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Heading west for your next trip? Here’s a list of the top 25 best places to visit in Western Australia, from the quaint coastal villages to the rugged outback. 

Western Australia, as the largest state in Australia, possesses several iconic attractions and destinations for travellers. While the outback encompasses a vast portion of this region, many flock to the coast for its stunning vistas, as well as the southwest corner to explore gorgeous landscapes in the Margaret River region, Albany, and the surrounding areas. From the incredible coastlines to tprofound Aboriginal experiences,, Western Australia has something for every kind of traveller to enjoy.

With the region as vast as it is and with so many diverse destinations to choose from, it’s difficult to decide where to visit and for how long. When it comes to finding the most unique places to visit in Western Australia, the best attractions, and more, we’ve got you covered.

Read on to discover the most popular destinations in Western Australia so you can plan your next trip accordingly!  

 

1. Perth, Perth and surrounds

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Perth is the coastal capital of Western Australia, complete with beautiful beaches and one of the world’s largest inner-city parks: Kings Park. As the most populous city in the state, there are plenty of must-see attractions, incredible bars, and fun activities for the whole family. Enjoy a day at the Botanic Garden on Mount Eliza or stroll through the Art Gallery of Western Australia. No matter where you stay and what you choose to do, Perth has plenty to explore for the whole family!

Top 5 things to see and do in Perth, WA

  1. Take a stroll, have a play or enjoy a picnic at Kings Park
  2. Visit the Perth Mint to learn about the building’s rich history
  3. Spend the day boating, fishing, or picnicking along the Swan River
  4. Go on a wine tour of the Swan Valley
  5. Enjoy the white sand and turquoise water of Cottesloe Beach

Getting to Perth

No matter where you’re travelling from, the easiest way to get to Perth is to fly into Perth Airport. Perth Airport, located 13 kilometres from the city centre, offers quick access to the city by bus, car, or taxi. Direct flights into Perth can be booked from all major airports in Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

2. Broome, Australia's North West

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Broome is sought-after for its gorgeous white sandy beaches and some of Australia's most amazing sunsets. Travellers have an array of things to do in Broome, including camel rides on the beach (at sunset, no less!) visiting the various pearl farms, booking a jet ski tour, and exploring the city’s historic Chinatown. You can even play a round of golf with a picturesque view of the coastline. With so many must-see attractions, you’ll have no shortage of options for your holiday.

Top 5 things to see and do in Broome, WA

  1. Explore Broome’s historic Chinatown and Roeback Bay Lookout
  2. Indulge in the local cuisine on a Broome Food and Drink Bus Tour
  3. Get in the water with a jet ski tour of Broome’s coastline
  4. Book a sunset tour and ride a camel along Cable Beach
  5. Take a tour of Willie Creek Pearl Farm to learn about the local industry
     

Getting to Broome

The easiest way to travel to Broome is by booking a direct flight to Broome International Airport. Flights to Broome are available from major Australian airports, including Perth, Melbourne and Sydney. Once you arrive at the airport, it’s only one kilometre to the city. 

 

3. Margaret River Region, Australia's South West

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The Margaret River Region, located three hours south of Perth along the coast, is known for its small-town charm, stunning wineries, beautiful beaches, and whale sightings during the winter. If you’re interested in exploring the natural landscape beyond the vineyards, you’ll want to book a Mammoth Caves Tour to see stunning limestone caves. For foodies and wine lovers, you’ll find several tours to explore the Margaret River Region’s famous local craft beers and wines, and the local produce. This truly is the perfect destination to relax, unwind, and recharge! 

Top 5 things to see and do in the Margaret River Region, WA

  1. Walk through the captivating Mammoth Caves 
  2. Satisfy your cravings on a nougat and wine brunch tour 
  3. Travel to the coast to see the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse 
  4. Book a ticket to see whales during the winter
  5. Rent a board and hit the surf along the coast – Surfers Point is known for its giant swells!

Getting to the Margaret River Region

The easiest way to travel to the Margaret River region is to fly into Perth and then drive three hours down the coastline while enjoying the scenery. Travelling by car will give you the most flexibility, but there are public transportation options and shuttles that can be arranged to get to your accommodations.

 

4. Rottnest Island, Perth Region

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Rottnest Island, a small island off the coast near Perth, is a protected nature reserve home to quokkas, white sandy beaches, and stunning shallow waters. If you’re looking for a beautiful escape from the city, Rottnest Island is only a 90-minute ferry ride away from Perth, complete with surfing, bicycle hires, and even the chance to skydive or parasail. Whether you’re a thrill seeker or want to relax at Rotto, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. 

Top 5 things to see and do in Rottnest Island, WA

  1. Go parasailing off the coast of Rottnest Island
  2. Explore the local wildlife and go birdwatching
  3. Get your adrenaline pumping with a 10,000-foot skydive over Rottnest Island
  4. Observe the quokkas in their natural habit – you can even try your luck at getting a selfie with one!
  5. Hire a bicycle for the day and take the scenic route on Rotto

Getting to Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island’s proximity to Perth makes it incredibly easy to travel to. After flying into Perth, choose between a ferry ride from Perth (90 minutes), Fremantle (30 minutes), Hillarys Boat Harbour (45 minutes), or an air taxi. 

 

5. Exmouth, Australia's Coral Coast

Areal view of the coastline in Cape Range National Park near Exmouth. The turquoise waters meeting the dry yet green bushland next to the rugged ridges of the rang

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Exmouth, located in the tip of North West Cape less than two hours away from Coral Bay, is your gateway to Ningaloo Marine Park and Cape Range National Park. Exmouth is one of the best places to visit in Western Australia for those who love the great outdoors. Turquoise Bay is a must-see snorkel spot for the region’s captivating coral reefs. For those who prefer solid ground, Cape Range National Park protects over 100 different species of birds and 80 species of reptiles. Whether you prefer the land or the sea, you’ll find plenty to explore in Exmouth!

Top 5 things to see and do in Exmouth, WA

  1. Book a private Ningaloo Reef sunset flight for the view of a lifetime
  2. Plan a visit to Cape Range National Park to birdwatch
  3. Try out flyboarding along the coast
  4. Take a ride on a jet ski for an up-close view of the coast
  5. Go snorkelling or try a whal shark experience

Getting to Exmouth

To get to Exmouth, fly to Karratha Airport, located on the northern coast of Western Australia. Once you fly into Karratha , rent a car for the six-hour trip. For a more direct route, book a connecting flight from Perth to Learmonth Airport, which is a 30-minute drive from Exmouth.

 

6. Busselton, Australia's South West

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Busselton is known as one of the most popular holiday destinations in Western Australia, not only because of its proximity to Margaret River but also because of its beautiful beaches. Located just under two-and-a-half hours south of Perth, Busselton is the home of the oldest stone church in Western Australia and the longest jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. From cultural landmarks to awe-inspiring beaches, Busselton offers the small-town charm visitors desire for their holiday. 

Top 5 things to see and do in Busselton, WA

  1. Walk the famous nearly two-kilometre Busselton Jetty and visit the Underwater Observatory
  2. Explore the Wonnerup House Museum
  3. Spend a day at the beach relaxing and swimming
  4. Go to St Mary’s Church to see the oldest stone church in the state
  5. Enjoy a waterside dining or brewery experience

Getting to Busselton

To travel to this seaside resort town, book your flight to Perth Airport. From there, you can rent a car and drive the two-and-a-half hours, or you can schedule a shuttle or take public transport. 

 

7. Karijini National Park, Australia's North West

Beautiful fern pool and waterfall at Dales Gorge, in Karijini National Park, Western Australia

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Those who are into camping and exploring the natural wonders of Australia will need to plan for a few days at Karijini National Park in the Pilbara region. As Western Australia’s second largest national park, you can explore freshwater falls and secluded swimming holes surrounded by lush landscapes, and ancient gorges that have existed for centuries. This stunning national park is a must-see spot during late autumn, winter, and early spring (late April to October), as the summer can be hot. Because of its gorgeous natural beauty, Karijini National Park is genuinely one of the top 10 things to do and places to visit in Western Australia. 

Top 5 things to see and do in Karijini National Park

  1. Take a dip in the secluded Fern Pool above Fortescue Falls
  2. Explore the multitude of gorges and waterfalls throughout the park
  3. View the local wildlife, including rock wallabies and echidnas
  4. Go for a hike on one of the parks trails
  5. Book a few nights at Karijini Eco Retreat to see a sky full of stars

Getting to Karijini National Park

If you’re travelling to Karijini National Park, the quickest route is to fly to Newman Airport and undertake the two hour drive. After arriving, rent a car or take advantage of the convenient shuttle and transport options available. You can also fly to Port Hedland International Airport and drive three-and-a-half hours south after hiring a car.  

8. Ningaloo Reef, Australia's Coral Coast

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Ningaloo Reef is the best place to visit to view some of the most vibrant seascapes in all of Western Australia. From the captivating coral reefs to the calm shallow waters for snorkelling, you’ll find several activities to fill your days. This World Heritage-listed site is most famous for its rich marine life and whale shark sightings throughout the winter. Whether you dive deep into the sea or explore the reefs from the surface, Ningaloo Reef is a must-see spot with seriously stunning views. 

Top 5 things to see and do in Ningaloo Reef, WA

  1. Take part in a whale shark swim and catamaran cruise
  2. Go snorkelling in the turquoise waters along the coast
  3. Scuba dive to see the biodiversity of the coral reefs 
  4. Ride on a plane to get a bird’s eye view of the water
  5. Enjoy a day spent out on the sandy beaches underneath the sun

Getting to Ningaloo Reef

Ningaloo Reef is an off-the-beaten path destination but accessible by flying into Karratha Airport. Rental cars are available for hire to make the five-and-a-half-hour trip from Karratha down the coast to Ningaloo Reef for your oceanside holiday. Alternatively, book a connecting flight from Perth to Learmonth Airport.

 

9. Wave Rock, Australia's Golden Outback

Wave Rock, a 15 metre high natural rock formation that is shaped like a tall breaking ocean wave and is located at Hyden in Western Australia

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Located three-and-a-half hours east of Perth, Wave Rock is an impressive rock formation worth visiting – and certainly one of the most unique places to visit in Western Australia. The “wave” measures nearly 15 metres high and resembles a tall, breaking ocean wave. The rock is just about 110 metres long and attracts thousands of tourists, not just for a chance to get a photo of the rock but also for Hyden Wildlife Park, a 160-hectare nature reserve. This natural wonder in Western Australia is a treasured historic landmark and a must-visit! 

Top 5 things to see and do in Wave Rock, WA

  1. Take a photo in front of the famous Wave Rock
  2. Explore Hyden Wildlife Park and view the local flora and fauna
  3. Learn about the Ballardong people and the history of Wave Rock
  4. Plan a weekend camping trip at Wave Rock Short Stay
  5. Dip into Lake Magic, a turquoise lake located just minutes from Wave Rock

Getting to Wave Rock

The best way to get to Wave Rock is to travel to Perth Airport, accessible from any major city in Australia. From there, rent a car and make the journey to Wave Rock. Plan at least three-and-a-half to four hours to travel from the airport to Wave Rock. 

 

10. Monkey Mia & Shark Bay, Australia's Coral Coast

Scenic view of Indian ocean with turquoise water. Tropical landscape at Eagle Bluff lookout, Shark Bay World Heritage Site, Western Australia

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If you love marine life and turquoise waters, then Monkey Mia and Shark Bay should be on your Western Australia itinerary. Monkey Mia, just 900 kilometres north of Perth, is known for its bottlenose dolphins that frequent the shoreline and is part of Shark Bay World Heritage Area. Nearby, Shark Bay is only an hour away from Monkey Mia, and is famous for its dugongs, dolphins, whales, and the largest known area of seagrass worldwide, covering over 6,438 square kilometres of the bay. Ocean lovers will want to plan time at both destinations to see the stunning marine life that Western Australia is known for. Whether you come for a day or stay for the weekend, Monkey Mia and Shark Bay are among the best places to visit in Western Australia.

Top 5 things to see and do in Monkey Mia & Shark Bay, WA

  1. Take a scenic flight from Kalbarri to Monkey Mia
  2. See where 12% of the world’s dugong population lives in Shark Bay
  3. Visit the world’s largest seagrass area in Shark Bay
  4. Wade in the water near bottlenose dolphins that frequent Monkey Mia
  5. Participate in dolphin feeding with a tour group in the area

Getting to Monkey Mia & Shark Bay

If you’re headed to this oceanside paradise, the closest major airport to Monkey Mia and Shark Bay is Perth Airport. Fly into Perth Airport and then hire to car to drive nine hours north up the coast. Alternatively, book a connecting flight from Perth to Kalbarri Airport and hire a car for a scenic four-hour drive.

 

11. Purnululu National Park, Australia's North West

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Purnululu National Park is one of the most popular destinations in the Kimberley region and one of the best places to visit in Western Australia for those who want to explore the outback. As a World Heritage Site, this national park is home to savannah grasslands and the famous Bungle Bungle range, the unique striped dome sandstone formations. With gorges and aerial flights available to book, there’s no shortage of amazing treks, hikes, and views. A popular activity to do in Kununurra, plan to visit in the dry season, between late April and October for the best experience at Purnululu National Park. June and July are typically the best weather months to visit – and the most crowded, so make sure to plan your visit well in advance!

Top 5 things to see and do in Purnululu National Park, WA

  1. Book a scenic aerial flight to see the national park and the famous unique standstone formations from above
  2. View the stunning orange and black striped cone towers of the Bungle Bungle Range
  3. Camp at one of the campgrounds in the park for the weekend
  4. Learn about the history of the park at the Purnululu Visitor Centre
  5. Hike through ancient creek beds and gorges

Getting to Purnululu National Park

To get to Purnululu National Park, book a flight to Kununurra Airport. Once you arrive in Kununurra, rent a 4WD for the four-hour trek to the park. It’s worth noting that only 4WD cars, high-clearance camper trailers and caravans can access the national park. Those only spending a short amount of time at the national park are best off booking a private air tour.

12. Denmark, Australia's South West

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Denmark is a coastal town located on the southern coast of Western Australia, and is famous for its captivating seaside landscapes and its quiet, rural vibe. The small town is known for its wine growers, diverse flora and fauna, and the chance to see bottlenose dolphins and seals in the bay. If you’re into fishing, Denmark is one of the best spots to catch snapper, salmon, and abalone. And you can’t miss one of the top 10 things to do in Western Australia: William Bay National Park, where travellers enjoy picturesque sandy beaches, like Elephant Rocks and Greens Pool, and view the local wildlife.  

Top 5 things to see and do in Denmark, WA

  1. Take in the spectacular views from Monkey Rock
  2. Visit the William Bay National Park for a beach day at Elephant Rocks and Greens Pool
  3. View southern right whales during their migration north
  4. Travel along the South Coast Highway for a scenic view
  5. Walk amongst the treetops at The Valley of the Giants

Getting to Denmark

For the closest major airport to Denmark, fly into Perth, then hire a car to drive five hours south. Alternatively, book a connecting flight at Perth Airport to Albany Airport, which is 45-minutes away from Denmark.

 

13. Coral Bay, Australia's Coral Coast

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Coral Bay is a tourist destination along Australia's western coast known for its remarkable stunning clear water and vibrant marine life. With coral reefs lining the coast and warm waters all year round, people flock to the area for swimming, snorkelling, diving, and more! Visitors will love whale watching and swimming with manta rays in the surrounding bays. There are even glass-bottom boat tours, quad bike tours, and more, making Coral Bay an ideal retreat for adventurers and nature lovers.  

Top 5 things to see and do in Coral Bay, WA

  1. Swim with manta rays in the shallow waters 
  2. Go on a glass-bottom boat tour to see the vibrant reefs
  3. Snorkel along the coastline to see local fish and marine life
  4. Take a scenic flight tour of the area
  5. Book tickets to go whale watching from June to October

Getting to Coral Bay

To get to Coral Bay, travel to Karratha Airport. Then, hire a car for the five-and-a-half-hour drive southwest. Hiring a car is best for flexibility and ensuring you have plenty of time to dive deep into all Coral Bay offers. For a more convenient route, take a connecting flight from Perth Airport to Learmonth Airport and take the two-hour drive to Coral Bay.

 

14. Esperance, Australia's Golden Outback

Hellfire Bay is a popular beach in the Cape Le Grand National Park, west of Esperance, Western Australia, Australia.

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Esperance, home to the only port on the southern coast of Western Australia, is a charming small town with access to renowned beaches and national parks. From surfing to hiking, there’s plenty to do on land and in the sea. The region is known for its rainbow lakes which are best viewed from a scenic flight. If you’re interested in exploring some national parks, take a short drive to Cape Le Grand National Park to enjoy the soft white sand and clear water of Hellfire Bay, or traverse granite terrains for sweeping views of the coastline.

Top 5 things to see and do in Esperance, WA

  1. Watch the famous Cyclops Wave cascade upon the shallow reefs at edge of Cape Arid National Park.
  2. Hike the granite landscapes and stunning beaches of Cape Le Grand National Park
  3. Take a scenic flight to view the rainbow lakes
  4. Go surfing at any of Esperance’s white sandy beaches
  5. Spot kangaroos at Lucky Bay

Getting to Esperance

To get to Esperance, book a flight to Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport, just over four hours away from town. Once you arrive, hire a car to make the drive or purchase bus tickets to relax and enjoy the scenery. For the quickest route – which may be a bit more costly – book a connecting flight from Perth Airport to Esperance Airport.

 

15. Horizontal Falls, Australia's North West

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Horizontal Falls, or Horries as it's come to be known, is an unusual natural wonder on the northern coast of Western Australia. The natural gorges are shallow and short, causing falls to form whenever seawater runs through them, creating a stunning view. Whether you view the Horries from the shoreline or opt for a bird’s eye view, it truly is one of the world’s most remarkable natural wonders and one of the best places to visit in Western Australia. 

Top 5 things to see and do in Horizontal Falls, WA

  1. Book tickets for a boat tour of the region
  2. Stay in a luxury houseboat for a truly immersive experience 
  3. Plan for a half-day scenic flight to explore Buccaneer Archipelago and Horizontal Falls
  4. Enjoy watching local wildlife, including dolphins, sharks, and more
  5. Learn about the rich Aboriginal culture and history of the area

Getting to Horizontal Falls

Travelling to Horizontal Falls requires flying into Broome. This is not only the quickest route to the falls but to other surrounding tours and landmarks. Once you arrive at Broome International Airport, you will need to plan for transport via seaplane, cruise, or helicopter. 

16. Nambung National Park, Australia's Coral Coast

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Nambung National Park, located just over two hours north of Perth, contains thousands of limestone formations and sandy beaches that draw visitors annually. With over 175 animal species in the park, Nambung is one of the best places to explore Western Australia’s biodiversity. From red kangaroos to sand goanna to humpback whales along the coast, visitors will find plenty of wildlife to discover. Whether you’re looking for a day trip away from Perth or a weekend in nature, Nambung National Park is an ideal destination for your next trip. 

Top 5 things to see and do in Nambung National Park, WA

  1. Explore The Pinnacles, natural limestone formations in the centre of the park 
  2. Watch humpback whales at Kangaroo Point
  3. Swim in the crystal-clear waters along the Coral Coast
  4. Hike the loop trail at Lake Thetis to view stromatolites
  5. Go snorkelling, windsurfing or surfing at Hangover Bay

Getting to Nambung National Park

Nambung National Park is only two-and-a-half hours from Perth, making it perfect for a day trip or for a weekend adventure. Book your flight from any major Australian airport to Perth, then hire a car to travel north up the coast. Please note that there is no public transport available to this park – it's only accessible by car, coach, or 4WD.

 

17. Lake Argyle, Australia's North West

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Lake Argyle is one of the biggest man-made lakes in the entire southern hemisphere and is the largest in Western Australia. One of the most popular things to do in Kununurra, this gorgeous reservoir is more than twenty times the size of Sydney Harbour and offers plenty of recreational value. From the scenic flights to the picnic areas, there’s plenty to fill an entire day (or more!) here. There are even trails to hike for those who want to view the local wildlife up close. It truly is one of the best places to enjoy the natural beauty of Western Australia!

Top 5 things to see and do at Lake Argyle, WA

  1. Hire a pilot to take a scenic flight over Lake Argyle
  2. Hike the network of trails to see the local flora and fauna
  3. Eat a lazy lunch at one of the many picnic areas
  4. Go birdwatching and view over 240 species of birds 
  5. Take a boat out on the lake for the afternoon

Getting to Lake Argyle

Lake Argyle is located just under an hour from Kununurra Airport, making it convenient for all travellers. Once you arrive, rent a car and travel down to Lake Argyle. Due to its peaceful, remote location, there is no public transport, but several tours offer transport for extra convenience. 

 

18. Cape Range National Park, Australia's Coral Coast

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Explore the rugged coastline of Western Australia at Cape Range National Park, located near Ningaloo Marine Park. With rich wildlife, including kangaroos, emus, and other animals, there’s no shortage of natural wonders to uncover. If you’re keen on discovering this region, set aside time for beachcombing, snorkelling, hiking, and fishing. You can also camp overnight to enjoy pristine dark skies with dozens of visible stars. It’s truly a nature lover’s paradise!

Top 5 things to see and do in Cape Range National Park, WA

  1. Book a Sunset Reef and Cape Range National Park Overnight Trek Tour
  2. Trek from Exmouth to Cape Range National Park in one day
  3. Go snorkelling along the beach and explore the marine life
  4. Hike the several trails to indulge in the natural scenery
  5. Camp underneath vibrant night skies filled with constellations and stars

Getting to Cape Range National Park

Much like Ningaloo Marine Park, Cape Range National Park is off-the-beaten-path, requiring a bit of planning to travel to. Travel to Karratha Airport and hire a car and make the six-hour drive to the park. Alternatively, book a connecting flight from Perth Airport to Learmonth Airport, which is an hour away from Cape Range National Park.

 

19. Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve, Australia's South West

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If you’re looking for a stunning seaside escape, Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve is among one of the best places to visit in Western Australia. As a protected area, Two Peoples Bay is just 35 kilometres from the town of Albany and a secluded coastal park for you to explore. At Little Beach and Two Peoples Bay, swim, canoe, dive, and fish to your heart’s content. Arrive early to ensure enough time to explore Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve and see why it's one of Western Australia’s most famous attractions. 

Top 5 things to see and do in Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve, WA

  1. Swim in turquoise waters at Little Beach
  2. Go bushwalking along the Heritage Walk Trail
  3. See if you can spot the endangered noisy scrub birds
  4. Explore the shoreline by canoe or kayak
  5. Spend the day relaxing at Nanarup Beach

Getting to Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve

For those travelling to Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve, fly to Perth. Those looking to take the scenic route can hire a car to make the five-hour journey to Two Peoples Bay, while those looking for a quicker option can book a connecting flight to Albany Airport, which is 45-minutes away from Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve.

 

20. Cape Leveque, Australia's North West

Sandstone pillar and cliffs at Cape Leveque, Kimberley, Western Australia.

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Note: Cape Leveque is currently closed and only visible through a scenic flight.

Cape Leveque, the northernmost tip of the Dampier Peninsula, is a spectacular remote destination near Broome. The Cape Leveque Lighthouse is the centrepiece of this destination, standing 13.3 metres tall and guiding ships in the area as it has for over a century. Whether you explore the natural scenery or learn about this region's unique Aboriginal history, Cape Leveque offers something for every traveller in Western Australia. 

Top 5 things to see and do in Cape Leveque, WA

  1. Visit the Cape Leveque Lighthouse to experience a piece of history
  2. Walk along the sandy shoreline of the northern coast
  3. Take a full-day tour of Cape Leveque and the Aboriginal Communities
  4. View humpback whales in the bay 
  5. Enjoy a day on the secluded beaches of Cape Leveque

Getting to Cape Leveque

Cape Leveque is close to Broome International Airport, providing easy transport for travellers. Once you arrive in Broome, you’ll need to hire a car to journey to Cape Leveque. It is two-and-a-half hours, but you’ll be in your little secluded paradise once you're there.

 

21. Hutt Lagoon, Australia's Coral Coast

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Hutt Lagoon is a salt lake with a vibrant pink hue due to its salinity, drawing visitors from across the globe. Here, you can view the world’s largest microalgae production plant and visit the small village of Port Gregory, known for its picturesque atmosphere. At sunset, Hutt Lagoon is at its peak as the colours transform right before your very eyes from bright pinks to lilacs to red, making this a must-see spot for those travelling to Western Australia. 

Top 5 things to see and do in Hutt Lagoon, WA

  1. Take a buggy tour along Hutt Lagoon’s pink lake 
  2. Watch the colours transform as sunset falls upon Hutt Lagoon
  3. Explore the nearby towns of Geraldton and Kalbarri
  4. Drive along Indian Ocean Drive for a picturesque view
  5. Stay overnight at a beachside resort to indulge in the scenery

Getting to Hutt Lagoon

The closest airport to Hutt Lagoon is Kalbarri, but you can also fly into Perth. For those travelling from Kalbarri Airport, it’s only one hour south to Hutt Lagoon. If you fly into Perth, hire a car to drive six hours to the lake. While the drive is long, you can enjoy the view from Indian Ocean Drive as you travel up the coast. 

 

22. Nullarbor Plain, Australia's Golden Outback

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Nullarbor Plain is the largest single exposure of limestone bedrock globally. It is also home to Australia’s longest straight road—totalling more than 146 kilometres! Visit some of the most unique things to do in Western Australia, including Murrawinjinie Cave and the Bunda Cliffs. From natural wonders to campgrounds, Nullarbor Plain is a nature lover’s paradise and a great chance to explore more of the rugged outback. 

Top 5 things to see and do in Nullarbor Plain, WA

  1. Visit Murrawinjinie Cave to see Indigenous prehistoric art
  2. Step up to the Bunda Cliffs for a stunning view of the region
  3. Plan a round of golf at Nullarbor Links
  4. Camp at Koomalda Homestead campsite
  5. Explore the world's longest unbroken cliffs at Nuytsland Nature Reserve

Getting to Nullarbor Plain

Nullarbor Plain is easy to get to from Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport. Once you arrive, drive one hour south to arrive at Nullarbor Links—the perfect spot to start your tour of Western Australia’s Nullarbor Plain. Hire a 4WD car for flexibility to explore more of the plain, or for those looking for someone else to take care of the planning and driving, book into an organised tour.

23. Lake Ballard, Australia's Golden Outback

Art Exhibition in Lake Ballard in Western Australia

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If you’re looking for the best places to visit in Western Australia, why not visit the largest outdoor art gallery on the planet? Lake Ballard is a stunning natural landscape where artist Antony Gormley has displayed his collection of 51 black chromium steel sculptures for the world to see. Each sculpture represents the residents of Menzies, a local town, and the art gallery takes about two hours to walk through. Be sure to visit in the morning or late afternoon to avoid the heat.

Top things to see and do in Lake Ballard, WA

  1. View all of the sculptures in the park
  2. Enjoy a picnic alongside Lake Ballard
  3. Drive to visit the nearby town of Menzies
  4. Go birdwatching and discover the local wildlife

Getting to Lake Ballard

The closest airports to Lake Ballard are Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport and Leonora Airport, which are both two-to-three hours away from Lake Ballard. 

 

24. Kalbarri National Park, Australia's Coral Coast

The iconic Nature's Window, at Kalbarri National Park, Kalbarri Western Australia

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Kalbarri National Park is a must-see for those looking to discover the beauty of Western Australia. From the bushwalking trails to the views of the gorge, there’s plenty for every kind of traveller to do. If you visit in the spring in September, you’ll get a chance to see the wildflowers as they bloom. Kalbarri is an exceptional destination for those who want to enjoy a weekend in a resort town with stunning views. 

Top 5 things to see and do in Kalbarri National Park, WA

  1. Go bushwalking and explore the park’s trails
  2. Visit one of Australia’s most iconic natural sites – Nature's Window
  3. Take a morning cruise along the Murchison River in Kalbarri
  4. Fly high over the national park to view the river gorges and cliffs
  5. Enjoy awe-inspiring views from the Kalbarri Skywalk

Getting to Kalbarri National Park

The easiest way to travel to Kalbarri is by flying straight to Kalbarri Regional Airport from Perth. If you’d prefer to drive across Western Australia’s beautiful terrain, hire a car on arrival in Perth and drive a little over six hours to Kalbarri. For those flying straight into Kalbarri, it’s less than five minutes to the national park.

 

25. Gibb River Road, Australia's North West

The Kimberleys Region - Gibb River Road, NW Western Australia

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Gibb River Road, located in the Kimberley region and two hours away from Kununurra Airport, is one of the outback’s most exceptional 4WD tracks. If you want to explore the outback, Gibb River Road’s unspoiled natural wilderness is yours to uncover. There are over 600 kilometres of trails to traverse and over a dozen road tours for you to choose from. From the Adcock Gorge to the Emma Gorge at El Questro, you’ll find stunning, secluded swimming spots to cool off and experience life in the outback. 

Top 5 things to see and do at Gibb River Road, WA

  1. Book a Kimberley outback tour for a multi-day exploration of the region
  2. Take a dip in Emma Gorge at El Questro
  3. Drive the entirety of the 660-kilometres along Gibb River Road
  4. View Manning Gorge and its captivating waterfalls
  5. Experience life on a remote cattle station in the outback

Getting to Gibb River Road

Kununurra Airport is your gateway to Gibb River Road. Book a flight from any of Australia’s major airports to Kununurra, usually stopping over in Perth. From there, hire a car to make the two-hour journey. Alternatively, purchase tickets with a tour group to get picked up from the airport for your multi-day exploration of the outback.   

 

Which part of Western Australia is best to visit? 

Starry night sky over outback landscape in Western Australia

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Deciding what part of Western Australia is best to visit depends on your preferences. There are several unique things to do in Western Australia, from exploring the outback to diving deep into its colourful and diverse marine life and discovering Perth’s vibrant city life. 

  • If you’re seeking a beach holiday or want to spend time along the shore, visit the Coral Coast
  • Those keen on desert adventures should book a trip to the Golden Outback or the Kimberley and Pilbara regions.
  •  Nature lovers and outdoor explorers are spoilt for choice with Western Australia’s national parks, with Kalbarri National Park, Nambung National Park and Cape Range National Park among the most popular to visit.
  • If you’re looking for a city escape with proximity to all the bars, restaurants, beaches, and wineries you desire, visit Perth. 

Western Australia is the largest state in Australia and home to some of the most famous attractions in the country. With incredible tourism, diverse landscapes, and abundant natural wonders, you’re sure to find things to do and sought-after destinations to fill your itinerary. No matter what you choose, visiting Western Australia holds so many adventures, providing you with memories to last a lifetime.