accolade, but head to the Coral Coast and you'll find a just-as spectacular and far more unspoiled coastline in Ningaloo Reef, playing host to whale sharks, turtles and endless colourful shoals.
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Broome is a small pearling town in the state's north with an exotic history thanks to its world-famous South Sea Pearl industry. Today, a chilled out vibe, colourful lifestyle and vibrant environment have made it a Mecca for creative people of all types.
Mighty rivers and wetlands teem with wild game fish and marine life and its vast vistas are infinite. One of the least populated places on earth, the area's isolated wilderness is truly awe-inspiring.
The Coral Coast is a pristine coastline on the mid-north coast around the world-famous sites of Ningaloo Reef and Monkey Mia.
Some of Australia’s top wineries and surf beaches are located in the southerly Margaret River area and epicureans will delight at the boutique wineries and gourmet produce on offer, while the splendid isolation will leave you feeling relaxed and renewed.
A 50km stretch of laidback beach towns and forested hills, the Sunset Coast is the perfect city getaway.