Travel to Western Australia
Travel to Western Australia
The great outdoors has never looked greater than in Western Australia. Outback, ocean and desert all come together here, from the largest fringing reef on Earth to towering forests, dazzlingly beautiful beaches, world-class surf breaks and a fantastic foodie and craft beer scene. The locals are also pretty special: expect spine-tingling encounters with whales, gentle whale sharks, kangaroos, smiley quokkas, dolphins and more. Wild interactions are the stuff of daily life here.
Start your Australian adventure in Perth. Aside from the obvious reasons (lush beaches, road trip goals, #quokkas), Perth is Australia’s sunniest city and the fastest growing one too. That means it is full of new rooftop bars and beachside cafes to soak up the rays as well opportunities to work. Perth is just a hop from SE Asia – 5 hours from Singapore or less than 4 from Bali. From here the West Coast is your oyster: explore pristine beaches, untouched forests and one of the last great wildernesses in the world. Come and see a side of Australia that’s still being discovered. Want to combine it with the East Coast? No worries, check out our great Virgin Australia deals to make your Coast to Coast dreams a reality.
What to do in Western Australia
Wildlife and nature in Western Australia
World-class wildlife encounters are the stuff of daily life in Western Australia. Ningaloo Reef, the largest fringing on earth, offers unbeatable marine encounters, where you can snorkel amongst 500 species of fish and 300 varieties of coral, or make a splash alongside gigantic whale sharks (from March to July). Other unforgettable locals include manta rays, turtles, and dugongs. Monkey Mia on the coast is a popular dolphin reserve where you can observe them being fed, and Rottnest Island is famous as the home of the insanely cute quokka. Oh, and don’t worry, there are kangaroos pretty much everywhere.
Coastal attractions in Western Australia
Western Australia is an unspoiled, uncrowded place full of extraordinary experiences. Highlights are dotted up and down the whole coastline. Snorkel from the shore to see majestic manta rays, ponderous turtles and tropical fish at Ningaloo Reef. Discover the glorious South West, including the Margaret River Region famous for its foodie scene, pristine coastline and world famous surf breaks. Go off the beaten track and explore the Golden Outback, whose lures include Australia’s whitest beach (and sunbathing kangaroos). Wherever you go, expect a welcome as warm as the weather. Just buckle up and enjoy the ride...
Western Australia working holidays
Australia is a perfect country for UK youth and student travellers to embark on a working holiday, and Western Australia has plenty of paid opportunities in this regard. There are plenty of jobs to be picked up in the towns and cities, like Perth, whether skilled or unskilled, and there are also some really exciting opportunities in the Outback regions, from harvesting grapes at an award winning vineyard or farming pearls in Broome to swimming with whale sharks in Ningaloo Reef or learning to be a Mixologist in Perth
Road trips and off the beaten track
Western Australia’s stunning, rugged beauty was made to be explored by car, whether you’ve got a few days, a few weeks or more (you lucky thing) to play with. Road trips here unlock thrilling experiences and a dizzying diversity of cinematic scenery. Picture belief-defying candy-pink lakes, pristine coastlines, premium wine regions, the lunar landscapes of the Pinnacles and the awe-inspiring Kimberley: the ruby-red heart of one of the last great wildernesses on Earth.