Top 8 Activities in Western Australia

Are you ready to get to know the land down under? You’ve probably heard of the Great Barrier Reef or the famous Sydney Opera house. However, this mesmerising land is a true hidden gem! Even though this enormous county/continent has to offer many magnificent activities for locals and tourists, this time the spotlight is on Western Australia.

Known for gorgeous beaches, unique rock formations and rich culture and history, Western Australia is a true heaven on Earth. If you find yourself in this fascinating area, make sure to try out these top 8 activities you’ll surely adore!

1. Visit the horizontal falls

No, we’re not mistaken. Australia is home to one of the rarest natural phenomena: horizontal falls. Located near the coast of the Kimberley region, “Horries” are created by the tides that flow through the rocks. Western Australia provides you with a chance to see something as unique as that!

Visit the horizontal falls

You can choose between two means of transport to enjoy this gorgeous sight. If you want to holistically experience the falls, consider taking the seaplane and enjoying the gorgeous sight of magnificent turquoise waters and jaw-dropping red cliffs. However, if you’re looking for an adventure, consider a thrilling jet boat ride through the falls.

2. Camel ride 

Have you always wanted to ride an exotic animal into the sunset? This is your chance to make your dreams come true. The adorable city of Broome offers you a magical camel ride on the beach with stunning scenery. However, this town has to offer much more!

One of the main attractions is Cable Beach that is surrounded by unique red cliffs. Its white sand and crystal-clear waters stand out even more as this beautiful beach is surrounded by unique red cliffs. If visiting horizontal falls wasn’t impressive enough, Broome has to offer an awe-inspiring natural phenomenon called Staircase to the Moon. Don’t miss it!

3. Wine and dine 

Visiting Western Australia without trying local food and wine is an opportunity you can’t miss. As this region is known for beautiful vineyards and tasty food, the only solution is to try it out! So, one of the most famous places to get a taste of the Western Straya is the Margaret River. Just a short ride away from the state’s capital, this magical picturesque place is located.

What else can you see and do there? Take a closer look at this mysterious land by exploring one of the most interesting caves: the Ngilgi Cave. You can also enjoy adventurous hikes and soft sand at the Margaret River beaches. 

4. Get to know the Aboriginal culture

It would be a true shame to visit Australia without getting to know its indigenous culture and roots. The first thing that usually comes to people’s minds are Aboriginals, and they are right! Hundreds and hundreds of years before this mysterious continent was even discovered, Australia was populated by Aboriginal tribes that left their marks in the history of this country.

Where should you go to learn more about Aborigines? A less known, but extremely valuable place is the Purnululu National Park where Aborigines used to live thousands of years ago. You can visit their ceremonial sites, see original rock paintings and pay respects to their burial grounds. What an experience!

5. Explore national parks

Australia is home to over a thousand national parks and more than 50 are located in the Western area. They are an ideal place for nature lovers and hike enthusiasts that love to spend time in nature exploring different kinds of plants and animal species. What are the national parks you absolutely have to see?

Even though there are many mesmerising natural areas in Straya, Cape Range National park is definitely one of the favourites. Besides the various bird and plant species, you can soak up the view of the magnificent cliffs, dunes and canyons!

6. Soak up the sun

You can’t say you’ve been to Australia without spending at least one day at one of its gorgeous beaches. Some of the world’s most beautiful beaches can be found in Australia, and the western region isn’t an exception! Our top pick is Rottnest Island.

Just a ferry ride away from the largest city in this area: Perth, Rottnest Island is true heaven. It’s a car-free zone where you can kick back and relax with the sound of waves crashing against the shore. This magical place is populated by adorable marsupials called quokkas and they can only be found in Western Australia. To fully enjoy fantastic beaches, don’t forget to pick the right swimsuit for your beach days!

7. Meet the giants 

Many people can only dream of seeing the world’s largest mammals in person, but you’ll get a chance to see the whales up close! Bremer Bay is a small coastal town that provides you with a special opportunity to see different kinds of whales! Depending on the season, you can spot Orcas, Sperm whales, Southern right whales and many more. 

From January through April or July to October, whales gather in this magical place to feast on different fish species. So, hop on one of the Bremer Bay killer whale tours and meet the giants in person. This is a unique opportunity to see something as magnificent as killer and sperm whales in their natural habitat. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

8. Swim with sharks

Last, but not least is one of the most exhilarating activities you can imagine. Head to the Ningaloo reef marine park and have a close-up encounter with sharks! This accessible but gorgeous reef is home to many different fish, shark and dolphin species and provides you with an opportunity to take a swim with them.

Ideal for solo travellers, friend groups and adventurists, this marine park is a bucket list place for all adrenaline junkies. Explore the fish, coral and turtles while scuba diving through the gorgeous blue waters of Ningaloo reef.


Western Australia has to offer many exciting and calming activities. Depending on your preferences, you can have fun in different places in this region. As it has to offer a little bit of everything for everyone’s liking, you’ll surely find a suitable activity for your trip!

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Nina Simons