Road tripping the length and breadth of Western Australia should be high on anyone’s bucket list. The journey takes you through a vast and varied landscape, decorated in one of nature’s most striking palettes of desert red and ocean blue. Fishing, surfing, walking, snorkelling – it’s all awesome in WA.
The south is renowned for squeaky white beaches and pink saline lakes at Esperance, impressive rock formations such as Wave Rock, remarkable limestone caves at Margaret River, soaring karri forests near Albany, the rugged mountains of the Stirling Ranges, and gold mines out in Kalgoorlie.
Whether you fly in or arrive by land, Perth is a laidback capital city worth getting to know. Exploring the convict sites of historic Fremantle, getting your quokka selfie at Rottnest Island, and enjoying the food and wine trails around Swan Hill – there’s never a dull moment in Perth.
The drive from Perth to Exmouth is a pearler, taking in the Pinnacles lunarscape, the mighty red gorges and sea cliffs of Kalbarri, and Shark Bay’s ancient living fossils, abundant marine life and unique beaches.