A western adventure awaits you on a tour from Perth.
Australia's largest state may seem daunting, but starting your trip from Western Australia's capital city of Perth can put you on track for the journey of a lifetime. Head south to Margaret River for some fantastic seaside wines, continue North to Australia's less famous Ningaloo Reef with its pristine beaches and turquoise waters or stop in at Broome where you'll find camels and red earth as you've never seen it.
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Take in a beautiful sunset from Coral Bay
For some reason, sunsets on the west coast are beautifully different than anywhere else in Australia. Maybe it’s the expansive landscapes that seem untouched, the rich, earthy colours that draw your focus, or the sparkling water that shimmers and shifts with the darkening sky. Whatever it is, it’s truly magical and you’ll get to experience one after the other in Coral Bay.
Swim with majestic whale sharks
While they might be terrifying in stature, whale sharks have an incredibly gentle nature – something you’ll discover on a marine adventure like no other off Western Australia’s Coral Coast. Get the chance to share the water with these majestic giants on a swimming excursion you’ll likely never forget and watch as they interact with their environment and each other.
Sip your way through Margaret River
When you’re in one of Australia’s most iconic wine regions, it makes perfect sense to make your way through several wineries: one sip at a time. Whether you’re a fan of aromatic chardonnay or more of a rich pinot noir kinda person, the best way to explore Margaret River is to go from vineyard to cellar door (and back again) while learning about the tricks of the craft and taking in sweeping views.
Hike the rewarding Cape to Cape Track
Few Australian tracks come more rewarding upon completion than the Cape-to-Cape Track (from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin). Stretching a staggering 123 kilometres, this iconic trek will take you along rugged headlands, atop six-million-year-old cliffs, through enchanting woodlands, and besides stunning beaches adorned with crystal clear waters. Put simply, this is the west coast at its best.
Marvel at epic rock formations at The Pinnacles
If you’re looking for an otherworldly landscape, you won’t find much better than the ethereal collection of natural limestone pillars known as The Pinnacles. Nestled in Namburg National Park and formed over 25,000 years ago through natural coastal erosion, these beauties tower above the sandy terrain to create a scene you won’t forget in a hurry (but take photos just be sure).
Wander the hiking trails of Karijini National Park
Boasting more natural beauty than it has any right to, Karijini National Park is one of those unspoiled treasures that have to be thoroughly explored to be believed. From the picturesque red rock walls of Kalamina Gorge to the impressive peak of Mt Bruce, the park’s 10 hiking trails – including the Joffre Falls Lookout Walk and the Kermit Pool Track - will ensure you see it all.
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Western Australia 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.
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.
There's no one 'best time' to visit Western Australia as each season promises unique activities and breathtaking scenery. However, the most popular time to visit is during the summer season (December, January, and February) as it coincides with Australia's school holidays and the weather is warm and sunny. If you're wanting a holiday without the crowds, the months of March-May and September-October are the best times to visit as the weather is still reasonably warm and enjoyable, especially if you're spending long periods of time outside.
Our Western Australian 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.
Western Australia is full of stunning landscapes and special natural attractions so it's hard to fit them all into one list but we'll give it a go. Here are our picks on the best places to visit in Western Australia:
- Shark Bay
- Rottnest Island
- The Bungle Bungles
- Ningaloo Reef
There are plenty of animals to spot during your travels around Western Australia including 141 of Australia's 207 mammal species (25 of which are only found in WA), around 400 reptile species, and roughly 1,600 marine species. Tick them off the list below as you go:
- Bottlenose dolphins
- Whale sharks
- Australian sea lions
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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