Rottnest Island, Perth region, WA © Tourism Western Australia

Backpacker's guide to the west coast

The Pinnacles, Nambung National Park, WA © Tourism Western Australia

The Pinnacles, Nambung National Park, Western Australia

Mount Lawley, Perth, WA © Tourism Western Australia

Mount Lawley, Perth, Western Australia

Rottnest Island, near Perth, WA © Tourism Western Australia

Rottnest Island, near Perth, Western Australia

Fremantle Prison, Fremantle, WA © Fremantle Prison

Fremantle Prison, Fremantle, Western Australia

Swimming with manta rays, near Coral Bay, Ningaloo Reef, Coral Coast, WA © Coral Bay Research Station

Swimming with manta rays, near Coral Bay, Ningaloo Reef, Coral Coast, Western Australia

Bootleg Brewery, Wilyabrup, Margaret River region, WA © Tourism Western Australia

Bootleg Brewery, Wilyabrup, Margaret River region, Western Australia

Lake Argyle Resort, East Kimberley, WA © Tourism Western Australia

Lake Argyle Resort, East Kimberley, Western Australia

The Gap, Torndirrup National Park, Albany, WA © Western Australia Parks and Wildlife

The Gap, Torndirrup National Park, Albany, Western Australia

Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk, Nornalup, WA © Western Australia Parks and Wildlife

Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk, Nornalup, Western Australia

Surfing at Gnaraloo Station, near Carnarvon, Coral Coast, Ningaloo Reef, WA. © Coral Coast Tourism

Surfing at Gnaraloo Station, near Carnarvon, Coral Coast, Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia