The state Western Australia is situated in the west part of Australia, bathed by the Indian Ocean to the west and north. The state is much more populated in the southwest area in and around Perth, the capital. There are vast areas of amazing landscapes in Western Australia, such as magnificent gorges, cascades, exquisite rock formations namely the Pinnacles and the sandstone domes "Bungle Bungle". Along Australia's Coral Coast you will explore extremely rich marine habitats, and encounter the largest fish in the sea - the whale shark!
Population: estimated 2.6 million people
Other major cities: Rockingham Mandurah, Bunbury
Main attractions: Perth, town Margaret River, town Broome, Nambung National Park, Swan Valley, Karijini National Park, Lake Hillier, Ningaloo Reef, Shark Bay Horizontal Waterfalls, Rottnest Island, Cape le Grand National Park, Wave Rock, Purnululu National Park (a World Heritage Site), Cape to Cape Track
Major Airports: Perth Airport (PER), Broome International Airport (BME), Carnarvon Airport (CVQ)
In Perth you will enjoy its magnificent beaches and attractive streets lined with a great variety of distinctive shops and bars and the outstanding Kings Park and Botanic garden with views over the Swan River. You should also explore Perth's Aboriginal history as well as the extraordinary contemporary art very present in the city.
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