PAGE 2
Perth and Beyond

Cruise the Swan River past parks and skyscrapers to 40 vineyards in the Swan Valley. Or, stop by the Perth Zoo. Visit Rottnest Island, where you can explore history, bike ride to secret beaches and kayak to secluded bays. Feast on seafood and soak up the carnival atmosphere in historic Fremantle. Discover the lookouts, landscaped gardens and Aboriginal heritage of Kings Park. Swim, surf, fish, windsurf and sail on clean and uncrowded beaches like Cottlesloe or Scarborough. Then stroll the sunny boardwalks, beaches and marinas of the Sunset Coast.

Coral Coast

This coastal paradise stretches from Cervantes and the moonscape Pinnacles Desert in the south to Exmouth and Ningaloo Reef in the north. Bushwalk past gorges, cliffs, winding rivers and white beaches in Kalbarri National Park. Four-wheel drive in Cape Range National Park, where spectacular gorges, carved by ancient rivers, meet Ningaloo's coral reefs, clear blue seas and sandy beaches. Swim with the docile whale sharks, the world's largest fish, at Ningaloo Reef between April and June. In the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, you can feed wild bottlenose dolphins at Monkey Mia and get up close to sea lions, manta rays, dugongs and humpback whales.

Next: Explore the Outback, North West and South West
FROM: Oprah's Ultimate Australian Adventure
Published on January 18, 2011

NEXT STORY

Next Story

Comment

LONG FORM
ONE WORD