Cape Leveque , Western Australia © Dan Paris
- Top things to do
- Getting to Western Australia
Swim with the ocean’s gentle giants, savour some of Australia’s best wines and marvel at larger-than-life landscapes in Western Australia.
Western Australia is incredibly vast and diverse; as the largest state, it covers nearly one-third of the country. From baffling rock formations and ancient Aboriginal sites to sweeping green vineyards of world-class wineries and unbelievably clear ocean waters, Western Australia is the land of endless exploration.
Your style of travel may very well dictate where you visit in Western Australia. Those looking for adventure and wide open spaces should head north of Perth to explore the Coral Coast, Ningaloo Reef and The Kimberley. If you love a bit of indulgence, secluded beaches and fine food and wine, make sure you visit South West Western Australia for its laid-back luxury.
- Swim with whale sharks on Ningaloo Reef
- Sunbathe with kangaroos at Lucky Bay in Esperance or meet a quokka on Rottnest Island
- Sip wine and relax in Margaret River
You can fly directly into Perth from some international hubs, and there are daily flights here from most capital cities.
From Perth, you can fly to regional airports including Broome (the main hub for the Kimberley) and Learmonth (for Ningaloo Reef). After you arrive, hire a car to venture further afield. Western Australia is what road trip dreams are made of; explore the state on the Gibb River Road or South West Edge road trip.