Western Australia is the largest state by landmass. It is a very popular state for thrill seekers and adventure lovers alike. There are many unique and interesting experiences that can be held for those wishing to travel off the beaten track.



Donnybrook is a town that is kept a tight secret by the locals in the Southwest. It is home to the Apple fun park which is the largest free entry playground in all of Australia. This playground is aimed at children but can also be a lot of fun for teenagers and adults wanting to let loose and enjoy the natural surroundings. There are picnic and barbecue areas for those wishing to throw a birthday party or picnic lunch in the area. Donnybrook is also a great place to pick fruit and the town is well known for its apple harvest season. Many farms and orchards open their doors so locals can pick fruit and it is a great place to spend a day or two.


The Pinnacles

Just a 2-hour drive north of Perth lies the pinnacles. These limestone structures that are at least 25,000 years old are scattered across the desert landscape. Visiting them and walking among them is an almost spiritual experience. Scientists believe that they are the deposits of seashells that have been left overtime and exposure to the elements has created the unique shapes and coloring that we see today. The Pinnacles can stand as high as 3 1/2 meters. There are many animals including Kangaroos and emus that also enjoy wandering around this unique structure. The pinnacles are accessible by two-wheel drive vehicles and the entry fee to the National Park is very reasonable.


Ngilgi Caves

there are many subterranean caves across Southwest WA. Perhaps the most popular with locals is the Ngilgi cave. This cave is of high importance to the local indigenous people of the area and is named after a spirit who triumphed in battle on the site of the cave. The Wardandi people are the custodians of this cave. there is a partially guided tour that takes roughly 1 to 1 1/2 hours to complete. This cave has many unique features including a slide for the kids, end the young at heart. There are many stalactites and stalagmites to admire, with the most impressive being lit up for you to clearly see.


Taffy’s Candy Store

Eye candy store may not be your idea other unique experience. Taffy’s is, however, a one-of-kind experience and highlights the best sweets and fudges that Western Australia has to offer. Run by an American sweets’ aficionado, Taffy’s is set in a picturesque boardwalk with fantastic views over Koombana Bay. this candy store is special as you get to watch the workers create various candies and fudges. the smell from the candy preparation area is sure to get your senses tingling while you admire the many candies, and try to walk away with just a few. 


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