In 12 Photos: Why Western Australia’s Hidden Gems are Worth Exploring on Your Next Trip

In 12 Photos: Why Western Australia’s Hidden Gems are Worth Exploring on Your Next Trip

Visit these insta-worthy spots in Western Australia!

Western Australia is pretty big. In fact, it is bigger than the whole of Western Europe! Due to its huge land mass, the state encompasses various climate zones. This gives rise to different natural environments, each with their own unique beauty. However, tourists tend to only visit the capital city of Perth, and end up missing out on many hidden gems all around Western Australia. It is a shame to let all this beauty go to waste! So on your next trip, why not venture out of Perth and discover Western Australia’s hidden gems?

With Singapore Airlines offering 4 flights daily from Singapore to Perth, it is now even easier for you to explore Western Australia. In addition, you don’t have to worry about breaking your bank; as part of their special promotion, flights to Perth are going from a promo price of S$458. Don’t wait any longer and book your flights to get one step closer to these hidden gems!


And if you need more convincing, here are 12 reasons to do so:

1. Where else can you find a pink lake?

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No, your eyes are not playing tricks on you, this lake really is pink! Located between Geraldton and Kalbarri in Port Gregory, lies a pink lake called Hutt Lagoon. Due to the presence of Dunaliella Salina, which is a type of micro-algae that also happens to be a food-colouring agent, the waters here are always in a gorgeous shade of pink. Depending on season and weather conditions, you may find the coloured red, bubble-gum pink or even in shades of lilac.

We recommend that you stop by this lake just before sundown in order to best enjoy the visual spectacle before you. Just imagine golden sunbeams glistening over the pink waters and sinking into the horizon – definitely a sight to behold for sure. And of course, don’t forget your camera because this place is definitely Instagram-worthy!

Address: Port Gregory Rd, Gregory WA 6535

How to get there: Access via George Grey Drive from Port Gregory Road (15min)

2. You have the opportunity to go back in time

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Take a walk back in time at the Pinnacles Desert, located within Nambung National Park. Forget all you know about the vast desert landscape and be intrigued by the unique structures that protrude from the sand. Each Pinnacle is a limestone formation, which is thought to have been made from shells that date millions of years ago. Consequently, each structure acts as a reminder of an epoch long before our time, and they cumulatively piece the story of Western Australia from the past. If you want to learn more about the enigmatic origins of the Pinnacles, head to the nearby Pinnacle Desert Discovery Centre for a quick history lesson.

Address: The Pinnacles Desert, Pinnacles Drive, Cervantes WA 6511

How to get there: Drive from Perth city (2.5h)

3. There’s no better place to experience Mother Nature

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Don’t miss out on Karijini National Park, the second largest park in the whole of Western Australia. Be enthralled by the plethora of different landscapes, arid-land ecosystems and ancient geological formations. You could certainly spend all day admiring the beauty of the stunning gorges, canyons and waterfalls. In addition, you’ll get to catch a glimpse of indigenous wildlife such as the Australian goshawks and ring-tailed dragons! To experience nature at its best, this national park is the place to be.

Address: Karijini National Park Banjima Drive, Karijini WA 6751

How to get there: Take a flight from Perth (2h) to Newman Airport, then drive to Karijini National Park (2.5h)

Get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and start reconnecting with nature. Singapore Airlines has 4 flights daily from Singapore to Perth – it has never been so convenient to leave the concrete jungle, and enter the real wilderness. Book tickets for your next nature escapade now!


4. It’ll remind you of your childhood  

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We’ve all done this – comb through sandy beaches just to find that perfect seashell. At Shark Bay’s Shell Beach, your search will be complete in a matter of seconds! Due to the high salinity of the seawater, the cockle species Fragum Erugatum have proliferated in the area, giving rise to the abundance of shells. As one of the only two beaches in the world that are completely covered with shells, you should definitely not miss out on this place when you’re in Western Australia. Just remember, no matter how beautiful the shells are, don’t take any back with you!

Address: Shell Beach, Francois Peron National Park, WA 6537

How to get there: Take a flight from Perth to Denham (2h), then drive to Shell Beach (30min)

5. Experience the serenity of an underground hideout

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The Lake Cave, Margaret River, is a stunning underground sanctuary that houses delicate limestone formations and idyllic lakes. One of the most impressive structures is the ‘Suspended Table’, where a sheet of flowstone appears to be hovering just above the water surface. To get to this hidden chamber, navigate through the forest and past towering karri trees. Enjoy the fresh air and picturesque greenery along the way!

Opening Hours: 9am to 5pm (daily)

Address: Lake Cave, Conto Rd, Forest Grove WA 6286, Australia

How to get there: Drive from Perth to Margaret River (3h), then drive to Lake Cave Mammoth Cave Nature Reserve (12 min)

6. You’ll get to swim alongside fantastic beasts

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If you’re looking for a little more action, look no further than Ningaloo Reef, Coral Bay. As one of the longest coral reefs in the world, this World Heritage site boasts of pristine waters and a bustling underwater ecosystem. Seize the opportunity to go diving, and swim alongside a plethora of marine species, like whale sharks, humpback whales and manta rays! It’s an experience you certainly won’t forget.

Address: Ningaloo Reef Dive, 46 Robinson Street, Coral Bay, WA 6701

How to get there: Take a flight from Perth to Learmonth Airport, Exmouth (2h) then drive to Coral Bay (1h 15min)

Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime chance for a close-up with some of most magnificent marine animals! Before you embark on this exciting dive, experience a memorable journey through the air. Singapore Airlines is offering four daily direct flights from Singapore to Perth. The flight will only take 4.5 hours, so wait no longer and book your flight to Perth today!


7. A million-year-old secret is waiting to be discovered

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The Bungle Bungle Range can be found in Purnululu National Park, Kimberley Region. This imposing 300-metre sandstone range is also a World Heritage site and has been recognised as a global geological landmark. Having only entered public consciousness in 1983, this magnificent structure has been one of Australia’s best-kept secrets. In actual fact, the Bungle Bungle range has been around for an estimated 350 million years and had been inhabited by the Aboriginals for at least 40,000 years. Now that you’ve been let in on the secret, waste no more time; visit the Bungle Bungle Range and be prepared to be wowed by its beauty.

Address: Bungle Bungle Range, Purnululu National Park, WA 6770

How to get there: Take a flight from Perth to Kununurra (3h), then drive to Purnululu National Park (2h)

8. It’s the perfect place for your next Instagram shoot

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Who needs a fancy wall when you have the Wave Rock as your backdrop? Shaped like an ocean wave, this 15-metre high rock wall adds the right amount of drama for your next viral Instagram shoot. Aside from its unique formation, the Wave Rock also has a fascinating backstory; legend has it that the rock was created when the Rainbow Serpent dragged his swollen body after consuming all the water in the land. Although this tribal story is no longer as popular, the place still embodies a strong sense of culture and spirituality.

Opening Hours: 9am to 5pm (daily)

Address: Wave Rock Road, Hyden WA 6359

How to get there: Drive directly from Perth (4h), or take a flight from Perth to Hyden (1h) and drive (10min)

9. The sunsets here are sublime

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Although there are many places to catch beautiful sunset views, none can compare to the phenomenal sight at Cable Beach, Broome. The immaculate white sand beach borders the Indian Ocean and is the perfect location for a tranquil day out in the sun. After a day of swimming and sunbathing, hop onto a camel’s back for a ride into the sunset – you would not believe how spectacular the views will be.

Address: Cable Beach, Broome, WA 6726

How to get there: Take a flight from Perth to Broome (2h 40min), then drive to Cable Beach (10min)

Pictures can only do so much to capture this unparalleled beauty – you have to go there and marvel at the real thing yourself! With Singapore Airlines’ special promotion of S$458 for flights to Perth, it’s never been more affordable to head to such stunning destinations. Make your dreams a reality and book your flight to Perth today!


10. Because it’s home to the happiest animal in the world!

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If you didn’t already know, the quokka is the happiest animal in the world. Just look at its impossibly adorable smile! This marsupial can only be found on Rottnest Island, an offshore island from the city of Perth. Aside from looking out for these lovable critters, you also get to enjoy pristine white-sand beaches and secluded coves. It’s the perfect getaway from the city.  

Address: Rottnest Island, WA 6161

How to get there: Take a ferry from B-shed Fremantle/Northport Fremantle (30 min)

11. A feast of fresh seafood awaits

Western Australia is not just all about sightseeing – you get to have a real feast for your tummy too! At the Lobster Shack, Cervantes, savour a variety of fresh seafood, including the world-famous Western Australia rock lobster. In addition, go behind the scenes with their factory tour, and learn how they ethically source for wild lobsters to send all over the world.  

Opening Hours: 11am to 3pm (daily)

Address: 11 Madrid, St Cervantes WA 6511

How to get there: Drive from Perth (2h), or drive from the Pinnacle Desert (8 min)

12. There’s a way to shop without breaking your bank  

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The Watertown Brand Outlet, located in the heart of Perth, houses 110 retailers that sell branded items at a discounted price. Whether it is sportswear, fashion pieces or even jewellery, you are sure to find a good bargain here. Also, with many affordable dining options available, you can pause your shopping spree anytime for some good eats. It’s a one-stop shop for everything you need!

Opening Hours: 9am to 5.30pm (Monday – Thursday);  9am to 9pm (Friday);
9am to 5pm (Saturday); 11am to 5pm (Sunday)

Address: 840 Wellington Street, West Perth, WA 6005

How to get there: Take the Yellow Cat bus from Perth Station, towards West Perth (11 min)

So, are you convinced yet?

Whether it is to admire the natural beauty of geological sites, chase after cute animals or do some shopping, there is so much to do in Western Australia! Explore these hidden gems and have the adventure of your lifetime.

Isn’t Western Australia simply amazing? Take the leap of faith and book your flight from Singapore to Perth at prices starting from S$458!

Furthermore, you will be thoroughly occupied during the 4.5-hour flight with the KrisWorld entertainment system. Not only do you get to play games and listen to the trendiest pop music, but you’ll also get to catch the most recently released films! Before you know it, you’ll have arrived in Perth and be ready to begin your adventure.

There’s no better time than now – start your exploration of Western Australia’s hidden gems with Singapore Airlines today!


Brought to you by Tourism Western Australia and Singapore Airlines.

About Author

Lydia Lee
Lydia Lee

A linguistics student, Lydia suffers from the occupational hazard of thinking too much about the quirks of language. She yearns to see more of the world and its people, and cannot wait for her next adventure to soak in more beautiful sights and sounds. Before she can do that again, her perfect day would include taking a slow walk, having a warm cup of coffee, and being immersed in a good book.



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