Western Australia has no shortage of places to go or visit, but those that need travellers’ attention most right now are the communities that have been especially hard-hit by recent bushfires and travel restrictions.
One of the easiest ways you can show your support and have a direct hand in helping these communities get back on their feet is by packing up the car, hitting the road and visiting these destinations yourself. These trips become even more rewarding when you have a litany of things to do, see and experience – courtesy of both locals and other travellers who also know the area well. Expect tips for the bakery with the best hot pie, the lookout point with the best views of the sunset, the best time to visit the weekend farmers’ market, and the experiences that many of the guidebooks gloss over. Your time in regional WA can be as varied as you like. Explore the surrounds of Perth on a day trip from the WA capital, or have a weekend adventure to Margaret River and the South West. Move north along the Coral Coast for stretches of golden sand and continue north to the remarkable landscapes of the Kimberley and around Broome. There are also pristine shores – including the beach with the whitest sand in Australia – plus mining history to discover throughout Esperance and the Golden Outback.
Look at what awaits you throughout Western Australia on your travels below and start booking your trip today.
Perth & Surrounds
- Places to keep in mind: Fremantle, Swan Valley, Rottnest Island, Rockingham
Margaret River & South West
- Places to keep in mind: Bunbury, Augusta, Albany, Busselton, Donnybrook
Australia's Coral Coast
- Places to keep in mind: Ningaloo Reef, Coral Bay, Monkey Mia, Geraldton, Exmouth, Shark Bay
Broome & The Kimberley
- Places to keep in mind: Port Hedland, Karratha, Mackerel Islands, Halls Creek, Kununurra
Esperance & Golden Outback
- Places to keep in mind: Kalgoorlie, Eucla, Leonara, Meekatharra, Mt Magnet, Newman
When to go & weather:
A year round holiday destination with a mediterranean climate in the south, desert in the east and tropical conditions in the north.
- Summer: (December - February) very hot and dry with little rainfall
- Autumn/Spring (March - May, September - November) warm and sunny, colourful flora
- Winter: (June - August) relatively cool and wet, tropical
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