An Expert's Guide to Western Australia
”It’s so different to the rest of the country. The vibe is really relaxed and the coastline is stunning, with amazing walks and so much incredible marine life." Here Flight Centre’s Australia Expert Leanne Broutta – who has worked in the travel industry for 10 years and loves Western Australia – gives her top advice for visiting this incredible state:
New non-stop flights from London to Perth...
Qantas' direct flights to Perth have opened up Western Australia to visitors, and it’s so simple to add internal flights on to the rest of the state and beyond – just ask us how. Prices start from as little as £55pp. Non-stop flights on the Qantas Dreamliner are designed for maximum comfort. Onboard, you’ll enjoy improved air quality, larger windows, plenty of entertainment, nutritious meal options and extra space across all cabins.
This is campervan country...
Hire a campervan to drive along the magnificent Coral Coast, taking in the crystal-clear waters and white-sand beaches from Perth to Exmouth, or around the mighty South West, visiting jaw-dropping sites such as Wave Rock. We can help you find a great rental deal, with campervan prices from just £75 per day.
Perth has a thriving dining scene
Savour the good life at Long Chim, an upscale Thai restaurant. Or try Shadow Wine Bar, located in the city’s fashionable Northbridge area. Further afield, head to the hip café hangouts in South Terrace, Fremantle.
Wine in Margaret River
The Margaret River region is famous for its wineries and walking. You can complete the 85-mile Cape to Cape Track in around six days, but take some time to appreciate the world-class wines as you go, as well as the spectacular scenery!
Get a selfie with a quokka on Rottnest Island
A protected nature reserve, it’s one of the only remaining habitats for these friendly-looking marsupials. I love the Peppers Kings Square Hotel in Perth for its easy access to the city and for day trips beyond. Another favourite is Cape Lodge in Margaret River – it’s a beautiful vineyard property, and it feels so luxurious to sit down to dinner with a bottle of wine that’s been produced right there.
Soak up the sunshine
Western Australia is one of the sunnier states in Oz, with good weather year-round. But bear in mind that it can get very hot in January, with coastal temperatures reaching 40ºC.
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