Distances between towns stretch out in Western Australia, and time seems to slow down, much more than in other parts of the country. Sparsely populated, the region mostly flies under the radar, overshadowed by the attention-grabbing southeast. But, as our specialists will tell you, there’s much to experience here. You can stop in offbeat towns with raffish convict backstories, such as Fremantle or Albany. There are the karri-forested winelands of the Margaret River region, and the rock formations of Kalbarri National Park. And, some of the area’s greatest treasures lie underwater: Ningaloo Marine Park is home to a healthy fringing reef that witnesses annual whale shark migrations.
Our specialists know Western Australia’s sights extremely well and can plan you a comprehensive tailor-made trip starting from the main gateway, the gleaming city of Perth. They’ll offer their recommendations for how to spend your time in and around the state capital (including its best beaches), but they’ll also encourage you to go off-piste. You could pound the trails in national parks reminiscent of the Outback, such as Cape Range (a peninsula hewn with caves, canyons and gorges). Drive through the desert of the Heartlands, with its curious limestone pillars, or wind down completely in distinctly uncommercial Shark Bay.
Places to visit in Western Australia
Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting Western Australia, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travelers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.
Suggested itineraries featuring Western Australia
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Western Australia, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Western Australia
Places & hotels on the map
Places in and around Western Australia
- Albany Western Australia
- Cape Range National Park Western Australia
- Denmark Western Australia
- Fremantle Western Australia
- The Heartlands Western Australia
- Kalbarri National Park Western Australia
- Karijini Western Australia
- The Kimberley Western Australia
- Margaret River Western Australia
- Ningaloo Marine Park Western Australia
- Pemberton Western Australia
- Perth Western Australia
- Shark Bay Western Australia
- Nambung National Park Western Australia
- Broome Western Australia
- Derby Western Australia
- Cape Lévêque, Dampier Peninsula Western Australia
- Purnululu (Bungle Bungle) National Park Western Australia
- El Questro Wilderness Park Western Australia
- Kununurra Western Australia
Accommodation choices for Western Australia
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Western Australia. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.