Western Australia is one of the world’s best-kept secrets. With its gorgeous natural wonders and incredible scenery, its a destination that is definitely on our bucket list. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean to the north and west, the Great Australian Bight and Southern Ocean to the south. The team at Destination Luxury has curated a list of must have experiences of western Australia, just for you!
A cruise on the True North has long been regarded as one of Australia’s outstanding and most revered adventure tourism experiences. All itineraries are activity-based and designed for the discerning traveler who truly wants to experience the destination in some of Australia’s most remote and hard to access coastal regions. The True North offers ‘flagship’ Kimberley cruises, including the “Kimberley Wilderness Cruise”—a 7 or 13 night panorama of spectacular gorges, majestic waterfalls, ancient cultural history and indigenous rock art, islands and rugged coastline.
Exmouth Diving Centre delivers guaranteed whaleshark swims and offers humpback whale swims, turtle and manta encounters – all while following world’s best practice with a conservation focus central to the experience. Guests of Exmouth Diving Centre have access to secluded beaches, Ningaloo Reef’s spectacular reefs with small groups on comfortable and modern boats. As the region’s original eco-tourism operation, Exmouth Diving & Whaleshark Centre is synonymous with experiencing the aquatic treasures of the World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef Marine Park.
Crown Towers Perth’s guest rooms and suites boast unparalleled city views. Intelligently designed with the latest in luxury hotel technology and hosting Crown Towers’ renowned service, guests will have the opportunity to experience hotel indulgence in Perth unlike any other. Crown Perth officially opened its doors to the public 1985, bringing a fully-integrated entertainment precinct to Western Australia. Renowned for its world-class facilities, entertainment, premium restaurants and luxury accommodation, Crown is located on the eastern banks of the Swan River, just minutes from the CBD.
A visit to Australia’s North West will take you through some of the world’s most amazing untouched wilderness areas, giving you a real Australian outback experience. Covering over one million square kilometers (four times the size of the United Kingdom), North West Australia is split into two areas of breathtaking natural beauty, the Kimberley region and the Pilbara region. The ancient landscapes of these regions are a contrast of rugged ranges, stunning gorges, pristine sandy beaches and untouched islands and reefs. They’re also home to wildlife, birdlife and plant species you won’t find anywhere else on the planet. Cultural experiences to suit all tastes and budgets can be found in the Kimberley region and the Pilbara region. Take an authentic Indigenous tour and learn about local Indigenous history and culture, hear Dreamtime stories and try bush tucker.
The South West of Western Australia offers a destination of diversity, just a few short hours from Perth. A place where magnificent landscapes, spectacular coastline, and the solitude of ancient forests come together to form one of the world’s great biodiversity hotspots. The South West is rich with gourmet experiences, with local truffles, marron, gastronomic delights and world-class wines waiting to be discovered. Spring time brings thousands of migrating whales and a dazzling display of wildflowers. Spoiled with a Mediterranean climate, the region is graced with long summers and mild winters, perfect for mountain biking, hiking, surfing, and many more adventures. There are five sub-regions that make up Australia’s South West, each offering their own unique experiences. From the awesome urban experiences of Geographe to the raw beauty of the Great Southern, each region has a unique offering:
- Margaret River Region – Premium wines, picturesque vineyards and breweries, world-class surf and gourmet produce aplenty is all available within an hours’ drive in the Margaret River Region.
- Geographe – Less than one and a half hours drive south of Perth, Geographe is very popular for day trips and short getaways from Perth. The natural beauty of the region’s green pastures and rich orchards contrast nicely against the urban buzz of WA’s largest regional city, Bunbury.
- Blackwood River Valley – Characterized by lush, rolling hills and charming country towns, the Blackwood River Valley is picturesque and full of character. Think Devonshire tea, quaint main streets and antique stores aplenty.
- Southern Forests – Clear, crisp air means it’s not just the magnificent karri, marri and tingle forests that grow in abundance here. There’s over 50 types of fruit and vegetables which a produced in the Southern Forests region too.
- Great Southern – In the Great Southern region, dramatic forested cliffs are pounded by the wild Southern Ocean, providing shelter for cozy coves and calm bays. Both rolling pastoral landscapes and WA’s highest mountain ranges are home to a rich variety of flora and fauna.
Australia’s Coral Coast region, is located approximately a 2.5 flight, or 12.5 hour drive from WA’s capital city, Perth. Some of Australia’s best experiences are found on the Coral Coast, including the Pinnacles, Geraldton’s Abrolhos Islands, the Kalbarri National Park, the Shark Bay World Heritage Area (includes the dolphins of Monkey Mia and Dirk Hartog Island), the fresh produce of Carnarvon
and the incredible Ningaloo Reef, where you can swim with the world’s largest fish, the whale shark.