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Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Perth & Western Australia

Western Australia offers some of the most spectacular scenery on the Australian continent

Australia’s biggest state, covering a landmass of almost a third of the continent, Western Australia has a wealth of activities to deliver to the discerning traveller. The capital city of Perth is an excellent destination to base your visit with a fantastic selection of hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions, as well as sensational beaches.

This is a huge destination to explore so it’s definitely suited to people who love to self-drive. We can help you plan a personalised itinerary tailored exactly where you want to go and what you want to see.

Perth lies on the banks of the Swan River which winds it way from Darling Scarp to Freemantle. It’s a popular place for fishing, boating, swimming and more. Take a leisurely cruise along the river to admire the sights and perhaps stop at Freemantle for a sightseeing tram tour of the city’s historical attractions.

Just 11 miles offshore from the coast of Western Australia is Rottnest Island which has over 60 beaches – one of the reasons it’s so popular with locals and travellers alike. Spend a leisurely day on the sands or hire a bike to explore a bit further. There’s plenty to see including the quokkas; small wallaby-like marsupials found in very few other locations.

Heading to the North West, you’ll find the wilderness of Kimberley with vast landscapes and an unspoiled coastline just perfect for exploring. You’ll need a 4×4 and an adventurous spirit but you’ll be rewarded with dramatic gorges, gushing waterfalls, crystal clear lakes and wonderful locations such as the Bungle Bungle Range and Cable Beach.

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Key Highlights
  • This is an epic destination for a self-drive holiday
  • Visit the legendary Kings Park and Botanic Gardens
  • Watersports enthusiasts can choose from a range of activities along the Swan River
  • Rottnest island is great for snorkelling, surfing and diving
  • For the more adventurous, you can even take part in a thrilling tandem skydive over Rottnest Island!
  • Explore the Swan Valley wine region and taste some fine Australian wines
  • Take a trip through Kimberley and see Emma Gorge and Cable Beach – absolutely beautiful
  • See wild dolphins at Australia’s Coral Coast
  • For a scenic walk with a difference, visit the Valley of the Giants near Walpole and walk amongst the treetops
  • The Crown Towers in Perth enjoys a magnificent location overlooking the Swan River

Travel Information

Time Difference: GMT +8 hours

Currency: Australian Dollars

Climate Information

Being such a huge land mass, the climate in Western Australia is diverse, ranging from Mediterranean in the south to tropical in the north.

In Perth, in the summer months (November to March) temperatures range from 18 to 30°C, with very little rain. In the winter (June to August) rainfall increases and thunderstorms are common, with temperatures ranging from 8 to 19°C.

Leisure & Activities

Known as Australia’s “sunniest” state capital, Perth offers entertainment for the whole family. It’s also the perfect base from which to explore the rest of the immense Western Australia. Perth has fantastic beaches where you can relax and take it easy before you sample the nightlife. There are fantastic bars and superb restaurants serving mouth-watering cuisine. It’s also home to Kings Park, the world’s biggest inner-city park, featuring botanic gardens, expanses of bushland and tranquil gardens.

Karijini National Park
An ideal destination for anyone looking for a sense of adventure, Karijini National Park offers fantastic hiking trails through wondrous gorges, rock pools and stunning waterfalls. It’s Western Australia’s most dramatic natural attraction and was created two billion years ago. For the less energetic, there’s also access to fantastic viewing points and easier walking trails. There are many local tour companies offering 4-wheel drive tours from Perth.

Lucky Bay
There are many stunning beaches in Western Australia, and one of the most outstanding is Lucky Bay. Situated in Cape le Grand National Park, it offers stunning views of the Recherche Archipelago as well as fantastic swimming from the pristine 5 km sandy beach. The easiest way to reach the bay is by a 4-wheel drive excursion from Esperence.

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