While Perth is the Australia’s western gateway to the world, it’s also the doorstep to your true Aussie adventure. Take some time pre and post conference to escape and explore Western Australia.
With 13,000km of pristine coastline, sandy white beaches and exotic marine life, there’s fun in the sun out west – swim, dive, snorkel, explore!
For an island experience, board a ferry to Rottnest Island, just 25 minutes off the coast. Enjoy the laid back beachside holiday atmosphere, quiet coves and crystal clear waters.
If you want to venture further, visit the pure white sands and pristine turquoise water of Esperance in the state's south.
Towering forests, hidden caves, world-class wine regions and local produce famous all over the world: WA serves it up.
Discover the Swan Valley, Western Australia's oldest wine growing region just 30 minutes east of the city, where an endless choice of wineries, micro breweries, stylish restaurants, quaint cafés and art and craft galleries await.
The Margaret River wine region, about three hours south of Perth, is one of Australia's premier wine regions and one of Australia's most extraordinary locations.
Vast clear skies, theatrical landscapes, stunning coastal nature parks, authentic Aboriginal experiences, unique rock formations, red-dust wonders and wildflowers - nature and beauty are all right here.
Kalgoorlie, 600km east of Perth, is the biggest city in the Australian outback, with a vibrant mix of gold rush heritage and modern mining operations. It's also home to the Super Pit - an enormous open cut gold mine so big it can be seen from space.
The stunning northwest
Despite being in the same state, these destinations are as far from Perth as Moscow is from London. You can choose to drive or fly.
Experience Western Australia mobile app
Whether you're visiting Western Australia for the first time or rediscovering this extraordinary state, download the free app "Explore WA" today. With photos, videos and itineraries on each of the state's five regions you can share your favourites with friends and family via email, Facebook and Twitter. You can also search for accommodation, events, car hire, tours and transport.