Part of the appeal of international travel is going as far as you can go. Getting away from it all. Being far-flung and away from the ruts of daily life. If only it was possible to do that currently, right? Of course, it is! Western Australia is as away-from-it all as you can get, and it offers the mindset reset that any trip abroad once provided.
Western Australia is an adventure playground, with wildlife you won’t find in many other parts of Australia and geographic wonders you won’t find in other parts of the world! Think quokkas, whale sharks, and waterfalls that defy gravity.
Grab your family, friends or go it solo, and join us for a Wander out Yonder in Western Australia.
Experience the world’s only Horizontal Waterfalls
In the north west of Australia, near Broome, lies the Horizontal Falls, found in the turquoise waters of the Buccaneer Archipelago. This unique phenomenon occurs due to gushing high tides that rush through narrow gorges, creating an impressive horizontal waterfall. Sir David Attenborough once referred to the Horizontal Falls as “one of the greatest natural wonders of the world”.
Book a trip with Go Horizontal Falls and experience the rush of the fast-moving tidal currents on a thrilling jet boat. Or go all-in with Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures on a scenic flight over this otherworldly phenomenon, touching down at the falls, ready to coast the rapids!
Marvel at the Otherworldly Bungle Bungle Range
The awe-inspiring wonders of the Kimberley never cease to amaze, particularly in the World Heritage-listed Purnululu National Park. Estimated to be 350,000 million years old, the orange and black sandstone domes, known as the Bungle Bungle Range, rise up to 300m above the Kimberley plains. The unique forest of domes resembles beehives and are best experienced with Helispirit or on a Kimberley Air Tours scenic flight before landing and embarking on a guided expedition.
Kingfisher Tours offer tours through Purnululu National Park led by traditional custodians. Gain a greater connection to country as your local Aboriginal guide shares stories on their guided walks while exploring Echidna Chasm, Cathedral Gorge, ancient Aboriginal rock art, and more.
Indulge in Australia’s most premium wine region
There is nowhere else in Australia where you can indulge in premium wineries and culinary delights, then hop to pristine beaches, ancient caves, world-renowned surf breaks, and soaring forests.
The Margaret River Region produces more than 20% of Australia’s premium wine, so exploring the 80+ cellar doors is a no-brainer. Complement these with the many vineyard-based restaurants serving fresh local produce prepared by award-winning chefs.
Join one of the many tours through the region with local companies like Margaret River Discovery Co, Margaret River Tours, Walk Talk Taste Margaret River, Bushtucker Tours, and Lifestyle Margaret River. You can also experience the region with an extended tour on the AAT Kings’s Western Wonderland Tour.
Take a Trip to an Island Paradise
Famous for its laid-back atmosphere and beautiful beaches, Rottnest Islands lies only 19km off the coast of Perth and is brimming with adventures. The star of the show on Rottnest Island is, of course, the quokka. Officially a short-tailed scrub wallaby; unofficially the world’s happiest animal. While the quokka is worthy of a trip to Rottnest Island, there are plenty of highlights to be discovered while you’re there.
How does a sunset, eco or whale watching cruise with Charter 1 sound? Or hop along the island’s 63 beaches or snorkel in one of 20 secluded bays. Our pick is the crayfish catch and cook experience with Rottnest Cruises.
The best way to experience the island is to take the Rottnest Express one way and gain a birdseye view with Swan River Seaplanes the other. Even better, stay overnight on Rottnest Island: glamping at Discovery Rottnest Island or retreat to luxury at Samphire Rottnest.
Swim with Gentle Giants
At 300 kilometres long, the UNESCO Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area is one of the world’s most biologically diverse marine environments and its largest fringing reef – home to Ningaloo Reef.
While Ningaloo’s 250 species of colourful coral and 500 species of fish impress, it’s the biggest fish of them all – the whale shark – that is most awe-inspiring. Swim with these gentle giants from mid-March to late July or humpback whales from August to October with Live Ningaloo and Ningaloo Discovery.
Ready to take a real holiday and Wander out Yonder? Western Australia is full of adventures waiting to be discovered. Explore more itineraries by clicking here.
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