Are you planning to visit Western Australia for the first time? If so, you’re in luck, because we’ve got a quick list of the best Western Australia tourist sites just for you!
From the underwater paradise of the Ningaloo Reef to the eclectic capital city of Perth, there are numerous scenic attractions you can visit in Western Australia. If you’re a first-time visitor to Western Australia, here are some amazing sights that you should definitely visit!
Western Australia is very popular for its underwater attractions, and the Ningaloo Reef is no exception. The Ningaloo Reef is a World Heritage-listed site that is home to various marine species such as turtles, corals, manta rays, and even humpback whales!
In fact, the Ningaloo Reef is recognised as having the world’s largest fringing reef, which spans around 260 kilometres! Additionally, the Ningaloo Reef is most popular for its amazingly gentle whale sharks, who you can gladly take a swim with!
At the Ningaloo Marine Park, you can swim side by side with a whale shark, fly above migration whales, stay in a luxurious campsite just meters away from the coral reef, and of course, go scuba diving! Sounds pretty exciting, right?
At the world-famous Margaret River, you can take the most serene getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, escaping to a beautiful array of vineyards and boutique wineries.
Here, you can find restaurants that will give you the culinary experience of your life, a couple of art galleries, and even a quick excursion to the wilderness. At night, you can escape to all the various wine bars and pubs that are beaming with live music.
You can also take a quick trip to the Farmers Market, watch the sunset at Surfer’s Point in Prevelly only 10 minutes away, visit the limestone and crystal formations of the Lake and Mammoth Caves, and walk through the National and State forest trails.
At Margaret River, you will never run out of things to do!
Karijini National Park
Karijini National Park, the second-largest national park in the entire state, is the perfect getaway for any avid nature lover. Here, you can find a vast landscape filled with majestic waterfalls, cavernous gorges, ancient rocks, and crystal-clear waterways.
You can do various activities at Karijini National Park, such as visit the breathtaking network of walking trails, swim in spring pools underneath the Fortescue Falls, visit the Oxer Lookout that gives you an amazing view of four dramatic gorges, and even stay at an Aboriginal-owned eco-retreat. You’ll definitely be in for an adventure of a lifetime!
Of course, how can we ever forget about the beachside metropolis of Perth! Perth is now the fourth largest Australian city, and it is full of towering skyscrapers, gourmet restaurants, various boutiques, and some of the best entertainment venues you will ever visit.
Alongside all these places, you can visit beaches such as Rockingham and go swimming, surfing, and sailing! After all, water sports are very popular pastimes in Perth.
Other attractions you may find in Perth include the Kings Park and Botanic Garden, the Art Gallery of Western Australia, and Rottnest Island off the coast of Fremantle.
Cape Le Grand National Park
Cape Le Grand National Park is a highly popular coastal attraction located in Lucky Bay. It is recognised as one of Australia’s best beaches where you can find various native wildlife such as wild western grey kangaroos and pygmy possums lounging on the shores.
At Cape Le Grand National Park, you can partake in various activities such as snorkelling, fishing, surfing, picnicking, recreational boating, bushwalking, camping, and going on beach safaris. Now that’s a handful!
Nambung National Park
At Nambung National Park, you can find the highly renowned Pinnacles, a unique collection of rock formations that are composed of thousands of limestone pillars that rise from a vast landscape of yellow sand.
There are various ways you can explore these amazing rock formations, such as through a scenic drive or through a walking trail. The Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre also has some exhibits that are displayed in the park.
As we can see, there are some magnificent places to visit in Western Australia so if you haven’t been there yet, you need to go and check it out! We hope this list of places for first-time visitors will help make your visit even more enjoyable.
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