2.5 million square kilometres of incredible biodiversity.
While Western Australia covers one third of the Australian continent, over half of the nation’s biodiversity hotspots and a significant percentage of its unique flora and fauna thrive here.
As well as being home to iconic Australian animals, such as red kangaroos and crocodiles, WA has 141 of Australia’s 207 mammal species, 439 reptile species, 1,600 fish species and more than 12,000 species of wildflowers – making it the largest collection of wildflowers in the world.
Life in the ocean
Along 12,500 kilometres of mainland coastline, as well as islands and archipelagos, you’ll encounter wild dolphins, migrating whales and some of the most diverse marine environments on Earth.
In fact, one of 18 global hotspots of coral reef diversity stretches hundreds of kilometres from World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef (the world’s largest fringing reef) and Shark Bay, to Rottnest Island near Perth.
Ningaloo and Shark Bay bring you breathtakingly close to turtles, dugongs, reef sharks, manta rays and the largest fish in the ocean, the whale shark.
Check out the Top 10 Places to See Marine Life for more inspiration.