Highlights: Our Favorite Places in Western Australia

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Amy and I are on our way out of Western Australia, where we have spent the last four months. Over the next week, we will make our way east to the Northern Territory and south to Alice Springs. We’re excited for what is coming, but it seems like a good time to look back on the highlights of the last few months.

Here are some of of our favorite spots in WA, which are now some of our favorite memories. If you are ever in the neighborhood, we can heartily recommend these:



Our first stop outside of Perth was to see the Pinnacles at Nambung National Park.


Rottnest Island is a nice vacation spot located a short ferry ride from Perth. It is home to some nice seaside views and a unique population of furry quokkas.
The clear water of Turquoise Bay, one of the prettiest beaches we’ve ever seen.
The coastal cliffs of Kalbarri National Park have been carved by the elements into wild and fascinating shapes.
One of our favorite hikes is Dales Gorge at Karajini National Park. At the end of the trail, hikers can stop and cool off at a couple of waterfalls.
Red cliffs on the edge of Shark Bay near Monkey Mia. The resort is a fun place to stop off and see (and maybe feed!) the local dolphins.


A few minutes’ drive from Broome on the northwest coast of WA is the famous Cable Beach. Crowds gather at sunset to witness the colors reflected in the sand.