Western Australia – The land of ethereal wonders

Western Australia – The land of ethereal wonders

When you travel to Western Australia (WA) you can experience the diversity of everything this great country has to offer. Australia is unique and this is evident in the state that makes up one-third of the country’s total landmass. The stunning ‘tiger stripped’ stone formations of the Bungle Bungle ranges, pristine white Cable Beach, rich indigenous history, poignant World War memorials, endearing wildlife, and delightful Western Australia cuisine, offer a wealth of options for travellers.
Scenic’s range of handcrafted small group tours to WA will help you explore the length and breadth of this fascinating state, via the 23 Day Treasures of the West Coast itinerary or discover the gems of the south, over 9 days with South Western Mosaic.

Breathtaking natural formations

A two-hour drive from Perth lies Nambung National Park, home to the Pinnacles Desert. Thousands of towering limestone pillars will greet you here, transporting you to the midst of a science fiction movie set. The tallest pillars rise to 3.5 metres in height and some are over three billion years old.

At the Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve, you will bear witness to the incredible “living fossils,” stromatolites that give evidence of what life was like 3.5 billion years ago.
Pinnacles, Western Australia

Incredible wildlife encounters

How would you like a selfie with one of our cutest and friendliest marsupials? With Scenic, you will have the opportunity to cruise to Rottnest Island from Perth, for a photo op with a cute, friendly and inquisitive quokka, who will pose for a selfie with you.

In Shark Bay, spot the curious looking dugong in its natural habitat, during a Scenic Freechoice cruise. In Monkey Mia, see the bottlenose dolphins, which have been coming to these shores for the past five decades, being fed by a national park ranger.

At Busselton Jetty in Margaret River, walk an incredible 1.8-kilometre-long wooden jetty that takes you out into the ocean, so you can admire the colourful marine life at the underwater observatory.

To view a marine animal of a different variety, take a Ningaloo Reef coral-viewing cruise in Exmouth to view the vibrant coral colonies in the home of the majestic whale sharks.
Quokka, Rottnest Island, WA
Dolphins, Monkey Mia, WA

Nature at her finest

Spread over four square kilometres, Kings Park and the Botanic Garden of Perth are the world’s biggest inner-city park. As an exclusive Scenic Enrich experience, take a guided walk along its many beautiful trails, learn about the many plant and wildflower species that grow here, explore its Aboriginal and colonial history, and the many memorials.

At the Valley of Giants, east of Margaret River, Scenic offers you the incredible experience of walking through the canopy of towering red tingle trees, some as high as 75 metres. Walk along the 40-metre-tall and 600 metres long Tree Top Walk, a modern engineering marvel and say hello to the ancient trees, many over 400 years old. Keep a special lookout for ‘Grandma Tingle,’ she has wonderful stories to tell.

Visit the incredible Shell Beach located in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, a 60 km long beach made entirely of shimmering white shells. Sink your feet into the layers of discarded shells of fragum cockle that replace sand, some going as deep as 10 metres. And if you’d like to cool off, these shallow hypersaline waters are perfect to float in.

At Cape Leeuwin, the most south-westerly mainland point of the Australian continent, the merger of two great oceans – the Indian Ocean and the Southern Ocean – is a treat.

Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk, WA
Cape Leeuwin, WA

Delightful wine and dine venues

Explore WA’s vibrant food and wine scene in the Swan Valley. Shop for locally made handicrafts, the perfect souvenir to take home, at its many bustling markets. Indulge in gourmet world cuisine, handcrafted chocolates, fudge, truffles and nougat, and sample some of Australia’s finest wines at WA's oldest wine growing region.

At Margaret River, explore award-winning wineries that have hosted many a famous name in the culinary industry. The region produces over 20 percent of the country’s wines, and as a Scenic Enrich experience, you will have the chance to taste some of the best varieties at the family-owned Leeuwin Estate with a delicious gourmet lunch and beautiful vistas.
Scenic Enrich, Margaret River, WA

Poignant past

In Albany, pay your respects to the ANZAC’s that gave their lives in the World War I Battle of Gallipoli, located at the award-winning National ANZAC Centre Museum. This significant structure was built on the land from where fifty ships carrying over 41,000 men and women left Australia, for the Great War in Europe. Take the opportunity to learn more about the ANZACs through multimedia, interactive technology and historical artefacts.

At the historic Fremantle prison, you will learn about the country’s convict past through an informative tour. Discover the prison’s harsh past, including stories of dramatic prison escape attempts, for an immersive experience.

The ancient Kimberley

At the far north end of WA’s coastline lies the Kimberley, perched on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert, Indian Ocean, and Timor Sea. Travellers to this region will be spoilt by nature’s wonders with an impressive list of world-renowned locations such as Cable Beach, El Questro Wilderness Park, the Argyle Diamond Mine, and the Bungle Bungles.

You can also head off on a small ship expedition through the region’s waterways, carved by the powerful forces of nature with True North Adventure Cruises and Coral Expeditions.

The Kimberley is also home to a thriving indigenous culture and the chance to share in ancient storytelling and spiritual traditions.
True North Scenic Cruising, Mitchell River, WA
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