Enjoy 13 Extraordinary Virtual Tours Of Western Australia While Staying At Home

Enjoy 13 Extraordinary Virtual Tours Of Western Australia While Staying At Home
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Accounting for one-third of the Australian continent, Western Australia boasts 20,000 kilometres of mainland and island coastline, the world’s oldest minerals and a host of natural wonders found nowhere else on Earth. Witness the beauty and grandeur of Western Australia’s ancient landscape at pristine beaches, rugged gorges, unique rock formations, towering forests, secluded waterfalls and the world’s largest wildflower collection in every region of this vast and diverse state. Experience Western Australia from the comfort of your couch with a 13-day 360-degree interactive virtual tour!

Day 1: Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grand National Park in ​Esperance

Kangaroo at Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grand National Park in ​Esperance

Say hi to the resident kangaroos of Australia’s whitest beach at Lucky Bay!

There aren’t too many places in Australia where you’ll find kangaroos sun-bake on the beach, but it’s their daily ritual at Lucky Bay beach at Cape Le Grand National Park, just out of Esperance, a picturesque town nestled on the south coast of Western Australia! Home to a colony of friendly kangaroos that are often seen soaking up the sun, Lucky Bay offers a great campsite and picnic area with stunning scenery where you can go swimming, bush-walking, fishing and camping.

Day 1: Relax with kangaroos on the whitest beach in Esperance, Western Australia

Today marks the first day of our FREE virtual tour around Western Australia which starts in Esperance. Today you can soak up the endless blue coastlines, then relax with coffee and curious kangaroos at Lucky Bay beach. Each day for the next 13 days at 9am WST, we will be travelling from the south stopping at stunning Western Australian attractions and destinations along the way as we head north - everyone is invited! We encourage you to come along for the ride and learn more about what our amazing state has on offer. It will all still be here when the time is right to travel again, we promise it will be worth the wait! #virtualtourism #stayhome #thisiswa #westernaustralia #australiasgoldenoutback #seeaustralia #wishyouwerehere

Posted by Western Australia on Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Relax with kangaroos on the whitest beach in Esperance, Western Australia

Day 2: Albany

Dusk in Albany

The breathtaking beauty of Albany’s rugged coastline creates a fitting backdrop to dramatic whaling, pristine beaches, and a sensational south coast adventure.

Witness the ocean’s wonders as 35,000 gentle giants move up and down the west coast during the southern hemisphere’s largest whale migration. Western Australia has one of the world’s longest whale-watching seasons – from May to December – and a range of lookouts and tours will help you spot humpbacks, southern right and even blue whales.

Day 2: Untamed cliffs to wild killer whales in Albany, Western Australia

Day 2 of our FREE virtual tour around Western Australia takes us to Albany. Glide by Albany’s imposing granite cliffsides and sheltered bays. Then take the plunge into the great Southern Ocean, spotting flat sunfish and killer whales. We encourage you to come along for the ride and learn more about what our amazing state has on offer. 🤗 It will all still be here when the time is right to travel again, we promise it will be worth the wait! #virtualtourism #stayhome #thisiswa #westernaustralia #australiassouthwest #seeaustralia #wishyouwerehere

Posted by Western Australia on Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Untamed cliffs to wild killer whales in Albany, Western Australia

Day 3: Hamelin Bay, Margaret River

Stingray at Hamelin Bay, near Augusta

The Margaret River region offers an exciting mix of adventurous and indulgent experiences.

Home to wineries of incredibly high quality, Margaret River serves up world-class standard wine and some of Australia’s best ‘paddock to plate’ fresh produce. Enjoy fresh marron, trout, venison, chocolates, cheeses, cherries, boutique beers and crisp ciders as well as the rare black truffle.

At Hamelin Bay, you can get close to large, friendly stingrays in the shallow water!

Day 3: Sip on wine then splash with stingrays in Hamelin Bay, Western Australia

Day 3 of our FREE virtual tour around Western Australia features the famous Margaret River Wine region. Today you can soar over one of Margaret River’s stunning vineyards , then hike the Cape to Cape track , before splashing in the shallows with friendly Hamelin Bay stingrays. We encourage you to come along for the ride and learn more about what our amazing state has on offer. It will all still be here when the time is right to travel again, we promise it will be worth the wait! #virtualtourism #stayhome #thisiswa #westernaustralia #australiassouthwest #seeaustralia #wishyouwerehere

Posted by Western Australia on Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Sip on wine, then splash with stingrays in Hamelin Bay, Western Australia

Day 4: Boranup Forest, Margaret River

Boranup Forest

For scenic driving through the tall timber forests of the south-west, head to Boranup Forest just south of Margaret River. The area, which is part of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, is also well known for its wildflowers that colour the forest floor during spring. A drive through the Boranup Forest Drive will leave you in silent awe with its simple tranquil beauty. A short walk takes you to Boranup Lookout, which gives sweeping views of the forest and the coast, with several spots to stop for a barbecue or a picnic.

Day 4: Take in Margaret River, Western Australia at your own pace

Day 4 of our FREE virtual tour around Western Australia continues in Margaret River, famous for its wine, beaches and forest adventures. We encourage you to come along for the ride and learn more about what our amazing state has on offer. It will all still be here when the time is right to travel again, we promise it will be worth the wait! #virtualtourism #stayhome #thisiswa #westernaustralia #australiassouthwest #seeaustralia #wishyouwerehere

Posted by Western Australia on Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Take in Margaret River, Western Australia, at your own pace

Day 5: Ngilgi Caves, Margaret River

Ngilgi Caves, Margaret River

The Margaret River area is also home to some amazing caves.

Drive down Caves Road through the breathtaking Boranup Forest for a cave tour. Make a one-hour drive from Boranup Forest and head underground to Ngilgi Cave to explore the ancient natural creation - a mesmerising labyrinth decorated with limestone crystal formations. A journey into the caves unveils ancient stories and unique didgeridoo acoustics. Forage for and taste native foods and medicines - the menu could include kangaroo, emu, quandong, emu plum and salt bush.

Day 4: Take in Margaret River, Western Australia at your own pace

Day 4 of our FREE virtual tour around Western Australia continues in Margaret River, famous for its wine, beaches and forest adventures. We encourage you to come along for the ride and learn more about what our amazing state has on offer. It will all still be here when the time is right to travel again, we promise it will be worth the wait! #virtualtourism #stayhome #thisiswa #westernaustralia #australiassouthwest #seeaustralia #wishyouwerehere

Posted by Western Australia on Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Take in Margaret River, Western Australia, at your own pace

Day 6: Rockingham

Swimming with wild dolphins at Rockingham

An hour away from Perth’s central business district lies Rockingham where you’ll find opportunities for adventure and relaxation in equal measure. ​The pristine islands and reefs of the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park offer an incredible array of marine encounters, from penguins and dolphins to dive wrecks and snorkel trails. And beyond, the beautiful beaches and clear blue sea are playgrounds for fishing, surfing and sailing.

Day 6: Enjoy a swim with wild dolphins in Rockingham, Western Australia

Day 6 of our FREE virtual tour around Western Australia continues in Rockingham, Perth. It's time to spot wild bottlenose dolphins, then get ready to jump in for a swim with these serene and playful creatures. We encourage you to come along for the ride and learn more about what our amazing state has on offer. It will all still be here when the time is right to travel again, we promise it will be worth the wait! #virtualtourism #stayhome #thisiswa #westernaustralia #destinationperth #seeaustralia #wishyouwerehere

Posted by Western Australia on Monday, 20 April 2020

Enjoy a swim with wild dolphins in Rockingham, Western Australia

Day 7: Kings Park

Kings Park and Botanical Garden

Take a relaxing bike ride through the park to ​one of the world’s largest inner city parks which is the pride and joy of Perth locals.

At 400 hectares, Kings Park is one of the world’s largest inner-city parks. After a short walk or bus ride from the central business district, you’ll be rewarded with superb views, rich Aboriginal and European history, more than 3,000 species of Western Australia’s unique flora, restaurants and picturesque playgrounds and picnic spots.

Day 7: Stroll through the king of all parks at Kings Park, Western Australia

Day 7 of our FREE virtual tour around Western Australia sees us head into Perth and take a walk around Kings Park - one of the world's largest inner city parks which is the pride and joy of Perth locals. We encourage you to come along for the ride and learn more about what our amazing state has on offer. It will all still be here when the time is right to travel again, we promise it will be worth the wait! #virtualtourism #stayhome #thisiswa #westernaustralia #destinationperth #seeaustralia #wishyouwerehere

Posted by Western Australia on Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Stroll through the king of all parks at Kings Park, Western Australia

Day 8: Nambung National Park

Startrails and Milk Way over The Pinnacles at Nambung National Park

Nambung National Park is home to one of Australia’s most unique landscapes - the lunar-like Pinnacles. The Pinnacles form one of Australia’s most fascinating natural landscapes. Formed over millions of years, thousands of tall limestone spires rise eerily from the yellow desert sands of Nambung National Park, changing colours in different lights.

Day 8: Enjoy a moonwalk through The Pinnacles at Nambung National Park, Western Australia

Day 8 of our FREE virtual tour around Western Australia brings you to Nambung National Park, which features the otherwordly Pinnacles Desert (an attraction of ours that is nailing social distancing!). We encourage you to come along for the ride and learn more about what our amazing state has on offer. It will all still be here when the time is right to travel again, we promise it will be worth the wait! #virtualtourism #stayhome #thisiswa #westernaustralia #australiascoralcoast #seeaustralia #wishyouwerehere

Posted by Western Australia on Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Enjoy a moonwalk through The Pinnacles at Nambung National Park, Western Australia

Day 9: Coalseam Conservation Park

Wildflowers at Coalseam Conservation Park

Coalseam National Park is famous for its stunning array of wildflowers! ​It’s a staggering sight to behold – more than 12,000 species of wildflowers in bloom, more than half of which are found nowhere else on Earth.

Home to the world’s biggest wildflower collection, enjoy the glorious carpets of colour and curious blooms in Western Australia for six months. The season begins in June in the north, and sweeps down the state to finish with a flurry on the south coast in November.

Day 9: Soar across the outback blooming in full colour at Coalseam Conservation Park, Western Australia

Day 9 of our FREE virtual tour around Western Australia takes you to Coalseam National Park - a place famous for its stunning array of wildflowers. Get a unique perspective as you soar over the blooming kaleidoscope of color. We encourage you to come along for the ride and learn more about what our amazing state has on offer. It will all still be here when the time is right to travel again, we promise it will be worth the wait! #virtualtourism #stayhome #thisiswa #westernaustralia #australiascoralcoast #seeaustralia #wishyouwerehere

Posted by Western Australia on Thursday, 23 April 2020

Soar across the outback blooming in full colour at Coalseam Conservation Park, Western Australia

Day 10: Ningaloo Reef

Humpback Whale at Ningaloo Reef

Swim with gentle giants!

Exhilarating marine experiences await at World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef – one of only a handful of places on Earth where you can swim with the world’s biggest fish, the whale shark, and the majestic humpback whale.

People come to Ningaloo Reef to swim with the whale sharks. But in just one day, you might also see a huge variety of whales - humpbacks, minkes, blue whales, orcas - if you’re lucky. Together with dolphins, manta rays, turtles, dugongs, reef sharks and thousands of tiny blue neon fish, you never know what the reef is going to throw at you.

Day 10: Take a swim with an underwater gentle giant at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

Day 10 of our FREE virtual tour around Western Australia takes you to the World Heritage listed Ningaloo Marine Park. Immerse yourself in the blue waters of Ningaloo for an up close and personal experience with a gentle whale shark. We encourage you to come along for the ride and learn more about what our amazing state has on offer. It will all still be here when the time is right to travel again, we promise it will be worth the wait! #virtualtourism #stayhome #thisiswa #westernaustralia #australiascoralcoast #seeaustralia #wishyouwerehere

Posted by Western Australia on Friday, 24 April 2020

Take a swim with an underwater gentle giant at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

Day 11: Broome

Camels at sunset on Cable Beach, Broome

Broome is well known for its iconic Cable Beach - and there’s no better way to experience the 22-kilometre scenic beach than on a late-afternoon camel ride while basking in the orange glow of a west Kimberley sunset. The town also has a fascinating pearling and wartime history, unique melting pot of cultures, dinosaur footprints and the ‘Staircase to the Moon’ effect over Roebuck Bay on certain evenings between March and October.

Day 11: Take a camel ride into the past in Broome, Western Australia

Day 11 of our FREE virtual tour around Western Australia sees us head up to the Kimberley region to world famous Cable Beach in Broome. Experience a stunning sunset camel ride on Cable Beach, then walk among dinosaur footprints 🦖 at Gantheaume Point, fossilized on Broome’s Jurassic coastline. We encourage you to come along for the ride and learn more about what our amazing state has on offer. It will all still be here when the time is right to travel again, we promise it will be worth the wait! #virtualtourism #stayhome #thisiswa #westernaustralia #destinationperth #seeaustralia #wishyouwerehere

Posted by Western Australia on Saturday, 25 April 2020

Take a camel ride into the past in Broome, Western Australia

Day 12: Mimbi Caves

Mimbi Caves with Girloorloo Tours

Head north to the Mimbi Caves in the fascinating Kimberley region to experience the rich and unique culture of Australia’s Aboriginal people!

One of Australia’s best-kept secrets, this vast subterranean labyrinth is part of a 350-million-year-old Devonian reef system, which houses a significant collection of Aboriginal rock art and some of the most impressive fish fossils in the southern hemisphere. The Mimbi area is a place of strong spiritual significance for the traditional owners, the Gooniyandi people. Spectacular limestone formations, brilliant colours and crystal-clear freshwater pools set the scene for a guided tour laced with Dreamtime stories and bush tucker.

Day 12: Connect with the land at Mimbi Caves, Western Australia

Day 12 of our FREE virtual tour around Western Australia sees us head north to the Mimbi Caves in the fascinating Kimberley region. Hike into the underground labyrinth of Mimbi Caves to experience its deep spiritual significance to the Gooniyandi Aboriginal people, through rock art and dreamtime stories. We encourage you to come along for the ride and learn more about what our amazing state has on offer. It will all still be here when the time is right to travel again, we promise it will be worth the wait! #virtualtourism #stayhome #thisiswa #westernaustralia #australiasnorthwest #seeaustralia #wishyouwerehere

Posted by Western Australia on Sunday, 26 April 2020

Connect with the land at Mimbi Caves, Western Australia

Day 13: Talbot Bay

Horizontal Falls at Talbot Bay

Talbot Bay in the Kimberley is home to some of the world’s only horizontal waterfalls, created when massive tidal movements squeeze water through narrow cliff passages.

Aerial tours from Broome and Derby enable you to circle the phenomenon from above, alongside other scenic wonders of the Buccaneer Archipelago, where turquoise blue water contrasts with rugged red cliffs. You can also land and see the falls up close by boat, with the option of staying overnight on a houseboat.

Day 13: Take a thrilling boat ride at Horizontal Falls, Western Australia

Day 13 marks the end of our FREE virtual tour around Western Australia and we finish up north in Talbot Bay in the Kimberley, as we explore the thrilling Horizontal Falls. Fly through the turquoise valleys of Talbot Bay by propeller plane, then boat up the world’s only horizontal waterfall (described by David Attenborough as Australia’s most unusual natural wonder), before taking a chopper ride over the McLarty Range. Watch this space as we share more of what we love in Western Australia for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home. Don't forget it will all still be here when the time is right to travel again, we promise it will be worth the wait! #virtualtourism #stayhome #thisiswa #westernaustralia #australiasnorthwest #seeaustralia #wishyouwerehere

Posted by Western Australia on Monday, 27 April 2020

Take a thrilling boat ride at Horizontal Falls, Western Australia

Bask in the beauty of Western Australia with these 360-degree views

Bald Head at Albany

As we settle in the comfort of our own home, the outside world continues to flourish in its natural beauty. Western Australia has proven to be home to some of the most scenic wonders of the world, from the untamed cliffs in Albany to the stunning star trails over The Pinnacles at Nambung National Park; several parts of Western Australia hold a promising panoramic view of mother nature’s best. Embark on these virtual tours of Western Australia’s finest natural attractions and get a glimpse of what could one day be a place to check off your travel bucket list.

Information and photos are taken from Tourism Western Australia

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