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50 Amazing Things to Do in Western Australia

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Western Australia is home to some of the best landscapes, beaches, food, and wine experiences Australia has to offer – not to mention sunsets that will blow your mind!

From unique rock formations to wildlife encounters, to swimming holes and four-wheel drive adventures, there’s something for every type of traveller on the West Coast of Aus.

In fact, there are so many incredible things to do in Western Australia that it can be overwhelming when deciding what to add to your Aussie itinerary

We spent 6 months traveling around Western Australia and have a pretty good idea of the best attractions in WA. So in this guide, we reveal our favourite Western Australia activities and a few hidden gems.

Things to do in Western Australia

We loved so many places in Western Australia and I hope this guide exposes how diverse Australia really is, and inspires you to explore more of the West coast of Aus.

In no particular order, here we go.

1. Take in a Sunset at Cable Beach

orange, pink sky Sunset at Cable Beach

If you have never witnessed a sunset over the ocean before, Western Australia can help you with that. And one of the best places is at famous Cable Beach.

Enjoy a cold drink at the Sunset Bar, Zanders, or our favourite spot on a Friday and Sunday night is in front of the old Broome Surf Club!

2. Marvel at the Horizontal Falls

aerial view of water rushing throjugh The Horizontal Falls

It all starts with a scenic flight over the coastline from Broome to Talbot Bay. From the moment you take off over Cable beach and then fly over the Buccaneer Archipelago you know this is going to be special.

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

The tides in this region are some of the biggest in the world, reaching up to 12 metres. Taking on the falls in a jet boat is a thrill I won’t soon forget!

3. Go Swimming at Elephant Rocks

rocks in the water shaped like Elephants

15 kilometres from the town of Denmark in southwest WA brings you to one of our favourite swimming locations in Australia.

Named Elephant Rocks because it looks like a herd of elephants paddling in the shallow waters.

Swimming at Elephant Rocks is one of the best things to do in Western Australia on a hot summer day when you need to cool off.

Head to Elephant Cove, a magic family beach perfect for swimming and snorkeling.

4. Sunset Cruise on Lake Argyle

peopel swimming with floaties in Lake Argyle

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