Western Australia truly is the authentic Australian experience. The capital of Perth is Australia's western gateway and a great place to start your holiday. Perth City offers an easygoing lifestyle - the beautiful Swan River and inner-city parks like Kings Park add to the relaxed, natural feel. There is much to see and do in this part of the State, from swimming in crystal clear ocean waters to enjoying a sunny afternoon sipping a cold beer at an open-air pub.
From the city, head to the South West region for world class wineries, luxury accommodation and forests of tall trees. These taper off to a ribbon of coastal hinterlands of sheltered bays and rivers, often lined with massive granite boulders and stunning outlooks. Here, life is simple and genuine, offering a taste of rural Australian living along with relaxing country retreats and secluded chalets.
The Golden Outback's spectacular outback and goldfields are the place for historic townships, brilliant, starry night skies, and wide open spaces with spinifex and red earth as far as the eye can see. Here too, are the beaches of the Southern Ocean. These seas can be wild one day and brilliant blue calm the next - they're also home to humpback whales and their calves. Awesome marine life, endless white sand beaches and warm, turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean characterise the State's far north. The sunshine, cooling sea breezes and the outdoor activities of the Coral Coast make it a relaxing and friendly destination.
If it's an Aussie frontier adventure you're after head further north to the North West region. Here you'll find rugged ancient landforms, remnant rainforest, deep red gorges, vast cattle stations and pioneering personalities, ancient Aboriginal culture and unique quality accommodation. The sheer size of Western Australia beckons visitors back time and again to explore the huge number and range of holiday possibilities.