Must-see attractions in Western Australia

  • Bill's Bay

    West Coast Australia

    Bill's Bay is the perfectly positioned town beach at the end of Robinson St. Easy access and sheltered teal waters make this a favourite with everyone,…

  • Stormflower Vineyard

    West Coast Australia

    Rustic and relaxed, with beautiful Australian natives in the garden, this is the antidote to some of Margaret River's more grandiose tasting rooms and…

  • Eagle Bluff

    West Coast Australia

    About 25km south of Denham, take the unsealed road 4km to this brilliant viewpoint, where a boardwalk allows you vistas that meld pinky-orange cliffs with…

  • Gallery of Splendid Isolation

    Western Australia

    Adjacent to the tin camel monument on the roundabout, this photography gallery displays stunning outback landscapes by local photographer Lynn Webb, who…

  • Wongalala Falls

    Broome & The Kimberley

    Only opened to non-Aboriginal tourists in 2018, these stunning hour-glass falls empty into a large, perfectly circular plunge pool, about 20km from…

  • Fern Pool

    Karijini National Park

    Swim quietly and with respect at this lovely, shady pool – it has special significance to the local Aboriginal people. It's a 300m (roughly 10-minute)…

  • Little Lagoon

    West Coast Australia

    Idyllic Little Lagoon, 4km from town, has picnic tables and barbecues along its small beach, and is good for a walk or swim.

  • Mulka's Cave & the Humps

    West Coast Australia

    Amazing Mulka's Cave is an important Nyaki-Nyaki rock-art site, with 452 recorded stencils and handprints, some produced as recently as 400 years ago…

  • New Norcia Museum & Art Gallery

    West Coast Australia

    Over three levels, New Norcia's marvellously musty Museum & Art Gallery traces the history of the monastery and houses and has an impressive art…

  • Gwalia Historic Site

    Western Australia

    Just 4km south of Leonora, Gwalia was occupied in 1896 by European immigrants and deserted in 1963, after the pit closed. Wander past the miners' tin…

  • Museum of the Goldfields

    Western Australia

    The impressive Ivanhoe-mine head frame marks this excellent museum's entrance; take the lift to look over the city. An underground vault displays giant…

  • Mining and Pastoral Museum

    Western Australia

    Spread over several warehouses and accessed via the visitor centre, this excellent museum has displays on the gold rush and mining, and Aboriginal history…

  • Wine Tree Cidery

    West Coast Australia

    Wine, cider, apples, trees…the name almost hangs together, conceptually. Regardless, this cavernous steel space (a former apple shed) is a cheery spot for…

  • Greenough Wildlife & Bird Park

    West Coast Australia

    If you're not acquainted with Western Australia's wildlife, here's your chance to meet the diminutive grey and red kangaroos, plus dingos and emus. Winged…

  • Bunbury Museum & Heritage Centre

    West Coast Australia

    A fabulous small museum, packed full of information on the original inhabitants here, the Wardandi people, explorers who visited and the colonisers who…

  • Great Beyond – Explorers Hall of Fame

    Western Australia

    From the video introducing you to the gold seekers in this harsh land to the engaging displays, the Hall of Fame presents the stories of pioneers and…

  • Courthouse Gallery

    West Coast Australia

    More than a gallery, this leafy arts HQ is the centre of all goodness in Port Hedland. Inside are stunning, curated local contemporary and Aboriginal art…

  • The Basin

    Rottnest Island

    The Basin is Rotto's top family swim spot – a sheltered, natural sandy-floored pool, fringed by reefs to keep the waves at bay. It's a short cycle from…

  • Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

    West Coast Australia

    It's hard to miss this hilltop lighthouse built in 1912. Spectacular views of the entire cape make it a great place for whale spotting and sunset watching.

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    Cape Le Grand National Park

    Southern WA

    Good fishing, swimming and camping can be found at Lucky Bay – arguably Australia's top beach, complete with beach-going kangaroos – and Le Grand Beach,…

  • Horizontal Waterfalls

    Broome & The Kimberley

    One of the most intriguing features of the Kimberley coastline is the phenomenon known as 'horizontal waterfalls'. Despite the name, the falls are simply…

  • Cape Peron

    West Coast Australia

    This pristine sweep of sand backed against red cliffs is popular with fishermen and a locally resident pod of bottlenose dolphins. These dolphins – made…

  • Moombaki Wines

    Southern WA

    This small, family-run 5-star winery specialises in hand-crafted vintages made exclusively from estate-grown grapes. Tastings include the stellar malbec…

  • Harewood Estate

    Southern WA

    One of four 5-star wineries around Denmark, this estate sells a diverse range of award-winning wines from its four vineyards. Don't miss its 2014 reserve…

  • Sir John Gorge

    Broome & The Kimberley

    Sublime gorge on the Fitzroy River at Mornington where sunsets are spectacular due to the fiery red of the sandstone rocks. Canoes are available for hire…

  • Yokinup Beach

    Southern WA

    This stupendous white-sand sweep stretches for miles and you're likely to have it all to yourself. Not great for swimming due to strong currents, but…

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    Aquarium of Western Australia

    Perth

    Dividing WA's vast coastline into five distinct zones (Far North, Coral Coast, Shipwreck Coast, Perth and Great Southern), AQWA features a 98m underwater…

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    Rowley Shoals Marine Park

    Broome

    These three coral atolls lie approximately 300km from Broome in the Indian Ocean, on the edge of Australia's continental shelf, and have a reputation for…

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    Broome Bird Observatory

    Broome

    The RAMSAR-recognised tidal mudflats of Roebuck Bay are a vital staging post for thousands of migratory birds, coming from as far away as Siberia. In a…

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    Cape Arid National Park

    Southern WA

    Whales (in season), seals and Cape Barren geese are seen regularly here. Much of the park is 4WD-accessible only, although the Thomas River Rd leading to…

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    Sun Pictures

    Broome

    Sink back in a canvas deck chair under the stars in the world's oldest operating picture gardens, dating from 1916. The history of the Sun building is the…

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    Cottesloe Beach

    Perth

    Perth's safest swimming beach, Cottesloe has cafes, pubs, pine trees and fantastic sunsets. From Cottesloe train station (on the Fremantle line) it's 1km…

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    Montgomery's Hill

    Albany

    Run by the third generation of the Montgomery family, this vineyard particularly excels when it comes to cabernet sauvignon and shiraz. The unwooded…

  • Cape Mentelle

    Margaret River

    Offers a cellar door, wine tours and tastings (with optional and food pairings), petanque, and an outdoor cinema in summer. This Margaret River winery is…

  • Torndirrup National Park

    Southern WA

    Covering much of the peninsula enclosing the southern reaches of Princess Royal Harbour and King George Sound, this national park features windswept,…

  • Ngilgi Cave

    West Coast Australia

    This 500,000-year-old cave is associated in Wardandi spirituality with the victory of the good spirit Ngilgi over the evil spirit Wolgine. A whitefella…

  • Walpole-Nornalup National Park

    Southern WA

    Giant trees include red, yellow and Rate's tingles (all types of eucalypt, or gum, trees). Good walking tracks include a section of the Bibbulmun Track,…

  • Busselton Jetty

    West Coast Australia

    Busselton's 1865 timber-piled jetty – the southern hemisphere's longest (1841m) – reopened in 2011 following a $27 million refurbishment. A little train …

  • Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater

    Broome & The Kimberley

    According to the Jaru people, Kandimalal marks the spot where a huge rainbow serpent emerged from the ground. The impressive crater (880m across, 60m deep…

  • Charnley River Station

    Broome & The Kimberley

    Now under the management of the Australian Wildlife Conservancy, this historic station, 44km north of the Gibb, offers shady, grassy campsites and…