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Western Australia Holidays

Western Australia holidays

The extraordinary state of Western Australia is jam-packed with amazing travel experiences. Outback, ocean and desert all come together here, offering opportunities to discover wonderous cities – like friendly coastal capital Perth – as well as time-warp gold-rush towns, world-class vineyards, incredible wildlife, sugar-white sand beaches and kaleidoscopic reefs. The state’s diversity means it is almost impossible to describe in a few words and you'll want more than just a few days to see it all, which is why we’ve created holidays that take in multiple spots around the state.

Want to get behind the wheel? Thanks to its rugged beauty and picturesque landscapes, Western Australia is prime road trip territory – whether you're exploring for a few days, a few weeks, or more. Its myriad driving routes will take you to some of the world’s most pristine and clean coastlines, into the heart of premium wine country, and through spectacular gorges and Outback. Lovers of wine, wildlife and stunning scenery should head to the tranquil Margaret River region, while those looking to experience some of Australia’s exotic marine life should venture north along the Coral Coast. Here you can swim with majestic whale sharks, giant manta rays, humpbacks and dugongs at the iconic Ningaloo Reef, the largest fringing reef on the planet. And choose the right holiday, like our Beaches & Reefs of Western Australia Journey, and we'll give you heavily discounted one-way car hire fees – so you can simply drive north and fly back down to Perth to make the most of your precious time here.

This incredible region has plenty to offer and with non-stop flights to Perth with Qantas, it's never been easier to discover it all...

Popular Tailor-made Western Australia Holidays

Western Australia has it all – so where do you begin? Enter our tailor-made holidays, where you can choose from a selection of customisable itineraries. Nature lovers should try our Coral Coast Journey; you'll start by exploring Perth, and then discover the ancient desert sculptures of the Pinnacles, have up-close encounters with dolphins at Monkey Mia, in Shark Bay Marine Park, and dive into the wildlife-rich Ningaloo Reef. For more of a land-based adventure, South West Highlights explores the eucalyptus forests of Pemberton, the vineyards of Margaret River and the abundant restaurants of Fremantle. These holidays also include flights, accommodation, transfers and other in-destination transport, so everything is sorted.

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Where to Go in Western Australia

Western Australia stretches across nearly a third of the country, serving up larger than life marine creatures, laid-back city living and more than 7,700 miles of pristine coastline. Most holidays to the state will begin in Perth, Western Australia’s capital city. From Perth you can venture south to the bohemian town of Fremantle, and from there take a ferry to the wildlife haven of Rottnest Island. From the laid-back capital, visitors can springboard into Western Australia’s world-class wineries, fringing coral reefs and iconic outback adventures by making the most of Qantas Explorer fares from Perth.

Western Australia Holiday Types

At Flight Centre, our Experts have created a range of holidays that visit Western Australia and are designed to cater to a range of interests, from wildlife to beaches and epic road trips. Browse our holiday types below or talk to one of our Experts to create a bespoke itinerary.

Western Australia Holiday Ideas & Inspiration

The Best National Parks in Western Australia

The Best National Parks in Western Australia

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Swimming with Whale Sharks in Western Australia

Swimming with Whale Sharks in Western Australia

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An Expert's Guide to Western Australia

An Expert's Guide to Western Australia

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A Guide to Western Australia's Northern Region

A Guide to Western Australia's Northern Region

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More About Western Australia

Capital: Perth

Currency: Australian dollar

Language: English

Flight time: London to Perth flight time is around 15 hours and 45 minutes direct or just over 19 hours with a stopover.

Visas: British Citizens require a tourist eTA visa, which you can apply for online.

Vaccinations: No vaccinations are required

Top 3 Things to Do in Western Australia

  • Go for a swim on Cottesloe Beach
  • See a quokka on Rottnest Island
  • Swim with whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef

When to Go to Western Australia

As such a large state, Western Australia’s climate is incredibly diverse, ranging from Mediterranean in the south to tropical in the north. Luckily for you, this means there’s always somewhere sunny to explore in the state no matter what time of year you visit. Temperatures do drop in the winter months of June to August, particularly in the lower end of the state with temperatures in Perth falling to 12°C. These cooler conditions make for a great opportunity to visit the Margaret River for country walks and wine tasting. March to July is also the best time to visit Western Australia to swim with whale sharks, while the summer months of December to February are best spent cooling off at the beaches near Perth and Fremantle.  

Why Book Your Western Australia Holiday With Flight Centre

Local knowledge: As an Australia-born company, we’ve got Experts dotted all around Western Australia. Not just that, but our Experts here in the UK are either from, have visited or have lived Down Under, so they know this vast country like it’s their own.

Flexibility: We offer flexible deposits, the opportunity to pay the balance of your holiday just 10 weeks before departure and fixed change and cancellation fees.

Flight Centre Concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: If you book a tailor-made Western Australia holiday with us you’ll benefit from our dedicated concierge service  and have access to our 24/7 Emergency Assistance service.