Nature and wildlife experiences in Western Australia's Golden Outback are truly out of this world.

From the soaring heights of Mount Augustus in the north and the deep blue waters of the Recherche Archipelago in the south, to the famous Wave Rock in the Wheatbelt region.

Nature’s calendar is full of unique and spectacular events, including the annual migration of whales, the nesting season for migratory and native birds and, of course, the bloom of brilliantly coloured Western Australian wildflowers in winter and spring.

The untouched wilderness of the region's national parks and reserves are also home to an incredibly diverse variety of plants and animal life. Here, you can encounter everything from tiny, endangered marsupials inhabiting woodlands, to birds and lizards thriving in the harsh deserts of the Australian Outback.

In the Murchison region, you can view some of the oldest rock formations in the world – enormous boulders and ranges which have dominated the landscape since the beginning of time. Many of these rocks are the subject of fascinating Aboriginal Dreamtime stories, and also provide the perfect vantage point for experiencing the spectacle of a real Australian outback sunset.

Nature's Calendar

Mother Nature was at her most creative when she came up with the natural wonderland in Western Australia’s Golden Outback. Here she pieced together an extraordinary tapestry of natural beauty, with an ever-changing spectacle of natural miracles to admire.

One such spectacle is the annual whale migration. Every year from around June to October, humpback and southern right whales inhabit waters off the coast of Australia’s Golden Outback. These gentle marine giants are breathtakingly impressive, especially as they leap from the ocean in awesome acrobatic displays. You can experience the incredible sensation of viewing a whale up close on a boat charter tour. Otherwise, stand on the beach or a cliff top to look out for these mighty ocean beasts.

It’s also common to spot dolphins and sea lions in Australia’s Golden Outback’s southern waters. These charming marine mammals inhabit the area the whole year round, often presenting many treasured, viewing opportunities.

This region of pristine coastal beauty is also renowned for its birds. Here you can watch majestic seabirds cruise the thermals off the coast, you can experience the delicate beauty of bush birds in the many national parks and you can watch mesmerised by the grace of Cape Barren geese as they migrate to the region each year. Many of these species nest in the region in spring, offering still more opportunity to delight in nature’s wonders.

Spring also marks the onset of the annual wildflower season. This natural spectacle brightens the landscape with lashings of brilliant colour from around September to November each year.

During this time the region’s many national parks are particularly lovely, with whole bush-scapes ablaze with pockets of colour.

The Fitzgerald River National Park is particularly impressive. It contains nearly 20 percent of WA’s plant species and more than 1,900 species of flowering plants. The combination is a veritable wildflower garden which never fails to impress.

*Please note that viewing of wildlife cannot be guaranteed, although it is quite common - especially when in season.