With coral-studded coasts to rival the world’s best reefs and, spectacular wineries, and retro towns where surfers and craft breweries are the order of the day, Australia’s West Coast is one hip cultural escape. It’s top-to-toe full of unbelievable experiences, incredible wildlife and pristine landscapes, and with less travelers here than the East, it’s the ideal alternative choice.
SURF’S UP IN PERTH
Closer to South East Asia than any other Australian city, Perth certainly has its own personality. Recuperate from your journey in The Treasury by COMO, our favorite state-of-the-art boutique hotels in the heart of the city’s revitalised historic district. Explore Perth’s vibrant urban beat and stunning coastline, alive with penguins and sea lions, on your private tour or go for swim with some dolphins. Fancy slicing up the Indian Ocean like the skilled surfers around you? We’ll book you in with a first-class tutor: you’ll go from kook to pro in no time.Read more
WEST COAST WINELANDS
Now it’s time for some top tasting of the vino variety. Hop aboard your guided tour’s car (pre-arranged by us, naturally) and take the scenic drive to Margaret River, home to the country’s most acclaimed vineyards. We will arrange for you to have a private VIP tour of the top wineries to taste award-winning Cabernets and Chardonnays alongside gourmet cuisine. Stay at the luxury boutique Cape Lodge hotel, and to work off all the drinking and feasting (in their award-winning restaurant) try abseiling and rock climbing, or an escorted walk to the jaw-dropping, eerie limestone caves at Yallingup with our knowledgeable guides.
SWIMMING WITH WHALE SHARKS
Filled up on wine and culture, by now you’ll want some sun and sea life, so we’ll fly you to the stunning Ningaloo Reef which borders the North West Cape: and is a little known secret for one of the world’s best reefs, where between March and early July, whale sharks roam the warm waters. We’ll arrange a helicopter to spot the mighty fish, and radio down to your speed boat so you can nip out to their exact spot. Swimming with these giants – up to 45 feet long – is an experience like nothing else on earth and it’s very likely to be the highlight of your bespoke Western Australian adventure.
Channelling the West Coast’s, hip laid-back vibe, next you’re off to Sal Salis. We love their luxury eco-tents (and they take their eco-friendliness seriously: from solar panels to especially-designed natural bathroom products) from where you can walk (or kayak) out to the coral in just minutes from the white sand beach, and see fish, turtles and manta rays swim by. Simply unbelievable. You’ll come home wanting to keep Australia’s West Coast a secret all to yourself.