Hidden Holiday Locations Western Australia
You might think you have an idea of this vast continent of Australia from seeing films or watching wildlife or natural history programmes, but there is so much more to explore when you are actually there. With places to visit that have such inspiring names such as the Golden Outback, the Coral Coast and Monkey Mia, you are sure to find a holiday that suits you.
If you are into marine life and all things seaworthy, head over to the Coral Coast where the waters are rich in activity and sea creatures from the whale shark, which is the biggest fish in the world, to humpback whales, manta rays and dolphins at Monkey Mia. For a few months of the year inland is just an exciting place to be as the ground simply bursts with colour as wildflowers pop open all over the place.
Perth is not exactly a secret but once you have visited there you will find your own special nooks and crannies that will mean the world to you and then they can become your own special secret. This could be a restaurant off the beaten track, a little known shop where you can find some bargains or an independent art gallery that suits your tastes.
Perth also boasts the most hours of sunshine of any city in Australia with more than 3000 hours a year of the golden warmth. It is quite apt that the surrounding area is named the Golden Outback not only because of the sunshine but also because this is where gold was discovered many years ago.
One of the most far flung attractions to visit are the sculptor Anthony Gormley`s sculptures, a collection of 51 in all covering an area of more than ten square kilometres and about a three quarters of an hour`s drive from Menzies. It takes about two hours to walk around the whole exhibition and remember to wear a hat as the sun can be scorching.
The outback holds many mysteries that are as old as the hills and plains. Make sure you experience one of the authentic Aboriginal encounters for a real insight into how the indigenous people of the land lived, then sleep in a tent under the stars and be in awe of the hugeness of the space that is out there. It is wise, however, to have a guide or someone who knows what they are doing as you do not want to be in any danger from wild animals.
What Australia does not know about activity weekends
really is not worth knowing. After all it is the country for trekking in the outback, frolicking in the ocean on a surfboard or hiking up mountainous paths that lead nearly all the way to the sky. If you want to really throw yourself into life, then come here and check out the action.