The Ultimate Australian Road Trip – Western Australia (WA)
Written by Anna, Diego, Enrica & Camilo – Intensive General English (Advanced level) BROWNS students.
Fun Facts about Western Australia (WA):
Perth is the capital, it is the most isolated city in the world, also known as the sunniest in Australia, having an average of eight hours of sunshine per day.
Western Australia is home to the extraordinary lake hillier known for his odd colour, a light pink.
The temperatures go between 25 and 35°C in summer, and in the cooler winter months 8 to 16°C.
It also hosts more than 12,000 wildflower species, the largest collection in the world.
How to get there?
Let’s assume you’re travelling from Queensland, Brisbane or Gold Coast to Western Australia.
- Flying: the flight would last around 5 hours and most of the tickets are pretty expensive going from a minimum of $100 up to $500 so it would be better for you to buy it as soon as possible to find the cheapest one https://www.cheapflights.com.au/flights-to-Western-Australia/Brisbane/ https://www.jetstar.com/au/en/cheap-flights/western-australia
- Drive: If you’re travelling from South Australia it would be a good experience to rent a car or even a campervan to enjoy your journey at its fullest https://www.vroomvroomvroom.com.au/campervans/adelaide http://www.mightycampers.com.au/cheap-campervan-hire-locations/Pages/adelaide.aspx
- Train: Australia also offers the opportunity to move around by train
warning: it may take you a little longer than flying.
Where to visit:
- Perth (Capital) : Kings Park (Biggest park in the world)
- The Pinnacles + Desert area
- Wave Rock, Hyden
- Cable beach
- Margaret River
- Shark Bay
- Australian’s Coral Coast
- Rottnest ISLAND – sits just offshore from the city of Perth, meet the happiest animal in the world, the Quokka, and enjoy other activities such as visiting the island by bike http://www.rottnestisland.com/see-and-do/island-activities
- ABROLHOS ISLANDS – Spectacular coral gardens make for excellent diving and snorkelling; while sea lions, dolphins and migratory whales are often spotted here
Sun, sea, surf and sunsets – popular Cottesloe Beach is famed for all of them, so sip a glass of wine, dine out and enjoy the lively atmosphere.
Beautiful 22 km stretch of white sand beach on the eastern Indian Ocean, it offers a camel rides, a must do, for the price of 80$/95$, it is sensational and unique experience
Famous for the amount of kind and friendly stingrays this beach houses
Located in the North; it’s not easy to reach it, you can either go for an ‘on the road adventure’ https://www.australiantraveller.com/wa/road-trip-perth-to-ningaloo-reef/
Or choose to fly from Perth to Exmouth that will take you 2 hours.
It is the only place in the world where you can swim with the biggest shark in the world, the whale shark http://www.ningalooreefdive.com/
Day trips from Perth:
The Pinnacles, 190km from Perth, reachable by car or even public transport. The best season to visit the Pinnacles is in the months of August to October, Nambung National Park received about 150,000 visitors a year
Lake Hillier, Middle Island, approximately 720 km from Perth would be an eight hour drive or a 1.5 hour flight from Perth. Stunning and very picturesque lake that is known for its pink colour caused by a high salinity combined with the presence of a salt-loving algae species known as Dunaliella saline and pink bacteria known as halo bacteria. A DAYDREAM!
*This article was written by students and should be used as a guide only. If you have any questions about travelling around Australia, we recommend you contact Backpackers World Travel.
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