4 Reasons Why Western Australia Should Be Your Next Destination


Farah Fazanna •  Sep 11, 2023

Western Australia, with its diverse landscapes, rich culture, and unique attractions, is emerging as a dream destination for travellers from all corners of the globe, and we're excited to share with you the incredible experiences that await Muslim travellers in this captivating region! Let's dive into the details with Ava Ang, Country Manager of Tourism Western Australia for Malaysia and Singapore, where she shares all the reasons why you need to visit Western Australia soon!

1. Getting There: Australian ETA for Malaysians and Singaporeans

Before you embark on your magical journey to Western Australia, let's ensure all your travel documents are in order! Malaysians and Singaporeans need an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) to enter Australia, and we've got tips to make the process a breeze. Ava advises referring to the official Australia High Commission website, where you'll find all the necessary information. All you need is a valid Malaysian/Singaporean passport with at least six months' validity, an email address to receive updates, and a debit or credit card for the processing fee. It's as simple as that! Psst... you can also check out our step-by-step guide to applying Australia ETA here!

2. 5 must-go destinations in Western Australia

Ava shared that, "Western Australia offers a treasure trove of attractions that will make your heart sing with happiness," and here are some unique experiences that will leave you with a smile:

VERTIGO at Optus Stadium

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Calling all thrill-seekers! Get ready for an adrenaline rush like no other. Walk along a 10-meter platform on the roof of Optus Stadium with no handrails and only a harness. Feel the excitement and take in the breathtaking views of Perth City around you. It's a daring adventure you'll remember with a grin from ear to ear!

Giants of Mandurah

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Embark on a whimsical adventure as you search for the Giants of Mandurah, larger-than-life sculptures by Danish artist Thomas Dambo. These giants, made from recycled wood, will make you feel like a child again. Explore the landscape and meet these friendly giants with joy in your heart!

Whale Watching

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From May to December, get ready for a heartwarming experience as you observe the annual migration of humpback, southern right, and blue whales along the Western Australian coast. Whether you choose to watch from the shores or join a boat tour, the awe-inspiring sight will leave you grinning from ear to ear.


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Treat yourself to a luxurious nature retreat with family and friends. Escape the bustling city life and immerse yourself in the serene landscapes and wildlife. Options like Olio Bello and Willow Wood offer picturesque settings where you can gaze at the stars and unwind. It's relaxation at its finest, and it'll keep a smile on your face! Take in the captivating views of natural bushlands and admire the endless night sky at Heyscape or 8 Paddocks.

Pink Lake, Hutt Lagoon

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Prepare to be dazzled by the iconic Pink Lake, Hutt Lagoon. Its vibrant hues, changing from red to bubblegum pink to lilac, will leave you in awe. Take a scenic flight or join a buggy tour to witness this extraordinary lake. Your delighted eyes won't believe what they're seeing!

3. Muslim-Friendly Facilities and Services

Western Australia is committed to ensuring your comfort and happiness during your stay. Tourism Western Australia has prepared a comprehensive guide tailored just for you, our Muslim friends! This guide includes information on travel destinations, suggested halal eateries, mosques, travel guidelines, and more. It's your go-to resource for planning a Muslim-friendly trip to Western Australia, and it's bound to make you smile!

Need more convincing to book a trip to Western Australia? Check out the "Walking on a Dream" campaign by Tourism Western Australia! Check out this heartwarming video featuring professional Aboriginal dancers performing in various regions of Western Australia, showcasing the state's vast and stunning settings. The campaign has received an overwhelmingly positive response, inspiring many to embark on dreamlike holidays in Western Australia with joy in their hearts!

Prayer Facilities in Western Australia

Don't worry about finding a place to pray in Western Australia; we've got you covered! Mosques and Musollas are easily accessible throughout the state. The Tourism Western Australia Muslim guide provides addresses and contact information for these facilities, ensuring you can observe your religious practices with a heart full of joy.

Cultural and Religious Events

Western Australia is a place of celebration and diversity, and there are numerous cultural and religious events happening throughout the year. Muslim travellers can join in the fun at festivals like the Gascoyne Food Festival, Katanning Harmony Festival, Great Southern Treasures Bloom Festival, and Nannup Music Festival. These events are all about embracing different cultures and will leave you with a heartwarming sense of joy. Check out the Tourism Western Australia website for a list of events available throughout the year in each region when planning for their trip to Western Australia.

Modest Swimwear and Facilities

Are you eager to enjoy water-based activities? We've got you covered! You can easily find modest swimwear to suit your preferences in Western Australia. Some facilities even offer women-only sections for added comfort and privacy. With the Tourism Western Australia Muslim guide, you'll have a list of Muslim-friendly water-based activities to explore, ensuring your happiness and enjoyment!

4. Local Support for Travellers

If you ever need information or assistance, you can count on local visitor centres throughout Western Australia to help you out! These centres are a treasure trove of insights and information to make your journey even more enjoyable. The Western Australia Visitor Centre in Perth is a fantastic option, and you can reach out to them by visiting their website.

Western Australia welcomes you with open arms and a heart full of joy. With its diverse experiences, excellent facilities, and halal food options, this enchanting part of Australia promises to be a source of unforgettable memories and happiness for Muslim travellers. Get ready to plan your dreamlike adventure, and start exploring Western Australia's wonders!