Take a journey, as the locals do, and discover the extraordinary in Western Australia. Australia’s largest state has five diverse regions spanning an epic 12,000 kilometre coastline, so unless you’ve got all the time in the world to explore, it’s best to break down your trip to WA into manageable chunks. A huge choice of short and extended itineraries will help you get the most out of your self-drive adventure on the coast, on the golf courses, in the outback and in the forests and wine regions of WA.
Travelling around the five regions of Western Australia takes you to five very different worlds. From sub-tropical wilderness in the North West, to one of the planet’s largest fringing reefs on the Coral Coast; from an arid desert landscape in its Golden Outback, to Australia’s sunniest capital city as its hub, and one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots in the South West. Plan your extraordinary journey with Golf & Tours.
SUGGESTED SELF DRIVE ITINERARY
Overnight accommodation at the Novotel Vines Resort in Swan Valley
18 holes of golf
From $220pp (twin share, mid-week, low season)
Perth is situated beside the Swan River and is sunniest state capital, averaging 3,000 hours of sunshine per year and boasting a string of 19 beautifully clean and uncrowded beaches, from iconic Cottesloe to the surf hotspot of Scarborough. There’s also plenty of retail therapy on offer. The high-end fashion boutiques of King Street make it the place to be seen.
Broome is the pearling capital of Australia, and the western gateway to the Kimberley wilderness – home to world famous Cable Beach sunsets and the natural phenomenon of the Staircase to the Moon.
Exmouth & the Nigaloo Reef – Step off the shore near Exmouth, swim a few metres through the clearest turquoise water on Earth, and you’ll find yourself drifting over the world’s largest fringing reef – the World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef. This underwater paradise is a popular spot for all kinds of visitors, from dolphins, manta rays, turtles and humpback whales, to the largest fish in the ocean – the gentle whale shark.
Margaret River – Rolling vineyards set against a backdrop of ocean and forest let you easily hop from one experience to the next. Catch sight of the amazing humpback whale, explore ancient caves and then stroll through forests of timber giants. Or spend the day at one of Margaret River’s great wineries, where you can relax with a glass of the region’s world-renowned wine, matched with local truffles and crayfish.