Strolling in the Bungle Bungles
East of Broome is the Purnululu National Park, a World Heritage-listed area and home to the Bungle Bungle Range. About 350 million years in the making, these mountains look like they were designed by Dr Seuss. They've also been described as 'a packet of half-melted Jaffas'. What's more they're massive, covering around 450 square kilometres. Four-wheel-drive safaris, scenic flights, canyon walks and bush camping are things to do here.
Exploring Australia's Golden Outback
The region known as the Golden Outback spreads out from Kalgoorlie-Boulder ('Kal', to the locals), the largest outback city in Australia. If you want desert experiences, the Golden Outback trail won't let you down.
In Kalgoorlie itself, the ultimate sightseeing spot is the edge of the Super Pit. You'll look down on a mind-blowing scene of massive mining trucks (that look tiny) winding their way around the curves of a huge hole in the ground. It's quite a spectacle. Not too far from Kalgoorlie, at Lake Ballard, you're in for another jaw-dropping sight. An artist called Antony Gormley has created 51 life-size black steel figures and arranged them on the glittering salt plain.
The Golden Outback's most famous natural work of art can be found at Hyden. The Wave Rock formation looks like a huge ocean wave that's just about to break. You can pose as a surfer here and be fairly certain you won't get wet. This outrageous rock is 100 metres long, 15 metres high and more than 2,500 million years old.
If you're a golfer, the Golden Outback will give you a round of golf to skite about for the rest of your life. The award-winning Nullabor Links is the world's longest 18-hole par 72 golf course. It's 1,365 kilometres long and runs from Kalgoorlie to Ceduna in South Australia. The concept is 'golf road trip'. While you're driving across the Nullabor on the Eyre Highway, you get to take a break every now and then to complete a hole.
Wander through some of the world's most biodiverse landscapes, amount flora found nowhere else on earth.The drive to Esperance and Bremer Bay leads you from outback to coast, through wildflower country so incredibly rich and unique, it's recognised the world over for its biodiversity. Venture deep into the Great Western Woodlands - an area of biological richness considered as internationally significant as Africa's Serengeti. Gaze in awe at Australia's whitest beach at Lucky Bay, and walk among 1,800 beautiful and bizarre species of flowering plants in the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve of Fitzgerald River National Park.