About Perth & Western Australia
Half the size of Europe, Western Australia offers some of the most spectacular scenery on the Australian continent.Australia’s biggest state, covering a landmass of almost a third of the continent, Western Australia has a wealth of activities to deliver to the discerning traveller. The capital city of Perth is an excellent destination to base your visit with a fantastic selection of hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions, as well as sensational beaches.
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Being such a huge land mass, the climate in Western Australia is diverse, ranging from Mediterranean in the south to tropical in the north. In Perth, in the summer months, (November to March), temperatures range from 18 to 30 degrees Celsius, with very little rain. In the winter, (June to August), rainfall increases and thunderstorms are common, with temperatures ranging from 8 to 19 degrees.
Leisure & Activities
Known as Australia’s “sunniest” state capital, Perth offers entertainment for the whole family. It’s also the perfect base from which to explore the rest of the immense Western Australia. Perth has fantastic beaches to relax and take it easy before you sample the nightlife. There are fantastic bars and superb restaurants serving mouth-watering cuisine. It’s also home to Kings Park, the world’s biggest inner-city park, featuring botanic gardens, expanses of bushland and tranquil gardens.
Karijini National Park
An ideal destination for anyone looking for a sense of adventure, Karijini National Park offers fantastic hiking trails through wondrous gorges, rock pools and stunning waterfalls. It’s Western Australia’s most dramatic natural attraction and was created two billion years ago. For the less energetic, there’s also access to fantastic viewing points and easier walking trails. There are many local tour companies offering 4-wheel drive tours from Perth.
There are many stunning beaches in Western Australia, and one of the most outstanding is Lucky Bay. Situated in Cape le Grand National Park, it offers stunning views of the Recherche Archipelago as well as fantastic swimming from the pristine 5 Km sandy beach. The easiest way to reach the bay is by a 4-wheel drive excursion from Esperence.