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Winter Getaway Guide - Western Australia

29-Nov-2011 Winter holidays are not only about taking skiing trips. Have you ever considered visiting Western Australia for Christmas? In the first place, it is summer there and sunny skies, warm dry days and a turquoise sea are part and parcel of your visit, as well as a nearly endless list of things to do and places to see in this diverse area which makes up about a third of Australia.

Western Australia is divided into five regions, which are the North West, Golden Outback, Coral Coast, Perth area and South West, each of which contains something unique and fascinating to visit. Many of the activities are outdoor ones because of the excellent Mediterranean weather at this time of the year. At the massive sandstone structures of the Bungle Bungle Range you can go camping under the stars or 4X4 driving. The spectacular Karijini National Park also features four wheel drive trails and many great and graded walking trails for hiking.

Diving enthusiasts will love Ningaloo Reef and its beautiful underwater coral landscapes teeming with tropical fish. At Monkey Mia you can interact in the shallow water with wild bottle nose dolphins regularly visiting the bay. If you arrive in November, you could still catch some whale watching along the coast or the last of the spectacular kilometre upon kilometre carpets of wild flowers.

During the Valley of Giants Tree Top Walk, you move on a light weight wooden platform bridge 40 metres above ground level among massive tingle trees, some over 400 years old. The Gormley statues on the salty Lake Ballard, sculpted by world renowned artist Antony Gormley, are made of black steel and represent 51 of the local inhabitants. They are spread over ten square kilometres and draw organised tours and individuals alike.

The Gyorn Gyorn paintings are traditional and contemporary aboriginal art - some as old as 60,000 years, such as the Bradshaw Paintings rock art in the Kimberley. The Mowanjum Art Centre near Derby features great indigenous work from the local area. The laid back Margaret River Wine Region in the south west features beautiful vineyards, spectacular swimming and surfing beaches, stunning natural scenery and gourmet food and drink experiences.

Perth City features many attractions, such as the Botanic Gardens and Berndt Museum of Anthropology, the Zoo, SciTech Science Museum and the Aquarium of Western Australia, also called the AQWA. A large variety of cruises and trips originate from Perth and making use of First Choice discount vouchers could save you a considerable amount during your stay in this fascinating region of Australia.

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One of the best ways to see Western Australia is by staying a little longer.The Old Swan Barracks Perth Backpackers are right in the centre of Perth enjoy a bedroom with unsuite, kitchen facilities for a week or more at a time. Try the local beers, and Foxtel TV in our super lounge fully licensed. Stay in Perth for as long as you need from 1-day to a month and explore and enjoy Perth.

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If you have the time to travel around Western Australia by caravan or even camping it`s a great way to see this great state. With so many caravan and camping grounds in all the major towns and close to all the major attractions with many camping grounds in National Parks you will truly have an experience you will never  forget.
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Western Australia is one of the world's best eco-tourism experiences and provides the most spectacular setting for a nature based holiday. Tropical islands, carpets of wildflowers, friendly dolphins, coral reef systems and towering forests are just some of the things that you can explore in Western Australia.Covering one third of the Australian continent, Western Australia provides a totally different flavour of the Australian culture. With Perth being the only large city of over a million people on the entire West Coast, most of the state's land area covering over 2.5 million square kilometres, is preserved in it's pristine and natural form as it was always intended to be. Western Australia is divided into 5 tourist regions , each with their own unique attractions and lifestyle. We recommend exploring each region of the state for a complete perspective on what you can experience and enjoy. Link to the Regions
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