Beautiful, wild and wonderfully remote, Western Australia is home to the world’s most isolated capital city. Though despite its reputation as Australia's final frontier, Perth boasts a vibrant cultural scene that rivals the likes of Sydney and Melbourne. Western Australia also boasts stunning beaches, gorgeous weather and an enviably laid-back lifestyle.
Beyond the city of Perth, Western Australia is brimming with natural charisma. To the south lie easy-going beach towns like Margaret River, where chic wineries and world-class surf entice both locals and visitors alike. Head north and the breathtaking gorges of Karijini National Park, the fiery sunsets of Cable Beach and the vibrant marine life of Coral Bay await.
West Australia’s coastal towns and attractions are well connected by roads and highways, which makes it a great place for road-tripping. Perth is serviced by great public transport links, with both domestic and international flights operating from Perth Airport.
WA has been home to Indigenous Australians for around 40,000 to 60,000 years and wasn’t discovered by Europeans until Dutch explorer Dirk Hartog sailed along the coast in 1616. In 1826 settlement began, with the British Crown establishing a convict-supported military garrison in the South. This exploration led to the founding of the Swan River Colony, which is now known as Perth City.