Western Australia Things To Do
Visit the Yilgarn History Museum in Southern Cross and view the extensive collection of artefacts, records and memorabilia from both the agricultural and mining industries. Absorb the rich history of the region and admire the museums beautiful heritage building, which was the former courthouse, built in 1892. You will see displays on minerals, prospecting and mining. Special features include a working model of a gold battery, a camel wagon, and the local burial register. Also on display are fascinating collections of bottles, minerals, machinery, photographs, documents and domestic memorabilia. The building was the first permanent Courthouse in the Eastern Goldfields.
The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, is more widely known as St Mary’s Cathedral, Perth, Western Australia. Built in 1865, St Mary’s (Catholic) Cathedral has faithfully served the people of Perth for more than 150 years. In December 2009, following its third and final major restoration and expansion, St Mary’s Cathedral emerged as ‘a beautifully restored, architectural and historic gem’ right in the heart of the Perth. Visitors from around Australia and the world are drawn to St Mary’s Cathedral, to attend daily or weekend Masses, marvel at the magnificent stained glass windows, enjoy the guided
Approaching the Harold E Holt Naval Communication Station near Exmouth, you will not be able to miss Tower Zero, which is one of the largest towers in the southern hemisphere. Take a walk around the non restricted areas which remain open to the public and learn about the important role the naval station played during World War II. It was the base for passing messages between Australian and United States'' command centre’s and their ships and submarines. The Harold E Holt Naval Communications Station is located 14 hours drive or two hour flying time north of Perth and is close
Tarcoola Beach is a picturesque beach in Geraldton that offers safe swimming for the whole family. Spend the day at the beach swimming in the calm turquoise water and relaxing on the soft white sandy beach. Children will enjoy building sandcastles on the shore. Stroll along the beach collecting shells and other fossils washed up on the sand. For the more energetic, continue the half hour walk into the town centre along the coastline, watching the skilful windsurfers tackling the famous Geraldton wind and darting across the water. Relax on the grassed area across the road from the beach to
The Grotto is a magnificent gorge that provides a picturesque and safe swimming spot. The 120 metre cliff face drops into the water and becomes a spectacular waterfall during the wet season. Swim in the still refreshing waters of this natural chasm and watch as the daring local children swing from the Tarzan rope across the water. The sound of laughter, splashing water and the occasional birdcall is all that can be heard at this secluded tranquil location. Capture the impressive view down into the gorge on camera before climbing carefully down the 140 steps that lead into the Grotto.
Famous for its laid back atmosphere and beautiful beaches, Rottnest Island lies just 18 kilometres offshore from Perth surrounded by the sparkling Indian Ocean. This is where the locals go to swim, surf, snorkel, fish and relax. Surrounded by coral reefs and shipwrecks, the diving and snorkelling is out-of-this-world. Rotto is a car-free zone and hiring a bicycle is the best way to get around. There's also the local Bayseeker bus that regularly runs around the island and can drop you at some of the more secluded beaches and surf breaks. There are 63 bays to choose from, meaning you
55 Injidup Spring Road, Yallingup Western Australia The Wardan Aboriginal Cultural Centre was developed by the Wardandi people as a place where they can share their culture with visitors, school groups
Busselton Beachfront, Busselton Western Australia The Busselton Jetty Experience takes you 1.8 kilometres out to sea, on the longest timber-piled jetty in the southern hemisphere, and the second longe
via Tuart Drive, Busselton Western Australia The Ludlow Tuart Forest provides a unique opportunity to enjoy a leisurely drive through the last remaining natural tall tuart forest in the world. Ma
38 Peel Terrace, Busselton Western Australia The Heritage Park and Trail in Busselton is a self guided easy walk through the charming coastal town providing information about the town’s ric
Bussell Highway, Busselton Western Australia Vasse River and Rotary Park is a picturesque setting for a picnic. Situated on the banks of the Vasse River, it’s easy to forget you are in the
Old Butter Factory Complex, Busselton Western Australia The Busselton Museum is housed in the town’s Old Butter Factory and is the largest museum outside of the Perth metropolitan area. Allow as much
Queen Street, Busselton Western Australia St Mary’s Anglican Church in Busselton is the oldest stone church in the state. Built by the early settlers in the 1840s this beautiful historic
4 Queen Street, Busselton Western Australia Examine the extensive selection of local arts and craft at the Old Court House Complex whilst exploring the oldest building in Busselton. Wander aroun
Corner of Marine Terrace and Scout Road, Busselton Western Australia Yoganup Playground is an award winning adventure playground for children of all ages on the foreshore of Busselton. Children will be eager to try out