Western Australia Road Trip

Western Australia Travel Guide

Our Western Australia Travel Guide gives you the 101 on planning a visit to the “wildflower state”, home of four UNESCO World Heritage areas, some of the country’s most beautiful beaches, a fabulous wine region and lots and lots of red desert.

At half the size of the USA and almost as big as India, Western Australia is the largest state in Australia. It’s an excellent destination for those who like to travel off the beaten track. It provides a range of holiday experiences, from beautiful beaches and forests to deserts and even its own reef system.

The biggest drawcards:

  • Shark Bay and the Ningaloo Coast
  • Purnululu National Park – home of the Bungle Bungles
  • Margaret River and the South West – home of surf and wine
  • Broome – Pearls and the famous stairway to the moon

WA is worth the effort! If you are coming from Europe, you can fly directly from London to Perth and then continue to the east coast after your stopover.

Regions in Western Australia

Firstly, because Western Australia is so large, it’s probably a good idea to get your head around the regions.

Western Australia, or WA, for short, can be divided into five main areas:

  • Perth, Freemantle and Rottnest Island
  • The Coral Coast 
  • The Outback
  • The North West, Kimberley and Broome
  • The South West, Margaret River

Don’t expect to cover this state on a flying visit. Western Australia is best explored in at least two trips as the “best” time of year weather-wise is quite different north to south.

WA Travel Planning

Our Western Australia travel guide will help you decide which region, town and cities in Western Australia you should visit on your next trip. We cover the basics of planning a trip to WA and give you a quick rundown on the major tourist regions and the most popular things to do in the west’s cities and towns.

How to get to Western Australia

Western Australia covers one-third of the Australian continent. Unless you have more than a month, you might want to take a few flights or fly directly to your destination. WA is worth the effort!

International Airports in Western Australia

If you are coming from Europe, you can fly directly from London to Perth and then continue to the east coast after your stopover.

  • Perth – direct flights from Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Tokyo, the Middle East, Johannesburg, Auckland or London
  • Broome – direct flights from Perth and Darwin – some international flights in peak season.

Domestic Airports in Western Australia

With a state this big, it can be handy to cut some travel time by flying. Flying to one of these regional airports and renting a vehicle on arrival will help you see more of the state on a short visit.

  • Albany – Flight from Perth
  • Broome – Flight from Perth and seasonally from other states – eg Darwin and Sydney
  • Geraldton – Flights from Perth

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