Adventure awaits in Western Australia! Explore lunar landscapes, pink lakes, towering forests and the glorious Outback on epic road trips. Sunny Perth is the perfect start to any western adventure. With direct flights from numerous destinations, it’s the gateway to Australia’s largest State. Almost a county within its own right. With such a large area to cover it is best to break it down into three distinct regions. Head south and along the coast to Esperance for exceptional beaches or to Margret River for high-quality wine. Travel north to experience the magnificent Coral Coast, home to the underwater paradise of Ningaloo Reef. The reef offers you the chance to swim with manta rays and majestic whale sharks. Exmouth is one of many great places for exploring the reef. For those looking to get truly off the beaten track, the wild Outback of The Kimberley is for you! Most explore outwards from Broome, where large swaths of wilderness defined by rugged ranges, dramatic gorges, semi-arid savanna and isolated coastline await.

With such a vast area to cover each of which offers so much to explore and do, you’ll need plenty of time to truly explore this great expanse of Australia. Especially if factoring in the great distances you’ll have to cover between locations. Those adventurous enough to explore though are rewarded with some of the very best Australia and our planet has to offer.

Top Recommendations

  • Swim, dive and snorkel, with whale sharks, manta rays and an abundance of other marine life in Ningaloo Reef
  • Take a road trip along the Coral Coast, where coastal wonders meet ancient landscapes
  • Explore the large swaths of wilderness defined by rugged ranges, dramatic gorges, semi-arid savanna and a largely isolated coastline of The Kimberley
  • Sample craft breweries, boutique shops and world-class wineries in the small town of Margaret River
  • Esperance – home to Australia’s whitest sands contras against striking turquoise waters
  • Take a selfie with the country’s most adorable marsupial, the quokka, on Rottnest Island

When to Visit

For any destination of this size, the best time to visit again varies by region. The northern region has a distinct wet and dry season, so for holidays north of Perth the best time to visit is from April to October when the weather is dry and not too hot. For trips to, or south of Perth, the best time to visit is during the Australian summer months of November to March.

Average monthly high and low temperatures, plus average monthly rainfall and days with rain can be seen below for Perth & Broome.