Why Visit WA?

Western Australia is the largest state in the country with arguably the most laid-back attitude, fantastic surf, stunning scenery and it’s home to the insta-worthy Quokkas (see below). And yet, only a handful of backpackers that we met on our travels made the decision to visit the West Coast. Why? Well, the fact that Perth is considered the most isolated place on earth probably doesn’t appeal to budget-conscious tourists or those with less time to play with. But, having spent time in every single state in Australia, I can now officially tell those of you who haven’t made it to WA: you’re missing out.

quokka 2

The happiest looking animal in the world resides in Rottnest Island, WA. Coincidence?

Granted, the East Coast is vibrant and full of life stretching all the way from Sydney to Cairns – it’s a backpacker haven, really. But don’t we all get sick of that lifestyle eventually, regardless of how exciting it is to begin with? In WA, you get a laid-back lifestyle and you don’t have to sacrifice the amazing weather and beaches that you also find on the East Coast – in fact, you might even be upgrading.

And yes, as Melbourne’s number one fan, I appreciate everything this charming city has to offer and I would love to live there one day. But what about when city life gets too much? And you’ve run out of money to spend at the infinite bars and restaurants?


Whether it’s for a much needed relaxation period, an action-packed adventure holiday or just a change of scene – you’ll find it all right here. Over the next few months, I’m going to share with you the best that Western Australia has to offer tourists and locals alike. From the up and coming neighbourhoods in Perth to the cosy coastal towns in the South West, I will personally make it my mission to convince you that WA is the next place to put at the top of your bucket list. For now, I’ll leave you with a couple of classic WA photos I’ve taken 🙂


Lucky Bay, Esperance, WA


Rottnest Island, WA


Yallingup, WA


Perth, WA

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