The diverse landscape of Western Australia is rich with opportunities to travel, the coast alone offering beaches, towns and villages to stop at and take in a view or walk on the golden sands. If you’re ever in the state, take to the open road of Indian Ocean Drive and up the west coast for incredible places that this country is blessed with.
Jurien Bay is pretty much what you would expect from a blossoming holiday hotspot on the Coral Coast. Turquoise waters and sandy beaches provide multiple attractions and activities including fishing, skydiving, windsurfing and even swimming with sea lions in Jurien Bay Marine Park. Should you be taken with the area, there’s a range of short-stay accommodation including Jurien Bay Hotel Motel and The Heights Bed & Breakfast.
The coastal town of Kalbarri is an adventure playground, offering outback experiences remarkably close to the Indian Ocean. The red rock is an example of what you would find in The Kimberley and The Pilbara, so abseiling, rock climbing and hiking tours are not hard to come by. Nature’s Window is also a prime example of rock formations created over millions of years. In contrast, the beaches and waters off of Kalbarri provide sandboarding, quad biking, boat hire and even whale-spotting.
One of the most popular tourist destinations in Western Australia, Monkey Mia is wonderfully unique. Although it resides in Shark Bay, you’re far more likely to meet a dolphin, because the wild mammals have been visiting Monkey Mia every morning for over 40 years – completely on their own accord. On a group tour, you can interact with them and feed them when they come up to shore – an experience that’s made them famous around the world. Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort has its own accommodation options including villas, dorms and camping.
Exmouth is the gateway to the Ningaloo Reef, so snorkelling and diving are incredibly popular pastimes right on the shore, as well as glass bottom boat tours, fishing charters and swimming trips. Put your head under the water between April and June, and you may bump into a Whale Shark, a docile fish that happens to be the largest in the world. If you’d rather stay on land, you can travel by 4WD with Ningaloo Safari Tours to see the wildlife, parkland and natural beauty of the area. There are plenty of lodges, hotels and resorts to recuperate for the next day’s activities.
Broome could easily compete to be the most beautiful town in Western Australia – but don’t take our word for it. Pay a visit to this coastal paradise and you could be riding along Cable Beach on the back of a camel during sunset, taking a boat through the Horizontal Falls, and spotting humpback whales from an ocean charter. Full of exceptional travel experiences as the door to The Kimberley region, accommodation is rife including hotels, camping parks, B&Bs, resorts and hostels.
Article courtesy of BBM Live