Welcome to Perth Region
If Western Australia were a country, it'd be the 10th largest nation on the planet. But you don't have to travel too far from Perth for a taste of this massive state. Just a day trip away, venturing into the lands of the Noongar nation, are the oceanic activities and breezy eateries of Mandurah, and the hyperactive winery, craft-beer and foodie scenes of the Swan Valley and Perth Hills (Wajuk tribal country). The heritage-listed towns of the underrated Avon Valley (Ballardong homelands) are also nearby. If you prefer more natural detours, head for the astonishing granite swell of Wave Rock on Nyaki-Nyaki lands; the brilliant swim spots and resident quokkas on Wadjemup/Rottnest Island; the people-free shores of the Sunset Coast and Turquoise Coast (Yuat lands); or the lonesome highways and long-lost wheat towns along Wildflower Way (also Ballardong country), which burst into a blaze of native blooms in spring.