Western Australia holds the distinction of being the nation’s largest state with great agricultural and cultural diversity. This diversity appeals to travellers with a range of interests from aboriginal and modern art to marine life to gourmet food and wine and the outback.
Natural wonders abound in Western Australia, both on land and in the sea. Serious trekkers or tourists just wanting an afternoon stroll in the countryside can enjoy the trails which stretch for hundreds of miles and through numerous towns and villages.
Some of the oldest aboriginal art in Western Australia can be found in the rock paintings in the expansive wilderness area called the Kimberly. There is also modern art such as Antony Gormley’s black steel sculptures that can be seen in the equally picturesque settings across the state.
The region also has abundance of marine life, including dolphins and whale sharks. Dolphins regularly visit Rockingham, Bunbury and Monkey Mia while the whale shark- the world’s largest fish- can be seen at Ningaloo Reef.
Wine connoisseurs will want to include Margaret River in their travels, a few hours away from state’s largest city, Perth. This area boasts a number of excellent wineries, renowned for their beautiful vineyards and gourmet food on offer.