Home to some of Australia’s most iconic natural landscapes, flora and fauna, there is certainly no shortage of must see places in WA. From Hamersley Gorge in the North all the way down to the Pinnacles Desert in the south, the BCA Australia team shares some of our favourite WA must see places to visit on your next caravan adventure in Western Australia.
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Must See Places in WA North to South Natural Wonders
A dramatic gorge to the north-west of Karijini, Hamersley Gorge is home to swirls of rocks that sweep down through the gorge and waterfalls that rush into tranquil pools. Offering sealed road access into the lower parking area, a lookout and public amenities, it’s a favourite among locals and explorers alike that want to take a dip in the picturesque waters.
Karajini National Park
Located approximately 1,400 kilometers away from Perth or about 17 hours by car, Karajini National Park is on every local and tourist WA must see places bucket list. Known for its breathtaking red landscapes that have been slowly carved away by erosion over 2.5 billion years; One day is simply not enough to take in all that Karajini has to offer.
Located just 45 kilometers south-east of Denham in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, Shell Beach is a stunning snow-white beach made up of billions of tiny shells up to 10 meters deep and stretching 70 kilometers in length. If you’re expecting sand, you’ll find quite the surprise as Shell Beach is one of only a handful of places on earth where shells replace sand. The water at Shell Beach is also hypersaline meaning that it’s easy to float for those who aren’t strong swimmers similar to the Dead Sea of Jordan.
The Pinnacles Desert
Located at the southern end to Australia’s Coral Coast along Indian Ocean Drive lies the Pinnacles Desert of Namburg National Park. One of Western Australia’s most visited attractions, the Pinnacles Desert is only 200km or 2 hours’ drive from Perth and should be on every must see places in WA bucket list! Famous for its natural limestone structures that date back to between 25,000 and 30,000 years, you can drive or wander through this mysterious and often considered otherworldly desert to soak up the natural structures and yellow earth. Stay till late and enjoy the fantastic star array that meets travellers on a clear night.
A Short City Break with Our Top 3 Perth Must See
If you’re making your way through WA and find yourself in Perth, there’s plenty to do to keep you occupied while you get ready and prepare for adventures further afield.
Take in the Nightlife and Gourmet Food at Elizabeth Quay
Romantic strolls along the water, admiring the outdoor sculptures and enjoying some Perth’s most delectable dining and nightlife, a visit to Elizabeth Quay should be on every Perth must see to do list. Our top tip is to head over early evening for dinner and some divine gelato before watching the precinct light up and come alive after dark with fountains that light up in all colours of the rainbow.
Visit One of the World’s Largest Musical Instruments
Is it a spaceship, is it a rocket? No! It’s the Perth Bell Tower in Barrack Square. Although it may look like an alien spaceship from the latest MARVEL movie, the Bell Tower is actually one of the world’s largest functioning musical instruments. Boasting original 14th century bells from the Saint Martin in the Fields Church in the parish church of London’s Buckingham Palace, a visit offers 360-degree views of the city and Swan River from its open-air observation on the 6th floor. Only a short walk from the CBD the Bell Tower is a Perth must see that should be on every Perth city stopover’s to do list.
Stroll Through King’s Park with Iconic City Views
Locals and tourist alike adore King’s Park. Boasting iconic city views, King’s Park is where nature and city come together. Only 101 short steps up DNA tower and you’ll be greeted with picturesque views of the Botanic Gardens, Swan River and Rottnest Island. Enjoy a stroll along Lotterywest Federation Walkway for the fantastic views of the city skyline and take in all the diverse plant life that Western Australia has to offer.
The best way to see Western Australia with a caravan
Our must see places in WA bucket list is best enjoyed while caravanning! Is your caravan up to spec for this kind of trip? To find out more about our leisure accessories and how to travel in style with a caravan, get in touch with BCA Australia to browse our range of products. Call us on 0418 497 029 or reach out to us online!