The largest state in Australia, and the second largest in the world, Western Australia has opened itself up to be the new tourism destination for Indian travellers. With new attractions, hotels, and a brand new stadium, Perth is hitting all the right spots as a capital city that&rsquos affordable, safe, and clean.
A bustling metropolis, Perth is a hub of food, drinks, culture, entertainment and sports. The new state-of-the-art Optus Stadium opened in January last year and has been dubbed the &lsquoworld&rsquos most beautiful stadium&rsquo for its architecture. More importantly, the 60,000-seater will be hosting the T20 World Cup 2020 match between India and South Africa in October next year. They&rsquove also recently opened and developed 35 hotels and increased their room capacity by 3,000.
But there&rsquos more to Western Australia than just its big cities and stadiums. En route to become the gateway to the rest of Australia, the state also boasts of 12,500 km of coastline, migrating whales, underwater reefs and the ever adorable Quokka. The region is a biodiversity hotspot and is home to 60 per cent of the world&rsquos wildflowers.
Clear skies, pristine beaches, dolphins, penguins, food and wine, you&rsquod be hard-pressed to for time trying to explore all that Western Australia has to offer. The state&rsquos Premier Mark McGowan has invested in trying to encourage Indian tourists and students to consider Western Australia as their next destination by developing and reviving the cities as well as its natural offerings. The state is in talks with India to start direct flights to Perth and consequently, present the state as a leisure, sport and nature-tourism destination to the world.