Step outside of the everyday and into a dream in Western Australia; a place of natural wonders, supernatural contrasts of colour and texture, and rare experiences. Shaped by 60,000 years of stories from the world’s oldest living culture, Western Australia is a special place that compels you to connect with the land, and reconnect with yourself. 

Our capital of Perth (Boorloo) is a modern city nestled in nature, and one that will light you up with its culture, cuisine and creativity. Traverse the grounds of Kings Park and Botanic Garden (Kaarta Koomba) – one of the world’s largest inner-city parks – with an Aboriginal guide, or picnic among its wildflowers and native plants. From here, you can gaze out across the Swan River (Derbarl Yerrigan), which you can cruise down on a day trip out to the Swan Valley; the only wine region within an Australian capital city. 

Just 30 minutes from Perth is Fremantle (Walyalup), where history and heritage meet seaside sunsets. It’s not just art galleries, pubs and cafes that are sprinkled throughout this bustling port city, which is home to the historic Fremantle Markets (still going strong after 100 years) and one of Australia’s first micro-breweries. 

Unique wildlife encounters abound in Perth, where you can swim with playful wild dolphins, scout the ocean to spot migrating whales, or meet koalas and wombats. Swap the city for an idyllic escape – by way of scenic flight or ferry – to the car-free paradise of Rottnest Island (Wadjemup). Come face-to-snout with the world’s happiest animal – the adorable quokka – and experience everything the island has to offer from your Segway, bus, boat, water-bike, glass-bottom kayak or bicycle. 

Complement your adventures as you relax by the ocean at one of Perth’s 19 stunning beaches, each blessed with dreamy Indian Ocean sunsets. Choose from a collection of beachfront bars and restaurants, or make your way back into the city centre to experience a thriving metropolis of shopping precincts, rooftop bars and waterfront dining at Elizabeth Quay (Goomup).

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