I think we can all agree that Western Australia is overall a pretty beautiful state. But too many people just stick to Perth, Rottnest Island, and the Margaret River wineries. If you venture further north, you'll find some amazing experiences that you just can't get anywhere else.
3. Watch a film in an historic setting.
I bet you had no idea that the world’s oldest outdoor cinema is in Broome. Well, Sun Pictures has been open since 1916 and has survived cyclones, bombings, and floods. It’s pretty nice, sitting in the warm evening breeze and imagining all the people who have been there before you.
8. Or see for yourself a rare horizontal waterfall.
Seeing these by seaplane can definitely be on the pricier end of the spectrum, but it’s an undeniably cool and unique thing to do. Two gorges in the Bucaneer Archipelago (near Broome) run parallel to each other up to the coast, and the tides cause a gushing, waterfall-like effect.
9. Discover remote beaches that you'll have all to yourself.
The WA coastline is dotted with seriously amazing, white sand beaches with water so clear you won’t believe it. Whether you stop at one to cool off on a road trip, or camp somewhere like Kooljaman, you’d be a fool not to take advantage of the stunning coast.
10. Snorkel the drift at Ningaloo.
Ningaloo Reef is known for giving tourists the opportunity to dive with whale sharks. But the waters around Ningaloo are filled with turtles, coral fish, dolphins, and (harmless) reef sharks. You can “snorkel the drift”, which entails swimming out to a mild current which will carry you for a while over the coral gardens and deposit you back on the beach up north.
15. See a naturally-occuring pink lake.
WA is home to a couple of pink lakes, tinted by bacteria caught in the water’s salt granules. This one in Kalbarri is slightly closer to Perth than the northern end of the state, but it’s definitely worth checking out. Whether you see it by land or air, you’re going to get some amazing views.
16. Be brave enough to try chilli beer.
If you’re a beer fan, you can’t go past Matso’s in Broome. The craft brewery has some pretty awesome house beers, but also mixes things up with mango beer, lychee beer, and their famous ginger beer. If you’re brave enough, try their chilli beer, which they claim is the hottest in the world.
17. Lose yourself in nature (not literally) at El Questro.
El Questro is a HUGE homestead, spread out over 700,000 acres in the Kimberley. With gorges, mountains, mud and salt flats, thermal springs, and rock pools, you’ll truly never want to leave. You can take advantage of their luxurious accommodations or you can rough it in a tent, the choice is yours.