Western Australia has a charmingly easygoing capital, spectacular reef-fringed beaches and some of the planet’s most extraordinary ancient landscapes.

Whatever your vision of adventure, you’ll find it in Western Australia. This awe-inspiringly expansive territory – larger than all but nine entire countries – is bursting with opportunities to marvel at natural wonders, encounter wildlife of every variety from cute to thrilling, or just try something you’ve never tried before. Nowhere is that more the case than in the remote emptiness of Australia’s North West where you could be hunting fossilised dinosaur footprints one day and gazing spellbound at the star-laden sky of the Kimberley the next.

Not to be outdone, the Coral Coast has its own jaw-dropping landscapes, from red-and-white sandstone gorges that took millions of years to create to a fuchsia-coloured lagoon backed by wildflower meadows. Beyond its dreamy beach-strung shoreline lies the world’s longest fringing reef, the west coast’s answer to the Great Barrier Reef, where you can snorkel with some of the sea’s most magnificent creatures. Moving on to the South West where the Indian and Southern Oceans collide, there are urbane pleasures to savour – Margaret River is one of Australia’s loveliest wine regions. Even here, nature will surprise you: there are forests of skyscraping native trees and bays where you might catch a kangaroo sunbathing on the beach. As for urban delights, the sister cities of Perth & Fremantle have a cornucopia of them, whether you’re into galleries filled with Aboriginal art, opera in a botanical garden or inventive fusion cuisine.

Give us a call today and we can help you create your perfect once-in-a-lifetime journey of discovery to Perth & Western Australia.

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Experience Rottnest with Bike Hire

Travel by high speed ferry to Rottnest Island for a day of adventure. Rottnest boasts pristine bays and secluded beaches and has a unique style of architecture dating back to the 1800s. Explore its beautiful natural surroundings on a leisurely bike ride before boarding the late afternoon ferry for your transfer back to Perth.

• Duration: full day
• Daily departures
• Operates year-round
• Group experience

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Perth & Fremantle City Explorer

Starting in Perth, the tour visits all major attractions of the revitalised Perth CBD, including the Western Australian Cricket Ground and Optus Stadium. Then, it’s on to Kings Park Botanical Gardens, where you can view wildflowers or take in the views from the war memorial looking back over the city skyline. Continue through the affluent suburbs, including Millionaire’s Row, before passing Cottesloe Beach, where the Indian Ocean sparkles. As you travel into historic Fremantle, view the impressive facades of this heritage-listed city. To maximise your experience in Fremantle, a Swan River cruise back to Perth is highly recommended and chargeable separately. Otherwise, the coach will return to Perth at around 12.30 pm, terminating at Barrack Street Jetty in Perth for you to return to your hotel.

• Duration: 4½ hours
• Start time: 8am
• Departs daily
• Operates year-round
• Group experience

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Margaret River, Cave, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Busselton Jetty from Perth

You’ll travel south from Perth, driving through rural spots with grazing cattle and coastal towns. As you arrive at Busselton, the gateway to the Margaret River region, you’ll stop to see Busselton Jetty, the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. As you drive into the heart of the area, you’ll stop at one of Margaret River’s oldest breweries for platters of local produce for lunch, complemented with beer and cider tastings. After lunch, you’ll continue south through the forest to a renowned winery to taste award-winning wines, gaining industry insights on wine production. Next, it’s on to Mammoth Cave for a guided tour through this cave with vast chambers.

Continuing south, you'll reach Augusta through the Boranup Forest of enormous Karri Trees. Here at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, the point where the Southern and Indian Oceans meet. Then, you head north up to the township of Margaret River for a brief stop to stroll the main street. You’ll stop at a restaurant en route for a light dinner at your own expense, and then it’s back to Perth.

• Duration: 12½ hours
• Start time: 8am
• Departs daily
• Operates year-round
• Group experience

Good to know
Winery may not open on select public holidays

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GMT +7 hours


Australian Dollar


Perth: 17 hours non-stop or 20 hours indirect


Majority Christian


Australia has no official language but the majority of people speak English as their first language. Approximately 250 indigenous Australia languages are spoken.

Where is Perth & Western Australia?
The state of Western Australia occupies the western third of the continent, with a long coastline bounded by the Indian Ocean and the Southern Ocean; its land borders are with the Northern Territory and South Australia. Australia’s largest state is colossal; if it was a country, it would be the world’s 10th biggest. Around 80 per cent of the population lives in and around Perth, the vibrant state capital in the south-west corner, whose airport provides links to the other main cities and to international destinations including the UK. The city can also be reached by rail from Sydney and Adelaide on the luxurious Indian Pacific.

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City lights
Most of the population of Western Australia lives in the south-west corner in and around the state capital, Perth. There’s plenty of urban fizz here in the form of galleries, restaurants and live music, among much else, but the city never feels frantic and there’s always a park, beach or even nature-reserve island with adorable furry inhabitants that you can escape to when you want a change of scene. A city in its own right, Fremantle is 25 minutes from central Perth on the coast and has UNESCO-listed heritage architecture, a hip creative offering and a relaxed food scene that covers the ground from laidback fish-and-chips joints to funky craft-beer bars.

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Isle of Quokkas
Lying 12 miles offshore from Perth, Rottnest Island provides the city with a slice of nature an easy ferry trip away. In this protected car-free environment, there are walking trails and bike tracks leading to secluded coves, shimmering white-sand beaches and stellar surf breaks. The most famous inhabitants of this Class A reserve are its quokkas: friendly cat-sized marsupials that look as if they’re permanently smiling – which is why they’re the stars of countless photographs. At certain times of the year, you might also be lucky enough to spot humpback whales, seals or dolphins, while below the waves the warm Leeuwin Current helps sustain corals, tropical fish and seagrass meadows.

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Coral Coast
Stretching for 680 miles from Cervantes in the south to Exmouth in the north, the Coral Coast region is bursting with pinch-me-I’m-dreaming sights, from bubblegum-pink lakes to otherworldly limestone pinnacles. It owes its name to the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef, an underwater wonderland that extends just a few feet offshore along the coast’s northernmost quarter. Divers and snorkellers will be in seventh heaven, not just for the vivid corals swarming with even more dazzling tropical fish but because of the whale sharks, manta rays and humpback whales that glide through these waters at various times of the year. Back on land, there’s a string of talcum-soft beaches backed by dunes and rust-red desert where all you can hear is the waves.

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The untouched North West
The Kimberley region takes off-the-beaten-track to a whole new level. Almost twice the size of the United Kingdom, this northernmost part of Western Australia offers rugged ancient landscapes, memorable adventures and moments of sublime tranquillity. Its gateway is Broome, a multicultural town based around the pearl trade, where you can take a sunset camel ride along the beach, spot a rare snubfin dolphin and walk in the fossilised footprints of dinosaurs. Head into the wilderness in Kimberley’s sublime national parks; at UNESCO-listed Purnululu, the headline act is the striped rocky domes of the Bungle Bungle Range. The unpaved Gibb River Road runs from Broome to Kununurra through spectacular landscapes and is a classic 4WD road trip.

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Getting around
If you thrill to the thought of the open road, you’ll love driving in Western Australia. Hire a car to hop between secluded beaches, world-class wineries and remote nature reserves, pausing for the night in anything from Outback lodges to elegant hotels overlooking the sea – and all at your own pace. Another option is a luxurious campervan or motorhome, sleeping from 2 to 6 people; the state is blessed with gloriously scenic campsites and you can even book a pitch in a vineyard. Whichever you choose, you can follow one of the classic routes or let us tailor-make an itinerary suited to your interests.

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Perth & Western Australia Weather

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