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Western Australia is an outdoor-influenced state and visitors who flock to this massive section of Australia are certain to experience some of Mother Nature’s finest masterpieces. The coastline does not only have warm weather, but it spans more than 12,000 miles, meaning an abundance of resort destinations and things to do on the water like scuba dive the pristine reefs. The landmass also includes a spectacular wilderness and outback and hiking the many different landscapes is a must..

Boasting so many different professional sports leagues, the city of Perth and other parts of the state are an ideal holiday destination for lovers of competition. Australian Rules football is the most popular, with two teams in the professional ranks, the West Coast Eagles and the Fremantle Dockers. All forms of cricket are local pastimes, and is the rugby union. Tickets are available through Australian Sports Tours and Premium Sports Tours.

Wine tasting in the southwest region of Western Australia may not have the cachet of the Hunter Valley or the Barossa Valley, but it is pretty close. Places like Margaret River, Swan Valley and Blackwood Valley are stupendous for a one day or multi-day excursions and can be booked through Wine Tours Downunder.

The world class surf breaks found throughout the state have breed some of the leading professionals in the world. Margaret River is an extremely pleasant surf spot, while Geraldton is a great place to learn the waves. Tours are available via Discover West Holidays.

The beautiful coastline of Western Australia offers fantastic scuba diving. Off the northwest shore lies Ningaloo Reef, just a short distance from Coral Bay. Enjoy several days discovering the wonders of the deep ocean with Dive Adventures.

The southwest also boasts a plethora of hiking opportunities. The Bibbulman Track, Railway Reserve Heritage Trail and Munda Biddi Trail are just some of the more popular treks through Western Australia. Contact Inspiration Outdoors for more information.

One of the most popular pastimes for locals in Western Australia is swimming. Broome’s Cable Beach is one of the world’s best, home to a clear bay with azure waters to die for. Serpentine Falls and Lake Argyle prove that swimming is not only done at the beach though. Discover West Holidays can organize trips to various water sources.

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