Western Australia, or “WA” as many call it, boasts some of the most incredible landscape attractions in Australia.
WA covers the entire western third of Australia and is made up mostly of arid outback.
Most of its inhabitants are concentrated in the south-west corner of the state including the picturesque Perth and Margaret River wine region.
The Kimberley Region is locted in the far North and is home to:
- Incredible rock formations
- A thriving pearling industry
- Ancient aboriginal rock art
- Broome (a beach resort town)
- And even camels!
Given it’s size, WA is a great place to road-trip, with many tracks to explore, sites to see and coastal drives.
Click here to learn more about Western Australia & the top things to do.
Top Things to See & Do in Western Australia:
- Explore Perth City
- Visit the Pinnacles Desert
- Swim with Whale Sharks at Ningaloo Reef
- Scuba diving and snorkelling at Coral Bay and Exmouth
- Do a road trip from Perth to Margaret River
- Explore the east coast of Western Australia, driving through Albany, Denmark and Esperance
- Drive along the Esperance Great Ocean Road
- Road-trip up to Broome
Given the sheer size of Western Australia, the best way to get around the entire state is to hire a car, 4WD or motorhome.
However, if only planning to explore Perth, it’s very easy to get around the city via public transport.
Local buses cover most areas in the city and trains can take you to the outskirts of the city (eg. Fremantle). There are also some free zones that you can take advantage of.
Given the city’s great weather, walking and biking are also great options all year round.
Best transport options in Perth:
- Hire a bike
- Catch public transport
- Hire a car
- Book a Taxi/Uber
- Hire a car, 4WD or campervan
- Local flights between the main cities
- Local bus/coach
The Best Adventure Activities in Western Australia are:
- Tree-top climbing
- Swim with Whale Sharks
- Killer Whale Spotting at Bremer Bay
- Go winery-hopping in Margaret River
- Take a 4WD out bush to explore the many off-road trails
- Scuba Diving
- Surfing along the south coast beaches
- Sandboarding in Lancelin
- Watch the stars at the Pinnacles Desert
- Cost of Living 65% 65%
- Safety 90% 90%
- Landscapes & Scenery 100% 100%
- Tourist Attractions & Things to Do 85% 85%
- Adventure Rating 90% 90%
Disclaimer: Always check the smartraveller.gov.au website (or related) before travelling overseas, for their latest safety updates, advice and recommendations.
Bring extra joy to your holiday with these top things to do in Perth for animal and nature-lovers. Click here to read more.
Planning a road-trip around Western Australia? Here are our top tips and recommendations for travellers when camping in Western Australia. Read more here.
Planning a trip to Coral Bay, Western Australia? Before you go, ensure to check out our 7 best things to do at Coral Bay. Click here to read more.
Are you planning a road trip from Perth to Esperance? Here we provide a detailed itinerary to guide you from Perth to Esperance, and back to Perth. Read more here.
Keen to swim with whale sharks in Western Australia? Ningaloo Reef is one of the BEST destinations in Australia to do it. Want to learn more? Click here.
Diving in Western Australia is an experience like no other, and should definitely be added to your bucket list! Click here to learn more about the top 6 dive sites in WA.
MY TOP 3 RECOMMENDED GEAR FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Clothes packing cells are great because they allow you to organise your clothes into different sections.
That way you can find an item you want, without having to pull out EVERYTHING within your bag (eg. a warm jumper).
Personally, I loved using different packing cells – one for my warm clothes and another for my Summer clothes.
Australia has some of the highest levels of UV radiation in the world.
In fact, the UV radiation here is so strong, that it can even cause sunburn in as little as 11 minutes (on a fine summer day).
This is why sunscreen is a critical item to add to your travel gear packing list.
This is particularly important if planning to travel around WA in Summer.
Thinking of travelling solo?
Amazing! Ensure to check out our Solo Travel page that is loaded with important advice & tips to know before you go.
They will help you to prepare for the journey and overcome any personal obstacles you experience during your trip.
Need help or guidance on what to pack?
Finding the right gear for your trip can be overwhelming and expensive – especially if you don’t know where to start.
On our Travel Gear page, I list my favourite travel gear and accessories to help you narrow down the field, save money and buy quality gear at reasonable prices.
Ready to take the big leap?
There’s no doubt that planning and booking your trip is the most exciting part for any new adventure.
Here I outline 20 steps that you need to know in order to plan and book a successful trip & have fun whilst doing it.