Western Australia offers some of Australia’s best beaches, landscapes, food, and wine experiences – as well as sunsets that will blow you away!

The West Coast of Australia has something to offer every kind of traveler. From wildlife encounters to unique rock formations, swimming holes, and four-wheel driving adventures.

There are so many amazing things to do in Western Australia that deciding what to include on your itinerary can be challenging.

After six months of traveling in Western Australia, we have a good understanding of what the best attractions are. This guide shares our favorite Western Australian activities and secret gems.

Western Australia: Things to Do

This guide will show you how diverse Australia is and inspire you to explore the West Coast of Australia.

Enjoy a sunset at Cable Beach.

Western Australia is the perfect place to see a stunning sunset over an ocean. One of the best spots is at Cable Beach.

You can enjoy a cool drink at Zanders or the Sunset Bar. Our favorite place on Friday and Sunday nights is the old Broome Surf Club.

Horizontal Falls – Awe-inspiring!

The journey begins with a scenic flight from Broome to Talbot Bay. This flight is remarkable when you fly over Cable Beach and the Buccaneer Archipelago.

Horizontal Falls are a natural phenomenon created by two narrow openings between escarpments.

This region has some of the largest tides in the world. They can reach up to 12 meters. Jet boating over the falls is an experience I will never forget.

Elephant Rocks Swimming

You can find one of Australia’s best swimming spots just 15 kilometers from Denmark, in southwest WA.

Elephant Rocks are named so because it looks as if a herd of elephants is paddling through the shallow water.

Swimming in Elephant Rocks can be a great way to cool down on a hot day.

Sunset Cruise on Lake Argyle

Lake Argyle has the same size as 11 Sydney Harbours.

The sunset cruise was a memorable experience during our stay in The Kimberley Region.

We were swimming (with a cold beer) in a lake home to more than 25,000 freshwater Crocodiles as the sun set behind the red sandstone mountain range. This is not a mistake!

Fly over the Bungle Bungles

It’s worth it! The road to the Bungle Bungles may be one of the most difficult in the United States, but the scenery is spectacular.

We didn’t own a 4WD, so it was not an option. However, we still got to enjoy the beauty of this landscape.

Kingfisher Tours flew me 300 meters above Purnululu Park to pass over these “beehive” sandstone domed structures. It was the perfect birthday gift.

Rottnest Island Cycle Tour

Rottnest Island, one of Australia’s top three islands, is amazing.

This relaxing island, located 18 km off the coasts of Perth and Fremantle, is only a 30-minute ferry ride away.

You can explore the island on a bicycle, as there are no vehicles. It is a safe and relaxing place.

Snorkeling is a great way to explore Little Salmon Bay.

You can explore Fremantle, which is full of fun and exciting attractions. Fremantle Markets and Fremantle Prison are both worth a visit.

Knox Gorge Walk in Karijini National Park

Knox Gorge, a hidden gem of Karijini national park.

Karijini is the favorite national park of many Australians. We loved the hike into the gorge, climbing around the red and purple rock walls.

Knox Gorge is a narrow ravine that leads to Junction Pool.

Breakfast at Town Beach Cafe

Have you ever seen an even more beautiful breakfast view?

Broome has always been one of our favorite places in Western Australia. You’ll see why when you visit – the water and the red earth colors are excellent.

Come to Town Beach Cafe at high tide for breakfast, and you will get the complete turquoise picture. The Eggs Florentine was also excellent!

Emma’s Gorge: Self-Guided Hike

Our vehicle was not a 4WD, so we could only access the northern part of the Gibb River Road.

Swimming at Emma’s Gorge was a highlight. It is a large, excellent waterhole with a 65-meter-high waterfall.

You can do it, too, even if the path is rocky.

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