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Top 7 things to see and do in Western Australia

  • Situated in the far southwest corner of Australia, Margaret River is a land of sweeping vineyards and legendary surf. It’s blessed with an alluring maritime climate that buffers the extremes of hot and cold that affect other areas of Western Australia, with fertile soils that have proved ideal for growing grapes.

    Spend a day cycling or driving between Margaret River’s cellar doors, with Sauvignon Blancs, Semillon blends, Chardonnays and Cabernets among the most popular varieties produced in the more than 150 wineries found here ...

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  • Situated a short ferry ride from Fremantle, Rottnest Island is a national reserve and one of the most popular getaway destinations near Perth. It is famed for its native quokkas (a wallaby-like marsupial that is found in only a few other places in Western Australia), as well as being home to boisterous colonies of sea lions and southern fur seals. Rottnest Island boasts white sandy beaches and secluded coves to discover, as well as plenty of picturesque walking trails.

    Rottnest Island was named by the Dutch navigator Willem de Vlamingh in 1696 who mistook the native quokkas for rats (hence the name “rats nest”) ...

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  • The world’s largest fringing reef, Ningaloo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the few places in the world where you can swim alongside whale sharks. The Ningaloo Reef Marine Park stretches more than 250 kilometers along the coast, from Amherst Point in the south to Bundegi in the north.

    The town of Exmouth and the fishing port at Coral Bay are both popular places to depart on Ningaloo Reef trips. You can go snorkeling with sea turtles, manta rays, dugongs and more than 500 species of tropical fish or if you’re visiting between April and June, swim with immense whale sharks that grow to between four and 12 meters in length ...

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  • Sprawling across more than 600,000 hectares in the Hamersley Range, Karijini National Park is the second largest in Western Australia. This vast wilderness area features deep gorges, cascading falls and picturesque rock pools, surrounded by lush tropical foliage and semi-desert landscapes.

    Karijini National Park is the traditional homeland of the Banyjima, Kurrama and Innawonga Aboriginal people who have lived here for more than 20,000 years. The park is named after the Banyjima name for the Hamersley Range - Karijini ...

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    The first Australian site to be UNESCO World Heritage listed, Shark Bay protects some of the world’s largest seagrass beds, as well as ancient stromatolites that are one of the oldest of earth’s life forms. It includes the Shark Bay Marine Park, Francois Peron National Park, Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve and Zuytdorp Nature Reserve, as well as a scattering of offshore islands.

    Denham is the main gateway to Shark Bay and the most western town on the Australian mainland, with Monkey Mia situated a short drive south. It’s here that wild dolphins are hand fed every morning under the watch of local rangers, with the animals having become accustomed to humans since fishermen began feeding them the remains of their catch in the 1960s ...

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  • Nestled in the southwest corner of Esperance Bay, Cape Le Grand National Park is a magnificent protected area of pristine beaches, dramatic granite and gneiss peaks and rolling heathlands ignited in wildflowers. This ancient landscape has remained unglaciated for more than 200 million years, resulting in the survival of numerous primitive relict species.

    The national park is named after an officer on L’Esperance, which was one of the ships in the 1792 expedition of Bruni d’Entrecasteaux. It stretches across more than 30,000 hectares and protects populations of pygmy honey possums, western grey kangaroos and bandicoots ...

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  • Located in Western Australia’s spectacular Kimberley region, Purnululu National Park is home to the famous rock formations known as the Bungle Bungles. These striking orange and black sandstone domes rise dramatically from the grass-covered plains, which have long been inhabited by Australia’s indigenous people. Their ancient ceremonial sites, rock paintings and burial grounds still dot the national park today. The word “purnululu” actually means “sandstone” in the local Aboriginal language and this region wasn’t known to the outside world until the 1980s ...

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