More tourists are discovering Western Australia, which has long been ignored by those who flock to eastern portions of the country. This sprawling state, a third of the entire nation, features the capital city of Perth, coastal and forested areas, and the natural wonders of the Outback. For your stay in Western Australia, we recommend the following hotels:
Perth lies along the Margaret River, home to multiple vineyards; and is adjacent to the port city of Fremantle. Outside the nearby town of Pemberton, travellers find the eucalyptus forests of D’Entrecasteaux National Park. The community of Albany, on the shore of the Southern Ocean, is within view of stunning mountains known as the Stirling Ranges.
To the north, at Shark Bay, visitors can see stromatolites and dolphins. Karijini and Kalbarri national parks are graced with magnificent gorges, canyons and cliffs; while Purnululu National Park is the site of the Bungle Bungle domed mountains. Ningaloo Reef is an ideal place to appreciate the Coral Coast and perhaps get a glimpse of a shark. A mammoth stone formation called Mount Augustus and an array of limestone pillars in the Pinnacles Desert are among other natural attractions. Popular activities include scenic driving, hiking, camping, four-wheeling, mountain biking, surfing, swimming with crocodiles, picnicking on white-sand beaches, and scuba diving to underwater caves.
Western Australia’s lone international airport is in Perth. Interstate flights serve several other towns. Options are the Indian Pacific railway, from Sydney to Perth; and a long drive from Adelaide to Perth on the Eyre Highway ( Car Rental Services are available ).
If you want to stay near to Perth’s Airport you have many options, for example:
- Entire House close to Perth Airport and City 2290
- The Stirling Arms Hotel
- Rivervale Comfort Lodge
- Brand New & Luxurious
The climate varies significantly by region. Average daily highs in Perth are 25C in January and 13C in July. Summer temperatures can exceed 40C in much of Western Australia, so the best time to visit is September through November. A typical day of touring the Perth area costs AU$201. Meal expenses amount to about AU$51 and the average two-person hotel room costs AU$197.