With the largest and most diverse expanse of outback landscapes in Australia, the opportunities for self-drive and motorhome adventures in Western Australia are endless and not to be missed. If you have travelled to Australia before and looking for an excuse to return, then Western Australia is the perfect reason. Self-drive vacations are a great way to get out and explore the State’s sweeping white beaches, carpets of colourful wildflowers, cavernous gorges, vast cattle stations and the most dazzling star-filled skies you’ll ever see. Pick a region and let your adventure begin…
The South West
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. Climb over the ancient rocks of the Granite Skywalk 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.
There are plenty more gems waiting to be unearthed in the South West. Just two and a half hours from Perth by road, it’s so easy to include Margaret River region and the South West in your extraordinary holiday.
Follow the coast along the Indian Ocean and discover some of the world’s most diverse marine habitats just metres away from pristine beaches. Visit the world’s largest fringing reef Ningaloo Reef, meet the famous dolphins up close in Monkey Mia, but also venture through dramatic Outback landscapes and some of the best wildflower displays from July to November.
Broome & the North West
One of the World’s Last True Wilderness areas and the place to go for an authentic Aussie outback adventure. Start your adventure on breathtaking Cable Beach, with a camel ride along the beach at sunset.
Venture East of Broome through the Kimberley region where beautiful gorges and outback landscapes await your discovery.
See one of the world’s best kept secret, Purnululu (Bungle Bungle) National Park which remained a hidden secret until 1983. This National and World Heritage National Park is 350 million years in the making and is one of the most unique and captivating ranges on Earth. These spectacular orange and grey, beehive domes are striking whether experienced on the ground walking through the valleys or by scenic flight.
Top 10 Camping Spots
From 5 star serviced glamping, catered camping, eco stays and outback station experiences, to simply pitching a tent yourself or staying in your own campervan, the wide variety of camping options available means there’s something for everyone and WA’s great climate means you can do it all year round.
- Leeuwin-Naturaliste Nat’l Park
- D’Entrecasteaux National Park
- Cape Le Grand National Park
- Cape Range National Park
- Francois Peron National Park
- Fitzgerald River National Park
- Purnululu National Park
- Karijini National Park
- Lane Poole Reserve
- Beelu National Park
This truly is a naturally beautiful area of the world, experience on a pre-booked self drive, organized tour or go at your own pace with a motorhome rental. Book your Australia vacation today and start exploring!