For an extraordinary holiday, you need to go to an extraordinary destination. So if you’re looking to step into a world of awe-inspiring beauty and discover experiences found nowhere else on earth, visit Western Australia.
Travel east of Perth to the country town of York, centred on the rolling vistas of the Avon Valley – traditionally passionate racing country. Wander through living history and discover the town’s beautifully preserved streets and buildings or head to nearby Northam to see top class provincial racing in the heart of the Avon Valley at the Northam Race Club.
A trip to the Goldfields during September for the Kalgoorlie Race Round is an event not to be missed! The Goldfields is the place for true outback adventure. Driving becomes an activity in itself rather than a means to an end, and camping under the stars is a mystical experience.
Apart from the racing, look for tours offering authentic Aboriginal encounters in and around the mining towns and settlements built by gold rush pioneers. Or simply get into the laid back atmosphere of rural life among grandiose heritage buildings, friendly pubs and hospitable farm stays.
Australia's North West is one of the world's last true wilderness areas and home to the Kimberley - the inspiration for 'Australia' the movie.
The seaside town of Broome forms the southern gateway to this spectacular region and offers up breathtaking Cable Beach - a 22km stretch of soft white sand and warm turquoise waters. Escape the winter blues and enjoy the Broome Turf Club’s hospitality as the club welcomes you throughout its winter racing season.
From Broome, venture into red-earth country and experience an authentic Aussie outback adventure by four wheel drive, take a scenic flight over extraordinary rock formations and magnificent waterfalls, or cruise through the inland waterways that permeate the region.
Highlights of Australia's North West include the Bungle Bungle Range, the rocky landscapes of Karijini National Park, the many ancient gorges featured along the Gibb River Road, and Lake Argyle - a mass of water large enough to be classified as an inland sea.
Chosen by Lonely Planet as one of the world's Top 10 Regions in 2010, Australia's South West offers some of the most varied travel experiences in Western Australia.
For more information visit www.westernaustralia.com