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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.

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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

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    Places in and around 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.

    • Kings Den, Cape Howe Cottages, Denmark

      Cape Howe Cottages

      First Class

      Set on 53 acres of private nature reserve, this peaceful accommodation consists of five spacious fully self-contained cottages.

    • Warders Hotel, Fremantle

      Warders Hotel

      First Class

      A fantastic window to Fremantle's past - the Warders Hotel is a characterful boutique property, perfectly located in this quirky beachside suburb.

    • Cruise at Monkey Mia

      Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

      Medium

      Located in the heart of the Shark Bay World Heritage region of Western Australia, the Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort overlooks the famous Dolphin Beach.

    • The Beach House at Bayside, Albany

      The Beach House at Bayside

      First Class

      Beach House at Bayside is a charming guesthouse that combines a fresh and colorful Tuscan villa style with a beautiful location, and is just a short walk from the beach.

    • Sal Salis, Cape Range National Park & Ningaloo Reef

      Sal Salis

      First Class

      Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef is an exclusive safari camp hidden in the white sand dunes of Western Australia's Cape Range National Park.

    • Smiths Beach Resort, Margaret River

      Smiths Beach Resort

      First Class

      Relax in understated coastal elegance at this 'Small Luxury Hotel of the World' collection, situated in the heart of the stunning Margaret River Region of Western Australia. Do as much or as little as you like… the choice is yours.

    • QT Perth, Perth

      QT Perth

      First Class

      The QT is a fun and quirky boutique hotel, well located in the heart of the central business district. For first time visitors this is the perfect introduction to Perth’s laid-back West Coast style.

    • The Sebel Residence East Perth, Perth

      The Sebel East Perth

      First Class

      With well-equipped studios and apartments in a lively and attractive suburb, The Sebel East Perth offer a comfortable base for exploring the city. Its riverfront location, large pool, and gym make it an appealing home from home.

    • COMO The Treasury, Perth

      COMO The Treasury

      Deluxe

      Set in a grand, Victorian-era building, COMO The Treasury is sleek and contemporary inside with chic, designer interiors. With spacious rooms, a choice of dining options, a large indoor pool and highly regarded spa, it’s an extremely comfortable base.

    • Pullman Resort Bunker Bay, The Margaret River region

      Pullman Resort Bunker Bay

      First Class

      A stylish contemporary beachside option, Pullman Resort is perched on Bunker Bay in a peaceful and stunning corner of South Western Australia, overlooking the Indian Ocean.

    • Cape Lodge, The Margaret River region

      Cape Lodge

      Deluxe

      Set in 40 acres of lush forested gardens and overlooking a private lake, Cape Lodge has an idyllic country setting.