Western Australia is Australia's largest state and one of the most popular travel and holiday destinations in the nation. Its distances are vast and the terrain and scenery varies greatly depending on the latitude of the regions that you are visiting. The climate ranges from full tropical in the north through to temperate in the south and the terrain ranges from tropical rainforest through verdant fields of wildflowers and huge forests through to the totally arid desert of the Australian Outback and there is a little of everything in between thrown in for good measure. Perth is the capital and it is located on the coast in the south west of the state. Perth has an international airport, great hotel accommodation and many foreign tourists make it their point of entry. Western Australia is also a very popular destination to be seen on a campervan or motor home holiday and many tourists pick up their vehicle in Darwin in the Northern Territory and then enter Western Australia by road, through Kununurra in the north of the state.
There are hundreds of places to go and things to see and do in Western Australia. If you are entering from the north the first places to visit are the Ord River irrigation scheme and Lake Argyle. This is a massive man made water storage which provides water for a huge agricultural industry. The Bungle Bungle ranges are also located in the north and these unusual beehive shaped sandstone formations are fast becoming one of the states most iconic attractions. Many tours are available and the best way to see them is from the air. This can be arranged from Broome. The Kimberley region is world famous for its natural beauty. Broome is the center of the region and can provide plenty of quality accommodation from tourists. It is also a great place to base your self to explore the other natural attractions of the Kimberley region. Cruises to see the magnificent islands and inlets of the Kimberley coast are also available. As you travel south from Broome you will reach the Pilbara. There are many great places to visit along the Pilbara coast including the town of Monkey Mia where you can hand feed a school of wild dolphins. The Ningaloo Reef area near Busselton, is also very popular with divers as this is one of the few places in the world that is regularly visited by whale sharks and there are cruises available to take you out to see and snorkel with these magnificent creatures.
Perth and the Swan Valley is famous for its wildflower displays and most tours will include a visit into this area. In the south there is a lot to see. Margaret River is a great place for wine lovers and there are some great resorts to stay at. The south coast is famous for its magnificent coastal scenery and the towns like Albany and Esperance provide a great touring base when you are in this region. Pemberton has huge forests of giant Karri and Jarrah trees and is also very picturesque. Much of Western Australia is arid. The Towns of Kalgoorlie and Coolgardie are both active mining centers and much of the outback is only populated by mining enterprises. The state is extremely rich in mineral resources and exports to many of the world's industrial nations. Holiday accommodation specials for Western Australia can often be found in this website.
No holiday in Australia is complete without an extended visit to Western Australia.