Why Western Australia should be at the top of your 2023 holiday wish list

Virgin Radio

14 Oct 2022, 16:00

Whales Swimming, off the coast of Dunsborough

Already dreading the brutal British winter? Then now’s the time to turn life-long dreams into crystal-clear reality and start planning a dream escape to Western Australia’s otherworldly landscapes and year-round sunshine. Four hours closer than Sydney, Perth is just a short glide from Singapore, boasting some of the smoothest connections from the UK, so you could be soaking up the sparkling Aussie sun in one of the most unspoiled and unforgettable places on earth quicker than you think.

A luxurious hop, skip and jump onto an award-winning, stylish Singapore Airlines plane from the UK to Perth and you can be toes-deep in Australia’s whitest, crystal-clear, secluded beaches. From here, escape reality and explore lunar landscapes and island nature reserves, spot mind-blowing wildlife, not to mention indulge in sumptuous food and wine, all topped off with second-to-none hospitality from our neighbours Down Under. 

Destinations which offer back to nature experiences and go beyond the well-trodden path are set to be big travel trends in 2023 according to travel experts. And Western Australia is the unpolished, unspoiled gem that’s calling out for you to visit. The ideal mix of wild and wow-factor, its ancient tracks are full of adventure where you can walk amongst the tree tops at the Valley of the Giants, paddle with rays in the shallows of Hamelin Bay or pause for a moment in the stillness of a limestone cave with an Aboriginal guide from the world’s oldest living culture. Meet relaxed and down-to-earth locals from wine makers to whale watchers who will show you their backyard.

Think you’ve seen it all? You haven’t until you’ve had your senses awakened by Western Australia’s fantastical pink lakes, awe-inspiring horizontal waterfalls, jaw-dropping whale sharks and Mother Nature’s blooming floral fantasy. Hungry for more? Indulge in sumptuous lobster caught by your own fair hands while sailing on the Indian Ocean off Perth; go truffle hunting in Pemberton; catch some surf or quaff some of the country’s and world’s award-winning fine wines in the Margaret River region. You can even find your own friendly Flipper and swim with wild dolphins just 40 minutes south of Perth’s city centre. 

Seize the day and add some adrenaline to your already inspiring journey and take a helicopter ride amongst Purnululu’s Bungle Bungle Range, walk into Earth’s time capsule in Karijini’s two and a half billion year old gorges or mountain bike stretches of coastline and national park in Margaret River. Stimulate your senses further with a spectacular optical illusion at Broome’s Staircase To The Moon. Trade in your winter boots for some barefoot luxury in national parks and nature reserves. Head to the vast dunes of Ningaloo Reef or take a trip to the exquisite picture-postcard Rottnest Island and relax with the tiny marsupials with the big grin - quokkas. Or slip on your trainers and hike the spectacular Cape to Cape track and spot wildflowers and whales along the way. 

Australia’s most frequent visitor, Singapore Airlines, will transport you to beachside Perth in premium style and comfort, so much so that you’ll feel like your holiday begins as soon as you step foot on board. Abundant with natural wonders, it’s time to dissolve into the dream world that is Western Australia and make pure, magical memories. Western Australia is waiting to welcome you. 

Fly to Perth with Singapore Airlines from London Heathrow or Manchester via Singapore, and seamlessly connect to eight gateways across Australia including Perth; effortlessly fly into one Australian gateway and out of another to see more of the land down under. Explore more with Singapore Airlines’ partner, Virgin Australia and connect to over 30 domestic destinations.

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