10 Things to Do in Western Australia That You Shouldn't Miss

November 15, 2017 Mikaela Didonna

Western Australia (abbreviated as WA) is a state occupying the entire western third of Australia. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean to the north and west, the Great Australian Bight and Southern Ocean to the south, the Northern Territory to the north-east and South Australia to the south-east. Western Australia is Australia's largest state, with a total land area of 2,529,875 square kilometres (976,790 sq mi), and the second-largest country subdivision in the world, surpassed only by Russia's Sakha Republic. The state has about 2.6 million inhabitants – around 11% of the national total – with 92% living in the south-west corner, mostly in the Perth area, leaving the remainder of the state sparsely populated.

1. Kings Park & Botanic Garden

Fraser Ave | West Perth, Perth, Western Australia 6005, Australia +61 8 9480 3600
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5 based on 9 reviews

Kings Park & Botanic Garden

The park cultivates over 13,000 species of Western Australian plants and contains one of the world's largest areas of natural bush land close to a city.

Reviewed By cliffordchambers - Europe

What an immaculately maintained park! You are greeted by a beautiful avenue of majestic trees, a fantastic view of the Central Business District and the large stretch of water to the east and south. There are many walkways and if you stray away from the well trodden paths and go west, you can stroll in a quieter atmosphere and walk many small paths without seeing anyone. There are also quantities of birds in the park, but beware, one of the tried to steal my Sandwich as I was eating it!
The park is a credit to the city of Perth and to the civic responsibility of its citizens.

2. Cape Le Grand National Park

92 Dempster St | Cape Le Grand National Park, Esperance, Western Australia 6450, Australia +61 8 9083 2100
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5 based on 803 reviews

Cape Le Grand National Park

Reviewed By youngcats - New York City, New York

The trail to the beach is an easy hike over boulders. There are vegetation and wild flowers along the path, some wild kangaroos can be spotted occasionally. Pending on the season during your visit, beach could very windy and chilly, not many visitors; however, the beach is quite beautiful and pristine.

3. National Anzac Centre

67 Forts Rd | Mt Clarence, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia 6820 3500
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5 based on 1 reviews

National Anzac Centre

Reviewed By Denise M - Sydney, Australia

Thoroughly enjoyed our recent visit to the National Anzac Centre. The guides are knowledgeable and very helpful, the main museum is stunning and the Gardens and restored buildings/displays are very interesting and well presented. They also have a lovely cafe with yummy food and drinks and gorgeous views over Albany.

4. Meelup Beach

Meelup Beach Road, Dunsborough, Western Australia, Australia +61 439 979 356
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5 based on 478 reviews

Meelup Beach

Reviewed By 256ollie - Singapore, Singapore

The most beautiful sea! It is clean and not busy at all. Fish in the shallow sea and lovely, smooth sand. I would highly recommend it!

5. Greens Pool

William Bay Rd | William Bay National Park, Denmark, Western Australia 6333, Australia
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5 based on 808 reviews

Greens Pool

Reviewed By Janine45 - Wellington

This beach area is one of the most beautiful scenic Beaches ive been to.Ive travelled to many Beaches around the world and this rates top. In its natural state with lagoon like rock pool areas and crystal clean waters and scenic large smooth huge boulders.
Its absolutely incredible. A visit here is a must if visiting the town of Denmark.

6. HMAS Sydney II Memorial

Gummer Avenue | Midwest Region, Geraldton, Western Australia 6530, Australia +61 8 9956 6670
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5 based on 817 reviews

HMAS Sydney II Memorial

Reviewed By papillon2020 - Brisbane, Australia

This memorial is not only for history buffs, but the architecture of the monument is really striking. Definitely work a walk-around

7. Bungle Bungle Range

Purnululu National Park, Western Australia 6743, Australia
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5 based on 272 reviews

Bungle Bungle Range

Located in remote Purnululu National Park, these eerie beehive-shaped sandstone domes are striped in orange and black and rise from the floor of Piccaninny Gorge.

Reviewed By Charlotte J - Melbourne, Australia

Despite the rough road in, this place is awesome. The scenery is out of this world, the walks are great and well worth the effort. Take your time and enjoy the scenery - if you can let someone else do the driving (ruin their vehicle rather than yours :)), sit back, relax and enjoy what the Kimberley has to offer.
Hike into Cathedral Gorge, check out the Picaninny Creek lookout, then head up to Echidna Creek for even more excitement with the walk over boulders. And don't forget the Dome walk too. All well worth it.. This is our second trip into the NP and we would come back for more...

B Shed Victoria Quay, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia +61 8 9325 9352
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5 based on 414 reviews

SeaLink Rottnest Island

Departing daily from Fremantle, SeaLink Rottnest Island provides a competitively priced ferry service to Perth’s favourite island paradise. With hospitality trained staff on board you can expect excellent customer service and a friendly smile to welcome you. Multiple trips depart each day for your convenience, and our experienced team can tailor an itinerary to you with a wide range of touring and package options available. SeaLink Rottnest Island is also pleased to welcome the first vessel to its fleet - Quokka 1 is the newest and most environmentally friendly vessel to be servicing Rottnest Island. With a brand-new purpose-built bar on board you can enjoy a refreshment (or two) to kick start your island adventure. Discover the best of Perth's Island Paradise with SeaLink Rottnest Island.

Reviewed By 902dixiegirl - Sydney, Australia

The staff were very friendly and helpful The trip itself was smooth sailing I would recommend this company to travel to Rottnest Island

9. Jewel Cave

Caves Road, Augusta, Western Australia, Australia +61 8 9757 7411
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Jewel Cave

Jewel Cave is Western Australia's largest show cave and is home to one of the longest straw stalactites in any tourist cave in the world. Your guide will take you on an incredible journey through several large caverns featuring colossal formations and dazzling cave crystal. The site features an impressive Preservation Centre complete with cafe, interpretative and retail facilities. Located on Caves Road, 38 kilometres south of Margaret River and 12 kilometres north of Augusta.

Reviewed By TourismProfessional - Worcester, UK

My first cave along the tourist route 250, so I haven't got anything to compare it to, all I can say is I was indifferent to going to a cave but I am so glad I did, I was absolutely blown away. It is all guided. There is no wandering off on your own. You go down a path and through a door and all I could hear myself saying was 'oh wow'. You will be shown a skeletal possum and also when the lights get turned off it is very very eery. Amazing that it has only recently been found (1970s I think). Be warned there are a lot of steps and it is a shame they don't offer 2 types of tickets. 1 for those that just want to go in and the first landing and a second ticket for those people who want to go further into the caves (which involves a lot more steps).

10. Bluff Knoll

Chester Pass Rd, Stirling Range National Park, Western Australia 6338, Australia
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5 based on 160 reviews

Bluff Knoll

Reviewed By Martyn S - Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom

This is a good climb lots of steps of uneven hieght and took us two hours going up. When you do get there expect some great views. Should only be attempted when conditions are good. Too hot, wet or windy would make it Very difficult.
Great sense of achievement when you get down. Take plenty of water and time.

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