SEVEN THINGS YOU NEED TO DO ON THE WEST COAST
1. Snorkel with whale sharks in Exmouth
The biggest sharks (and luckily not the bite-iest), whale sharks, roll in to Exmouth every April to July. Whether you snorkel or dive, it really is a once in a lifetime opportunity to have these massive creatures swim by. Don’t forget to bring your Go-Pro for this one too!
2. Get up close to wild dolphins in Monkey Mia
The dolphins in Monkey Mia are genuinely friendlier than the guy who works behind the bar in your favourite hostel. Walk to the water’s edge, particularly in the morning and you’re more than likely to have a fin pop up and say hello, how dreamy.
3. Get a quokka selfie on Rottnest Island
These happy looking little guys are quokkas, found only on a few small islands off the West Coast, most notably Rottnest Island. Score a selfie with one of these cuties and at least you’ll have a nice photo to send back to the family. With ferries departing Perth every half hour between 7 and 3, Rottnest is the perfect island escape for a day.
4. Chase another kind of wave at Wave Rock
Sure, West Australia has epic waves at Margaret River, but there’s also another incredible type of wave to be found at Wave Rock. Capture your next epic Instagram shot here and ride the wave of likes.
5. Explore the Pinnacles Desert
The Pinnacles are thousands of huge limestone pillars scattered across the desert, wandering through this epic landscape can’t be missed.
6. Sandboard in Lancelin
Imagine sliding down pure white sand picking up speeds of 70km per hour as you take in this in this mesmerising landscape.
7. Capture your next scenic selfie in Kalbarri National Park
From Nature’s Window to Hawks Head, Kalbarri National Park is filled to the brim with stunning views to explore.