Coastal escapes and outback adventures: here are the top things to do in Western Australia.
It’s one of the only places in the world where the rugged red outback meets sparkling ocean coastlines, providing an abundance of unique landscapes to experience and enjoy.
There’s a whole bunch to do in Western Australia, from water sports to wine tasting and beach jumping, but there are 5 experiences that stand out among the rest according to TripAdvisor.
Get ready to tick off the best experiences in Western Australia.
1. Rottnest Ferry & Bike Hire
Kicking off our top things to do in Western Australia is of course jumping on a ferry and heading to the west’s favourite holiday island.
Rottnest Island is undoubtedly the sparkling gem of WA, boasting stunningly blue waters, stretches of explorable coastline, and the famously adorable quokka population.
The best way to see it all? A full-day guided tour on two wheels.
The tours run from Perth or Fremantle and include a high-speed ferry ticket and bike rental to explore the iconic island. Once over, you’ll explore 20 bays and some 63 secluded beaches from Little Salmon to The Basin and everything in between. After soaking in the sun and salt you can perch up at the pub to enjoy a much-needed pint before heading home. It doesn’t get more Aussie than this!
2. 1 Hour Broome Sunset Camel Tour
If you haven’t experienced sitting camelback and soaking in the gorgeous Broome sunset then add it to your WA hit list immediately.
This unique tour will have you taking a camel ride along Cable Beach (voted in as one of the best beaches in the world) while getting to watch the sunset over the blue waters. You’ll hear a little bit about the camel’s history while you ride and take in the bay from a whole new vantage point.
3. 20-minute Fremantle Jet Boat Thrill Ride
One for those seeking a bit of an adrenaline rush, Fremantle’s jet boat ride will undoubtedly get your heart rate pumping.
Your skipper will blast you out into the open sea with a 40hp turbo-charged diesel engine and some tunes blasting in the speakers. It’s basically white water rafting meets rollercoaster ride, and you can bet you’ll be coming out soaked after high-speed manoeuvres like fish tails, slide-outs, peach power stops, wave surfing and 270-degree spins.
4. Pinnacles Desert Sunset Stargazing Tour
A visit to Western Australia seems incomplete without going to visit the unique limestone formations that are The Pinnacles.
Formed approximately 25,000 to 30,000 years ago, the natural wonders lie in the Nambung National Park, about a 2-hour drive north of Perth. The Pinnacles tour is a must-do item on the list of top things to do in Western Australia which will see you setting out in the afternoon to first enjoy some sandboarding before seeing the wildflowers at Nilgen nature reserve, taking a guided bush tucker/bush medicine walk at Hangover Bay, and finally arriving at the Pinnacles desert.
Your day will wrap up with a sunset dinner among the Pinnacles followed by a guided stargazing experience.
5. Winery and Brewery Tour in Margaret River
If you’re any sort of wine or food enthusiast then an absolute must on the top things to do in Western Australia list is a stopover at one of the most iconic foods and wine regions in Australia, perhaps even the world – Margaret River.
Given you’ll be sipping on a few wines and beers, driving isn’t ideal, so this tour is the perfect option. You’ll enjoy wine tasting at renowned wineries followed by a brewery lunch with chocolate and coffee tastings sprinkled in between.
Stops include Yahava KoffeeWorks, Redgate Wines, Olio Bello, Black Brewing Co, Lenton Brae Winery, Thompson Estate, and The Margaret River Chocolate Co.
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