Western Australia Gets the Attention it Deserves


Recent statistics show that more and more Australians are travelling from the east coast to the west for their holidays and adventures.

The statistics, provided to Huffington Post Australia from Flight Centre, indicate that regions like Broome and Fremantle are seeing a particularly large increase in visitors.

Perth, Australia

Perth, Australia

“This growth can be attributed to the growth in the cruise industry,” said Head of Leisure Travel at Flight Centre, Tom Walley, reports HuffPost Australia, “with East Coast travellers lured to Fremantle where they can pick up an affordable cruise to Asia or a half circumnavigation of the country following a Top End itinerary or sailing south around Australia.”

“Even with the cost of an airfare to Perth, it can be more economical for traveller to depart from Western Australian on a cruise to Asia, with options including cruises to Bali, Singapore, Thailand and Hong Kong,” he added.

Lonely Planet provides a captivating description of what Western Australia has to offer, highlighting its “immense dimensions, meagre population and Perth’s distinction as the world’s most isolated capital city.”

Surfers on the Margaret River

Surfers on the Margaret River

Western Australia is an ideal destination for the outdoorsy type — from the stunning waterfalls at Karijini National Park, flaming red sunsets on Cable Beach and world-class surfing at Margaret River, there is a place every type of traveller can enjoy.

Lonely Planet also highlights Western Australia’s unique opportunities for watching wildlife like whales and dolphins, and for enjoying the more urban — yet relaxing — centers of Perth and Fremantle.

Where will you go next in Western Australia?

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Lisa Nikolau

Lisa Nikolau is a freelance writer who has been specializing in travel, culture and current events since 2012. She currently writes on travel and news related topics for YouTravel.com.au.She has traveled to Peru, throughout west and eastern Europe, and has lived in southern Spain.At the moment, Lisa’s favorite pastimes are learning foreign languages, exploring hiking trails in the Olympic National Forest, and ending the day with friends at one of Seattle’s many microbreweries.