Destination Guides: Western Australia


Australia's largest state is an absolute wonderland just begging to be explored. The landscape differs drastically over this immense landscape, from the deserts to the east, the stunning gorges and waterfalls to the north, and the world class beaches and Ningaloo Reef along the vast western coastline.

Perth is the world's most isolated capital city, and is fast becoming a top destination of choice for Australians and international travellers alike, while Broome to the north feels like another world altogether. Rich in culture and natural beauty, Western Australia is a place like no other.

Read on to discover what makes Western Australia a must-visit destination, or head straight to Turu's listings to find and book holiday accommodation.

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Located on the west coast of Australia, Perth offers pristine beaches, world-class wineries and natural bushlands within 30 minutes of the city.

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With its red sandy cliffs, impossibly warm weather and clear turquoise waters, it's no surprise that Broome is a favourite holiday destination with Australians and foreigners alike.

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Margaret River

The region accounts for over 15% of Australian premium wine and as a result tastings are top notch - plus there's plenty more to do and see besides vineyards and microbreweries.

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The Pinnacles

This coastal park has beautiful beaches and dunes, tuart groves and extensive heathlands that burst into flower from August to October.

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Horizontal Waterfalls

The Buccaneer Archipelago (including the Horizontal Waterfall) is a natural phenomenon located deep within Talbot Bay which really must be seen to be believed.

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Monkey Mia

Enchanting and exciting, Monkey Mia and Shark Bay are beautiful west coast marvels that deal in blue skies, sunshine and natural wonders.

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At the furthest western reaches of Australia lies Ningaloo, a stunning and truly extraordinary part of the world that is blessed with sunshine, white sand, and spectacular wildlife.

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The Kimberley

A trip through Western Australia’s Kimberley region is a journey to some of the most remote, wild and beautiful places on earth, and one that will stay with you forever.

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The Golden Outback

Experience Australia’s rich history and rugged landscape under the vast outback skies of Western Australia’s Golden Outback.

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With spectacular beaches around every corner, it’s easy to find your own little slice of heaven in Esperance.

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Albany is renowned for its breathtaking natural landscapes and historic colonial buildings.

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The Bungle Bungle Ranges

Want a taste of the Australian outback? Then check out our guide to the Bungle Bungle Ranges in The Kimberley.

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Cable Beach

Filled with picture postcard scenery and sandy white beaches, Cable Beach is one of many great attractions on offer when you venture to this pearl of the Western Australian coastline.

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A veritable paradise for nature lovers, the township of Pemberton is surrounded by the spectacular Karri forests of the Gloucester National Park.

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The Dampier Peninsula

The lavish beauty of its coast coupled with its proximity to ever-fascinating Broome makes Western Australia’s Dampier Peninsula a destination that offers the best of both worlds.

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Shannon National Park

Escape the city noise and unwind in the tranquil scenery of the Shannon National Park.

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Southern Coast

Explore the Great Australian Bight via a 4WD adventure along WA’s southern coast.

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Point Quobba

Wild coastline and a few shipwrecks shouldn’t scare you away from Point Quobba, as this rugged part of the West Australian coastline is sure to leave a lasting impression.

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Marble Bar

It might be the hottest town in Australia, but the equally warm reception with which Marble Bar greets travellers means you shouldn't overlook it on your next desert voyage.

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Gibb River Road

Now more accessible than ever, there's never been a better time to discover the magic of the Kimberley wilderness along the rugged and remote Gibb River Road.

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Hyden's Wave Rock

Hyden, a small town hidden away in WA’s massive Wheat Belt, is home to the famous Wave Rock on the north face of a large outcrop called Hyden Rock. 

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Lake Ballard

Remote Lake Ballard north of Kalgoorlie is home to a sculpture park that’s out of this world

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Mount Augustus

Mount Augustus in WA, twice the size of Uluru, is sometimes called the world’s largest monolith. It’s not really a solid rock as such, but it’s still an impressive lump.

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Top 10 Kimberley travel tips

The Kimberley is a remote, unpredictable region – so it pays to be prepared for anything! Follow these tips and we guarantee your trip will be memorable for all the right reasons.

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Guide to touring south-west WA

There's never been a better time to explore the South-West region of WA - so if you enjoy a range of outdoor activites, stunning scenery and gourmet food and wine options (and who doesn't!), this is the destination for you.

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Suggested Itineraries for Western Australia