Accommodation in Western Australia
Western Australia – with 2,529,875 square kilometers is the largest state of Australia. A large part of Western Australia is desert. Western Australia has a population of 2.5 million people, of which roughly three-quarters in live in Perth.
Western Australia consists largely of desert and semi-desert, including the Great Sandy Desert in the north, the Little Sandy Desert and Gibson Desert in the center and the Great Victoria Desert in the southeast. Also a small part of the Tanami Desert is located in the northeast of Western Australia.
Highlights in Western Australia
Directors Choice – Top Hotels for all Budgets
Director of Pacific Island Travel, Rob Kusters shares his top picks of Hotels, Resorts and accomodation in Western Australia for all budgets!
Eco Beach Resort ***
“Located about an hour’s drive from Broome in the beautiful rugged region of Kimberley. Here you can choose between Eco Villas or Stylish Tents – both fantastic options where you can truly enjoy the tranquility and breathtaking nature.”
Home Valley ***
“This is a great option along Gibb River Road to get the ultimate Australian outback experience. There is a range of accommodation options from Eco Tents to Grass Castles.”
“Kooljaman is a unique wilderness style luxury camp on the tip of the stunning Dampier Peninsula. If you love nature then you will love it here, there are plenty of nature based experiences to enjoy from here.”
Sal Salis ***
“Luxury camping set in a remote beachside location nestled in the dunes of Western Australia’s Cape Range National Park. At night you can enjoy the campfire and amazing views of the nightsky.”
More information about Western Australia
20 kilometers off the coast of Perth you will find an abundance of beautiful scenery and beautiful bays to enjoy. This is also a great dive spot here. Find Out More >
2. Monkey Mia Dolphins
Part of Shark Bay Marine Park, Monkey Mia is on the world heritage list. The main attraction is the daily feeding of wild bottleneck dolphins which have been coming to shore since the sixties. Find Out More >
3. Swim with Whale Sharks
Swimming with whale sharks on Ningaloo Reef is an experience of a lifetime. Daily tours leave from Exmouth on the Coral Coast from mid-March until the end of July. Find Out More >
4. Karijini National Park
With massive gorges, clear turquoise rock pools and gushing waterfalls there is plenty to explore. There are many amazing hiking trails to explore the park. Find Out More >
5. Camel ride along Cable Beach
Broomes cable beach has it all – 22 kilometers of white sandy beach, turquoise water and stunning sunsets. The best way to explore the beach is on camel back. Find Out More >
6. Penguin Island
Visit Western Australia’s largest colony of little penguins as well as dolphins, sea lions and sting rays. Located in the Shoal water Island Marine Park just 45 minutes south of Perth. Find Out More >
7. Perth Beaches
There are an abundance of beautiful white sandy beaches in and around Perth. Popular spots include Cottesloe Beach, the basin at Rottnest Island and City Beach. Find Out More >
8. Galleries and Museums
Explore the variety of art galleries and museums that are located throughout Perth. Highlights including Art Gallery of Western Australia and the Western Australia Museum. Find Out More >
9. Wine Tasting in Margaret River
Located 3 hours from Perth, Margaret River is a premium wine region of Australia. You will find d a number of stunning vineyards, beaches and forests. Find Out More >
10. Lake Argyle
Cruise or fish the beautiful waters of Lake Argyle – the biggest manmade lake in the southern hemisphere. You will find an incredible variety of wildlife – native fauna, fresh water crocodiles, fish and wallabies to a vast bird population. Find Out More >
If you want to travel across WA by road, be ready to drive a lot to get from point A to point B. There are only a limited number of sealed roads, if you plan to leave them to get to more remote areas you will need to consider renting a 4WD. Contact the company to which you rent the vehicle to check the policy concerning driving on unsealed tracks, as you might have to get their authorization.
Given the distances involved, plane travel is a vital connection to many Western Australian communities. Many towns based on mining have private ‘Fly-in Fly-out’ (FIFO) services for their employees, which are difficult for travellers to access.
Most larger towns have some form of commercial scheduled air service
Train services are limited outside of Perth and Mandurah. In addition to the Great Southern Railway’s Indian Pacific, there are three regional train services all operating from Perth.
Bus services comprehensively cover the towns in the South West of the state. Greyhound run a coastal service from Perth through to Broome and onto Darwin via Kununurra.