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4 Day Travel Guide to Western Australia

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Do you have an upcoming short trip booked to Western Australia and you want to be absolutely sure you make the most of your time there? If so, we’ve got you covered as we’ve put together the perfect four-day travel guide and itinerary. This guide highlights the very best that Western Australia has to offer and gives you a real taste for the region, the culture, and the adventures.

Take in the Sights at Perth

Founded 200 years ago, Perth just so happens to be known as Australia’s sunniest capital city, so you can bet you’re in for some fabulous weather here and it also acts as the perfect home-base for a four-day tour. Situated right on the ocean, you can enjoy all aspects of beach life and then explore the city when you’re ready for a break. There is no shortage of restaurants, bars, shopping, and parks. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous you can even sign up for a swim with the dolphin adventure.

Speaking of adventures, Perth features some of the most rugged and raw landscape that you can find. This makes for some pretty exciting adventure activities and sports. Finally if you happen to be a foodie, this area of Australia is well-known for its wineries. You may enjoy a tour of a winery and a tasting of course.

Be a Part of Nature

How would you like to be a part of nature? When you head to The Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk you will be one with these towering trees. These are some of the very tallest trees on earth, never mind just in Australia. These trees, called Tingle Trees, are the perfect spot for a treetop canopy walk that snakes through 600 meters of forest.

The experience is both exhilarating and peaceful all at the same time. It’s a wonderful way to get a 360 degree view of Australia’s beautiful and unique landscape. If you’re heading to this walk from Perth be prepared for about a 4.5 hour drive, so you may want to spend the night in a nearby town and turn this into a full day-trip.

A National Park That has Been Two Billion Years in the Making

No trip to Western Australia is complete without a trip to Karijini National Park. This is easily one of the most awe-inspiring natural attractions in the region, possibly the country. It has literally been two billion years in the making, and features stunningly clear rock pools, deep and rugged gorges, and peaceful yet powerful waterfalls.

Besides taking in the beauty there are also a number of activities to enjoy in the park such as paddling, hiking, swimming, camping, four-wheel drive tours, and more. You can book a tour that leaves straight from Perth making it convenient.

The World’s Most Majestic Mammals

Before you cap off your four-day tour of Western Australia, you’ll want to be sure you book a whale watching tour from Perth with WA Fishing, https://www.wafishing.com.au/. These mammals are known for frolicking through the area from May all the way through to December.

Four Days Just Isn’t Enough

One thing that is for sure is that at the end of your four day journey you’ll wish you had more time in this lovely and intriguing area of Australia, as four days just isn’t enough.

 

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Avoiding Homesickness On Your Big Aussie Adventure

Travelling is always a great experience and Australia is one of the best destinations in the world. The lack of a language barrier and the fact that it’s easy to spend weeks or even months there with ease makes it a top destination. The warm weather certainly doesn’t hurt, either. However, despite how similar the culture can be, being in a new place, especially for long periods of time, can be quite the struggle. Many experience homesickness when overseas. This can be not only distressing but physically debilitating, too. To help you cope with any homesickness you might be feeling on an Australian trip, we’ve put together this guide.


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Stay in touch
A voice on the other end of the phone can be tremendously reassuring in times when you’re feeling alone. However, sometimes it’s not that easy. Australia can be vastly expensive to call internationally but not always. With the right deal, you can get calls from home daily without either of you being heavily penalized by ridiculous overseas rates. A friendly voice can be the first step to shaking off homesickness at its worst.



Throw yourself into it
However, keeping in touch with those at home should not be the end-all and be-all. You want to get yourself to the point where it’s nice, but no long necessary to get that phone call. We have a lot of tips here on just how to get yourself right into the thick of your destination. The more you choose to experience of your new surroundings, the more likely you are to become comfortable in it.


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Give yourself reasons to love exploring
Motivation to stay and something new to enjoy is a great way to shake off the shackles of homesickness. This bucket list from Buzzfeed should give you some reasons to stop being cooped up and miserable. There are absolutely loads of places in Australia that will fill you with wonder and excitement, so get exploring and lose that anxiety.



Homestay
A friendly, welcoming environment might be all you need to stop missing the comforts of home. We all like to feel connected and part of a loving community. Arrange a homestay for yourself. There are loads who like to welcome new travellers to their home and often you can end up paying much less to stay that a hotel. Just take some simple precautions and follow these dos and don’ts. There are countless examples of highly successful homestays. Still, it always pays to keep your head thoroughly on your shoulders.



Volunteer

A way to bring your heart from home to re-join your body in Australia is by giving yourself something to do. This doesn’t just mean something to distract or excite you, but a responsibility. That might sound like a bit of a joy kill on a holiday, but volunteering can be tremendously fulfilling. You’ll meet all kinds of people, do some good and establish yourself in a new place. The feeling of being responsible for more than just yourself can be exactly the boot you need to feel more independent, too.

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