Tag: Western Australia
October 19 (TravelAndy): Recently launched art installation Field of Light: Avenue of Honour has attracted more than 12,000 visitors since it opened to the public on October 4 in Albany, Western Australia.
Created by British artist Bruce Munro, the installation consists of 16,000 glass spheres which illuminate the Avenue of Honour at Albany’s Mount Clarence in whites, yellows and golds – the colours of Australia and New Zealand’s national flowers.
Field of Light: Avenue of Honour will coincide with the conclusion of the Anzac Centenary commemorations, exhibiting from October 4, 2018 to Anzac Day 2019. Field of Light: Avenue of Honour is proudly supported by the State Government, through Tourism Western Australia’s Regional Events Program and Lotterywest. Continue reading Art installation attracts thousands in Western Australia
September 28 (TravelAndy): Albany will become a beacon for honouring the service and sacrifice of the Anzacs when Field of Light: Avenue of Honour opens in Albany in the first week of October.
Adorning the Avenue of Honour on Mount Clarence, thousands of visitors are expected to wander through the display of more than 16,000 lights, crafted by world-renowned artist Bruce Munro.
The shining glass spheres represent the colours of Australia and New Zealand’s national flowers. Field of Light: Avenue of Honour will coincide with the conclusion of the Anzac Centenary commemorations, exhibiting from October 4, 2018 to Anzac Day 2019. Continue reading Albany alight to honour Anzac sacrifice
September 26 (TravelAndy): Western Australia is home to an array of natural attractions that drive visitors from near and far to see nature at its best.
The state is currently experiencing one of its biggest wildflower seasons on record, with an abundance of blooms on show from north to south. Between now and November, visitors can check-out more than 8,000 species of wildflowers throughout Western Australia’s southwest.
Hot spots include the Cape to Cape Track, Fitzgerald River National Park, Stirling Range National Park and Porongurup National Park. Continue reading Wildflower splendour in Western Australia
September 25 (TravelAndy): Visitors to Ningaloo Marine Park on Western Australia’s mid-north coast can look forward to swimming with humpback whales for at least another two years, with approvals now granted for the in-water interaction trials to continue for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.
Currently under way in Coral Bay and Exmouth, this year’s swimming with humpbacks experience will finish in October.
The tours, which start in August each year, complement the region’s other nature-based offerings such as whale shark swims (March to July), and manta ray interactions which are available year round. Continue reading Swimming with humpbacks to continue in Western Australia
September 21 (TravelAndy): Virgin Australia’s inaugural direct service from Perth in Western Australia to Hobart in Tasmania got under way earlier this week.
August 24 (TravelAndy): If you’ve never heard of Wara Art, that is all about to change. While some rural communities have their scarecrows and The York Festival has its sculpture competition the Hay Bale Challenge, Japan has Wara Art – a spectacular example of a highly creative use of straw.
Wara (rice straw) Art was developed as a way of finding a creative use of the excess straw leftover at the end of the rice harvest. Once used to make things like tatami mats, rice straw has been replaced by modern synthetic materials, leaving farmers with an abundance of straw.
The resulting sculptures spawned a new art practice and Wara Art Festivals are now held each year throughout Japan. For the first time, Wara Art is leaving Asia and coming to York where we will create our own spectacular straw sculptures. Continue reading Rice straw magic at Wara Art Festival
August 14 (TravelAndy): The popular Perth Festival is returning in February next year, with the free opening event – Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak – supported by the state government, through Tourism WA.
This amazing light and sound production will showcase Perth’s iconic Kings Park, and two streams of understanding about our land: Noongar knowledge and Western science, within the beauty of our unique natural environment.
Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak is exclusive to Perth and was a highlight of the 2017 Festival. Continue reading Perth Festival 2019 first shows revealed
August 3 (TravelAndy): The 2018 wildflower season in Western Australia is shaping up to be the best and biggest display the Coral Coast region has seen in a decade.
Botanical experts from Kings Park have forecast the season will begin in early August, with thousands of species on display.
The Coral Coast is home to three of Australia’s 15 National Biodiversity Hotspots. Continue reading Coral Coast in full bloom in Western Australia
July 19 (TravelAndy): There’s never been a better time for travellers to plan a springtime wildflower holiday to WA, with recent rainfall indicating a bumper wildflower season in parts of the State.
WA’s wildflower season is the largest flower show on Earth and a true spectacle of colour. With more than 12,000 species, more than 60 per cent of which are found nowhere else in the world, they colour the landscapes from coast to forest and city to outback.
The six-month flowering season begins in the north in June on the vast outback plains of the Pilbara, Goldfields and Coral Coast where vibrant blooms contrast with pindan earth, rugged canyons and turquoise sea. Continue reading Western Australia set for a bumper wildflower season
July 6 (TravelAndy): A direct flight will start operating between Western Australia and Tasmania from September.
Virgin Australia will operate the flight.
The Perth to Hobart service will run three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
According to the National Visitor Survey in Australia, around 41,300 Tasmanians visit WA each year and this figure is set to grow with the direct air link. Continue reading Perth-Hobart direct flight from September
June 30 (TravelAndy): People travelling to Monkey Mia and Carnarvon will benefit from discounted airfares offered by Regional Express (Rex), from July 2, 2018.
The Perth-Monkey Mia-Carnarvon air route will be serviced by Rex after a five-year agreement to provide regulated air services was signed between the state government and Rex earlier this year.
An innovative approach to reducing airfares on the route has resulted in Rex engaging with the owner of Shark Bay Airport (commonly referred to as Monkey Mia Airport), RAC; the Shire of Carnarvon, owner of Carnarvon Airport; and Perth Airport, to implement the Rex Community Fare scheme. Continue reading Reduced fares for Monkey Mia and Carnarvon flights
June 15 (TravelAndy): Bungoolee Tours has launched a new website, allowing visitors to book tours online.
There is the option to join respected Bunuba elder Dillon Andrews on a culturally insightful journey through the heart of Windjana Gorge, or venture deep beneath the limestone of Napier Range and discover the secrets of Tunnel Creek and its spiritual significance to the Bunuba people.
While there, tour-goers have a chance to meet Boab Nut Carvers, who share the unique local story behind each carving. Continue reading Australia: Aboriginal tour group goes online