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Western Australia, land of opportunities and adventures

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A red and arid land, immense deserts and forests, heavenly beaches, a sanctuary of wild animals… From Perth to Darwin, exploring Western Australia means discovering a preserved and wild setting spread over more than 4000km of breathtaking landscapes . For nature and adventure travelers looking for a unique experience, Western Australia awaits.

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Australia and its immensities, Australia and its mythical and dreamed landscapes. A territory the size of a continent, a land of road trips par excellence. Often neglected in favor of the east coast and its mythical beaches, Western Australia alone is worth the trip.

It is there, in the very west of the country, that Australia’s most beautiful places. Of the landscapes off the beaten track that have fueled our collective imagination. Swim with whale sharks on the Coral Coast, get lost in the supernatural forests of the Valley of the Giants, surf on some of the most famous spots in the world, explore the Kimberley outback… Here, adventure is everywhere and can be experienced daily.

Perth, the “Australian Dream” in Western Australia

Western Australia: the city of Perth

First stop: Perth, the giant, the city, the modern. It is the 4th most populated city in Australia, but also the most isolated city on the planet… The nearest city, Adelaide, is more than 2000km from here! It is however far the time when Sydney and Melbourne looked down on it.

The capital of Western Australia regularly ranks among the most liveable cities in the world. Between the opportunities to work, improve your English and multiply the adventures, we find there a lively nightlife, generous sunshine all year round, green parks, fine sandy beaches, accommodation for all budgets, inventive gastronomy… Both pleasantly natural and deliciously urban , Perth attracts Australians and foreigners from all over the world, tempted by the “Australian Dream”.

Traveling and working thanks to the “Paid Escape”

Perth is indeed an ideal city to easily find work thanks to the Working Holiday Visa. Most domains recruit there all year round. The opportunity to improve your English and to seize new professional opportunities in this city where the sweetness of life reigns supreme. With the “Paid Escape” program, working and traveling in Western Australia has never been so attractive!

With this support program, eligible candidates receive up to $500 in allowance to help with travel expenses. A lodging allowance of $40 per night is also offered. Up to 6 weeks for Working Holiday visa holders and 12 weeks for Australians. A unique experience during a gap year or for a need to escape! Indeed, there is no shortage of ideas for adventure and a change of scenery in Western Australia…

Adventures in the South West of Western Australia

It is also from Perth that a road trip often begins towards the north of Western Australia or towards the south of the region. Only a few kilometers from Perth, Rottnest Island contains in its contours all the assets of a small paradise on earth. It is now one of Western Australia’s most popular tourist destinations.

Between two dips in its turquoise waters, give in to the famous selfie with a quokka, a small marsupial endemic to the island. The quokka isn’t just Australia’s cutest creature, it’s also been voted the world’s happiest animal.

Swim with dolphins amid the pristine islands and reefs of Shoalwater Marine Park, taste wine in the Swan Valley, see Australian sea lions on Seal Island and along the south coast (there are even the possibility of swimming with them in Jurien Bay), testing the craft beer of Fremantle, basking on one of the 19 beaches of the city…. Perth and its surroundings hold unforgettable surprises.

You can taste some of the best wines in the country and you can surf on some of the best surf spots in the world! The wilderness lover will be here in heaven. The beaches of Western Australia display in their waters an exhaustive color chart of blues, while the forests of Karri hoist their foliage up to 90 meters high. We alternate between idleness at Lucky Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches in Australia, and walks in green and mossy landscapes.

Going deeper into the Golden Outback also means immersing yourself in the Australian Far West. Gold deposits, landscapes of red rocks, mining towns or ghost towns… Atmospheres worthy of the most beautiful westerns! Don’t miss fascinating Lake Ballard, a salty expanse dotted with 55 sculptures by artist Antony Gromley. The landscape is lunar and the experience unavoidable! On the way, we meet walabies of course, but also these huge famous Road Train and their mythical triple-trailer. The stage is set, the adventure launched.

The Coral Coast, adventure in all colors

Wild beaches with crystal clear waters, gorges and red cliffs, spectacular national parks: you are on the Coral Coast! From Cervantes to Exmouth, more than 1100km of coastline of breathtaking beauty await you. But also two UNESCO World Heritage Sites : the sublime Shark Bay and the Ningaloo Coast. The latter includes one of the longest shoreline edge reefs in the world. There is a variety of rare species that contribute to theexceptional biodiversity of this marine and terrestrial site.

Exploring Western Australia is also a unique opportunity to discover exceptional underwater fauna.. A few meters from the beach, you can admire dolphins up close, observe the ballet of manta rays or swim with whale sharks. Always taking care of respect and preserve this unique fauna and flora in the world. With a little luck, you will see the largest colony of dugongs in the world!

A little further afield, don’t miss the fascinating ochre-hued gorges of Kalbarri and Karijini National Parks or the surprising pink Hutt Lagoon, near Port Gregory. A real kaleidoscope of landscapes and colors!

Western Australia, North West side

Australia wild and rough, swept by red dust. That of unfathomable immensities and infinite expanses. Western Australia’s northwest is emerging as a mythical pilgrimage for all travelers in search of adventure. Over a million square kilometers of landscape, billions of years of geological history and an ancient and fascinating Aboriginal culture…

This land of contrasts is one of the last true wilderness areas on Earth. Broome, its scarlet ocher cliffs and turquoise waters, the Karijini National Park and its ancient gorges, the vertiginous waterfalls of King George Falls or Horizontal Falls… Everywhere, you come to terms with nature. Adventure seekers will take on the legendary Gibb River Road like the first explorers of the Kimberleys. To take full measure of this immensity, fly over the curious Bungle Bungle mountain range! A memorable experience!

the northwest of Western Australia

Aboriginal culture and traditions

To explore Western Australia, you have to observe, listen to your environment, learn from others. This trip is also and above all an encounter with one of the oldest living cultures in the world, the Aboriginal people. An exciting story at least 40,000 years old. The first men to have occupied Australian soil, the Aborigines rely on a spirituality linked to the land, the landscape, the fauna and the flora. From Cape Leveque to the Fitzroy River region, each adventure becomes an ode to nature and tradition.

From North to South, Western Australia demonstrates an unbridled imagination to blur our bearings. And this is precisely what makes it a wonderful playground for multiplying life experiences. Land of legends, this territory at the end of the world welcomes dreams of any independent traveler. If you dream ofadventure, wide open spaces without tourists all the timethen this part of Australia is for you!

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