Get Inspired / Regional Western Australia Experience Western Australia Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Regional Western Australia Experience Western Australia story by: Inspire Australia Western Australia takes up almost a third of the entire continent – an area of mind-boggling vastness that is as varied as it is beautiful. It covers a total of more than 2.5 million square kilometres (roughly ten times the size of New Zealand), and yet it’s home to less than 2.5 million people. That means there is a huge amount of land that is uninhabited (and some would say uninhabitable). And yet, almost everywhere you go in this vast state, you’ll find people scratching out a living and in many cases doing much more than that – it’s famous for its world class wineries, surf beaches, eco-tourism ventures, and of course, a thriving mining industry. The marine life that flanks the ridiculously long coastline are another major drawcard – you’ll have the chance to meet wild dolphins that call in to shore every day to say hello; behemoth whale sharks that cruise the waters seemingly oblivious to the tourists who flock to see them, and migrating whales that frolic in front of the cameras. Inland, the fauna are just as interesting: crocodiles, kangaroos and all sorts of animals that only Australia could have produced. If you’re into action, you’ll find plenty to tempt you too: the surf beaches are legendary and you’ll find pretty much every kind of adventure-based activity invented by man – including shark diving and rock climbing. And if you’re looking for a more sedate holiday experience, there are more miles of pristine white beaches than you can poke a stick at! Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist What’s hot in Perth? Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Witness the Wildflower Season in Western Australia Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.