Welcome to Western Australia

Sun, adventure, an awesome natural environment and friendly people – it’s what you’ll find on a holiday to Western Australia whatever time of year you visit. Our famous hospitality welcomes holiday makers in search of adventure and a stunning natural environment. Combine the rugged outback with the sophistication of fine wines, alfresco dining, spectacular coast line and a sublime climate and you have the perfect holiday destination.

Perth, the capital is acclaimed as one of the most friendly and attractive cities in Australia with inner-city parks and the beautiful Swan River adding to the relaxed, nature-based feel.

Perth has 19 beaches to choose from, each with its own atmosphere but all offering superb sunsets over the Indian Ocean and great swimming. Surfing, fishing, beach volleyball, parasailing, wind-surfing and yachting are the major river and sea sports - some of them enjoyed all-year round.

Perth people take to sport like they do to water.  Thousands take part in the annual City to Surf fun run and the Avon Descent, Australia's greatest white water event.  Australian Rules football, soccer, cricket, golf, basketball and horse racing top the list of spectator sports.

Northbridge and Fremantle have been joined by a number of other café pulse points including Leederville, Subiaco, Mount Lawley, Victoria Park, Nedlands, Claremont, Cottesloe and the city.  Outdoor cafes serving light meals from breakfast until supper can also be found at many hotels.

The waterfront is another lure for diners, with riverside restaurants clustered on the Swan River at Barrack Square, South Perth, Crawley, Nedlands, Mosman Park and Fremantle. Beachfront cafes hug the coast from Fremantle through Cottesloe to Scarborough and Sorrento Quay, while Fraser’s Restaurant and the Kings Park Tea Rooms are favourites with tourists for their views of the city skyline.  For restaurants boasting rustic charm, head to the Perth Hills or the Swan Valley with its tempting wineries and gourmet cafes

From the city, head to the South West for world class wineries, luxury accommodation and forests of tall timbers. For history, heritage and high adventure, head to the wide open spaces of the Golden Outback. Awesome marine life, endless white sandy beaches and the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean characterise the Coral Coast. Or if it’s an Aussie frontier adventure you’re after, head further north to the rugged Kimberley and Pilbara regions of the North West.

For more information on Western Australian holiday destinations, visit westernaustralia.com.

For more information on Perth, visit experienceperth.com.

  • Perth city skyline and Swan RiverPerth city skyline and Swan River
  • Boranup Karri Forrest, Leeuwin-Naturaliste National ParkBoranup Karri Forrest, Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park
  • Parker Point, Rottnest IslandParker Point, Rottnest Island
  • The Pinnacles, Nambung National ParkThe Pinnacles, Nambung National Park