Western Australia is the state that occupies the entire western third of Australia. It covers a total area of 2,645,615 square kilometres and is bound to the north and west by the Indian Ocean, to the south by the Great Australian Bight and Southern Ocean, to the south-east by South Australia, and the north-east by the Northern Territory. Western Australia is the largest state in the country and the second largest country subdivision in the world. The capital and largest city of Western Australia is Perth.
What to see & do
Adventure World - Adventure World is a theme park located in Bibra Lake, about 20 kilometres from the city centre of Perth. Some examples of the rides and attractions in Adventure World are the Grand Prix Raceway, a swinging pirate ship, Rocky Rapids tube slide, the Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter roller coaster Abyss, Bumper Boats, and the Kahuna Falls playground. Food and beverage outlets are available in the park.
Art Gallery of Western Australia - The public gallery is part of the Perth Cultural Centre, situated near the Western Australian Museum and State Library of Western Australia. The gallery contains a collection that consists of over 15,500 works of art, including Indigenous traditional and contemporary art from the Northern Territory and Western Australia, as well as local regional art from the 1820s to 1960s.
Perth Zoo - Perth Zoo occupies a 41-acre site in South Perth. It houses about 1,258 animals of 164 species and features an extensive botanical collection. The zoo contains three main zones: Australian Walkabout, Asian Rainforest, and African Savannah, with a few additional minor exhibits areas for lesser primates, South American birds, Galapagos tortoises, and a main lake with two islands for lemurs and Javan gibbons. Perth Zoo participates in several breeding programs for endangered species such as Rothschild giraffe and Sumatran tigers.
How to get around
The public transport system serving the Perth metropolitan area is affordable and fairly reliable. Bus and train service are available and are the best way to get around to the suburban areas. Taxi availability, as in most cities, depends on the time of day. Getting a cab may take a while during peak hours, but outside of these times, grabbing a taxi should be no problem. For long-distance journeys, you can book a taxi in advance. If you have any plans of leaving Perth, Cottesloe, Fremantle, and Scarborough, renting a car is more advisable than relying on public transport. You might need to drive a lot to get around the region, and it is advisable to stick to the limited number of sealed roads. As much as possible, do not attempt to take the unsealed tracks, as a 4WD is required, petrol and water supply is scarce, and there won't be any accommodation around if you get lost. It would be safer to travel by plane, scheduled or charter flights, to quickly travel between the important cities and towns of Western Australia.
How to get there
The only airport in the region that handles regular international flights is Perth Airport. International flights to Perth Airport depart from Asia, namely Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Jakarta, Denpasar, Singapore, Bangkok, as well as from Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Johannesburg. Regular domestic flights between Perth and Cairns, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Broome, Canberra, Darwin, and other destinations in Australia are also provided by Cobham, Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, Jetstar Airways, Virgin Australia, Airnorth, Qantas, and Qantaslink.