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5 must-visit destinations at the Golden Outback in Western Australia

Whether you are looking for a beach getaway or experience nature in all its glory, a scenic road trip along the Golden Outback is perfect for any kind of traveller.

Home to white beaches and technicolour fields filled with wildflowers, you can be guaranteed an amazing experience during your trip to this wonder of nature.

Set off on your adventure by flying into Perth on a short 5.5-hour flight from Malaysia.

From there, rent a car right at the Perth airport. Then, begin your adventure to these top spots along your drive to explore the Golden Outback.
1.Spend an afternoon exploring Wave Rock
Couple viewing the unique Wave Rock, located near Hyden

From Perth, enjoy a four-hour scenic drive while admiring the wide vistas of wheat and canola fields to the Wheatbelt town of Hyden.

Over 2,700 million years in the making, Wave Rock rises 15 metres above the outback plain. Interestingly, one of Australia’s biggest waves that is located the furthest away from any ocean.

This 110-metre long multi-coloured granite cliff is shaped remarkably like a huge wave that is about to crash. Thus, making it a popular photo spot among tourists.

Pose on the rock face and “surf” the giant wave. Or see it from a different perspective by walking along the trails around the base and over the top. 

2.Stroll along the white sands of Lucky Bay
Kangaroo at Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grand National Park.

Located just under five hours away from Wave rock, Lucky Bay is the jewel among the string of spectacular beaches along the coast of Cape Le Grand National Park.

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The white sandy beach, turquoise waters, and breath-taking views are sights to behold for nature lovers.

If you’re lucky, you might even come across a group of kangaroos lazing away and taking in some vitamin sea themselves. Now, that’s something you don’t want to miss!

While you’re there, grab a quick bite at Lucky Bean Café. It is located right on Lucky Bay. Plus, don’t forget to ennjoy their espresso coffees, fresh juices, freshly baked muffins and a variety of confectionery snacks and ice cream.

3.Get a bird’s eye view of the bubblegum-pink hues of Lake Hillier
Aerial view of Lake Hillier, Middle Island near Esperance

After your stop at Lucky Bay, take a pause from driving to inject a splash of pink into your trip with a journey to Lake Hillier, located on Middle Islands.

The lake is situated at a remote location 11 km away from the coast of Cape Arid National Park. It is accessible via charter plane or boat.

The breath-taking panorama of the contrasting deep blue ocean next to the bubblegum-pink colour of Lake Hillier is separated solely by a thin strip of sand.

This charming natural attraction of Golden Outback defies scientific explanation. The colour of the water remains unmistakably pink which makes it the perfect shot for your Instagram feed.

4.Amaze with colourful wildflowers in Fitzgerald National Park
Phymatocarpus maxwellii wildflower, found in Fitzgerald River National Park

Once you’re back on land, take a drive to Fitzgerald National Park. There, take in its pristine wilderness in all its glory.

Listed as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the park is the largest single national park in Western Australia. It is perfect for nature lovers and adventure-seekers.

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Being one of the most diverse botanical regions on Earth, the park is home to about 1,800 species of flowering plants. These species include Royal Hakea, Qualup Bell, Sepulcralis, Weeping Gum, Pincushion Hakea, Woolly Banksia, and Bottlebrush.

With the diverse flora as the perfect backdrop, be sure to take plenty of pictures for that perfect Instagram post.

5.Visit the largest outdoor art gallery at Lake Ballard
One of the 51 sculptures on salt lake, Lake Ballard.

From the park, take a 10-hour drive to Lake Ballard to view the creation of award-winning artist, Antony Gormley.

The surreal landscape offers a stunning exhibition of 51 metal statuettes scattered along the expanse of the shimmering salt lake.

Furthermore, the vast 10 square kilometre land makes it geographically ideal to spend a night bush camping.

Be sure to walk and explore across the exhibition site to view the different sculptures.

Plan your visit between the cool months of May until October. This is when the lake surface is sturdier, making it much easier to explore the exhibition site.

The Golden Outback is the perfect destination for a road trip to experience the best of nature and go on an adventure.

With easily accessible facilities and destinations, you can easily plan a quick getaway during any of the upcoming long weekends!

For more information on Western Australia, visit their website at www.westernaustralia.com or their Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/ExtraordinaryWesternAustralia.

This press release is provided by Tourism Western Australia.

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