I am planning a trip to visit my brother (lives in Melbourne) over xmas and new year's. I plan on being in Australia for around 25 days. My brother mentioned visiting the western territories as he has been wanting to go. I am not sure how much time I would be spending there, but I would really appreciate some ideas on timelines, carriers (should I/can I just fly back to the states from Perth?) and of course activities! I've seen that you can swim with the whale sharks there, which I would LOVE to do! If anyone has done this (either in Aus or elsewhere) I would love some feedback on it. Ideas, comments, suggestions are GREATLY appreciated! Thanks so much!