Whatever time of the year you decide to pay Western Australia a visit, you are sure to find lots of sun, natural beauty and adventure; and as if these three are not enough, you even get a sunnier environment as you meet the friendly locals. As they all fondly tell their visitors, Western Australia is where you should be if you are looking for an authentic Australian adventure.
Long Days of Blue Skies and Sunshine
The capital of Western Australia – Perth – is, by itself, a natural amphitheatre. This is bordered by the Swan River and the scenic Kings Park. To the locals, this is the center of business while the residences are found on the inner city.
The business and residential districts are all amazingly clean but these are not what you are meant to see. Western Australia is where the government, arts and businesses converge. People who are seeking for nice, clean entertainment would do well to visit this Australian state.
See also the Perth Cultural Centre, the Art Gallery, State Library and the shopping districts. There are hordes of shops and boutiques in Subiaco, Leederville, Cottesloe and Claremont; while those who can’t do without sports should be charmed with the football and cricket fixtures right at the WACA grounds. Those who would want to know what harness racing is should make a stopover at the Gloucester Park.
Are you a nature lover? Then you will find joy in watching the sunset at the Cottesloe Beach. Forest exploration, surfing and whale watching are just three of the many exciting adventures that visitors can experience on this lovely place.
Magnificent Cuisine and the Most Exquisite Wine
The wines that are produced in WA are known to be one of the best in the world. For many generations now, the great soil condition as well as the warm climate has created the perfect setting for winemakers.
If you are dying to attend wine tastings, then you should not miss the wine region in Margaret River. This region comes with green forests and is responsible for producing 20% of the country’s best wines such as Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.
There are more than 200 vineyards in this region alone. Just take a three-hour drive down south of Perth and you will reach this wondrous area. It is the South West region which is considered as the largest wine region, though.
The whole of Western Australia has a more laid back atmosphere where the freshest farm produce are cooked by accomplished chefs. If you have spent the day wandering in art galleries and whatnot, then you can always spend the afternoon at a winery or in one of the seafood restaurants with antique cellar doors!
If you grow tired of restaurants, there are also cafes to go to which offer the same multicultural influence.
There Is More to See in Western Australia
Western Australia has more to offer than pristine beaches and other worlds under the sea. This is a place of diversity and so it is not enough to just lie on the beach and soak in the sun. Open your eyes, seek out other adventures and you are sure to find much, much more!
About the Author: Michelle is a writer for Global Jet, a corporate jet charter company based in Australia. She enjoys traveling, cooking, and surfing.