What’s Trending in Western Australia

Aerial View of the sun rising above Matagarup Bridge, Perth

There’s an adventure for everyone in Western Australia.

Disconnect from the everyday and the well trodden and reconnect with something unspoilt and a little wild. Australia’s largest State with its longest coastline and sunniest capital city of Perth, Western Australia is a place to recharge your spirit — outdoors in the fresh air and wide-open spaces, where it’s always summer somewhere.

Perth continues to offer a number of new and refurbished hotels that have opened in the CBD and surrounding urban and coastal areas.

Aerial view of Elizabeth Quay, Perth

Since 2012, 49 new or redeveloped hotels have opened in and around Perth, adding 6,600 new rooms to the local market, with names such as The Ritz-Carlton, The Westin, COMO The Treasury, Crown Towers, QT, DoubleTree by Hilton, Ibis Styles and Vibe among the mix.

The spectacular new WA Museum Boola Bardip opened at the Perth Cultural Centre in November 2020. The museum acts as a gateway to explore all of WA, using state-of-the-art technology and innovative display methods. Created with a ‘people first’ approach. More than 50,000 people have contributed their thoughts to the development of the museum’s exhibitions and programs.

Aerial View of the sun rising above Matagarup Bridge, Perth

Perth’s Matagarup Bridge

Perth’s Matagarup Bridge is the centrepiece for an iconic new adventure tourism attraction – the Matagarup Bridge Zip+Climb, which opened in January 2021. Guests can climb the 314 steps to reach the bridge’s 72-metre-high Sky View platform. Offering stunning 360-degree views over the city, Swan River and Optus Stadium.

Perth continues to welcome an influx of new hospitality venues across the city. Sitting on the banks of the Swan River, in the historic Old Swan Brewery site near Kings Park, Cooee is set to be a new landmark WA restaurant.

Fremantle has also welcomed a number of new boutique breweries and urban distilleries. Running with Thieves is a 1400-square-metre brewery and distillery, located in the historic Sealanes warehouse opposite the beach in South Fremantle.

Couple at Lake Argyle, The Kimberley

Eco-friendly accommodation trendsTake in the tranquillity of stress-free (and guilt-free) camping at a number of sites across WA. Set among unspoilt environments, eco-friendly properties such as Forest Rise Eco Retreat, Eco Beach Broome, Karijini Eco Retreat and Faraway Bay feature sustainable materials and are designed to respect the surrounding pristine landscapes. There are also a number of minimal impact glamping sites located across WA’s regions, including Boogaloo Surf and Yoga Campsite and Olio Bello in Margaret River, Kooljaman at Cape Leveque, El Questro’s Emma Gorge Resort, Bungle Bungle Savannah Lodge in Purnululu National Park and Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef.

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