Western Australia Road Trip Ideas and Events

Western Australia has a huge range of destinations to visit like the Kimberley, Perth, Margaret River, Cape Leveque and the Pilbara.


Western Australia is Australia's largest state and is a stunning place that can offer all visitors and travellers many different and unique experiences along the beautiful coastline or adventurous inland destinations.

Along the West Australian coast is Ningaloo Reef, Kalbarri, Shark Bay, Monkey Mia, Coral Bay, Kalumburu, Nambung National Park, Broome, Albany and Esperance which are all scenic places to visit and explore.

Inland there are many interesting and unique places to visit and things to do like drive the Gibb River Road in the Kimberley, have a cruise on Lake Argyle, be amazed by Wave Rock, admire the Pinnacles, visit mining towns like Kalgoorlie and Tom Price, find out what a Bungle Bungle is and so much more is awaiting you.

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Aerial photo of the Buccaneer Archipelago islands from a charter flight near Derby WA

"When we stayed at Cape Leveque which is a about two hours drive north of Broome in Western Australia, I went on a charter flight with some of our group over the 'Buccaneer Archipelago' islands and Australia's coastline.

The Buccaneer Archipelago' is a group of about eight hundred small islands, Some are used as private islands with their own secluded beaches and others are untouched. The image above shows the 'horizontal falls' which have been featured on many travel shows.

The tide change at Derby is a massive 10 to 12 metres, a normal tide is 1 to 2 metres. You can literally see the water flowing in or out over the mud flats at Derby. Seeing the islands and the coast was a stunning sight from the air although a little scary, we were glad to be on the ground again!"



Travelling in the school holidays is always a busy time so it maybe necessary to book ahead your accommodation, tours etc, especially if there is a major event is going to be happening while you are there.

If you are not interested in going to the event it can be better to visit the town before or after the event then it won't be so busy.


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Birds Eye View of Perth's beaches and coastline Western Australia



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West Australian Events

Western Australia has hundreds of major and regional events happening every year here are just a few of them.

Perth Royal Show
www.perthroyalshow

Nannup Music Festival
www.nannupmusicfestival.org

Staircase To The Moon - Broome
www.westernaustralia.com/staircase-to-moon

Shinju Matsuri – Broome's 'Festival of the Pearl'
www.shinjumatsuri.com.au

Busselton Jetty Swim
www.busseltonjettyswim.org.au

Ningaloo Whaleshark Festival
www.ningaloowhalesharkfestival.com

Polo In The Valley - Swan valley
www.polointhevalley.com.au

Gibb River Road Mountain Bike Challenge
www.thegibbchallenge.com.au

Margaret River Wine Festival
www.margaretriverfestival.com

Perth Internationa Arts Festival
www.perthfestival.com.au

Vintage Blues Music Festival
www.vintageblues.com.au


For more ideas of events see the West Australian Events website www.westernaustralia.com


West Australian Attractions and Tours

Here are a few of the many Attractions in Western Australia

Valley Of The Giants Tree Top Walk - Denmark

Monkey Mia - Near Denham

Sun Pictures Outdoor Cinema - Broome

Argyle Downs Homestead Museum - Lake Argyle

The Super Pit - Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse - Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park

Western Australia Maritime Museum - Fremantle


For more attraction ideas to visit in Western Australia on your holiday here is a list of more West Australian Attractions

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Camels Rides on Cable beach in Broome at sunset

"Broome is well known for the camel rides and safaris on Cable Beach at sunset. Hundreds of tourists wait and watch the sunset and the glorious colours it produces. The camels parade along the beach several times a day including sunset and are the subject of many published photos.

Broome has many other attractions and things to do, you could experience going out on a pearl boat and learn how pearling is done, drift about in a hovercraft at Roebuck Bay, take a ride on the Broome double decker tour bus, be guided by experts around the Broome Bird Observatory, see the Crocs in the Wildlife Park and go on a fishing adventure tour."



West Australian Road Trips and Holiday Ideas

Visit Western Australia Tourism
For Holiday ideas and tourist information
www.visitnsw.com.au

West Australian National Parks
www.westernaustralia.com/national-parks

Broome to Cairns QLD Adventure Road Trip
The Savannah Way is a 3700 kilometre adventure drive that links 15 National Parks and five World Heritage areas between Cairns in Queensland and Broome in WA.
www.savannahway.com.au

Indian Ocean Drive Road Trip - Perth to Geralton
The Indian Ocean drive can be a day trip to take a few days to explore and see the wildflowers and wildlife. Visit towns like Lancelin, Seabird, Guilderton, Ledge Point, Cervantes and Jurien Bay.
www.indianoceandrive.com

Western Australia's Golden Outback Drive Routes
Discover Mount Augustus in the Gascoyne-Murchison region, it is the biggest rock in the world, explore Wave Rock near Hyden, enjoy stunning scenery in the many National parks. Try out the four wheel drive tracks like Gunbarrel Highway, Canning Stock Route and John Holland Track
www.australiasgoldenoutback.com/Outback_drive_routes

Gibb River Road - The Kimberley
The Gibb River road is a 660 kilometre adventure trek through a fairly harsh enviromment which is for four wheel drive vehicles only, hidden are absolutely stunning waterfalls and other natural water features.
www.kimberleyaustralia.com/gibb-river-road

The Gunbarrel Highway - Wiluna WA to Yulara (near Uluru) NT
The Gunbarrell Highway is a 1400 kilometre track that connects the WA to the Northern Territory. The track is for experienced four wheel drivers as the track is very harsh and remote.
www.westernaustralia.com/gunbarrel-highway

Eyre Highway - Norseman WA to Port Augusta SA
The Eyre Highway is between Port Augusta in South Australia and Norseman in Western Australia and it is a 1,675 kilometres long drive and includes the Nullabor Plain.
www.westernaustralia.com/eyre-highway

The Warlu Way - Pilbara and Kimberley
The Warlu is a journey from Coral Bay in the Pilbara region to Broome in the Kimberley. The 2480 kilometre road trip includes Karijini National Park, Tom Price, Karratha, Marble Bar and many more interesting towns and places.
www.australiasnorthwest.com.the-warlu-way

Golden Quest Discovery Trail - Outback WA
The Golden Quest Discovery Trail goes from Coolgardie to Laverton, along the way you will discover flora, fauna, mining towns, outback pubs and great landscapes.
www.goldenquesttrail.com

These road trip ideas and tips that may help you plan your holiday.


West Australian Regions Australia

Perth and Surrounds Region
Including Fremantle, Swan Valley, Rottnest Island and Rockingham.
www.westernaustralia.com/perth

North West Region
Including Broome, Kununurra, Karijini, Karratha, Lake Argyle.
www.westernaustralia.com/north-west

Golden Outback Region
Including Kalgoorlie, Esperance, Wave Rock and Norseman.
www.australiasgoldenoutback.com

Coral Coast Region
Including Monkey Mia, Ningaloo Reef, Exmouth and the Pinnacles.
www.westernaustralia.com/coral-coast

South West Region
Including Margaret River, Albany, Denmark and Bunbury.
www.westernaustralia.com/south-west


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