Coolest Things to See and Do in Western Australia

A cemetery with kangaroos

Pinaroo is the name of the place, and is very well known in WA. It is the first place that Perth people take their visitors to.

I know, it sounds creepy as it is a cementery BUT in reality, it is a beautiful and peaceful spot.

I come to this place very often as it is 2 minutes from my place. The perfect spot to grab a few snacks and have a picnic while enjoying the company of the roos.

Kangaroos

 

Get to meet quokkas!

When in Perth, book yourself a ticket to visit Rottnest Island, the place where you will find quokkas in their natural ambience.

These little things are getting more and more popular in social media, as they have gotten a title of the happiest animals in the world. This is because they are the perfect buddy to get a selfie with. When they look at the camera, seems like they’re always smiling. Too cute!

Quokka

 

Sun, sun & more sun

Perth, the capital of Western Australia is the list of the sunniest cities in the world with an average of 8 hours of sunshine per day.

This causes that everyone get together at the beach or throw a bbq in one of the fantastic parks that the city offers.

sunny day in Perth

Gnomesville

Just 1.5 hours south from Perth, there is Ferguson Valley were you can find Gnomesville…yep, it is exactly what it sounds like. A bush area where the only habitants are over 7,000 of gnomes.

It is a very quirky and interesting spot to add to tour road trip. It will fascinate everyone in the family. Don’t forget to bring your own gnome and a camera!

Gnomes

Ride a Camel

If you thought Australia was only kangaroos and koalas, I have news for you… camel ride is a popular experience not to be missed.

Cable Beach is a world famous place located in Broome. There’s no better spot to take in the view that from the back of a camel.

camel

Swim with whale sharks

Visit the Ningaloo reef to swim with the biggest fish, the whale shark. This is a seasonal thing, so I suggest you check their website before planning your visit. Depending on the time of the year you visit, you might even get to see humpback whales, turtles and rays!

Whale shark

 

Monkey Mia

Monkey Mia is a beautiful sunny spot where you will get to see wild dolphins as they arrive every morning to say hi to visitors of the Shark Bay.

The bottlenose dolphins get to visit the shore up to three times a day, depending the season. And if that is not enough, there are many tours available to have a full and unforgettable experience.

See wild dolphins

Surf at Margaret River

Besides been a beautiful and chill out place with lots of wineries and stunning landscapes, this region is great to have a surf or attend the Drug Aware Surf competition that takes place every year.

Margaret River is very well known worldwide for their surfing. You will find many places to hire surfboards or book lessons.

surfing

 

Sandboarding

Forget cold wind and snowfalls. Instead, hit the Western Australian sand dunes on a hot and sunny day. This is a must-do experience.

A great spot to practice sandboarding is Lancelin, only 1.5 hours north of Perth. Lancelin gives its visitors breathtaking views of the sand dunes, beautiful natural formations. Just don’t forget to wear your goggles when riding down the dunes.

Sandbar in the dunes

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