At around twice the size of Western Europe, Western Australia is huge! It offers the space to discover yourself and explore local culture, jaw-dropping outback landscapes, pristine white beaches and stunning red gorges.
The pleasures of urban walking are inevitably different from those of rural walking: you'll find plentiful features of historic interest, public transport, refreshment and other facilities near at hand and, sometimes, a surprising sense of solitude.
Adventure and riding come naturally in Australia's South West, with an outstanding network of trails that take casual riders and serious mountain bikers into the heart of the region's wildflower country and stunning forests.
Western Australia is a great place to explore by bicycle. The climate is sunny and much of the terrain is flat. Perth and some of the larger regional centres have excellent networks of paths and on-road facilities for cyclists. BYO bike or hire/buy.
Immerse yourself in the Australian bush and experience the Kimberley by horseback, following the ancient river systems and old stock routes used by drovers of yesteryear. Or head south and ride through tall timber country or along the beaches.
Explore Western Australia's spectacular waterways on a kayak or canoe. Float lazily down tranquil rivers, paddle into secluded coves or hurtle down wild whitewater rapids.
Parker Point is the Top Trail for snorkellers, but another great option on Rottnest Island is the trail at Little Salmon Bay which joins thirteen underwater wrecks. Plaques are also on location at Kingstown Reef with many other reefs around the Island offering great viewing opportunities.
Recreational trail bike riding takes many forms from riding on motocross-style circuits, to long distance off-road touring. Trail riding opportunities in Western Australia are available in designated off-road vehicle areas, on private land and on roads and trails in state forest and public land.
Driving holidays are one of the best ways to experience the wide open spaces and unique landscapes of Western Australia. The Drive trails on this website link up with many walk and bike trails and present lots of opportunities to stop and stretch your legs.
Driving holidays are one of the best ways to experience the wide open spaces and unique landscapes of Western Australia. The Drive trails on this website link up with many of the walk and bike trails on the site and present lots of opportunities to stop and stretch your legs.