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A vast, majestic land covering two million square kilometres and boasting an impressive 12,000km coastline, Western Australia has a commanding presence. Yet it remains relatively untouched. Visitors are still awakening to its beauty and diversity; the glorious climate, the spectacular scenery.
Magical forests, the fresh blue Indian and Southern Oceans, sprawling fields of wildflowers and breathtaking sunsets are only the beginning of your discovery of Western Australia’s attractions.
Beaches that stretch along the coastline are a part of the playground. Clean white sand and pure waters are home to thousands of species of marine life, but the ocean is also host to holiday makers searching for excitement in the form of water sports such as surfing, fishing or boating.
Plan your adventure with our publication, the best, most comprehensive compilation of tourist businesses in Western Australia. Published annually, the 2013 edition is available FREE from visitor information stands around WA, or please contact us and we can post you a hard copy.
Basking in a sunny Mediterranean climate, Perth is Western Australia’s vibrant riverside capital with a population of just over two million people, an easy going lifestyle and a friendliness second to none. The metropolitan area offers a choice of beaches, wildlife parks and world-class golf courses, where kangaroos have been known to watch golfers putt, plus a spirited, cosmopolitan city vibe. The port city of Fremantle has a maritime flavour combined with heritage and multiculturalism. Just a short drive from the city centre will find you within premium wine-producing areas in the Swan Valley; beautiful beaches and the relaxed life of the Rockingham and Mandurah regions; travel inland to soak up the history of the Avon Valley and its towns.
Lush and green, the South West has its own flavour. Explore limestone caves, national parks with towering old growth forests, spectacular mountain ranges and rugged coast. Let your tastebuds take over as you get your mouth around some of the best wines in the world and the freshest produce you’ve ever tasted.
One of the best things to do in WA is get off the land — and into the water. Head to Australia’s Coral Coast; after you’ve explored the spectacular limestone pillars of the Pinnacles in Nambung National Park and the wildflowers of the central coast, it’s time to get offshore. Ningaloo Marine Park, Shark Bay and Monkey Mia are just a few of the hotspots to visit for stunning scenery and aquatic activities.
The true spirit of adventure lives on in Australia’s Golden Outback. The Goldfields have been luring curious travellers since the heady days of the 1890s goldrush. Historic buildings, ghost towns, the richest square mile on earth, and the prospect of striking it lucky will almost certainly draw you in. This is your chance to experience an unconditional country lifestyle and also get acquainted with a few of our truly massive natural wonders like Wave Rock and Mount Augustus. And if that’s not quite enough, the area boasts some indescribable coastal scenery; the most brilliantly coloured wildflowers, the bluest water and whitest sand beaches you can imagine.
And finally, for those who seek the furthest the rewards will be epic. The rugged North West is vibrant and full of natural beauty, described by some as the true essence of Western Australia. Here, nature has carved a unique landscape; it’s a striking mix of enormous rock formations, cooling waterfalls and soft white sand beaches. Rich in aboriginal history, the region is a cultural treasure trove that is sacred to the Indigenous people of Western Australia. The Kimberley region of the far north is full of parks and gorges, the sweeping plains of the Western Desert and breathtaking views of the iconic Bungle Bungle region. The Pilbara is nature at its most rugged and awesome — a landscape of ancient ranges and stony watercourses, of red dust and wide open spaces. You might want to laze under a palm tree by the banks of a natural spring pool in the Millstream-Chichester National Park, camp under clear starry skies near the picturesque banks of the Fortescue River, acquire some local pearls in Broome, or simply just make time for yourself by a beach somewhere. Anywhere.
Whether you're just planning a short break in Perth or setting off into the great outback, these maps will help you plan your visit. Includes maps for each of the five regions in the state, as well as detailed Perth metropolitan maps, including Fremantle, Swan Valley wineries and Perth Hills.
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