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The otherworldly domestic destination ready to be discovered

Sponsored by Tourism Western Australia

Our vast country has everything a traveller could ask for and more.

From exploring pristine beaches and ancient rainforests to adventuring across rugged outback, and all the bright lights and beautiful scenery in between.

But, we get it – loads of travel clients who have gotten a taste for international getaways may feel a sense of ‘been there, done that’.

However, it doesn’t matter how well-travelled you are, you have to admit: Australia is HUGE. And, strangely enough, our biggest and most wild state is still waiting to be discovered by many Aussies. 

A well-planned trip to Western Australia is sure to delight and surprise even your most discerning clients, and leave them with the feeling of truly getting away for a proper holiday. 

To give you an idea of what’s on offer out west, we’ve rounded some spectacular experiences to wow your clients with:

See the Kimberley’s Horizontal Falls

Western Australia is the only place on the continent where you can find horizontal waterfalls, and it is truly a sight to behold. 

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In the turquoise waters of Talbot Bay, the fast-moving tidal current squeezes through two narrow gorges of the McLarty Range, pushing the water into rapid-like formations which rush through the twin gaps at an astonishing rate, forcing it to create a sideways, or horizontal, waterfall.

Book your client a tour with Horizontal Seaplane Adventures or Go Horizontal Falls, where they can fly over this otherworldly phenomenon and take in other scenic wonders of the Buccaneer Archipelago before feeling the rush with a jetboat experience directly through the falls.

Explore the otherworldly Purnululu National Park

The Kimberley region is like no other place on Earth, and Purnululu National Park is the jewel in its awe-inspiring crown.

Home to the 350-million-year-old Bungle Bungle Range, the World Heritage-listed National Park offers the chance to marvel at the world’s oldest living cultures through ancient Aboriginal rock art and discover natural wonders by exploring Cathedral Gorge and the Echidna Chasm.

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Give your clients the most breathtaking view of the Bungle Bungle Range with a scenic flight with HeliSpirit or Kimberley Air Tours.

For something truly special, book them a spot on a walking tour with a local Aboriginal guide through Kingfisher Tours.

Entice your tastebuds in the Margaret River Region

For a delicious experience with more than a hint of class, send your clients for an adventure through the home of Australia’s most premium wine region.

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The Margaret River Region is the only premium wine region in Australia that combines world-class food and wine with pristine beaches, tall-timber forests, renowned surf breaks and ancient caves.

The region produces around 20 per cent of Australia’s premium wine, with more than 90 cellar doors to choose from.

If your client is partial to the odd drop, book them on one of the many wine tours, like Margaret River Discovery Co, Margaret River Tours, Walk Talk Taste Margaret River, Due South Tour Company, Flying Corkscrew, McLeod Tours, Bushtucker Tours, Harvest Tours or  Lifestyle Margaret River.

You can also travel to the Margaret River Region on an extended tour with AAT Kings’ Western Wonderland Tour, which includes a Vasse Virgin Olive Oil tour.

Meet the world’s friendliest animal at Rottnest Island

Not only is Perth Australia’s sunniest capital city (more than 3,000 hours of sunshine per year), it’s also consistently voted as one of the world’s most liveable cities.

With all that sunshine, it is a must to check out Rottnest Island, which is famous for its laid-back atmosphere, beautiful beaches and, of course, being home to the adorably friendly quokka.

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Just 19 kilometres from Western Australia’s capital city, the pristine island offers many great experiences including a crayfish catch and cook experience on board Rottnest Cruises; sunset, eco and whale watching tours with Charter 1; scuba dives and snorkel tours with Ningaloo Reef Dreaming; and Swan River Seaplanes has also begun operating one-way and return flights from Perth to Rottnest, offering incredible scenic views of the island.

Rottnest Island has also received a major boost to its accommodation offerings, with the opening of ‘glamping’ resort Discovery Rottnest Island and luxury hotel Samphire Rottnest.

Swim with gentle whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef

Those fond of all things under the sea would be mad to miss a trip to Ningaloo Reef. At 300 kilometres long, it is amongst the most biologically diverse marine environments on the planet and also the closest coral barrier reef to a landmass in the world.

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Whale sharks frequent the area between March and July each year, so book your clients on a tour from Coral Bay or Exmouth to provide the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go swimming with the biggest fish in the world.

Specialists in small-group boat tours, Live Ningaloo and Ningaloo Discovery provide awe-inspiring moments on World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef, including up-close encounters with whale sharks and humpback whales.

Tell your clients to stop dreaming and start planning a a ‘Wander out Yonder’ to discover all the west has to offer. For more information, go HERE.


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