6 Incredible Adventure Options You Need to Do in Western Australia
There is no better way to experience what WA has to offer than with a big adventure! You’ll find WA is one of the most diverse regions on the planet, there is absolutely no shortage of incredible adventures and things to see and do. If you’re looking to have have an adventure of a lifetime, Western Australia can deliver the goods.
1. Trail Walks
If you’re looking for sight seeing mixed with a little adventure, then taking one of WA’s many trail walks that will have you you thinking every step is worth the view.
Top 5 trail walks perfect for everyone.
2.Zig Zag Trail
3.Bells Rapid Walk Train
4.Wadjemup Walk Trail
2. Snorkelling & diving
With WA’s mixture of tropical and temperate climates, the diving and snorkelling scene is world-class. If you want to explore some of Perth’s underwater havens, here are the top 5 diving and snorkelling spots WA has to offer:
Rottnest Island has to be one of the most diverse of the snorkelling spots. Not only do you get to snorkel, you have a choice of 19 beaches to choose from! Plus, when you’re done swimming, you might even have the opportunity to go whale watching (depending on the season), not to mention you will be surrounded by Quokkas, some of the happiest creatures in the world!
Want to walk 2km into the sea without having to dip so much as toe in the water?? With Busselton Jetty having the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere, that is exactly what you will be able to do! Although this is an amazing experience, you have to experience the vivid colourful underwater world that Busselton has to offer. The depth is 8 metres, which makes this perfect for all level divers.
One of the more popular destinations, Mettams pool is for all levels of divers. The bay is sheltered by a ring of shallow outcrops, within which lies a treasure trove of aquatic life. The pool is sheltered from strong currents making it perfect for both kids and adults to enjoy a swim together.
At Penguin Island you can expect to see some adorable seals and dolphins as they frequent the island. If you’re lucky enough you may also even see sea lions and/or fairy penguins taking a casual dip as well!.
Ningaloo Reef is home to the gigantic whale shark, the the largest fish in the world. The 260km reef itself is located in Northwest Cape halfway up WA. There are 250 coral species and 500 different wildlife that can be found at Ningaloo Reef. If you’re looking to swim with the harmless giants of the sea, the best time to go is between March to June, but you are still bound for a good time if you head there outside these times.
Adventure Spots less than 5 hours from Perth
Albany consists of picturesque landscapes, white beaches and historic buildings. There’s almost too much to see in Albany, but there are three ‘musts’ you’ll need to check out. The first is The Gap and Natural Bridges and be sure to get your camera ready as there will definitely be a picture worth posting on Facebook or Instagram (don’t forget to tag us with #sportsnetholidays!). The next ‘must’ is heading over to the Natural Anzac Centre where you will have a breathtaking view of where 41,000 men departed for the Great War. The last ‘must’ is, Australia’s first Whisky distillery, Limeburners, this is almost worth the drive itself.
Yallingup is home to one the most Instagram-able spots in Australia, Injidup Natural Spa. It’s quickly growing to be one of WA’s top tourist spots. Surfing, relaxing on the beach, no shortage of photo opportunities and eating is what you will get up to at Yallingup.
6. Horizontal waterfalls
A waterfall unlike any other! Unlike most waterfalls that run down vertically, this waterfall runs horizontally, giving the illusion the water is spilling across the bay’s surface. It’s no wonder it’s considered as one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. The Horizontal waterfall can be located in the pristine Talbot Bay in the Buccaneer Archipelago and can experienced either by flying or speed boat(!). This one is certainly a can’t miss if you’re visiting WA!
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