Ideas For Western Australia Tours
You already know they’re friendly and almost human but when you actually see them swimming towards you, you’ll just fall in love with them.
To see these amazing creatures, go to Monkey Mia. They routinely visit the shore and you don’t even have to swim very far as they actually choose to come very near to humans ( usu. Visits midmorning)
There are also guided swims with dolphins in Bunbury, Rockingham and Mandurah
Learn more about dolphins with shore and boat based programs at the Dolphin Discovery Center in Bunbury Koombana Bay ( 2 hours drive south of perth )
Best time: September- May
Wine & Food Tasting
Are you a wine connoisseur? Do you have any interest whatsoever in wine? Do you want to take a crash course on wine appreciation? Go to Margaret River and knock yourself out ( no pun intended ) with their 80 wineries amidst great surrounding.
Check out the Margaret River Regional Wine Center at 9 Bussell Highway in Cowaramaup
Other Places to go for wine tasting: Swan valley, Mount Barker
Learn how to ride the waves at Western Australia’s popular surfing points. Margaret River is one of the more popular tour destinations for surfing where an international competition is held every year. Other surfing beaches are in Geraldton, Scarborough, and Exmouth
Where to surf in western Australia
Imagine humpback whales less than a 100 meters from shore, oblivious of anything, frolicking around as they search for a mate. This is what it’s like in many areas off the Western Australian coast when humpback whales take their annual holiday from Antarctica. There are two ways to go about your whale watching tour. You can either watch them from shore or on board a catamaran cruise vessel.
If you go to Ningaloo Reef, you can actually swim with whale sharks and while you’re at it, you might as well swim with dugongs and manta rays!
Other Places for whale watching : Exmouth Gulf, Albany
Note: Whale watching is a seasonal activity. They usually arrive off the shores of Western Australia during early Spring
More info on whale season and whale regulation
You’ll never run out of things to do in Western Australia’s capital city, Perth. The sunset coast alone with its amazing beaches can so easily take up most of your holiday.
A very calm city with an easy going populace, activities around Perth involve lots of relaxing and simply enjoying life with walks in its many parks as well as water sports on the Swan River
There’s always a beach to laze around on in Western Australia. Cable Beach in Broome has the most beautiful white sand beach stretching up to 22 kilometers. Other popular beach destinations include Cottesloe, Scarborough, and Bunbury
Fremantle, a well preserved 19th century port with historic buildings, cafes, great food and great shopping is the place to go for those interested in history and culture. Only about 30 minutes from Perth, this is a good place to take the whole family for visits to the boat harbor, the maritime museum and the Fremantle prison.
The Ningaloo is a fringing coral reef home to a diversity of fish, coral and other marine life. With only a snorkel and mask you can see all this reef has to offer just a few metres from the shore. You can dive of course, if that’s your thang.
As mentioned above, you can also swim with dolphins, manta rays, whales and turtles on the reef.
Learn more about Ningalo Reef, click here
Other Ideas For Western Australia Tours
- Bush walking
- Island hopping
- Rottnest island – for surfing, fishing and relaxing
- Penguin Island – a penguin sanctuary
- Woody Island
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