WESTERN AUSTRALIA

If you prefer the path less travelled, Western Australia could be the ideal destination for your next adventure.

I spent five weeks camping from Perth to Adelaide and was blown away by WA’s enormous, isolated beaches, vast, lunar-like sand dunes and ancient, majestic forests.

Browse through the guides below to get inspired and start planning a WA trip of your own!

1. Perth

I found plenty of things to do in Perth during the five months that I lived there. With a riverside city centre and more days of sunshine per year than any other major city in Australia, Perth is begging to be explored! Check out the posts below, or click the button to visit my Perth page.

2. Trips from Perth

There are plenty of fun day trips and weekend breaks in Western Australia that you can easily take from Perth. Check out my suggestions below for ideas!

3. Geographe Bay & Margaret River

One of the most well-known and easily accessible regions to visit near Perth is southwest WA. From the wineries and famous surf beaches of Margaret River to the sting rays and jetty ruins at Hamelin Bay, you’ll find something to whet your appetite in my blog posts below.

4. Southern Forests of WA

If ancient, enchanting forests with some of the tallest tree species in the world sounds appealing, the Southern Forests of WA won’t disappoint. The region is also home to the most impressive and sprawling sand dune systems I’ve ever seen.

5. South Coast WA

South Coast WA has a variety of scenery and attractions that should satisfy every traveller on your road trip. From the aquamarine water and dazzling white sand in Esperance to the roaring waves and towering cliffs in Albany’s national park, there’s plenty to take in along South Coast Western Australia.

Things to Do in Esperance WA (Even in the Rain!)

Famed for its bright white beaches, wild kangaroos and beautiful Cape Le Grand National Park, the...

6. Nullarbor & WA Road Trip

If you’re planning a Perth to Adelaide road trip like I did, or just a shorter adventure to southwest WA, my road trip itineraries below will help plan your driving, accommodation and costs. Enjoy your trip!

Thinking of crossing the Nullarbor Plain, Australia? This useful Nullarbor driving itinerary will help you plan your trip from Ceduna to Norseman, and includes fuel stops, roadhouses, distances, attractions, accommodation and free camping sites.

The Ultimate Guide to Crossing the Nullarbor Plain

This Perth to Adelaide drive itinerary covers road trip distances, drive stops, petrol costs, campsites, Nullarbor, fuel stops & attractions!

Epic Perth to Adelaide Drive Itinerary: Nullarbor, Dolphins & Stunning National Parks

7. Plan Your Trip – Best Travel Resources

If you're planning a trip in Australia, here are the travel companies I'd recommended using. Please note that if you book through these links, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you, which helps me to keep producing free content for this website. Thank you!

Hotels Combined

HotelsCombined compares all the big hotel comparison sites and displays the cheapest offers for each hotel. You'll find a wide range of accommodation types too, including hotels, hostels, apartments, holiday parks and homestays.

Aussie House Sitters

If you'd like to stay in a local's home for free while they're away, in return for looking after their pets, house sitting is a great option. I secured plenty of house sits through Aussie House Sitters when I travelled Australia.

Get Your Guide

Rather than scour different tour companies, just search for your destination on Get Your Guide. It'll bring up a compilation of available activities and tours, so you can compare what's on offer and pick the best  option for you.

Trusted Housesitters

For worldwide house sitting, I'd recommend Trusted Housesitters. You can even choose a membership that includes house-sit cancellation insurance and accident and third party liability protection.

Wise Currency

For foreign currency transfers, I'd recommend using an online currency specialist to avoid hefty bank fees. I've been using Wise since I moved to Australia, as they're transparent with rates, simple to use and your money moves across quickly.

$10 off PetCloud

If you need a local person to take care of your pets during your holiday, use this link or the discount code LISA2754 to receive $10 credit towards your first booking with PetCloud, whether that's for a house sitter, pet visits or pet host.