Western Australia Holidays Guide
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Western Australia is a vast state of endless beaches, stunning Outback landscapes and relaxed coastal cities. It occupies the entire western third of the Australian continent, a total land area of 2.5million km2 (1 million sq miles). Most of the population of 2.3 million inhabitants live in the capital city of Perth and the fertile farming areas of the south-west corner of the state. Perth boasts over 3000 hours of sunshine a year, and in recent years many British immigrants have settled here, making the most of the fresh air and outdoor lifestyle. With its beautiful river setting and cosmopolitan shops, restaurants and cafés, you'll love Perth too.
Western Australia is probably best known for its Outback regions, including the world-famous Kimberley region of the north-west. In stark contrast, south of Perth is the popular holiday region of the 'Margaret River' which offers the perfect combination of world-class food and wine, towering forests and pristine beaches.
There are a number of different climate zones in the state. The south-west has a temperate climate, while the central regions are arid. The northern region is tropical, with the Dry Season (May to September) being peak season.
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Western Australia is the country's largest state by area, spanning almost half of the Australian mainland. Fewer people reside in Western Australia per square kilometre than almost any place in the world. From the northern tropical regions of the Kimberley, the mining towns and the deserts of the Golden Outback, the picturesque sunsets and beaches of the Coral Coast, the green landscapes of the south western region and the traditional Australian city of Perth, Western Australia is undoubtedly Australia's most versatile state.
A massive expanse of land dotted with friendly regional towns, coastal cities and spectacular sights, Western Australia is aptly described as Australia's final frontier. The opportunity to watch migrating whales off the coast of Albany, photograph the stunning coasts of Shark Bay and take in the ochre-coloured stretches of the Outback make Western Australia a worthwhile adventure just waiting to happen.
Take a trip to The Hamelin Pool on Shell Beach to look at stromatolites, some of the oldest living organisms in the world, or head to the coastal town of Monkey Mia to feed wild dolphins who visit the bay in the morning. Drive into the huge white salt plains of Lake Ballard to visit the 51 black steel sculptures that make up the world's largest outdoor art gallery. Along the coast, many also visit the beach-side towns to go diving in places like Nangaloo Reef. To the west lies the majestic tingle forests and the Margaret River, home to beautiful wild-flowers and enigmatic animals.
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You will find an abundance of accommodation choices in Western Australia, from the great south western winter lodges to the tropical northern Kimberley resorts. There are hundreds of caravan parks and camping grounds in the regional areas, and in the main tourism centres you'll find everything from affordable self-contained apartments to 5-star luxury eco-resorts. The following Western Australia hotels provide some of the best deals for a holiday in Australia – please search below to obtain the best available prices from over 100 booking sources: