Our guide to Western Australia

Sip a cabernet sauvignon in world-class vineyards, muster cattle with real-life drovers and swim with giants in an underwater playground on Ningaloo Reef.

At a glance

Australia’s biggest state – the ‘Sunset State’ – has the Indian Ocean on one side and the (fresh) Southern Ocean on the other. It’s eleven times the size of the UK and, thus, has plenty to keep you entertained.

What to see

At the top of Western Australia, Broome is a ‘true blue’ Aussie town that’s famous for its pearl trade, we would highly recommend a sunset camel ride along Cable Beach. In the Kimberley, you will get a sense of the size and grandeur of Western Australia’s outback; visit the cattle ranches of this dusty sun-soaked region and try your hand at helping a drover muster a herd of cattle.

In the crystal waters of the west coast swim with the world’s biggest fish; whale sharks (don’t worry, they don’t bite), they’re huge but completely friendly. Western Australia is also home to the stunning Ningaloo Reef, just as breathtaking as the Great Barrier Reef (but free from large scale tourism) and dotted with Dutch shipwrecks; perfect for diving enthusiasts.

Meanwhile, south of Perth, you’ll find Margaret River, home to some of the finest cabernet blends you’ll ever taste and countless beaches to relax on.

Why we love it

Landscapes of epic scale with hardly a soul in sight. Western Australia is nothing short of humbling, we love the feeling when you realise just how very small you are.