Western Australia Public Holidays 2018
This page contains a calendar of all 2018 Western Australia public holidays. Please scroll down to view.
Western Australia is the quintessential “outback state” of the continent, and it is filled with adventures waiting to happen and places of great interest just waiting to be explored. The many Western Australia public holidays in 2018 are a perfect opportunity to go on holiday locally, interstate, or even to our overseas neighbours.
Some of the best long weekends in 2018 for touring Western Australia include: Australia Day Weekend, created by Australia Day (January 26th) falling on a Friday; a three-day weekend for Queen’s Birthday (September 24th), which comes on a Monday in 2018; and Christmas, with Christmas Day falling on a Tuesday and Boxing Day falling on a Wednesday. By taking off Christmas Eve for annual leave, a five-day holiday weekend is gained.
Things to see and do in Western Australia in 2018
Some of the best ways to take advantage of Western Australia’s public holidays in 2018 include:
Visit Margaret River, only a three-hour drive south from Perth. You will find the area filled with beautiful vineyards, scenic lookout points, and numerous caves and rock formations. At Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge, you can explore dozens of popular caverns, while at Ngilgi Cave, you can learn of ancient Aboriginal myths. At Meelup and other beaches, you can walk the white sands, swim the turquoise waters, and enjoy the rocks and crags that give such “character” to the area’s coast.
Tour the Pemberton region, towards the southwestern tip of Western Australia. There, you can peruse the many historic buildings in-town or take in the sight of the vast surrounding forest lands. Visit D’Entrecasteaux National Park to swim in Lake Jasper, Australia’s largest freshwater lake; stop by Gloucester National Park to see its famed, towering karri trees; and travel the Bibbulmun Track, that winds its way through Pemberton’s woodlands and past a plethora of wildlife and stunning wildflowers.
Head out to Monkey Mia, in the far northwestern region of Western Australia. Monkey Mia is the prime location in the state for viewing protected sea life, sea fowl, and pristine oceanic coast. You can feed and get up close with bottlenosed dolphins and likely spot a shark or dugong in Shark Bay. Fishing, snorkeling, diving, bushwalking, and viewing the stromalite rock formations at Hamelin Pool are also popular activities.
Public Holidays 2018
|1 Jan||Mon||New Year's Day|
|26 Jan||Fri||Australia Day|
|5 Mar||Mon||Labour Day|
|30 Mar||Fri||Good Friday|
|2 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
|25 Apr||Wed||Anzac Day|
|4 Jun||Mon||Western Australia Day|
|24 Sep||Mon||Queen's Birthday|
|25 Dec||Tue||Christmas Day|
|26 Dec||Wed||Boxing Day|
Visit wa.gov.au for the original release.
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