Things to do in Western Australia
  • Horizontal Falls Full-Day Tour from Broome 4×4 & Seaplane

    Horizontal Falls Full-Day Tour from Broome 4×4 & Seaplane

    Go off the beaten track by luxury 4WD vehicle up the Dampier Peninsular, hop on board our luxury seaplane for a scenic flight of a life time and hold on in our fast boat on this full day extravaganza!Experience the incredible Horizontal Falls and spectacular islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago PLUS explore new overland frontiers.And…

  • From Pemberton: 4.5 Hours Guided Beach and Forest Eco Adventure

    From Pemberton: 4.5 Hours Guided Beach and Forest Eco Adventure

    Explore the old growth karri forest of Warren National Park See the amazing landlocked Yeagarup Dune system Visit Dead Man’s Lake in the D’Entrecasteaux National Park Fly a kite or go for a swim on the beaches of the Great Southern Ocean Enjoy a picnic lunch in the great outdoors Explore areas inaccessible to other…

  • Harvest Your Own Pearl Private Experience – Perth

    Harvest Your Own Pearl Private Experience – Perth

    This is a unique once-in-a-lifetime experience that lets you keep the Australian pearl you harvest straight from its oyster! Sip on Margaret River sparkling wine and enjoy exclusive canapés containing pearl meat. Your guide will share many fascinating insights from the perspective of a working Australian Pearl Farm as well as demonstrate intricate techniques used…

  • Lake Argyle Sunset Magic Cruise Departing Kununurra

    Lake Argyle Sunset Magic Cruise Departing Kununurra

    Return transfers in our air conditioned coach from Kununurra with a stop at the Durack Homestead Museum (April-October)On our popular Sunset Magic Cruise, we’ll explore the rugged northern end of Lake Argyle while navigating through some of the lake’s 90 islands and inlets. Our Skipper will entertain and inform with commentary on the natural history…

  • Perth Indoor Skydiving Experience with 4 Flights & Personalized Certificate

    Perth Indoor Skydiving Experience with 4 Flights & Personalized Certificate

    iFLY is an empowering adventure for friends and families. Groups of all sizes with participants as young as three years old can experience the thrill of flying. No experience is necessary, and participants of all abilities are welcome. iFLY creates a true free-fall experience without jumping out of a plane. Our vertical wind tunnel generates…

  • Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Perth Private Tour

    Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Perth Private Tour

    This is not just another city tour; this is the best of Perth from a unique perspective! Get to know Perth on a city tour that gives you the perfect overview, with city highlights, hidden gems, storytelling, and a local treat – this tour has it all! Forget about big touristy groups and the crowds;…

  • Standup Paddling on Pristine Gnarabup Bay with Breakfast

    Standup Paddling on Pristine Gnarabup Bay with Breakfast

    Gnarabup Bay is one of most pristine bays on the cape to cape coastline with abundant wildlife and spectacular scenery. Standup Paddle boarding in this environment is an experience that will not be forgotten. Follow this up with a breakfast at the White Elephant Cafe, one of the most renowned eateries in the cape to…

  • Flavours of Broome – Iconic Broome Food and Drink Venue Small-Group Bus Tour

    Flavours of Broome – Iconic Broome Food and Drink Venue Small-Group Bus Tour

    Slip into “Broome Time” and let us take care of the transport, while you spend the afternoon savouring the flavours of local brews at the most iconic venues in Broome. Plus and a Japanese inspired Signature Plate at the famous Matso’s Broome Brewery. Our locally guided Broome bar-hopping tour includes; Signature plate, beer paddle, White…

  • The Pirate Cruise in Mandurah on Viator

    The Pirate Cruise in Mandurah on Viator

    Departing from Mandurah’s Eastern Foreshore jetty, this 45 minute cruise offers amazing 360′ views of the local waterways and canals.As you board The Pirate Ship one of our scallywag crew members will oversee your safe embarkment onto the vessel and ensure you’re settled into your seat ready for departure. A pirate themed safety briefing from the crew and then we’ll be…

  • Rottnest Island Segway Tour: Fortress Adventure Tour

    Rottnest Island Segway Tour: Fortress Adventure Tour

    Take the path less travelled as we go off-road and explore Rottnest Island’s most spectacular bays, beaches and attractions on a Segway built for adventure!  Our knowledgeable guides will share an insight into the military heritage of Rottnest and its pivotal role in the defence of Fremantle Harbour. We visit the Bickley Battery gun emplacements…

  • Mitchell Falls Explorer – Wet Season

    Mitchell Falls Explorer – Wet Season

    Departing Broome, we fly North over King Sound, home to Australia’s largest tides and amongst the highest in the world. Fly over Walcott Inlet estuary, the rarely seen Harding Range, before landing at Mitchell Plateau, home to the Wunambal, Gaambera, Kwini and Balangarra.On arrival into Mitchell Plateau we enjoy refreshments and a comfort stop before…

  • Big Perth (Private) Day Tour

    Big Perth (Private) Day Tour

    This is a private tour catering for 7 seats or less.Being in a private tour with a born & bred Perth local means you get to see a lot more. Tour buses cant get to where I take you either, and you dont wait for others to play catch up!The tour is popular for its…

  • Margaret River Private Tour

    Margaret River Private Tour

    • Depart hotel at 08:00hrs. • Coffee break (own expense). • Ludlow Tuart Forrest drive. • Busselton Jetty. Stop to Visit Interpretive Shop & Museum. • Underwater Observatory (optional). • Ngilgi limestone Cave (optional). • Yallingup Beach Lookout and Canal Rocks. • Two wineries of your choice – Free wine tasting. • Lunch at your…

  • Wine and Chocolate Bonbon Tasting in Margaret River

    Wine and Chocolate Bonbon Tasting in Margaret River

    Margaret River first.The crafting of these special delights is a lengthy process of finding the right spices, textural elements and produce and it takes place over several sessions.The techniques applied by our partner Master Chocolatier, Nadia Haskell from Harlequin Desserts, are the perfect fit. Her delicate creations are not the typical chocolates! They are made…

  • Margaret River Beer & Wine Adventure (departs Margaret River)

    Margaret River Beer & Wine Adventure (departs Margaret River)

    Margaret River’s ICONIC Wine and Beer Adventure with Wine for Dudes!* * * BLEND YOUR OWN WINE! * * * Get hands-on with our unique WINE BLENDING EXPERIENCE, where you will create your own unique concoction of wine to enjoy with lunch! Wine for Dudes (…& dudettes!) have been cruising the vines of the Margaret…

  • Three Day Charter Margaret River Region (Perth travelers)

    Three Day Charter Margaret River Region (Perth travelers)

    Day 1: Pickup from accommodation Perth or Perth Domestic/International Airport Travel to Bunbury Dolphin Discovery Centre, indulge in a coffee break and light lunch (guest expense) before hopping aboard a boat cruising the bay enjoying a Dolphin Discovery tour, Busselton is the next stop overlooking the stunning Geographe Bay, experience our iconic Busselton Jetty and…

  • Lobster Fishing Tour at Geraldton

    Lobster Fishing Tour at Geraldton

    Jump on board and get ready to experience the lobster fishing lifestyle first-hand!Board our vessel at the picturesque Geraldton Marina, enjoy a scenic cruise out of the harbour, and get your hands wet by pulling up the lobster pots. We’ll steam back in via the famed ‘Seal Rocks’ where you can catch a glimpse of…

  • Rottnest Island Fly from Perth / Ferry return to Perth

    Rottnest Island Fly from Perth / Ferry return to Perth

    You have not experienced Rottnest Island until you have seen all of it’s beaches, bays and incredible colours from the sky! The beauty of Rotto is truly uncovered when you see it by land, sea and air. This product has it all!Departing by seaplane in the morning, not only will you enjoy a scenic flight…

  • Wine Tasting Day Trip and Swan Valley River Cruise to Perth

    Wine Tasting Day Trip and Swan Valley River Cruise to Perth

    This full-day tour through Perth’s gorgeous “Valley of Tastes” offers an extravaganza of fine wines and delicious food.Your friendly driver/guide will pick you up from Perth and in just 30 minutes you will be a world away, in Western Australia’s Swan Valley. Known for its exceptional cuisine and beautiful wines. On the way you will…

  • Whale Watching Busselton

    Whale Watching Busselton

    # Free anti nausea Bracelets if required #Free CD# 360 Degree Views and longest serving whale watching skipper on the Bay# Children prices to 17 we offer the most exciting experience and best value that you will find…Great friendly crew ,tea coffee available as you watch Migrating Humpbacks and (Blue whales in season) Cruise through…

  • 1-Day Pinnacles and Yanchep Tour from Perth including Fish and Chips Lunch

    1-Day Pinnacles and Yanchep Tour from Perth including Fish and Chips Lunch

    Perth’s most popular day tour! Travel the Indian Ocean Road with AAA VIP Tours and visit some of WA’s most unique attractions!Treat yourself to this highly personalized service, tailored to your personal preferences, interests and schedule. Your tour will be meticulously planned to ensure that every detail, from your transport schedule to your itinerary is…

  • Margaret River Wine and Sights Discovery Tour from Busselton or Dunsborough

    Margaret River Wine and Sights Discovery Tour from Busselton or Dunsborough

    One of the best ways to experience the Southwest – this tour ticks all the boxes – visit amazing scenic locations, iconic sites and experience some local wines and gourmet produce. Get a feel for the area through the eyes of 3rd generation local guides who’s knowledge will enhance your discovery of the Margaret River…

  • Electric Hydrofoil (eFoil) Surfboard Day Hire

    Electric Hydrofoil (eFoil) Surfboard Day Hire

    Efoiling is unique as it allows people to experience flying over waves, smoothly and silently! Hydrofoil surfing is the closest sensation to flight without getting in an aircraft!We specialize in giving people interested in action water sports a new flight sensation over the waves, with the state-of-the-art WayDoo Flyer ONE, electric hydrofoil watercraft!

  • 4-Day Margaret River Yoga & & Wellness Glamping Adventure From Perth

    4-Day Margaret River Yoga & & Wellness Glamping Adventure From Perth

    Modern-day life is chaotic. Escape to the Margaret River region and seek solace on a regenerating wellness and yoga retreat from Perth. Surrounded by the nurturing forces of nature at your off-grid glamping accommodation, your wellness experience unfolds. Meet inspirational locals and practice yoga and meditation in pristine locations. Unleash your inner adventurer on rewarding…

  • Tunnels, Falls & Eagle Views Hiking Experience John Forrest National Park

    Tunnels, Falls & Eagle Views Hiking Experience John Forrest National Park

    Join Off The Beaten Track WA as we guide you on a 10km hike in John Forrest National Park, through tunnels, past waterfalls and cascades, and then following the ridge until we reach awe-inspiring views of the Perth city skyline!


All about Western Australia

When to visit

Divided by the Tropic of Capricorn, Western Australia has two very different climates—the hot and tropical north and the temperate south, which has all four seasons, compared to the north’s wet, dry climate. Australian summer—December to March—is the most popular time to visit Western Australia, but it can be hot and busy, especially over school holidays. However, if you’re planning to head up north, the best time to visit is between May and October, when the weather is cooler, dryer, and perfect for activities.

Getting around

The best way to get around Western Australia is by car, although, with extreme distances and travel times, flying and renting a car may be better than driving from Perth. Fly and drive trips are popular around Broome, Kununurra, Exmouth, Albany, and Esperance. Public transport around the state is limited, although there are options, with trains to Kalgoorlie and Bunbury and TransWA coaches servicing different country towns. To see as much as possible, try joining a tour.

Traveler tips

Depending on how much time you have and what season you visit, most travelers to Western Australia head either north or south from the capital, Perth. In the south, you’ll find rolling vineyards surrounded by old-growth forests and quirky towns—plus beautiful beaches, national parks, and great food. Drive north instead and you’ll find red dirt roads and desert landscapes, ancient gorges, rocky mountains, and crashing turquoise seas ringed by the Ningaloo Reef.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best things to do in Western Australia?

Some of the best things to do in Western Australia include seeing the quokkas on Rottnest Island, going wine tasting in Margaret River, and swimming with whale sharks in Exmouth. Western Australia is a great place to go hiking, 4WDing, and camping and has many beautiful beaches and national parks.

How to spend 7 days in Western Australia

Depending on your interests, the best way to spend a week in Western Australia includes a day on Rottnest Island, a few days exploring Perth and Fremantle, a trip out to the Pinnacles, and a couple of nights around either Margaret River region or Kalbarri National Park.

How many days do you need in Western Australia?

Travelers should aim to spend at least two weeks in Western Australia. You may want even more time as most areas of interest are pretty far apart—for example, Karijini National Park is a 17-hour drive from Perth. Factor driving time into your plans or consider joining a tour.

Should I go north or south in Western Australia?

Going north or south from Perth depends on your interests. North of the capital, the Coral Coast Highway meanders along the Indian Ocean to Exmouth, with white sand beaches, red dirt landscapes, and national parks. The south is lush, with towering forests, rolling countryside, drinking and dining, and epic surf.

What food is Western Australia famous for?

Western Australia is probably best known for its rock lobster, locally known as crayfish. As the vast majority of the population lives within an hour from the coastline, seafood is especially popular, but there is more on offer—from beef and lamb to locally grown truffles and Indigenous herbs and spices.

Is Western Australia the biggest state in the world?

Western Australia is the second biggest state in the world, after Russia’s Sakha Republic. It encompasses a third of the country’s landmass and around 10 percent of the country’s population. Travelers to Western Australia often feel like they have the ancient landscapes to themselves—especially if traveling out of season.