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The Family Friendly Outback Adventure…

WA_PINNACLES.JPGPerth is Western Australia’s capital, renowned for its warm, sunny climate, pristine coastline and relaxed lifestyle. Only minutes away, beaches, vineyards, hills, a historic port city called Fremantle and an island wait to be explored. It has plenty of riverside and beachside restaurants, over 80 kilometres of white sandy beaches, and a huge range of outdoor activities to enjoy including some great international standard golf courses.

Only 2 to 3 hours drive south of Perth is the Margaret River region known for its excellent wineries. On the coast there are great fishing, swimming and surfing spots: the largest dive wreck in the southern hemisphere and a variety of unique nature-based experiences including the opportunity to swim beside wild dolphins and a walk amongst some of the oldest and tallest trees in the state. For those for whom nature is best experienced at a distance the region also offers lots of art and craft galleries to browse through, interesting small towns and of course, the wineries to visit!

Less well-known than the Perth area is Broome and the Kimberley region, up in the north of the state. Broome is approx. 3 hours flying time from Perth. The region covers more than 420,000 square kilometers, an area three times the size of England, and it is home to only 25,000 people. What makes it special is its culture which is a cosmopolitan mix of Aboriginal, Japanese, South East Asian and Australian influences. Broome simply oozes with colour. It’s Western Australia’s secret getaway – right next to the Indian Ocean and the gateway to Australia’s last outback frontier – the Kimberley. From its pioneering pearling history to the cosmopolitan character of Chinatown, from the turquoise waters, red cliffs and the endless expanse of Cable Beach…the colours and moods of Broome will capture you.

In between Perth & Broome is the Coral Coast. This 1000km coastline boasts superb beaches, exotic marine life, national reserves and the outback. The region offers amazing experiences from swimming with the whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef, feeding wild dolphins at Monkey Mia, meeting the sea lions at Jurien Bay Marine Park, and going inland to explore Kalbarri National Park and the Pinnacles. The Coral Coast has many best loved destinations that are iconic Australia experiences.

S Family: Rottnest Island was great (great beaches, light house, wildlife).

G Family: Our favourite part was probably Busselton Western Australia, which was such a nice place. Good places to visit nearby – the sheep shearing in Yandalup and Margaret River Wine Region.  Bike riding along the beach to the jetty was lovely.

WA_WILDFLOWERS.JPGdB Family: We're absolutely going back to Margaret River someday to sample more of the delicious wines (brought back a few nice ones) and being able to feed kangaroos, possums etc. twice a day was an amazing experience.

VB Family: We flew in early to Kununurra and had breakfast at the "pump house" which is very close to the airport and a very nice place to near the lake to enjoy your breakfast. Good quality food! From there we drove to Emma Gorge, El Questro. Gorgeous blue skies and amazing surroundings, very scenic! The tents at Emma Gorge are very comfortable and well equipped! Nicest thing about the tent was that it lets you experience the break of dawn. You wake up with the sounds of the birds!! Which is special, especially for city people like us. We did a lot of wonderful hikes of which Emma Gorge is special and we took some dirt roads to go to waterfalls. We visited "the nearby Station and did a tour from there called "Explosion hole". Nice tour in the afternoon, very scenic drive, spending some time in a boat on the water and at dusk "bubbles and nibbles" while enjoying a beautiful sunset over the valley.

Typical Weather Our Top Tips for Perth & Western Australia
  • South West Australia: Many sunny days
    Summer (Dec-Feb)sunny weather of approx. 32 deg Celsius/90 Fahrenheit
    Winter (June-Aug)cooler weather of approx. 18-20 deg Celsius/64-68 Fahrenheit
  • Broome and Kimberley’s/Northern tropics: long days of sunshine and blue skies…
    Summer “Wet” (Oct-March)mid to high 30s deg Celsius/95-104 Fahrenheit, high humidity
    Winter “Dry” (April-September)sunny, weather of approx. 30-34 deg Celsius/86-93 Fahrenheit
  • Enjoy a walk through Kings Park and the Botanic Gardens, Perth
  • Create an experience of a lifetime and swim with the Whale Sharks at Ningaloo Reef
  • Explore the outback and frontier land of the Kimberley’s and Broome
  • Indulge in the amazing wineries of Margaret River
  • Go cycling/fishing/swimming on Rottnest Island, Perth

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