The weird but wonderful formations of the Pinnacles are made from limestone and are contained within Nambung National Park. A major natural attraction in the Coral Coast, the park is located approximately 200kms north of Perth. The structures of which some stand as high as five metres, were formed 25,000 to 30,000 years ago after the ocean receded and left deposits of sea shells, gradually leaving the Pinnacles exposed to the elements.
Perth enjoys more hours of sunshine than any other city in Australia and as such, locals very much enjoy a relaxed outdoor lifestyle. The city is nestled between the Swan River and Kings Park, one of the world’s largest inner city parks. Half an hour away from Perth’s city centre is the dynamic and colourful port city of Fremantle renowned for its arty and alternative types. You’ll simply fall in love with its charm.
Just a short ferry ride from Perth or Fremantle is West Australia’s island getaway. Be mesmerised by Rottnest Island’s pristine beaches and bays, stunning scenery and impressive marine life. Bicycles are the transportation of choice and can easily be hired to make your exploration even more of an adventure. You’ll have no trouble slipping into the relaxed environment of this island life. You may even find it difficult to leave.
Imagine a giant surf wave of 14 metres high and 110 metres long about to crash in the outback … what a unique natural attraction! Aptly named Wave Rock, the ‘wave’ is located in the country town of Hyden and is composed of multi-coloured granite shaped over time by the gradual erosion of the softer rock below the upper edge. It is believed to be over 2,700 million years old.
Margaret River and the south west region of this sizeable Western Australian state will leave you yearning for more. Renowned for its brilliant surf, pristine beaches, exceptional wines, decadent food and remarkable caves, you’ll have a day of varied experiences and scenic delights.
Capital of Western Australia nestled on the edge of the Indian Ocean. See the sights of Perth and it’s trendy coastal neighbour Fremantle, visit the beautiful Margaret River region with its wineries and stunning coastline, visit the dramatic natural landscape of the Pinnacles Desert and Wave Rock or the subtropical paradise of Rottnest Island.