With the borders currently closed and everyone itching for a getaway, now is the best opportunity to take a road trip and enjoy the beautiful beaches and nature that Western Australia has to offer.
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Just a 25-minute ferry ride from Fremantle, Rottnest Island is a popular place to escape from the city. Capture a #selfie with a cute quokka, swim or snorkel at the beautiful white beaches with sparkling water and coral reefs, or cycle around the island and stop at each tourist landmark.
Celebrate the Quokka Birthday this September, every Saturday there will be music and entertainment suited for all ages. Plus, kids under 12 can travel to the island for free! (terms apply)
Learn more: https://rottnestisland.com/
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Margaret River is a great place suited for everyone! For wine and beer lovers, you can visit world-class wineries and tasty microbreweries and enjoy it over delicious local produce. For the adventurers, Margaret River is a great place for surfing, rock climbing, mountain biking, fishing and whale watching. It’s also worthwhile checking out the limestone caves with glittering stalactites and prehistoric fossils as well as the wildflowers which are in full bloom in October!
Learn more: https://www.margaretriver.com/
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Albany is a great place for nature-lovers and hikers. You can check out The Gap and Natural Bridge at Torndirrup National Park with outstanding views of the Southern Ocean. Bluff Knoll is a hike suitable for all ages and experience levels and has a breathtaking view at the top. At Porongurup National Park, check out the Granite Skywalk which is suspended on Castle Rock during sunset.
Spring is a wonderful time to visit Albany as wildflowers bloom between August to November and whales can be spotted between July to October.
Learn more: https://theamazingsouthcoast.com/
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Soak up the beautiful beaches and nature that Esperance has to offer! There are an abundance of crystal-clear beaches and hiking trails at Cape le Grand National Park, where you can also spot baby kangaroos at Lucky Bay beach.
Learn more: https://www.visitesperance.com/
Exmouth & Coral Bay
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Exmouth and Coral Bay is a beautiful place to visit with long white sandy beaches that are perfect conditions for swimming, snorkelling and fishing. There is a huge diversity in marine life, including manta rays, whale sharks, humpback whales, turtles and over 300 species of coral.
The average temperatures in Coral Bay and Exmouth are over 30 degrees in Spring and Summer so don’t forget your sun protection when visiting. Wildflowers are also in full bloom between July to September and humpback whales can be spotted between July to October.
Learn more: https://www.australiascoralcoast.com/
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Known for the sunset camel rides at Cable Beach, a 22km shoreline with white sand and turquoise waters, Broome needs to be on everybody’s bucket list! Broome is a popular base for Kimberley adventures including Horizontal Waterfall, Cape Leveque, Purnululu (Bungle Bungle) National Park and Mitchell Falls.
Try and come during a full moon as Broome has this natural phenomenon called ‘Staircase to the Moon’ where the full moon shines over the water creating an optical illusion of steps leading to the moon.
Learn more: https://www.australiasnorthwest.com/