Things To Do in Western Australia

Western Australia is by far the largest state in Australia, however most of it is covered with desert and is sparsely populated. The majority of the people live in the south west corner of the state where the capital city of Perth is located. Western Australia is famous for its large mineral wealth (particularly iron ore), its numerous unpopulated beaches and its rugged beauty. Nowhere is this beauty more apparent than in the northern part of the state where the Kimberley Ranges, Bungle Bungles, Fitzroy River and Lake Argyle provide some truly amazing scenery. Because its huge size travellers will find that there are just so many different things to do in Western Australia, ranging from exciting activities like swimming with the dolphins at Monkey Mia and exploring a gold mine at Kalgoorlie through to romantic activities like exploring the wineries around Margaret River. There are also lots of things to do for families and kids at the many beachfront holiday locations like Mandurah, Bunbury and Busselton.

Below are destinations that contain some of the most popular things to do in Western Australia:

Things To Do In Perth
As the largest city in Western Australia Perth contains a wide variety of attractions and things to do and see for travellers of all ages. The city is blessed with lots of warm and sunny days, which makes it ideal for activities such as surfing, swimming, relaxing on the beach, fishing and sailing. Perth also has a thriving nightlife, excellent shopping and plenty of fine restaurants. Top things to do in the city include walking and admiring the view around Kings Park, socializing in Fremantle, romantic walks along the sunset coast and discovering the city's rich maritime history.
 
Things To Do In Margaret River
Margaret River is well known for the excellent wines that the region produces. There are a number of picturesque vineyards located around Margaret River with cellar door wine tastings and some of the wineries even have a restaurant where you can enjoy fresh local produce that complements the local wines. The Margaret River region has much more to it that just wines though. Travellers can visit the Margaret River fudge factory, walk through the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, explore the regions many caves or enjoy some surfing, swimming of family fun at one of the many nearby beaches.
 
Things To Do In Broome
The remote Western Australian town of Broome is ideally positioned on a tranquil bay that boasts one of the best beaches in the country, Cable Beach. A relaxing walk along this beach at sunset is a popular and romantic thing for couples to do in Broome. Other things to do in the area include taking a camel ride, visiting museums, pearl diving and exploring million year-old dinosaur footprints. Broome is also the gateway to the beautiful remote wilderness areas of the Kimberley region, with its spectacular waterfalls, rugged mountain ranges and native wildlife.