Your journey can be just as extraordinary as the destination.
Spanning 2,400 kilometres from north to south, Western Australia is the largest state you’ll visit down under, though you’ll find it really easy to travel around all five of its diverse regions.
A driving holiday in WA is one of the best ways to experience the State’s diverse landscapes.
A huge choice of short and extended itineraries will help you get the most out of your self-drive adventure on the coast, in the outback and in the forests and wine regions of WA. In some remote areas of the outback, you can even opt to travel in the safety of a small convoy, led by an experienced 4WD tag-along tour guide.
Bring along your driver’s licence and rent a car, 4WD or motorhome from a local or state-wide hire company.
Throughout Western Australia, there are plenty of professional guides keen to share authentic insights, local secrets, wildlife encounters and a real sense of adventure. Organised tours are a great way to make sure you don’t miss a thing. Search tours.
Coaches and buses
State-wide coach and bus services offer hop-on, hop-off travel passes, giving you the flexibility to design your own itinerary. The main operators include TransWA, South West Coach Lines (offering an express coach from Perth to the South West) and Integrity Coach Lines (servicing Perth to Broome, either via the coastal highway or via Tom Price / Karijini).
Some guided coach tours will also drop off at designated points, so you can continue your travels independently.
Cable Beach, Broome
TransWA is the State’s public rail service operator. They offer travel passes, giving you the freedom to hop on and off within a set distance and time period.
You can also embark on one of the world’s longest train journeys, from Perth to Sydney, on the Indian Pacific run. Thundering across WA’s vast Nullarbor Plain, you’ll ride the longest straight stretch of railroad on Earth.
Commercial passenger services between the major regional centres of Western Australia will get you to your destination quicker and give you more quality holiday time if you’re on a tight schedule.
Operators including Qantas, Regional Express and Airnorth offer regular flights from Perth. Charter flights will also take you to many of the tourist hotspots, such as Albany, Esperance, Margaret River, Purnululu National Park and Kalbarri, some flying at lower altitudes to take in spectacular aerial views.
Travelling with a disability
Refine your search to find accommodation and tours in WA that cater for people with disabilities. Or for more information on disability services, visit the Access WA website.