Island getaways – picture perfect turquoise lagoons, spectacular surf and reefs flush with colourful schools of fish. Forget The Blue Lagoon - Western Australia is blessed with idyllic getaways all year round.
It is truly an aquatic playground, where you can swim, snorkel, scuba dive, surf and fish.
Rottnest Island is a car-free zone for visitors - instead, travel from A to B with a bit of pedal-power!
Historic old stone buildings and little marsupials called quokkas, which hop around at dawn and dusk, add to the unique charm of this tranquil spot.
Near the coastal town of Rockingham you'll find Penguin Island, home to the largest colony of little penguins on the west coast.
You can watch these super-cute creatures being fed at the Penguin Experience Island Discovery Centre.
Visitors can learn more about these magnificent birds through commentaries and displays - or look out for wild penguins nestled in the sand burrows and limestone caverns on the island.
Australia's Golden Outback
Woody Island is the most popular of these island getaways. Here you can snorkel among sea-dragons, explore famous dive wrecks, say G'day to the local sea lions and camp overnight in safari tents.
With over 19 shipwrecks in its waters, including the famous Batavia shipwreck
of 1629, you'll find some of the finest diving in Australia.
Coral and fish also abound in a rainbow of colours.
Up north, the picturesque and unpopulated Dampier Archipelago and Montebello Islands are another great destination for fishing, diving and swimming in sheltered bays.
The Dampier Archipelago comprises 42 pristine islands, many with coastal cliffs, valleys, sand plains and turquoise lagoons.
Here, you can rent your very own piece of secluded paradise at Direction Island in the Mackerel Islands.
This tiny jewel off WA’s North West coast was voted #19 in Australian Traveller’s ‘100 Great Things To Do in Australia You’ve Never Heard Of’.
The Montebello Island group is home to nearly 100 limestone islands surrounded by white sandy beaches and aquamarine waters.
For that perfect island getaway, you really are spoilt for choice in Western Australia.
Rottnest Island is a small island situated just off the coast of Perth famous for its snorkelling, diving, surfing and swimming. View More