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Travel Western Australia - A few suggestions
January 2016

PERTH A modern, vibrant city beautifully situated on a sweeping bend of the Swan River. Landmarks and monuments... Art galleries, museums, theatres, concert halls, the Zoo, as well as outdoor cafés, coffee shops and restaurants and the unique architecture of London Court are part of the "Perth scene".

With its long coastline of white sandy beaches bordered by the Indian Ocean, Perth is famous for its boating, swimming, bike riding, walking, bird watching as well as that famous display of thousands of species of wildflowers in Spring (September/October).

PERTH Restaurants (** recommended)

FREMANTLE
Fremantle visitor website. Also Experience Perth website

Cosmopolitan Fremantle is Perth's port and the home of "The Dockers". Take a Walking Tour or visit the wharves which have been restored and reviatlised with refurbishment of the existing structures and development of new attractions. Fremantle Markets, E-Shed markets, Fremantle Arts Centre.

Restaurants

SWAN VALLEY/THE HILLS


ROTTNEST ISLAND website

Rottnest Island, a short boat ride from the mainland and favourite family holiday spot. Native Quokkas have given the Island its name and still roam freely. Rottnest is surrounded by beautiful reef and is home to many species of marine life which travel the warm Leeuwin Current from the tropics. Apart from pristine beaches and coves there are a host of other activities.

  • CYCLING AND WALKING TRAILS (the only two modes of transport on the Island!)
  • BOATING, FISHING
  • DIVING, SWIMMING, SURFING
  • WILDLIFE
  • COACH/WALKING TOURS, TRAIN RIDE
  • SCENIC FLIGHTS

No motorised traffic, the Island's favourite mode of transport is the bicycle - and the Tram! You can enjoy leisurely rides around the island, as well as tennis, golf, organised tours and mini golf. There are also boat cruises and plenty of water sport facilities.

Margaret River

Australia's Southwest

Wineries - Happs | More wineries

Tours/things to do/galleries

Accommodation

  • Historic Basildene Manor  5-star heritage-listed accommodation.

    The first owner, a lighthouse keeper at Cape Leeuwin, built an imposing home resembling a relative's grand country estate in England - a beacon of grandeur against the surrounding karri trees. The Manor is shaded at the front by a huge oak tree that was planted around 1930 from an acorn acquired from the grounds of Buckingham Palace. The finest granite rocks were quarried on the property. Local jarrah was used in the staircases, balustrades, floors and the majestic central gallery and main hall.

  • Margaret's Beach Resort

    Spectacular position - right on the famous Margarets surfing Beach. Luxurious, self catering accommodation overlooking the Indian Ocean just 10 minutes from the town of Margaret River. Ocean-side location offers easy access to beaches and surf breaks; conveniently located close to the wineries, surfing, golf, caves, arts and craft galleries, whale watching.

Between the Capes - Geographe Bay website

2km long Bussellton jetty

Cape Naturaliste - Cape Leeuwin - and all the Caves in between....

 


Major towns Tall Timbers region

  • MANJIMUP >>
  • PEMBERTON >>
  • NORTHCLIFFE >>
  • WALPOLE >>

The Great Southern website Bunbury to Albany

  • Calving Southern Right and Humpback whales
  • Spectacular wildflowers during the later half of the year
  • One of the largest wine regions in Australia - over 30 different wineries - quality wines and gourmet food
  • Locally produced wood, art and craft products
  • Some of Western Australia's most beautiful harbours and national parks
  • Tall Timbers region boasts amazing Jarrah and Karri forests + much more...
  • Natural formations - the Natural Bridge, the Gap, Castle Rock and Tree in the Rock

Major towns


Gloucester Tree
website
For a sensational view, climb the Gloucester Tree - a giant, fire-lookout tree, towering 60-metre-high above the forest. 

Southern Forests website


Bibbulmun Walking Track Website also WA Tourism website  

Eastern Goldfields website

Follow O'Connor's life-saving pipeline to the Goldifelds. Go through the beautiful town of York, through Merredin and the rich wheatbelt farming region, to the historic towns of Coolgardie, Kalgoorelie-Boulder.

Acitivites and Stays - Broome and surrounds
Excursions Sunset Camel Ride - Cable Beach
  Willie Creek Pearl Farm tour
  Sunset dining - Intombi Broome's Pearling Lugger Experience
  Sun Pictures - the oldest, operating, outdoors picture theatre in the world!
Touring Kununurra & Bungle Bungle Ranges
  Cape Leveque and Horizontal Waterfalls
Day-tours Buccaneer Archipelago Explorer
  Kimberley Explorer - flight across Kimberley cattle country and ranges, cruise Geikie Gorge, fly over the Buccaneer Archipelago
  Half and Full-Day Fishing tours
  Whale Watching (in season)
  Broome-Kimberley Travel is local to the Kimberley , WA and the whole of the Top End. A comprehensive range of tours and holiday options available on the website.

 
Stay Berkeley River Lodge (March - October)
  El Questro Homestead and Wilderness park
  Cable Beach Club Resort - Cable Beach, Broome
  Eco Beach - Eco Villas and Tents - South of Broome
  Pinctada Hotels and Resorts - Cable Beach, Broome | Kimberley Grande, Kununurra |
McAlpine House - boutique retreat, Broome

   
Dining in Broome The Wharf - on the Broome port jetty! Seafood.
  Pinctada - excellent dining and wine selection.
  Sunset Bar and Grill - for sunset - Cable Beach Club Resort. Also Thai Pearl Restaurant (in season).
  Matso's Curry Hut and Brewery

Australia's Northwest website

When travelling here, particularly by car, you must make sure that you are correctly informed - specialised maps are essential

Most comprehensive list of the towns - accommodation & tours - in the region: Broome, Derby, Fitzroy Crossing, Mitchell Plateau, Halls Creek, Kununurra, Wyndham

Kimberleys + Broome website

The Kimberley is a vast and pristine area and to explore it is an adventure you will never forget, and cherish forever. Kununurra town website

 The KIMBERLEY at a glance >>

Travel advice and warnings

Check out these important travel tips to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable holiday in Australia’s North West.

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