Plan your next bucket-list adventure with this quick guide to Western Australia.
For those who’ve been waiting with bated breath for their next big adventure, Western Australia has finally reopened its borders to travel. Known for its sprawling and arid Outback, the region is home to the Margaret River wine region and the riverside capital of Perth. Its diverse landscape also means there are plenty travellers can look forward to doing, with activities satisfying both thrill-seekers and nature lovers.
Bookmark these bucket-list adventures in Australia’s largest state:
If you’re an adrenaline junkie: Matagarup Bridge Zip + Climb
Satisfy your need for a thrill at this newly opened attraction in the sunny city of Perth. The ultra-adventurous can climb up to the glass floor Sky View platform, 72 metres above Perth’s iconic Swan River, before making their way halfway down the bridge to the 400m long zip line.
If you fancy outdoorsy stuff: Gogo Active Tours
Escape city life and head out for bike and kayaking tours in and around Perth, where you’ll get to visit the spots that locals love. Popular guided tours include the Foreshore and East Perth Bike Tour where participants will visit wetlands, iconic buildings, the Optus Stadium precinct, and Claisebrook Cove; or the Explore Canning River Wetlands Kayak Tour where one can discover the hidden gems of Perth via water.
If you like jaw-dropping views: Kalbarri Skywalk
A six-hour drive north of Perth, Kalbarri Skywalk features two exhilarating walkways that hang over the Murchison River Gorge, approximately 100m above the Murchison River. Perched right on the cliff-top, the skywalks allow visitors to enjoy spectacular views of the red and white banded sandstone gorges and their surrounding environment. Travellers can learn more about traditional ‘Nanda’ heritage and culture through interpretive signage and artwork at the Kalbarri Skywalk.
If you want a bird’s eye view: HeliSpirit
Take to the skies with scenic helicopter flights in Esperance, which offers stunning landscape views of the pristine coastline and Middle Island’s famed pink lake – Lake Hillier. Scenic highlights include the Recherche Archipelago, Cape Le Grand, and Cape Arid National Parks, including Woody Lake, Frenchman Peak, Lucky Bay, Hellfire Bay, Blue Haven, Twilight Bay, and Lake Hillier, Middle Island.
If you love good food and wine: Walk Talk Taste Margaret River
Are you an aspiring epicurean? Walk the talk with this tour that covers the Margaret River region’s world-class wineries, craft breweries, and exquisite produce. Travellers will be introduced to the produce, people, and places that locals love the most. The unique
regional food experiences range from small group in-town walking tours to luxurious gourmet glamping. Visitors can look forward to being hosted by Kellie Tannock, an experienced journalist, traveller, and foodie.
If you like fresh fruits: The Orchard Perth
Reopening in April, The Orchard Perth is a short drive from the capital city. Visit the beautiful citrus orchard for private picnics, school holiday events, as well as regular live music and pizza evenings—a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike. Visitors can explore the orchard, get up close to farm animals, and enjoy the fresh country air. Meanwhile, the on-site cafe offers refreshments, fresh fruit, freshly squeezed juices, and delicious local produce.