Holidays to Western Australia: An Overview

Famous for its long days of sunshine, spotless blue skies and brilliant beaches, Western Australia is a great place to experience some rather special natural attractions. Holidays to Western Australia have something for everyone; The state's capital Perth is an easy-going place with a chilled out café culture, and for wine lovers the Southwest famously boasts world class wineries. In the far northwest, the Kimberley is an ancient landform of rugged ranges with deep, spectacular gorges and pristine sandy beaches that fringe the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, and for great marine life the Ningaloo reef will not disappoint.

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Why we think you’ll love it

  • Margaret River is the 'in' wine region in Australia because of it's great vineyards - but it also has fantastic beaches and surfing
  • It's distinctly different from the East coast, and you'll avoid touristy crowds in this region, too - wander along a beach and you won't see another person for hours

Western Australia Luxury Holidays: The Detail

Perth, the state's capital is an easy-going place of simple pleasures - sailing on the Swan River, strolling in Kings Park and enjoying a sunny afternoon sipping a cold beer.

Original Travel can arrange a variety of exciting activities to enjoy on your luxury holiday including diving or snorkelling at Ningaloo Reef with the world's largest fish - the whale shark- or manta rays. In the south west, we can organise guides to explore forests of ancient and giant trees and in the north you can sleep under a canopy of stars or explore the strange beehive-like formations of the Bungle Bungles with the help of an Aboriginal guide.

The south west is known for its world class wineries, luxury accommodation and forests of tall trees. These taper off to a ribbon of coastal hinterlands of sheltered bays and rivers, often lined with massive granite boulders and stunning outlooks.

The Kimberley is home to the remarkable Bradshaw and Wandjina paintings, usually found together and near permanent water holes. The Bradshaw paintings, dated at more than seventeen thousand years old, are amongst the most ancient rock paintings on earth.


Original Highlight

Open roads in Australia
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There’s something very exciting about driving along the open road with such an expanse in front of you, and the West is best for these kind of experiences.

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  • Average Temp. — 23°C / 73°F
  • Rainfall — 12cm / 4.9 inches
  • Water Temp. — 24°C / 75°F
Flight from London

19:45 hrs

Time Difference

GMT +10 hrs

Top picks for Western Australia

Orion Cruises

Orion Cruises

Western Australia

Offering expeditions rather than cruises, the Orion has been purpose-built to take travellers to the most inaccessible areas around Australasia and the Antarctic, allowing them to experience remote communities and abundant wildlife.

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Pool and sun loungers at El Questro Homestead

El Questro Homestead

Western Australia

Set in one million acres of remote wilderness in the Kimberley region, the El Questro Homestead is in a fairly awe-inspiring location, and is a haven for wildlife.

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Cape Lodge Forest Suites exterior

Cape Lodge

Western Australia

A boutique hotel in the heart of the Margaret River wine region, Cape Lodge is set in its own vineyard.

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Windmills Break

Windmills Break

Western Australia

Named after a nearby surf beach and located in Yallingup – the ‘Place of Love’ – Windmills Break proposes a series of luxury rooms for the discerning adventurer.

Where to stay

Pullman Resort Bunker Bay

Pullman Resort Bunker Bay

Western Australia

Perched on the northern point of Cape Naturaliste in the Margaret River is this luxury beachfront accommodation. Luscious gardens are the setting for a series of bungalow style villas and superior facilities.

Where to stay

COMO The Treasury

COMO The Treasury

Western Australia

COMO The Treasury occupies a 19th century state building in the historical heart of Perth and is the perfect base to explore the capital of Western Australia.

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Thank you so much for organising the most wonderful holiday for us. It was the best holiday I have ever been on. Everything ran smoothly and we just loved everything. I shall be recommending you to all my friends.

Jane & Charlie

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