I have dived with the whalesharks three times now and each time is more exciting than the last. I got to meet Brad Norman, a marine biologist who runs an organisation called Ecocean, set up to monitor protect and educate about whalesharks. This experience is a bucket list item, and not to be missed.
On our first trip to WA we drove a Maui Camper van from Perth to Broome & return visiting such places as Geraldton Carnarvon & Monkey Mia & Kalbarri.
The next visit included Perth to Geraldton then South via New Norcia to Albany and return to Perth via the South Coast and Margaret River. We experienced the fabulous treetop walk.
On our most recent visit we travelled across the Nullarbor plain and down to Esperance then via wave rock back up to Perth. Then right up to the Northern Territory visiting almost every National Park including the Bungle Bungles and and stopping at places including Kununurra and Lake Argyle.
Next time we intend to visit Kalgoorlie and to travel North via the inland road.
15 years ago I was lucky enough to travel up the west coast from Perth. I fell in love with the region. Highlights included dolphins at Monkey Mia, snorkeling off the reef a few metres from the beach at Ningaloo Reef, Kalbarri, basking in the sun in Broome and hadfeeding a baby roo. My passion is birds and there were flocks of budgies, cockatiels. finches and wildlife was abundant. I would love to return to explore south of Perth but also travel north to see the Gouldian Finch in the wild and to re-live my memories.
We travelled to Perth and had an amazing 3 weeks travelling north to Coral Bay. We stopped at Monkey Mia and I was fortunate in being selected to feed the Dolphins a real highlight to be so close to these lovely creatures in their own habitat. Having rented a car we were able to travel at leisure and stop at many interesting places along the way including Kalabarri with all its rocky gorges and interesting walks.
The Pinacles not too far north of Perth were very interesting limestone (I think) formations sticking up giving the area quite an alien appearance which are quite large and fascinating. Despite the long distances the roads are very good and the travel was effortless.
Would love to return and discover more or Western Australia.
A trip that I really enjoyed some years ago was driving to Kalbarrie - a beautiful seaside spot. An early morning trip to Murchison Gorge enjoying the amazing scenery, then on to the Pinnacles. What marvelous geological creations with a fantastic vibe. There is so much to see in WA with fantastic opportunities to please all travellers - beautiful beaches, amazing flora and fauna and so much more. I would love to go further north to experience swimming with dolphins and explore inland areas.
I went to Geraldton and Ningaloo / Exmouth in the north of WA a few years ago, but I would truly loooove to do a road trip around the south and west of the country. To see the huge trees, see the oceans meet, to soak up the wineries and some wine .. any one portion of this would be just the bees knees! Hope I can win one of these trips!
5 friends and 1 small campervan made for a very memorable trip!
Highlight was snorkeling with turtles and reef sharks in Coral Bay. Brilliant!
Also loved quad biking in Kalbarri, wine tasting in Margaret river!
Can’t wait to go back!
Stromatolites, Shark Bay