Western Australia couldn’t have a better name since the entire western third of the country has been included in this state. WA is quite huge, yet only 10% of Australia’s population lives there. This state borders both the Northern Territory and South Australia to the west and the Indian Ocean to the west and north. The Great Australian Bight is the bay that borders to the south. WA is popular for being home to places such as the Margaret River, Perth, Exmouth and Broome.
Perth is WA’s capital city, one that exudes a fresh, quaint and laid-back vibe. Even being the biggest city in this part of the country will surprise you when you see how easy it is to navigate and get around. When making a trip to Perth, be sure to check out the things to do, day trips and where to stay articles to prepare. Some of the main attractions include the Swan Valley, the Swan Bells Tower, King’s Park and the great mix of restaurants and cafes.
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Margaret River is a small town about 3 hours south of Perth and located just on the Margaret River (hence the name). Margaret River makes for a great place for learning to surf and tasting wine, combining the best of outdoor attractions (caves, forests, river, etc.) with high-class dining and accommodation.
Near Margaret River: Check out Albany and Esperance.
Exmouth is about 1300km to the north of Perth, and its primary claim to fame would be the access to the Ningaloo Reef and the Cape Range National Park. Tourism is the most popular aspect of this sparsely populated WA town, and it is a fantastic place to experience swimming with whale sharks.
Near Exmouth: Check out the Cape Range National Park and the Ningaloo Reef.
Broome is even farther than Exmouth, coming in at around 2200km to the north of Perth. Broome is known for pearl farming, the brilliant cable beach, camels and tourism. This very small town is found in the Kimberley area of WA, but one that is also ranted and raved about by those that get the opportunity to actually visit.
Near Broome: Check out Karratha.