Western Australia vacations
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
Photos of 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.
Located in the heart of the Shark Bay World Heritage region of Western Australia, the Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort overlooks the famous Dolphin Beach.
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 Ningaloo Reef is an exclusive safari camp hidden in the white sand dunes of Western Australia's Cape Range National Park.
Set on 53 acres of private nature reserve, this peaceful accommodation consists of five spacious fully self-contained cottages.
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.
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.
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.
Set in 40 acres of lush forested gardens and overlooking a private lake, Cape Lodge has an idyllic country setting.
Set in beautifully manicured gardens in the heart of Margaret River, Rosewood Guesthouse is ideally located for you to enjoy all that this stunning area has to offer.