Explore the boundless opportunities awaiting you in Western Australia.

During your visit, you'll have many exciting options to choose from. You can explore beautiful white beaches and vast outback landscapes and immerse yourself in one of the world's oldest living cultures. You can also visit UNESCO World Heritage reefs and rock formations, catch world-class surf, indulge in premium wineries, and even swim with dolphins. With so many possibilities, you'll have to make some tough decisions to ensure an unforgettable experience.

Aboriginal people in Australia thrived for thousands of years by adapting to their environment and living a nomadic lifestyle that worked with the natural elements and harsh weather conditions. Today, Australian culture is a blend of Western traditions, the distinct geography of the continent, and the influence of both native peoples and British colonisation from 1788. Multiple waves of multi-ethnic migration have also contributed to Australia's unique mix of traditional customs and modern influences.

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Discover the wonders of Western Australia's Golden Outback, one of the largest states in the world, covering an area of over 2.5 million square kilometres, which is around one-third of Australia's total landmass. This region offers a vast and diverse range of experiences, making it an ideal destination for an unforgettable road trip adventure. Start planning your next trip today!

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The forests in Western Australia have a remarkable variety of plants and animals that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. This is because they are isolated geographically, which has resulted in a unique mix of biodiversity. Some of the trees that are worth mentioning are jarrah, karri, marri, tingle, and tuart. Additionally, over 12,000 species of wildflowers thrive in the area. Furthermore, the forests are home to a diverse range of wildlife that includes 141 of Australia's 207 mammal species, 439 reptile species, and 1,600 fish species, such as the well-known red kangaroos and crocodiles.

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Embarking on a road trip through Western Australia is an opportunity to explore some of Australia's most iconic landscapes. The picturesque and rugged beauty of WA is best enjoyed through a 4WD adventure, whether it takes a few days, weeks, or even longer.

There are driving routes to discover that will take you to the worlds most pristine coastlines, the heart of premium wine country, and through spectacular gorges and outback regions. All you need is a sense of adventure and a packed bag to discover what WA has to offer.

Below is an excellent link to our friends over at RAC WA have prepared to show you what our great state has to offer.
WA's Best Road Trips

To plan your trip, download "Western Australia Road Trips Guide" and explore the most popular routes. As the most significant state in Australia, it can be challenging to decide where to go. Refer to some valuable websites listed below to help plan your adventure. Use the Road Trips Guide to help plan your trip with Itineraries Planner

We have provided you with a comprehensive driving guide for travelling on WA roads, available in multiple languages. Welcome to Country Roads.


Tourism Western Australia
The official home of travel and tourism information for Western Australia. Find everything you need to know
to plan your Australian holiday.

Australia's South West
Australia's South West offers a destination of diversity. Experience it all by travelling the entire length of the region, or design your own journey.

Destination Perth
Destination Perth is the official travel website to uncover activities, future events, what to do and places to visit in Perth and the surrounds.

Australia's Coral Coast
Stretching along 1,100km of coastline from Cervantes, two hours north of Perth, Western Australia, to the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef, Australia's Coral Coast is home to stunning bays, fascinating wildlife and rugged landscapes.

Australia's Golden Outback
Covering 54 per cent of Western Australia, the region stretches from the rugged red earth of Mt Augustus and Kennedy Ranges in the north to the sweeping snow-white beaches of Esperance and the South Coast.

Australia’s North West
The North West is an area of outstanding natural beauty and with such an expansive area comes an extensive variety of natural attractions; rugged ranges, thundering waterfalls, pristine beaches and unique wildlife.

West Australian Explorer
WA Explorer is your outdoor guide to travelling along the west coast of Australia. With over 12,000km of coastline, more sunshine than anywhere else in Australia and spectacular scenery, WA is a nature’s playground for almost any outdoor activity.

Tourism Australia
Western Australia is Australia's biggest state, covering nearly one-third of the continent. Its capital city, Perth, is home to a vibrant bar culture and breathtaking beaches. Just offshore from Perth is Rottnest Island, home of the quokka - a furry marsupial that appears to smile in selfies.

Lonely Planet
If the vast expanse of Western Australia (WA) was a separate nation, it would be the world's 10th-largest (bigger than Algeria, smaller than Kazakhstan). Most of WA's population clings to the coast, yet you can wander along a beach here without seeing another footprint.

If you're interested in exploring the outback on unsealed roads, renting a 4WD campervan is the perfect way to do so. However, keep in mind that it's not allowed to drive off gazetted roads, which are roads listed on a map or maintained by the council. In addition, access to some remote areas or islands is only permitted if you have prior permission from 4xploring Rentals and are driving a 4WD campervan.

We reserve the right to restrict your trip to certain areas for safety reasons, including access to islands via ferry. To ensure your safety, we will provide updates on road conditions at the start of your journey. If you need a permit for certain areas, we're happy to assist you with obtaining one. Please note that permission must be requested at the time of booking and can be withdrawn at the time of pickup.

Only with prior permission may you travel to:

  • Any island
  • Kangaroo Island (SA)
  • The station access road to Red Bluff on Quobba station (WA)
  • The Holland Track (WA)
  • Bungle Bungles (WA)
  • Cape Leveque (WA)
  • Kalumburu Road (WA)
  • Warburton Road (WA)
  • Oodnadatta Track (SA)
  • Birdsville Track (SA)
  • Simpson Desert (NT, SA)
  • Tanami Track (NT, WA)
  • Gibb River Road (WA)
  • Plenty Highway (NT)
  • Finke Road (NT)
  • Central Arnhem Road (NT)
  • Arnhem Land in general (NT)
  • Gunbarrel Highway (WA, NT)
  • Any other remote areas

Visiting Regional WA

When travelling in Australia, safety should be a top priority due to the country's challenging terrain, extreme weather, and isolation from services and people. To have a positive and memorable experience in Western Australia, be prepared for unexpected delays and emergencies.

If you're planning a driving holiday in one of the world's largest states, be aware of the long distances, varied conditions, and large "road trains" that can be up to 53.5 meters in length. Overtaking these vehicles requires thorough consideration. Additionally, Aussies drive on the "wrong" side of the road, so mainland Europeans should familiarize themselves with the road rules in Australia before getting behind the wheel. It's also important to note that there are strict laws regarding alcohol consumption in WA, so don't drink and drive.

Here's further information to ensure your trip around our wonderful state is as amazing as the scenery.

We should prioritize protecting our environment, especially in WA where we have valuable and diverse ecosystems. It's important to show respect for our natural and cultural heritage and work towards preserving it for future generations to appreciate.

If you plan to travel through WA during bushfire season, there's no need to panic. Simply make sure you're well-prepared and stay up to date on which routes to take. You can find information about the current situation in your area on the Department of Fire and Emergency Services website, or feel free to contact us for assistance.

If you plan on driving in Australia, it's important to know that driving laws and regulations vary by state. Depending on where you'll be driving, you may need to carry an International Driver's Licence along with your foreign licence. In other states, you'll need to have your foreign licence translated into English and carry both documents with you. For more information, visit the official website of the Australian Automobile Association.

Fishing is a beloved activity in Western Australia, but it can come with risks. To stay safe, it's crucial to stay updated on weather and wave conditions in your fishing location and to have the proper safety equipment on hand.

If you encounter an emergency situation, please dial 000 (triple zero) for ambulance, police, and fire emergency services. If you plan to travel to Western Australia during bushfire season, it is important to be prepared and stay informed. Feel free to ask us about the necessary actions to take and what to avoid. For more information on this topic, please refer to our resources. Fire and Emergency Services.

During the months of November to April, the northwest Australian coastline from Broome to Exmouth is susceptible to cyclones. To stay informed about any potential warnings, please visit the appropriate channels. Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Did you know that Western Australia has a stunning coastline spanning 12,000 kilometres? However, it's important to note that surf and marine conditions can differ greatly. To ensure your safety, please make sure to read safety signs, consult with locals, and swim only between the red and yellow Lifesaving flags.

When in Perth, keep in mind that it is the sunniest city in Australia, which means you will be spending a lot of time outdoors. For your protection, always apply sunscreen, wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses, and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

Don't forget to follow the 'Slip! Slop! Slap!’ rule.


For all your exploration ideas and inspiration.


One-day hikes & multi-day guided treks of the North West Cape and world heritage-listed Ningaloo Coast with Trek Ningaloo. Trek Ningaloo offers you a truly intimate small group immersive experience in this wild and wonderful part of Australia.

 Experience the stark and striking contrasts of the rugged Cape Range and the outstanding beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Coast on one of our one-day hikes or multi-day guided treks with our experienced wilderness guide as he leads you safely on a journey that spans millennia.


Explore the the breathtaking Ningaloo Reef on exclusive small group eco tours with Exmouth Adventure Co. Sea kayak Ningaloo: imagine gliding silently over clear turquoise waters in your sea kayak, whilst spotting some of Ningaloo's abundant wildlife like turtles, rays, and schools of colourful fish.

Your snorkel and mask are at the ready so you can explore the stunning coral reefs and marine life. Get off the beaten track and immerse yourself in the real Ningaloo on our small group sea kayak and snorkel eco tours.


Only a short drive north of the Perth CBD, the Gravity Discovery Centre offers a wide variety of activities for all ages and interest groups, from families to backpackers and eco tourists. Situated amongst pristine bushland in a worldwide recognized biodiversity hotspot, the amazing Flora and Fauna you may encounter on one of our bush walks is truly breathtaking.

Children as well as adults will be thrilled when climbing the Leaning Tower of Gingin, reaching the very top and dropping water balloons or just enjoying the view is a memorable adventure for the whole family!.


Waitoc's vision is to see the creation of a vibrant authentic Aboriginal tourism industry as an integral component of Australian tourism. They aim for Western Australia to become the premier destination in Australia for authentic Aboriginal experiences by raising the profile of Aboriginal tourism at a state, national and international level.


Are you looking for a nature-filled day trip? Woody Island, located just 15km off the coast of Esperance, is the perfect destination. With various swimming bays, bush walks, snorkelling trails, and fishing spots, it's an ideal spot for families.


When discussing WA's diverse marine life, it would be impossible to leave out the orcas of Bremer Bay, even though they are technically part of the dolphin family. Bremer Bay is a small coastal township that boasts the largest congregation of orcas in the southern hemisphere, making it the only place in Australia where you're guaranteed to encounter these apex predators.

It is an exciting time for the Aboriignal tourism sector to become a key player in the tourism industry, showcasing their unique point of the difference to the world.

To reach Woody Island, you can take a ferry which will take approximately an hour to get to the island's jetty. The island is only 1.5km long, so it's best to start your adventure at the furthest point and make your way back. Begin at Twiggy's Landing lookout and then head to Skinny Dip Bay for a peaceful walk and a swim. Your day can end with a sunset snorkel at Shearwater Bay.

Every year, from January to March, over 150 orcas traverse the Bremer Marine Park to feed on prey. In addition to orcas, the canyon is also home to sperm, pilot, and beaked whales, who take advantage of the nutrient-rich waters as feeding grounds. These whales mainly feed on giant squid in the area. For those who are interested in getting up close with the bay's whales, daily orca research expeditions depart fromBremer Bay from late January to April


Discover the Munda Biddi Trail, which means 'path through the forest' in the local Noongar language, a renowned off-road cycling adventure that can be found right here in Western Australia. This 1,000-kilometre track extends from Mundaring to Albany and takes mountain bikers through eucalyptus forests, farmland, and coastal ecosystems.

Since it's mainly off-road, you can be completely immersed in nature without the annoyance of cars passing by. Before you embark on the journey, ensure you ride a certified mountain bike or hybrid with wide, off-road tires. If you need to hire your wheels, head over to Rock and Roll Mountain Biking to book your bike. Front suspension and disc brakes are highly recommended as essential requirements. If you're looking for additional assistance in traversing large bumps, consider full-suspension bikes. Racing, touring, and recumbent bikes are not appropriate for this trail.


WA's coastline is absolutely stunning, and there's no better way to take it all in than from the sky. If you're looking for an exhilarating adventure, consider giving skydiving a try. Lucky for you, there are plenty of tour operators available to choose from. They offer jumps over Rottnest Island, the Avon Valley, or Jurien Bay's beautiful coastline.

Don't worry if you're new to skydiving - most operators don't require any prior experience. All the gear will be provided, and you'll likely need to arrive a few hours early for your flight. Plus, some companies offer the option to have your jump recorded on a GoPro so that you can relive the experience over and over again.


Hot air ballooning might not seem like the most thrilling activity at first glance, but if you're afraid of heights, being lifted into the sky in a basket can definitely get your heart racing.

You'll encounter these massive balloons at dawn when they're filled with the roaring flames that lift them off the ground. Northam, located in the Avon Valley, is a highly sought-after destination for hot-air ballooning in the state. A ride in one of these balloons offers breathtaking views of the surrounding area and the chance to capture some truly stunning photos from heights of nearly 600 meters.