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GETTING AROUND THE NORTH WEST

Explore Australia's North West by road, air and water. There are many options to take and it's just up to you to decide!


Travel by Tour

There is an amazing variety of professional, friendly tour operators in Australia's North West. Why not join an organised tour - whether by land, air or sea. Join a tour and let someone else do the driving for you so you don't miss a thing. For more information on tours in Western Australia do a tour search.


Car Travel

It's essential to carefully plan your journey before taking to the road. As many of the towns are remote with great distances between them, if you find yourself in trouble, assistance could be many hours away.

A comprehensive tool kit and spare parts (including a spare tyre), first aid kit, extra water and food supplies should be kept as standard - along with the knowledge of how to use them.

Sealed roads are easily accessible except in the case of heavy summer rains which could find them closed due to flooding for hours or even days at a time. Unsealed roads are more unpredictable and can be closed for the duration of summer, lasting from November to March. Check local road and weather conditions at Main Roads Western Australia.

Hire cars are available from Perth or in other major towns within the region such as Broome, Kununurra, Karratha and Port Hedland. Road maps and directories are available from most newsagents and some convenience stores.

For more information about hiring a vehicle, do a hire search.


Bus Travel

Greyhound Australia operates regular coach services between all major towns in the region. All coaches are equipped with air conditioning and seatbelts whilst the majority of coaches also feature a television, restroom and water fountain.

For bus timetables and further information visit Greyhound Australia.

Integrity Coach Lines operate Perth to Broome return and Perth to Port Hedland return services. For bus timetables and further information visit Integrity Coach Lines.


Travel by Flight

Small regional airports are available for use by private charter. Some regional airports have commercial flights available.

Regional airports include Broome, Derby, Tom Price, Newman, Karratha, Kununurra, Port Hedland, Munjina, Nanutarra, Northam and Sandfire.

 

 

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