We hope that you have enjoyed our blog series ‘Your Guide to Travelling Australia’ so far! We’ve definitely enjoyed writing it and it’s helped us get through lockdown as we dream of sunny days and holidays.
Your Guide to Travelling Australia: The West Coast is the last in this series as we have already explored the East Coast, Southern States, Outback and Northern Territory. It has been quite the ride!
I think it’s fair to say that we’ve saved the best until last and, if you’ve been following our virtual road trip on our Instagram, then I’m sure you’ll agree with the saying that ‘West is best!’
The sprawling West Coast includes the entire coast from Darwin, in the North, to Esperance, in the South. This coast couldn’t be more diverse and every few hundred miles offers something bizarrely different to the last stop.
The very top of the West Coast, between Darwin and Broome offers some of Australia’s most unbelievable landscapes. Up here you’ll find the Kimberley, Kununurra, Karijini, Purnululu (the Bungle Bungles) and Broome. Some of these places need to be seen to be believed and it’s worth taking some time to explore these places and do some epic hiking.
As you travel south along the West Coast, your next encounter will be the stunning and rich shores of Exmouth, Coral Bay and the Ningaloo Reef. This area of the West Coast is an absolute MUST if you are at all into sea life and snorkelling/diving. Here you can snorkel with Whale Sharks and Humpback Whales (seasonal).
Continuing our journey south to Perth, pass through stunning Monkey Mia and its playful resident dolphins and the Pinnacle Desert where you’ll find thousands of baffling limestone formations.
Perth is one of the Worlds most isolated cities and it gives you the sense that it makes its own rules. The city is vast and vibrant and the vibe is so laid back that you may not ever want to leave! However, if you do fancy escaping for the day then Rottnest Island, with its adorable resident Quokkas is a great option!
The West Coast doesn’t stop there though! Further south again are the stunning regions of Margaret River and Esperance. The iconic white sands and turquoise waters are breathtaking and you’ll also find some spectacular rock formations and incredible lakes here. Also, don’t miss the world-famous wineries of Margaret River.