Tourism spending in Australia has reached the highest record of $34.8 billion from the beginning of the year to September 30. The growth was a whopping 13% rise compared to the 7% increase in 2011. The country’s strategy of targeting high-yielding international travellers has finally paid off.
Western Australia is one of the country’s major tourism areas. Apart from occupying an entire third of the country, WA boasts of top destinations in the mountain and sea territories.
The state offers most of the country’s unique destinations, popular landmarks, and astounding beaches. If taking a visit to WA, concentrate on these two regions and make the most of your vacation.
Founded by the Bussell family in 1832, Busselton is rich in turquoise bays that stretch from the Indian Ocean. Voted twice as WA’s Top Tourism Town, the city is just a short hop to the Margaret River, the only wine region in Australia composed of more than 100 wineries.
White beaches draw the most tourists in Busselton every year. Fishing, snorkelling, scuba diving, water skiing, windsurfing, kayaking and sailing, are just some of the activities in the 30km shoreline. Built before Busselton’s establishment, the Old Courthouse and St. Mary’s Church display artefacts from the 1800s. Apart from these things to do in Busselton, the streets full of fashion boutiques and antique shops are also great to see.
The sunny capital of Perth welcomes most of WA’s tourists every year. Top of the region’s spots is King’s Park and Botanic Garden, which is one of the largest inner-city parks in the world. The garden covers 400 hectares of Perth’s grassland on the summit of Mount Eliza.
Visitors who seek a bohemian, creative scene should head to Fremantle for a weekend. Known as one of the best-preserved Victorian-era port cities in the world, Fremantle is Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Cities to visit in 2016. Cappuccino strips, iconic markets, Fremantle’s Art Centre, and a fishing boat harbour that sells authentic fish and chips are just some of the must-visits in the city.
A week in WA is not enough to experience all of its one-of-a-kind attractions and breathtaking sceneries. You can make the most out of your stay by listing the best destinations, mostly found in Perth and Busselton, for an awesome Australian vacation.