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Top 10 Western Australian Destinations for 2016

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We may already be a couple of months into the year 2016 but that doesn’t mean we should give up on our New Year’s Resolutions to pack our bags and go exploring. In fact, now more than ever, we should remember those New Year’s Resolutions and start planning our next adventure. To help you out we’ve put together a list of the top Western Australian destinations to visit in 2016.

1. Visit Kings Park

Kings Park is one of the largest inner city parks in the world, attracting over 6 million visitors each year. The park showcases a stunning collection of Western Australian flora. A popular city-escape there’s plenty to explore.

2. Swim with the Dolphins

Western Australia is among one of the top places in the world to swim with the dolphins. Only 45 minutes drive south of Perth, Rockingham is home to over 250 bottlenose dolphins. Book your trip today to see wild dolphins, sea lions and visit the penguins on Penguin Island.

3. Visit Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island is one of Western Australia’s top holiday destinations. A popular attraction for locals, interstate and international travelers. Located just 19 kms off the coast of Fremantle, the relaxed island is home to some of Western Australia’s most picturesque beaches, surrounded by crystal clear waters, coral reefs and home to our favourite native animal, the Quokka. Our very own island getaway.

4. Cable Beach Camel Ride

There’s no better way to experience a Broome sunset than with a camel ride along Cable Beach. Take in the peaceful beauty of Cable Beach, as your breathe in the fresh sea air and relax as you ride your camel along the coast of the  Indian Ocean.

5. Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk

Located between Denmark and Walpole the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk will lead you through the ancient tingle tree forest and allow you to take in the view from spectacular heights – 40 metres above the ground. The 600-metre walk is fully accessible and suitable for children of all ages, wheelchairs and strollers.

6. Swan Valley Wine Tour

Perth’s Valley of Taste, the Swan Valley is Western Australia’s oldest and most loved wine region attracting 2.1 million visitors each year. The Swan Valley is characterized by over 40 boutique, family owned wineries.

Enjoy a full day of food and wine indulgence with our popular d’Vine Tours, which operate every Saturday and Sunday. The tours showcase the Swan Valley’s most exquisite wines and gourmet foods along with delicious treats from the local chocolate factory and other boutique providores. Wine tasting fees are inclusive of the booking price.

7. Caversham Wildlife Park

Caversham Wildlife Park is home to a number of Australia’s iconic native animals, koalas, wallabies and wombats. Visitors are invited to get up close with these native animals – hand-feed the kangaroos, have a photo taken with the koalas, catch a keeper talk and interact in one of two great hands-on shows – all included in the admission fee. Situated in Whiteman Park, Caversham Wildlife Park is only a short 30 minute drive from the city.

8. Explore Margaret River

If you want to  experience the best of WA in one day we recommend this fast-paced coach tour which will take you from Perth to Margaret River, Busselton and back again. Travel to the world famous Margaret River wine region for lunch and beer tastings at a Margaret River brewery. You’ll also taste some of the region’s best wines and enjoy iconic local experiences including the historic Busselton Jetty, the tall-timber Karri forests at Boranup, the immense limestone formations at Mammoth Cave and the landmark Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.

8. Perth Small Bar Tour

Perth’s laneways and rooftops are always buzzing with new and exciting bars and cafes. Perth’s original and best small bar tour will have you walk a little, eat a little and drink a little as you weave your way through the city’s laneways.

9. Visit Fremantle

A short train ride from Perth city, the busy seaside town of Fremantle is well known for it’s eclectic and arty culture. Grab a cup of coffee along the ‘Cappuccino Strip’, wander through the Fremantle Markets, visit the Maritime Museum or Fremantle Prison and then head down to the boat harbor for fish and chips by the sea.

10. Snorkel with the Sharks at AQWA

The Aquarium of Western Australia, AQWA, will take you on an underwater journey along Western Australia’s coast. Snorkellers are invited to plunge into the beautiful shipwreck coast aquarium and come face to fin with sharks, stingrays and hundreds of stunning fish.