Western Australia is the perfect place to get active and enjoy the great outdoors!
Western Australia is one of the largest states in the world covering an area of more than 2.5 million square kilometres – that’s about the size of Western Europe and one-third of Australia’s total landmass.
Here, you can experience Australia’s sunniest capital city, whitest beach and largest expanse of outback, one of the oldest known living cultures on Earth, UNESCO World Heritage reef and rock formations, outstanding golf courses, world-class surf, premium wines, and still have plenty of reasons to return.
Averaging 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, Perth enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle year-round, making competitive sports a big part of life for novice players, pros and passionate fans alike. The balmy climate has also been a big drawcard for many international and elite sporting events too, inspiring the creation of world-class sporting venues – many of which take full advantage of the region’s breathtaking landscapes.
Perth over the past few years has completely made itself over. Now you can find art everywhere, heaps of cool small bars, good cafes serving great coffee and the State Buildings, which are a mix of hip and happening restaurants and beautiful historic architecture.
Sand, undulation and kangaroos typify Western Australian golf. The wonderful limestone base that extends from Yanchep to Busselton is also famous for the grand Tuart gums that thrive only in these alkaline conditions.
Just 45 minutes south of Perth lies a 15-km stretch of coastline rapidly gaining fame as the WA Golf Coast. At the heart of this area is the city of Mandurah, a popular seaside destination at the head of the Peel Inlet with a great array of accommodation and eateries. With the Harvey River Estuary, the region has an incredible 130 square km of waterways and wetlands where birds from Siberia and Alaska migrate to feed.
Graze your way through Margaret River with visits to gourmet food producers, some of the many award winning winery cellar doors and possibly some of the areas many microbreweries. This region, characterised by suburb growing conditions for many wine grape varieties, produces a massive 20% of Australia’s premium wine. Meandering from cellar door to cellar door today is easy and spectacular, with vistas of farmland, wine country and the coast.
Cottesloe Golf Club is a well manicured private member’s club, with wide sweeping fairways and fast greens. Founded in 1908 the Cottesloe Golf Club established its first links course close by the sea in the then sparsely populated Perth suburb from which it took its name. It has a great variety in hole length – from driveable par 4 holes to exacting long holes with a smattering of everything else in between and set over a varied topography.
The Links Kennedy Bay is situated amidst undulating sand dunes and natural bushland. It has a magnificent northerly vista over Warnbro Sound and the expanse of the Indian Ocean. Exceptionally fast running, tight, dry, gently undulating couch fairways wind through sand dunes amongst western coastal wattle, grevillea, sedges and lillies. The native scrub is reminiscent of Scottish Gorse and Heather.
Secret Harbour Golf Club was designed by the renowned golf architect and player, Graham Marsh and has long been regarded as one of Australia’s best kept links golf courses. Secret Harbour reflects the style of the traditional Scottish courses such as Muirfield, Turnberry and St. Andrews. To all golfers who are used to treelined parkland courses this will present a totally new and exciting challenge, and one to be savoured.
The Cut Golf Club – This par 72, 18 hole championship course is set amidst undulating ocean dunes and thick coastal scrub, combining beautiful inland play with an awe-inspiring seaside challenge. A series of unforgettable ocean views form the focal point for no less than eight holes and certainly leave the golfer with a wow factor that will have you talking long after the round is finished. It is spectacular to say the least.