This chapter will discuss how tourists’ motivations align with Western Australia. Either one is seeking to discover new places and cultures, searching for physical and mental relaxation, or hunting for some adventure, Western Australia (WA) has it all.
Australia by territory is the 6th largest country globally, while WA is the largest State of Australia; in saying that, there is plenty to offer. Initiating from Perth, where people can learn various cultures, also what Perth has to offer. Perth offers plenty of restaurants where one can taste foods of all cultures, not to mention, Australia is one of the most diverse countries worldwide. To be specific, plenty of restaurants could be found in Victoria Park, Perth City area, and in Freemantle, however not limited to. In case, one seek a dating point, or perhaps a couple wants to spend a romantic night out, then Elizabeth Quay is not a bad option to start with. Of course, one of the world’s largest inner city parks, Kings Park will present an opportunity to view Perth City from a birds-eye-view.
Figure 1: Paul Pichugin, Elizabeth Quay 8. 2016, Digital Image. Available From: Paul Pichugin (Pichugin 2016).
Figure 2: Ben Clegg, Perth City Sunrise and Sunset. 2013, Digital Image. Available From: Ben Clegg Photography Blog (Clegg 2013).
If one is even more enthusiastic about Culture and Heritage then, Margaret River would accommodate his/her expectations. Learn about an Aboriginal culture which is one of the most ancient cultures on Earth, taste the native foods, and find out about bush medicine, by touring Ngilgi Cave and Didgeridoo Cave.
Additionally, Margaret River is prominent for its authentic and quality wineries where one can taste authentic red wines including Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, and white wines including Chardonnay and Semillon in all seasons.
Figure 3: Komal Dreaming, Ngilgi Cave Cultural Tour. 2017, Digital Image. Avialable From: Your Margaret River Region (Komal Dreaming 2017).
Figure 4: Komal Dreaming, Private Twilight Didgeridoo Cave Tour. 2017, Digital Image. Avialable From: Your Margaret River Region (Komal Dreaming 2017).
In the light of biodiverse adventure seeking, the South West is ranked 36th biodiverse hotspot in the world, where one can experience breathtaking landscapes. The Valley of Giants offer the tallest trees on Earth, and by visiting the Treetop Walk in Walpole further, adds to its attraction. Further driving to Denmark grants sensational landscapes, then exploring Albany lavishes gorgeous seascapes.
Figure 5: Win Phyo, Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk. 2016, Digital Image. Available From: Land Architecture (Phyo 2016).
In the light of marine adventure seeking, Exmouth, and the Coral Coast provides the opportunity to accomplish extraordinary adventures. Swimming with turtles and the friendly whale, at Ningaloo Reef which is the largest fringing reef on earth, makes it extra adventurous. Also, get a chance to interact with wild Dolphins at Monkey Mia, where they visit several times a day.
Figure 6: Ningaloo Whale Shark Festival, Swimming With the Whale Sharks. 2012, Digital Image. Available From: Ningaloo Whale Shark Festival (Ningaloo Whale Shark Festival 2012).
Figure 7: Western Australia, Interaction With Dolphin All Year Round. 2014, Digital Image. Available From: Western Australia (Western Australia 2014).
Furthermore, people who chase a destination to relax, Esperance offer finest beaches, retaining white sands with crystal clear water. Cape Le Grand National Park bestows stunning beaches with camping, fishing, and bush walking opportunities. Moreover, seeing Kangaroos soaking up in Lucky-Bay further adds to relaxation.
Figure 8: Esperance, [Kingaroo in Lucky Bay]. 2017, Digital Image. Available From: Esperance (Esperance 2017).
In a nutshell, Western Australia is not only unique to rest of the world, but also have the variety of attractions to visit, tons of adventures to experience, plenty of cultures to learn, plenty of destinations to explore, and perfect beaches to relax. As a matter of fact, these were very few examples, there is much more to explore. So, would you include it on your travel list?
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