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Australian Traveller: Special Edition - Western Australia 2022
Perth’s sophisticated local luxury favourite • The InterContinental Perth City Centre is ready to reacquaint you with LUXURY, and it’s as MAGNIFICENT as you remember.
ONLINE • Aussies looking to EXPLORE their own backyard are keen to GO WEST. Here are some of the state’s best ASSETS with ideas on how to ENJOY them. See australiantraveller.com
SHORTCUTS • pillow talk · wine + dine · hot list · park life · wildflowers · what’s on · wanderlust · eco stays
WISH YOU WERE HERE
PILLOW TALK • CHECK IN to check out the latest, greatest and most FABULOUS new STAYS in Western Australia.
WINE + DINE • Dine on ITALIAN in Margaret River, enjoy pan-Asian flavours in PERTH, and savour a few TOP DROPS.
BEST BEACHES • Whether you’re seeking A-FRAME WAVES or SHELTERED COVES, WA has no shortage of GREAT BEACHES. Here are five of the BEST.
Wild at heart • WA is blessed with 60 STUNNING national parks, all of which offer amazing ALLURES, both CULTURALLY and GEOGRAPHICALLY. Start your exploration here, with five parks renowned for their BEAUTY and DIVERSITY.
Colour my world • WA’s prolific WILDFLOWER shows offer up NATURE at its most VIVID and ephemeral. Here, our guide to where to see the best BLOOMS and most BRILLIANT pops of colour in the state.
Five activities you’ ll love in the Bunbury Geographe region • A 90-minute drive from Perth or Margaret River, Bunbury Geographe is a RUSTIC holiday destination brimming with AUTHENTIC experiences for families, foodies and everyone in between.
WHAT’S ON • From music FESTIVALS with ancient backdrops to contemporary light PROJECTIONS, here are the IMMERSIVE exhibitions and PERFORMANCES you need to plug into your diary for 2022-23.
Megan Gale • The MODEL, actress, brand ambassador, BUSINESSWOMAN and philanthropist on her SECRET spots to SWIM, shop, eat and stay and her FAVOURITE place in Perth to take her family while on HOLIDAY.
MIND THE GAP • Stepping out along this man-made MARVEL near ALBANY makes for an EDGY experience that leaves visitors on a HIGH.
HIDDEN HAUNTS + HANGOUTS • The PORT CITY of Fremantle attracts THOSE who crave EXPRESSION, peace and a FINE place to wet their whistle. Jennifer Morton searches out the city’s hidden HOTSPOTS.
GREEN GETAWAY • From GLAMPING tents that use SOLAR power to FARM stays that don’t cost the EARTH, it’s time to book an ECO stay in WA.
BOOK SMART • The old and new COMBINE in a Perth BOOK STORE that sits LIGHTLY within its STORIED surroundings.
THE VIEW FROM ABOVE • Meet the FINE ART photographers who, with a DRONE and a vision, started the SALTY WINGS brand by populating Instagram with a VISUAL LOVE letter to their HOME STATE.
WEEKENDS • meet the locals · · cultural tours · · icons · · hip hood ·x · rottnest island
The locals • We talked to some PASSIONATE Western Australians– from a big-wave SURFER in Margaret River to a VIGNERON in a corner of Quindalup – to find out what they LOVE about where they LIVE and what they want to share with VISITORS.
Nations Building • In a VAST and ANCIENT landscape, First Nations CULTURE and STORIES, which stretch back through MILLENNIA in an unbroken LINE, are generously SHARED with those who SEEK them out.
Earthly delights • Filled with towering KARRI FORESTS, hidden valleys and WORLD-CLASS NATURE experiences, the Southern Forests and Valleys is also HOME to some of the country’s FINEST varietals and gourmet...