When someone mentions Australia, do you think of beautiful beaches, colourful reefs teeming with underwater activity, cosmopolitan cities and incredible wildlife? Chances are, these are the images that run through your imagination, but it might surprise you to know that all of these iconic sights and experiences can be found in one state: Western Australia.
With the shortest flight time from the UK (19 hours, compared with 22+ to Sydney) and more sunshine than any other city in Australia, Perth is the ideal hub to begin your Aussie adventure. From there, journey south to discover the tastebud-tingling Margaret River region, or north to Ningaloo, where the reef rivals the Great Barrier Reef, and where you can swim with enormous whale sharks.
If you haven’t experienced Western Australia before then now is your chance, with Etihad flights starting from £739pp and holidays from £999pp. To help you book a memorable time in this Aussie state, we’ve put together a list of the five best hotels in Western Australia – take a look at our top picks and remember to get in touch with us if you’d like to discover this Aussie state for yourself.
Hotel: Pan Pacific Perth
Address: 207 Adelaide Terrace, Perth
Transfer: 30 minute drive from Perth International Airport
This 5 star hotel in the Western Australian capital is our number one best seller in the state, and it’s easy to see why. Located at the heart of the city, you’ll find every luxury you’d expect from a 5 star hotel. Indulge at one of the on-site restaurants or relax in the hotel’s pool, spa or bars. The ideal base for exploring Perth, this hotel will help you start your Western Australian holiday in style.
Hotel: Pier 21 Apartment Hotel
Address: 7-9 John St, North Fremantle
Transfer: 30 minutes south west of Perth
If big, modern cities aren’t your idea of a relaxing holiday, head 30 minutes south west of Perth and you’ll find Fremantle, a historic city with plenty of charm, ocean views and easy access to the beautiful Rottnest Island. Located on the banks of the Swan River, Pier 21 Apartment Hotel has been voted on TripAdvisor as the number one hotel in Fremantle thanks to its unbeatable location and boutique rooms.
Hotel: Novotel Ningaloo Resort
Address: Madaffari Drive, Exmouth
Transfer: 40 minute drive from Exmouth Airport
Spend your days exploring the natural beauty of Ningaloo Reef, with manta rays, whale sharks and countless colourful fish. Come back to this luxurious hotel in the Exmouth Marina in the evening and enjoy direct access to Sunrise Beach. Relax in these beautiful surroundings and take in the picturesque view from your private balcony, savour award-winning food from Mantaray’s restaurant, or visit the hotel’s bar, lounge, swimming pool or gym.
Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort
Address: Cable Beach Road, Cable Beach
Transfer: 10 minute drive from Broome airport
With a location that can only be described as paradise, you’ll feel like royalty in this resort, which fuses Asian and colonial décor in lush surroundings. Featuring two pools, four restaurants, leisure facilities and the first Australian L’Occitane spa, this award winning resort is a haven for couples or families seeking an escape. The only thing you won’t like about Cable Beach Club is having to leave!
Area: Margaret River
Hotel: Margaret’s Beach Resort
Address: 1 Resort Place (cnr Wallcliffe Road), Gnarabup Beach, Margaret River
Transfer: 60 minute drive from Busselton Airport
World famous Margaret River is home to some of Australia’s best wineries and most spectacular beaches. With a laid-back vibe and no shortage of things to see and do, it’s the kind of place you’ll find yourself falling in love with. Margaret’s Beach Resort offers apartment style accommodation, which means you can spend the day discovering the best food & drink the region has to offer, and return to your beach-side home away from home to prepare a feast you’ll never forget.