The best places to swim with whale sharks
Swimming alongside the largest fish in the sea is one of the ultimate bucket-list experiences...
Places in Western Australia
Laid-back, liveable Perth has wonderful weather, beautiful beaches and an easygoing character. About as close to Bali as to some of Australia's eastern state capitals, Perth's combination of big-city attractions with relaxed and informal surrounds offers an appealing lifestyle for locals and lots to do for visitors.
Broome & the Kimberley
Australia's last frontier is a wild land of remote, spectacular scenery spread over huge distances, with a severe climate, a sparse population and minimal infrastructure. Larger than 75% of the world's countries, the Kimberley is hemmed by impenetrable coastline and unforgiving deserts.
Perth & West Coast Australia
If you subscribe to the 'life's a beach' school of thought, you'll fall in love with Western Australia and its 12,500km of spectacular coastline. An Immense, Sparsely Populated Land If the huge expanses of Western Australia (WA) were a separate nation, it would be the world's 10th-largest country.
Perth & Fremantle
Planted by a river beneath an almost permanent canopy of blue sky, the city of Perth is a modern-day boom town, stoking Australia's economy from its glitzy central business district. Yet it remains as relaxed as the sleepy Swan River – black swans bobbing atop – which winds past the skyscrapers and out to the Indian Ocean.
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Tips and articles
Australia's best summer festivals
There’s always a festival somewhere in a country as big and diverse as Australia, but it’s in summer, roughly from November to March, that things really kick off...
Best in the West: Australia’s secret city
The diminutive city of Fremantle, on Australia’s west coast, is well regarded for its live music and trailblazing craft beer scene...
Exploring West Australia's craft beer scene
Hoppy and assertive IPAs and subtle and zesty Belgian-style farmhouse ales are now all the rage in craft beer bars around the world, but in Western Australia the trend for full-flavoured and interesting brews actually...
Broome’s history in a pearl shell
Quirky, multicultural and remote – Broome lives up to its reputation. Thanks to its indigenous heritage and extraordinary past as a cyclone-prone pearling centre and WWII target, it is like no other town in Australia...