Western Australia is full of sun, wide open space, and friendly people – it is a great place for a relaxing holiday and a great place to experience some rather special natural attractions.
At Ningaloo Reef you can swim with the world’s largest fish – the whale shark and snorkel with manta rays. In the south west you can walk explore forests of ancient and giant trees. 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.
Western Australia is famous for its long days of sunshine, spotless blue skies and brilliant beaches and it is such a huge place that no matter what time of year you travel there is always plenty of sunshine. 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 at an open-air pub.
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. Twelve hundred kms north of Perth, Ningaloo is a 280 km long ‘fringing’ coral reef skirting the Cape Range peninsular. It is place of profound biodiversity including 500 fish species, 300 coral species, 600 mollusc species and many other marine invertebrates. At certain times of the year travellers can spot Humpback whales and swim along side whale sharks, dugongs, loggerhead, green and hawksbill turtles and manta rays.
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. This area has fewer people per square kilometre than almost any other place on earth but it is home to a huge variety and quantity of wildlife. The Kimberley is also 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.
2,645,615 sq km (1,021,478 sq miles)
Flight time from London
16.45 hrs (Perth)
When to go
This state really is so big that there are beautiful places to be all year round.
The Kimberley in the far north is very hot and wet in the summer and many roads are closed due to flooding but having said that February and March are a great time for those keen to land a big barramundi or six!
The winter months are just magnificent, warm and sunny, dry and clear – this is a great time driving the Gibb River Road, sleeping out under the stars by a remote waterhole, bushwalking, wildlife viewing, fishing and all sorts of other wonderful adventures.
Perth has a windy but warm summer and a mild winter. The locals will tell you that the nicest months are April and May and September and October.
South of Perth the wine country has year round charm. The winters are cold and wet but that ensures you enjoy that glass of red, the warming meal and the crackling fire all the more. In the summer the regions pristine white sand beaches, turquoise waters and blue sky days are perfect partnered with a crisp dry white wine and a delicous plate of salt & pepper squid!
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Where to stay
These are just a selection of the properties we can personally recommend. Please get in touch to hear more about our full portfolio.
El Questro Homestead
In the middle of almost 1 million acres of wilderness park and 100km from the nearest town, the luxury of El Questro Homestead sits in stark contrast to Western Australia’s rugged Kimberley landscape. Perched on a cliff top with beautiful vistas, it is a relaxed retreat catering for a maximum of 18 guests.