Western Australia is a hidden treasure of Australian sightseeing; many international tourists only visit the Eastern states, and aren’t aware of the gorgeous natural beauty that WA has to offer.
From the stunning Jewel Cave to a bright pink lake, and the friendliest dolphins you’ll ever meet, WA is a great spot for ecotourism, as well as boasting some exciting urban centres you won’t want to miss!
Lets have a look at the best places to visit in Western Australia:
1. The Pinnacles
The Pinnacles are probably the first thing that comes to mind when most people think of Western Australia (well, other than the quokka selfies phenomenon!) It’s a vast expanse of limestone formations in the middle of the desert; you can walk for hours in what really does feel like another planet!
Scientists aren’t entirely sure how the Pinnacles were formed, but one thing is for sure: they’re incredible.
They’re one of Australia’s most popular regional destinations for tourists, with approximately 150,000 visitors per year.
The best season to visit the Pinnacles is Spring, before the WA summer gets too hot, and when you can enjoy stunning wildflowers on your drive through the desert.
The best time of day is early morning or late afternoon, when you can enjoy the effect of the silhouettes of the limestone formations; if you’re lucky, you might even see a kangaroo or emu!