Your next Western Australian adventure begins with a single step. 

Leave your maps at home and switch your GPS off – it’s time to experience Western Australia’s breathtaking landscapes the Intrepid way. Whether you want to embark on a self-reflecting journey along one of Australia’s most iconic walks (the Cape-to-Cape track) or explore national parks full of diverse geological features and natural wonders, our Western Australia walking tours and holidays promise plenty of thrilling adventures and unforgettable memories you’ll look back on for years to come.  

Our Western Australia walking tours & holidays

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Travel through the rugged landscapes of Kakadu National Park, Katherine and Litchfield...

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Tailor-Made trips

Take four or more on an exclusive trip and tailor your itinerary

Highlights of our Western Australia walking tours 

A red rock gorge in Karijini National Park, Western Australia

Explore Karijini National Park

While it might not be as well-known as its northerly neighbour the Kimberleys, Karijini National Park deserves the same level of love and admiration because of its unspoiled natural beauty. Explore the rugged terrain of the park – including Kalamina Gorge, Kermit’s Pool, and Mt Bruce – with your group and bond over the magical colours of the landscape as you put one foot in front of the other. 

A group of travellers sitting on the sand, watching the sunset at Ningaloo Reef

Catch a sunset with your group

Sometimes the best views appear without having to walk several kilometres through a national park or up a mountain range. Whether you’re in charming Exmouth or at Cape Mentelle, sitting down to watch the sky shift colours as the sun sets with a cold drink in hand is one of life’s great pleasures. Throw in the newfound friends you’ve made along the way, and you’ve got a memory for the record books. 

A group of travellers hiking along the coastline of Margaret River

Walk along the clifftops of Margaret River

The Margaret River region might be known for its wine-making but its breathtaking coastal scenery is more than enough to captivate travellers on its own. From enjoying epic clifftop views to spotting dolphins playing around in the peaky surf, walking along this part of the Cape-to-Cape track is guaranteed to remind you that Australia has some of the best landscapes in the world.  

Cape-to-Cape Track signage

Tackle Australia’s iconic Cape to Cape track

Winding between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin, Western Australia’s Cape-to-Cape track is undoubtedly one of the more extraordinary walks Australia has to offer. Not only is it the best way to absorb Western Australia’s stunning coastal landscapes, but the sense of accomplishment and achievement you’ll feel after having walked for over 130km is simply unbeatable. 

A couple of people snorkelling in the turquoise waters of Ningaloo Reef

Snorkel through the waters of Ningaloo Reef

It’s time to take your feet off the land and into the water on a snorkelling adventure over Western Australia’s beloved Ningaloo Reef. Treat your eyes to tropical fish, such as clownfish and sea anemones, and vibrant, rainbow-coloured coral as you move gently through the turquoise water. You might even see a manta ray or two to top off an experience your friends will be jealous of when you come home bearing photos. 

A whale shark swimming off the coast of Western Australia

Swim with whale sharks off the Coral Coast

If you thought snorkelling over the brightly coloured coral of Ningaloo Reef was as good as your marine adventure was going to get, you have another unforgettable thing coming. Embark on a truly life-changing (optional) experience off Western Australia’s Coral Coast – swimming with whale sharks. Known as the gentle giants of the sea, sharing the water with these sharks is less terrifying and more magical. Trust us. 

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Western Australia walking FAQs

Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards

From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises). However, we continue to strongly recommend that all Intrepid travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.

Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.

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There are several ways to get to Western Australia including flying, catching public transport, and self-driving, with the most time-efficient one being different depending on where you're travelling from. There are over 10 public airports you can fly into in Western Australia but the most popular one is Perth Airport. From there, it's easy to organise transportation to your final destination of either Margaret River or further inland. 

While it's possible to visit Western Australia during any month of the year, it's not advisable to embark on a walking tour during the summer months as the temperatures often exceed 35°C+. The best time to join a walking tour is from March through to November as the weather is likely to be mild and conducive to spending long periods of time outside. 

Our Western Australia walking tours are all about action and adventure so there is no need to bring any fancy clothes. Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat are a must, even in winter, as the sun reflects off the water and the white sand of the Margaret River region and Ningaloo Reef. Bring a good pair of walking shoes so you can explore the national parks comfortably. A light jumper is useful if you are going to be out on the water for lengthy periods of time. 

If you would like to do a particular tour at Ningaloo Reef such as swimming with whale sharks, you should book sooner rather than later as popular tours frequently book out. 

Western Australia has some of the best national parks in the country so it's little surprise there are plenty of walks to choose from on your walking tour of the state. While we could put at least twenty down, we've settled on the best 5:

  • Kitty’s Gorge Walk Trail to Serpentine Falls, Jarrahdale
  • Bibbulmun Track, Kalamunda to Albany
  • Cape to Cape Walk, Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin
  • Great Ocean Way, Esperance
  • Mt. Bruce Summit, Karijini National Park

Intrepid is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. That’s why we do our best to help as many people see the world as possible, regardless of any physical or mental limitations they might have. We’re always happy to talk to travellers with disabilities and see if we can help guide them towards the most suitable itinerary for their needs and where possible, make reasonable adjustments to our itineraries.

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