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  • Perth reflected in the Swan River
  • A Sunset Camel Ride in Broome is a great inclusion on Australia vacations.
  • Wave Rock, near Hyden in Western Australia
  • Kalgoorlie - Mining is Western Australia's most important  industry
  • The black swan is on Western Australia Coat of Arms
  • Relaxing on Rottnest Island
  • The Pinnacles, Western Australia

Western Australia occupies the entire western third of the country and is the largest state in area in Australia. The city of Perth, although seemingly cut off from the rest of Australia, has an easy-going, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. It is the sunniest state capital and enjoys glorious sunny weather. This is the reason for the reputation of its beaches, all beautifully clean and uncrowded. The city is situated on the Swan River and has been likened to a picture postcard when visited on an Australia vacation.

Nearby is Margaret River, a wine producing region and Namburg National Park with the Pinnacles Desert with its unusual sand dunesThe Kimberleys is a remote, rugged, beautiful region in the north that, on trips to Australia, should not be missed. It consists of ancient steep-sided mountain ranges with sandstone and limestone gorges and is one of the hottest parts of Australia in the summer. The main city is Broome, famous for its pearl industry and for producing one third of the entire world’s diamonds.

Western AustraliaNot too far away are the Bungle Bungle Ranges, a visually striking unusual natural phenomenon in the north east of Western Australia, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site extensively located in Purnululu National Park They are unusual beehive shaped sandstone domes made up of orange and grey stripes.

One can, on Australian tours,also head into the outback to Kalgoorlie to learn about the gold rush pioneers who established this traditional and historical town.

So why not include one of our Western Australia holidays in your itinerary and see parts of Australia that many people miss out on!! C’mon say G’day Downunder. Book one of our Australia vacations today and start exploring!

 

State of Western Australia Quickfacts

Capital:  Perth
Floral Emblem: The Red and Green Kangaroo Paw
Faunal Emblem: Black Swan
State Flag:

Black Swan within a yellow circle

State Motto: Cygnis Insignis (distinguished by its swans)
Location: Western Australia, Australia's largest state, occupies the western third of the continent.
Area: Western Australia comprises 1/3 of the continent and has an area of 2,525,500 sq./km. (975,100 sq./mi.).
Landform: The Western Plateau, which covers most of the state, is a shield of ancient rock with an elevation generally between 230 and 460 m (750 and 1,500 ft).
Population: 2.6 million - Western Australians are English speaking and predominantly Australian-born. The population is highly urbanized (about 85%), but the state's population density is low-about 0.65 per sq./km. (1.7 per sq./mi.). Major towns other than Perth include Bunbury, Geraldton, Albany, and Fremantle on the southwest coast, and Kalgoorlie, Coolgardie, and Port Hedland.
Climate: Three climatic regions can be found in Western Australia: the southwest, which has warm to hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters; the hot, monsoonal northern fringe; and the vast interior, which is hot and arid. In the south, the mean December temperature is 27 degrees C (80 degrees F); the mean July temperature 16 degrees C (60 degrees F). Annual rainfall averages 635 mm (25 in) near the coasts, but most of the interior receives less than 255 mm (10 in) a year.
Perth: Situated on the banks of the scenic Swan River, Perth has a glorious climate with more hours of sunshine per year than any other Australian capital. With this kind of climate, it's small wonder that outdoor activities take precedence.

Perth is a dynamic city. Its clean beaches and pleasant river foreshore make the city an aquatic paradise. Luxury yachts share the water with windsurfers, dinghies and water skiers. Going to the beach is a way of life and the place to people-watch and be seen, to breathe in bracing Indian Ocean air and admire spectacular sunsets.
Shopping: Perth shops offer uniquely Australian merchandise, plus a wide range of imported goods. Fashions from Australia's most talented designers are available in quality boutiques located in the city centre and suburban shopping areas. Argyle diamonds, opals, emu leather products and Aboriginal art are sold in specialty shops.

Duty-free shopping outlets are located in the city centre and Fremantle, as well as at Perth International Airport. They sell a wide variety of international and Australian merchandise, and the duty-free liquor prices are amongst the lowest in the world.
Dining Out: Perth's multicultural population has ensured that a wide selection of cuisines is available to diners. Whether your preference be for French, Italian, German, Japanese, Chinese, Greek - or a host of other international foods - you will find what your taste buds crave in Perth, at prices to suit every budget.
Fremantle: Just 20 minutes southwest of Perth at the mouth of the Swan River is the old port of Fremantle. Like any international port, it has a certain cosmopolitan, exotic flavour. Night sports and old world haunts, ethnic restaurants, boutique brewery pubs, quaint old cottages and convict-built stone architecture make Fremantle a delightful spot to visit.

 

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Australia Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Australia vacations. 

Learn about the history and culture of Australia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Australia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Australia for yourself. Start exploring...book one of our Australia vacations today!

 

Extend Your Stay

 Consider an additional stopover to your Australia vacation at one of Goway's South Pacific destinations. You can choose from  our selection of New Zealand vacation packagesTahiti vacation packages or stay at one of our Fiji resorts or perhaps take a Cook Island vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Australia.

 

  • Trans Continental Classic

    Travel from the Pacific Ocean to the Indian Ocean (or vice versa). Visit Sydney and Canberra, spend time aboard the ‘Indian Pacific’ train, and explore Adelaide and Kangaroo Island.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,688
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries, Rail Travel Ideas
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  • Australia’s Kimberley Expedition Cruise (from Broome)

    Few trips to Australia reach the unique natural sights of the Kimberley. Begin in Broome, gateway to the magnificent Kimberley wilderness and enjoy a cruise to the remote Australian Outback.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 8,128
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing, Small Group Tours
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  • Broome

    Explore the highlights of Broome: friendly people, secret places, a colourful history and tasty local cuisine. Finish with a delightful camel ride, watching the sunset on Cable Beach.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 302
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
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  • Downunder Farmstays: Perth Region

    Take a break from your tourist rhythms with a stay on a farm outside of Perth in Western Australia. Live on the land as you milk cows, groom horses, and learn about the rural lifestyle from a hospitable family of farmers.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 214
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Independent Travel Modules, Locally Escorted Tours
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  • Kimberley Snapshot Luxury Adventure Cruise (from Broome)

    Come aboard the True North for a luxury cruise exploring the waterways of the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Watch manta rays, dugongs and reef sharks feed at the stunning Montgomery Reef, examine the Bradshaw cave paintings that are over 20,000 years old and cruise to the base of one of the world’s premier waterfalls, the King George Falls.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 10,739
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, VIP Luxury Touring
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  • Kimberley Waterfalls Luxury Adventure Cruise

    Come aboard the True North for a west Australian cruise like no other. Explore the waterfalls of the Kimberley region such as the magnificent King George Falls, examine extraordinary rock art from tens of thousands of years ago, and experience the majestic end of Kimberley’s wet season with its summer storms, spectacular light shows and swollen billabongs.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 14,214
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • Monkey Mia Dolphins

    Goway's Monkey Mia Dolphins is a Beach and Lodge Stay that visits Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort in Shark Bay, a World Heritage Listed area.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 234
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Lodges & Beach Stays
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  • Ningaloo Beach Resort

    Ningaloo Reef is a virtually untouched 260 km long coral reef where you can dive or snorkel with magnificent manta rays and at certain times you may be able to swim with whale sharks.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 278
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
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  • Ningaloo Reef with Whale Shark Cruise

    Escape to the west coast of Australia and the marine wonders of the Ningaloo Reef. Explore this virtually-untouched 260km-long coral reef and swim alongside whale sharks, the largest fish in the sea.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 608
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
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  • Perth to Broome Self Drive

    Explore Western Australia by self-drive, beginning in Perth and ending in Broome (or vice versa) seeing highlights like Cervantes, Kalbarri, Monkey Mia, Coral Bay and Karijini along the way.
    Duration:
    16 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,041
    Trip Type:
    Self Drive Road Trip Ideas
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  • South West & Wine

    Discover Perth by embarking on a tour of Nambung National Park and the mystical Pinnacles Desert. Sample wine in the Margaret River Wine Region and drive through the Boranup Forest.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,211
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
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  • Sunny Perth

    Perth is an aquatic paradise with clean beaches and pleasant river foreshores. It is an ideal base to explore the diverse surrounding areas including the colourful port city of Freemantle.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 508
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
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  • The Kimberley Ultimate Luxury Adventure Cruise

    Come aboard the True North for the ultimate luxury cruise of Western Australia. Enjoy two weeks of lavish indulgence as you visit Kimberley’s iconic sites, from the majestic twin falls of King George Falls to the 20,000-year-old Bradshaw paintings dotting the region.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 17,374
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • Wonders of Western Australia

    Like a whole other country, Western Australia enchants visitors with natural icons unlike any found in the east, delicious wine and cuisine, and a history all of its own. Explore the southwest tip of Australia in detail and at your own pace on this air-inclusive self-drive adventure.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,659
    Trip Type:
    Air & Land Inclusive Getaways
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