Attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in Fremantle

Fremantle Prison

With its foreboding 5m-high walls, the old convict-era prison still dominates Fremantle. Daytime tour options include the Doing Time Tour, taking in the kitchens, men's cells and solitary-confinement cells. The Grea…
Top Choice Museum in Fremantle

Western Australian Museum – Maritime

Housed in an intriguing sail-shaped building on the harbour, just west of the city centre, the maritime museum is a fascinating exploration of WA's relationship with the ocean. Well-presented displays range from yac…
Top Choice National Park in Cervantes & Pinnacles Desert

Nambung National Park

Situated 19km from Cervantes, Nambung is home to the spectacular Pinnacles Desert, a vast, alien-like plain studded with thousands of limestone pillars. Rising eerily from the desert floor, the pillars are remnants …
Top Choice Museum in Fremantle

Western Australian Museum – Shipwreck Galleries

Located within an 1852 commissariat store, the Shipwreck Galleries are considered the finest display of maritime archaeology in the southern hemisphere. The highlight is the Batavia Gallery, where a section of the h…
Nature Reserve in Rockingham

Shoalwater Islands Marine Park

Just a few minutes' paddle, swim or boat ride away from the shore is strictly protected Penguin Island, home to penguins, silver gulls, boardwalks, swimming beaches and picnic tables. Apart from birdwatching (pied c…
Historic Building in Fremantle

Round House

Built from 1830 to 1831, this 12-sided stone prison is WA's oldest surviving building. It was the site of the colony's first hangings, and was later used for holding Aboriginal people before they were taken to Rottn…
National Park in Yanchep

Yanchep National Park

The woodlands and wetlands of Yanchep National Park are home to fauna including koalas, kangaroos, emus and cockatoos. The free Wild About Walking brochure outlines nine walking trails, from the 20-minute Dwerta Mia…
Landmark in Hyden & Wave Rock

Wave Rock

The multicoloured cresting swell of Wave Rock is 350km from Perth. Formed some 60 million years ago by weathering and water erosion, the granite outcrop is streaked with colours created by run-off from local mineral…
National Park in Cervantes & Pinnacles Desert

Lesueur National Park

This botanical paradise, 50km north of Cervantes, contains a staggering 820 plant species, many of them rare and endemic, such as the pine banksia (Banksia tricupsis) and Mt Lesueur grevillea (Grevillea batrachioide…
Historic Site in Northam

Burlong Pool

This natural pool on the Avon River is a significant Noongar site, and is believed to be the summer home of the Wargal, the giant snakelike creature that created waterways and brought life to the land. It's customar…