Occupying more than a third of the continent, Western Australia offers stately forests, beautiful coastal scenery and spectacular natural phenomena including the 350 million year old Bungle Bungle range. The state capital, Perth is located on the Swan River. Close by are vineyards and Rottnest Island known for its quokkas (small marsupials). Further afield enjoy the dolphins at Monkey Mia.
Beaches & Beyond
Around Perth lay some of the most pristine coastline in the world. Powdery white beaches stretch from the city's western suburbs northwards along the coast. Although local life revolves around the water, Perth's beaches are never overcrowded, giving a sense of space and freedom. Just 20 minutes drive southwest of Perth lays the town of Fremantle. A vibrant port city, it is rich in heritage buildings and attractions, maritime history and culture, and has long been known as Western Australias' other capital.
Perth enjoys more hours of sunshine than any other state capital in Australia. Located on the banks of the Swan River, this pristine modern city has it all - glittering skyscrapers, sophisticated shopping malls, riverside and beachside restaurants and cafés, world-class golf courses, over 50 miles of sandy beaches and a diverse selection of surrounding attractions to explore.