Places To Visit In Western Australia

Western Australia was not on my list of places to visit while I lived in Australia, but it took up the majority of my second trip. During that trip, I saw a seemingly infinite number of places in Western Australia to visit that I would like to return to again and again.

This state is full of natural beauty that will take your breath away. Many national parks are home to stunning beaches, gorges, and geological features. Western Australia is a great destination for those who love the outdoors and want to reconnect with nature.

There are also many charming and amazing towns worth visiting. This state is a great road trip destination because it has everything you could want to see. Even after many road trips, you’ll likely find new and exciting places to visit in Western Australia.

Explore Western Australia’s Places of Interest

Western Australia is known as a state that is ideal for road trips. Therefore, planning a trip is the best way to discover the WA holiday destinations. Locations 1 to 11 are all easily combined into a single long road trip. Here is a Perth-Broome itinerary.

It is possible to explore these Western Australian places in a car. However, a four-wheel drive is the best option. This allows you to reach some of the most remote and beautiful camping spots. A 4WD is needed to get to Purnululu National Park unless you plan to fly. You can find your car rental on

Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island can be visited in a day from Perth. It is only 18 km away. Quokkas, often called the World’s happiest animals, live on the island. The #quokkaselfie is a popular tradition for visitors to this island paradise. Quokkas seem to be smiling all the time.

It is the perfect place to visit if you enjoy watersports. Swim in the clear waters, snorkel near wrecks, or even go scuba diving.

Rent a bicycle if you plan to explore the entire island. The shuttle bus is small but has set stops. You can’t stop and enjoy the view if you rely on it. The best way to discover Rottnest is on a bike.

Kalbarri National park

Kalbarri National Park has two parts: a coastal region and a river gorge area. Both areas have many stunning sights and trails.

You can see the coastal cliff formations, such as Island Rock and Natural Bridge, while walking the Bigurda Trail. Then, relax at a hidden beach after descending the cliffs. If you enjoy snorkeling, you may also want to check out the Blue Holes Fish Habitat Protect Area.

You will be amazed at the views and hiking trails of the Murchison Gorge after a day exploring the coastal area. After exploring the Kalbarri skywalk, hike along the Z Bend River Trail to Nature’s Window.

This is one of Australia’s best national parks. It’s a perfect road trip destination for those with limited time who want to visit some of Western Australia’s most stunning places. If you’re interested in the four-day road trip, read about it on the Perth-Kalbarri itinerary.

Ningaloo Reef

Ningaloo Reef, a World Heritage Site, is the western equivalent to the Great Barrier Reef. It is smaller, but it has the same amazing dive sites as Australia.

The Ningaloo Reef is less affected by coral bleaching due to warmer water temperatures. Diving in the Ningaloo Reef offers a thrilling adventure where you can see pristine reefs as well as a variety of fish.

You will be pleased to learn that from March to July, whale sharks are often seen on the Ningaloo Reef. If you’re looking to see more sharks, dive into the outer reef.

Karijini National Park

Karijini is one of Australia’s hidden gems. It’s a great place to explore if you like to get off the beaten path. It is located 340 km from Port Hedland. This makes it more remote than some other places in Western Australia. However, the detour inland is worth it.

This national park is home to some of Australia’s most stunning sights, including natural swimming pools and towering gorges. Karijini has many things to offer, but some of the best are swimming at Fern Pool just as the sun sets in Dales Gorge, hiking to Joffre Falls, and climbing down to its foot.

Camping on one of these camping grounds is an adventure. The plains are awash with colorful flowers during the wildflower season.

Hutt Lagoon

Hutt Lake, one of Australia’s most beautiful pink lakes, is easy to access and keeps its color all year round. It is located near Port Gregory and offers a chance to enjoy the pink water.

It is best to visit around midday on clear days. This is when the colors are at their most vibrant. The coloration makes it stand out amongst the most beautiful pink lakes in the World.

If you want to see it differently, book a scenic flight over Hutt Lagoon. You can also take a scenic flight above Hutt Lake to get a new perspective. Some scenic flights include flying over Abrolhos Island.

Shark Bay

Shark Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has many beautiful natural sights. Most people come to see the wild Dolphins of Monkey Mia. They are very close to shore and have developed an unusual hunting technique.

Shark Bay offers a lot more than just seeing the sharks. Swim in Little Lagoon or Shell Beach (which is entirely made of white cockleshells), and look for sharks and dugongs at Eagle Bluff.

If you’re interested in the history of our planet, then you’ll love the Hamelin Pool stromatolites. They are the oldest “living fossils” on Earth. You can explore the Francois Peron National Park with a 4WD or Dirk Hartog Island if you’re looking for a real adventure.

Lancelin Sand Dunes

There are many dunes around Australia, but the Lancelin Sand Dunes offer the best sandboarding. White dunes in WA are the largest and softest sand. They make it the perfect holiday destination for those who want to race the dunes.

You can explore the dunes in your 4WD or take a quad tour. The ‘Have a Chat Store” offers sandboarding for a couple of hours.


Broome, Western Australia, is a beautiful town, and the flight there will make you feel as if you’ve finally arrived at the red continent of movies.

Broome was known in the 1860s as a pearl-farming town. The influx of immigrants from Asia led to the creation of a vibrant Chinatown in Broome, the multicultural heart of the city.

Broome is also known for the stunning sunsets from Cable Beach, a beach famous for its camel riding. At low tide, you can see dinosaur tracks at Gantheaume Port or explore the WWII flying boat wrecks. You can also kayak around Roebuck Bay and the turquoise Dampier Creek.

Broome, Western Australia, is another place to visit if you’re interested in seeing the natural phenomenon ‘Staircase The Moon.’ The phenomenon can be observed in three days surrounding the full moon between March and October when the moonlight reflects off the mudflats, creating the illusion of stairs.

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