Footy fans, you're in for a treat. 

Published September 2021

Pack your bags, and follow in the footsteps of AFL's most sought-after souvenir, the Toyota AFL Premiership Cup.

This once in a life time journey, features Western Australia's biggest line up, from the bright lights of Perth, the ancient landscapes of the Kimberly to coastlines that go on for days, we've even thrown in a quokka selfie, for extra points.

 

Perth

Kicking off in Australia's sunniest capital, Perth is a big hitter. From rooftop bars, art lined laneways to cosmopolitan coastlines and of course home of the world's most beautiful arena, Optus Stadium. Just a 25-minute ferry ride over the boundary line is Rottnest - an island paradise inhabited by the happiest animal on earth.

After a cycle around the island and a leisurely dip in a secluded bay of your choice, snap that quokka selfie (make sure you #WanderOutYonder) then head back to the mainland for a well earnt feed in Fremantle (known as 'Freo' to locals). Toss a coin to pick one of the buzzing bars, restaurants or pubs, before jumping on the train or taking an easy 25-minute drive back to the city. It's no wonder Perth is top of the ladder!

Optus Stadium Optus Stadium, Perth by @a_rich_visual on social media

Bungle Bungle Range

Now to shift the goal posts and head north to the Kimberly's number one ticket holder, the Bungle Bungle Range. Located in the World Heritage-listed, Purnululu National Park, this captivating landscape is 350 million years in the making. Dust off your boots and explore this ancient wonder on foot by hiking through Cathedral Gorge, Echidna Chasm and other hidden gems. But for the play of the day, take an air safari over the 240,000 hectares of living wilderness.


Bungle Bungle RangeBungle Bungle Range, Purnululu National Park 

Broome
Heading west, Broome is an absolute pearler. Here is where the red dirt of the outback meets the white sand and azure waters of the Indian Ocean. For a birds eye view, take a chopper and call a time out along the Dampier Peninsula and visit Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm, or spend a night at one of the Aboriginal owned and operated hideaways like Lombadina or Kooljaman wilderness camp.


Shake things up with a sail of a different kind onboard one of Broome's iconic camel rides along the Cable Beach coastline, they don't call them the ships of the deserts for nothing. Hot tip, back a Broome sunset - it's always a winner!


James Price Point CliffsJames Price Point Cliffs, Broome 

Karijini National Park

Time to make your way inland, and say G'day to hall of famer, Karijini National Park. With two billion years under its cap, get this prehistoric player's career highlights at the Karijini Visitors Centre. Want an all access pass? Jump on a tour to or put your explorer's hat on and discover the tunnels of marbled rock, clamber over boulders, squeeze through narrow tunnels and descend deep into ancient chasms, before retiring for a swim in one of the freshwater rock pools.

 

Karijini National ParkWeano Gorge, Karijini National Park by @cjmaddock on social media

Exmouth

Hit the coast to meet the ultimate aquatic line up that's sure to bring its A-game, Exmouth. The northern gateway to the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef, here you can tackle some of the ocean's biggest players, swimming with whale sharks, manta rays and the even the all mighty humpback whale.  Up the ante by exploring the rugged ranges of Cape Range National Park on a guided hike and top it all off by pitching a tent under the stars. Camping not your thing? Why not treat yourself to a little barefoot luxury and spend a few nights at Sal Salis.


ExmouthNingaloo Marine Park

The Margaret River region

Get the esky ready, cause it's time for a drinks break in the Margaret River region. While known for its world-class drop, the draught pick goes to the frothies that are flowing at over 10 local breweries. Mother Nature is even named on the culinary team, offering up bounties of bush tucker to discover with a local Wadandi guide along the Cape to Cape trail. Be sure to check out a cellar of a different kind and head underground at Ngilgi, Mammoth, Lake and Jewel caves.  

Before the final siren, make a your last play a visit to the 1841-meter-long Busselton Jetty before heading back to Perth.


Margaret RiverBrides Cave, Boranup Karri Forest


ROTTNEST ISLAND QUOKKA PREDICTS 2021 TOYOTA AFL GRAND FINAL WINNER

Move over Paul the Octopus, there's a new Grand Final predictor in town! Rottnest Island's cutest resident was given the tough challenge of picking the 2021 Toyota AFL Grand Final winner and has landed on the Western Bulldogs. The match will take place on Saturday 25 September, stay tuned to see if the quokka has backed a winner.