Must-see attractions in West Coast Australia

  • Wave Rock in Western Australia.

    Wave Rock

    West Coast Australia

    The multicolored cresting swell of Wave Rock, 209 miles (336km) east of Perth, formed some 60 million years ago by weathering and water erosion. Streaked…

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Aerial perspective of Hutt lagoon shoreline, Australia

    Pink Lake

    West Coast Australia

    The most arresting sight in the Horrocks/Port Gregory area is Hutt Lagoon, which is more commonly referred to as 'Pink Lake'. Yes, the saltwater here is…

  • Bungle Bungles range.

    Purnululu National Park

    Broome & The Kimberley

    Looking like a packet of half-melted Jaffas, World Heritage Purnululu is home to the incredible ochre and black striped 'beehive' domes of the Bungle…

  • Camels walking on Cable Beach, Broome, Western Australia during sunset

    Cable Beach


    WA's most famous landmark offers turquoise waters and beautiful white sand curving away to the sunset. Clothing is optional north of the rocks, while…

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    National Anzac Centre


    Opened for Albany's Anzac centenary commemorations in late 2014, this superb museum remembers the men and women who left by convoy from Albany to fight in…

  • kangaroos standing at Lucky Bay in Cape Le Grand National Park, near Esperance in Western Australia. Lucky Bay is one of Australia's most well-known beaches known for pristine white sand and kangaroos

    Lucky Bay

    Southern WA

    One of Australia's top beaches, Lucky Bay has sand so white and so fine that is squeaks underfoot like rubber. Good for kite- and windsurfing. Tame…

  • Murujuga National Park

    West Coast Australia

    Murujuga is home to the world's largest concentration of rock art (dating back more than 30,000 years), stretched out along the rocky hills of the heavily…

  • Mornington Wilderness Camp

    Broome & The Kimberley

    Part of the Australian Wildlife Conservancy, the superb Mornington Wilderness Camp is as remote as it gets, lying on the Fitzroy River, an incredibly…

  • Turquoise Bay

    West Coast Australia

    This perfect sweep of powdery-white sand, lapped at by cerulean waters, is considered one of the top beaches in Australia. If snorkelling at the reef near…

  • Hamelin Pool

    West Coast Australia

    Twenty-nine kilometres along Shark Bay Rd from the Overlander Roadhouse is the turn-off for Hamelin Pool, a marine reserve with the world's best-known…

  • East Pilbara Arts Centre

    West Coast Australia

    This state-of-the-art gallery is home to one of the state’s most successful art collectives, Martumili Artists, and is a beautiful setting in which to…

  • Hancock Gorge

    Karijini National Park

    The trail through Hancock Gorge is one of the shortest (400m, 80 minutes return) but also one of the most challenging in the park. A steep descent (partly…

  • Gnaraloo Bay

    West Coast Australia

    Some 7km north of Gnaraloo Station, past the airstrip, this crescent of white sand is as gorgeous as beaches come. You can snorkel in the cerulean waters,…

  • Kings Park Bridge

    Kings Park & Botanic Garden


    The 400-hectare, bush-filled expanse of Kings Park, smack in the city centre and enjoying epic views, is Perth's pride and joy. The Botanic Garden…

  • Fremantle Prison, Fremantle, Australia

    Fremantle Prison


    With its forbidding 5m-high walls, the old convict-era prison dominates Fremantle. Various daytime tours explore the jail's maximum-security past, give…

  • Part of the wreck of the Batavia at the Shipwreck Galleries.

    WA Shipwrecks Museum


    Located within an 1852 commissariat store, the Shipwrecks Museum is considered the finest display of maritime archaeology in the southern hemisphere. The…

  • Western Australian Maritime Museum

    Western Australian Museum – Maritime


    Significant West Australian boats are suspended from the rafters of this sail-shaped museum building. There's the yacht that won the America's Cup race in…

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    Art Gallery of Western Australia


    Founded in 1895, this excellent gallery houses the state's preeminent art collection as well as regular international exhibitions that, increasingly, have…

  • Western Australian Museum

    Western Australian Museum – Geraldton

    West Coast Australia

    At one of the state's best museums, intelligent multimedia displays relate the area's natural, cultural and Aboriginal history. The Shipwreck Gallery…

  • Denmark,WA,Australia-October 1, 2014: Bridge with tourists at the Tree Top Walk in the Valley of the Giants in Western Australia.

    Valley of the Giants

    Southern WA

    In the Valley of the Giants, the spectacular Tree Top Walk consists of a 600m-long ramp rising from the valley, allowing visitors access high into the…

  • Nambung National Park

    West Coast Australia

    Around 14km from Cervantes, Nambung is home to the eye-popping Pinnacles Desert, a vast, alien-like plain studded with thousands of jaunty limestone…

  • Monkey Mia Marine Reserve

    West Coast Australia

    It's hard not to smile as Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins start arriving for a breakfast snack. Note that during feedings, visitors are restricted to the…

  • Dales Gorge

    Karijini National Park

    From the Fortescue Falls car park, a trail descends steeply via a long staircase to stunning Fortescue Falls (the park's only permanent waterfall; about…

  • Mitchell River National Park

    Broome & The Kimberley

    Leave early if walking to Punamii-unpuu (Mitchell Falls; 8.6km return). The easy trail meanders through spinifex, woodlands and gorge country, dotted with…

  • Lake Cave

    West Coast Australia

    The main ticket office for Lake, Mammoth and Jewel Caves has excellent displays about caves, cave conservation and local fossil discoveries. You'll also…

  • Core Cider

    West Coast Australia

    This hidden valley in Pickering Brook has sustained apple orchards since 1939. Take a one-hour tour through the trees on a tractor-pulled carriage, a 45…

  • Museum of the Great Southern


    Encompassing the Eclipse building, the Residency Museum and Brig Amity, this regional museum is a terrific introduction to Albany's history. The Eclipse…

  • Dolphin Discovery Centre

    West Coast Australia

    Around 60 bottlenose dolphins live in the bay year-round, their numbers increasing in summer. This community-led centre teaches visitors about the…

  • Tunnel Creek

    Broome & The Kimberley

    Sick of the sun? Then cool down underground at Tunnel Creek, which cuts through a spur of the Napier Range for almost 1km. It was famously the hideout of…

  • Ocean Park

    West Coast Australia

    On a spectacular headland 8km south of Denham, this family-friendly attraction features an artificial lagoon where you can observe shark feedings, plus…

  • James Price Point

    Broome & The Kimberley

    The striking red pindan cliffs of Walmadan (named for the proud warrior who once lived here) are worth a visit even if you're not camping; they're 35km…

  • Hamersley Gorge

    Karijini National Park

    Away in Karijini's northwest corner, this idyllic swimming hole and waterfall (400m; allow about an hour for the return walk) makes a lovely stop if you…

  • Mimbi Caves

    Broome & The Kimberley

    One of the Kimberley's best-kept secrets, this vast subterranean labyrinth, 90km southeast of Fitzroy Crossing, on Gooniyandi land, houses a significant…

  • Bilya Koort Boodja

    West Coast Australia

    Next to the 117m pedestrian suspension bridge over the Avon, this striking black-clad centre honours the history, culture and environmental know-how of…

  • Norval Gallery

    Broome & The Kimberley

    Kimberley art legends Mark and Mary Norval have set up an exciting gallery in an old tin shed on the edge of town. Featuring striking artworks, exquisite…

  • HMAS Sydney II Memorial

    West Coast Australia

    Commanding the hill overlooking Geraldton is this moving, multifaceted memorial commemorating the 1941 loss of the Sydney and its 645 men after a skirmish…

  • Caves Road Collective

    West Coast Australia

    A spectacular location on a private lake, Black Brewing Company, Ground to Cloud winery and Dune Distilling have joined forces at this tastings temple…

  • 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…