Western Australia (WA) has a huge coastline – 13,000 kilometres on the mainland and another 8,000 kilometres on offshore islands – much of it remote and accessible only by boat.
To me, that is one of the great attractions. Major centres and small fishing settlements outside the Perth metropolitan area are several hours’ drive by road. In this regard, they are relatively quiet, and much of the coastal scenery is as it was when Dutch sailors first encountered Australia, driven across the Southern and Indian oceans by the Roaring 40s
many centuries ago.