Aerial view of Lucky Bay, near Esperance, Western Australia

Welcome to Western Australia

Western Australia is home to otherworldly beaches, spectacular islands, the world’s happiest animal – the quokka – and some of Australia’s most premium wine regions. And that’s just for starters. From Perth (Boorloo) and Fremantle’s (Walyalup) cultural adventures and the immersive wilderness of the Kimberley region, to the artisan food and wine scene of the Margaret River Region and the stunning coral gardens of Ningaloo Reef (Nyinggulu), the wonderful west coast state is a truly dreamlike destination to explore.

Thanks to our trusted partner, Qantas Airways, Western Australia has never been more accessible. With daily flights non-stop from London to Perth, the best of Australia starts with Qantas. With friendly Australian service, spacious cabins, locally-inspired cuisine, self-service snack bars and excellent inflight entertainment, you’ll find flying Qantas is worth every moment. Plus, with Qantas’ unrivalled domestic network, you can discover even more of Western Australia, from the bustling beach-side cities to the stunning outback.

Discover Western Australia's adventures

Need inspiration? These are some of Western Australia’s unmissable destinations.

Perth, Australia

Perth

This sun-soaked seaside city is nestled between wineries, national parks, and 19 world-class Indian Ocean beaches. It’s also the sunniest capital city in Australia. Whether you’re cruising the gleaming Swan River (Derbarl Yerrigan), exploring Kings Park (Kaarta Koomba) with an Aboriginal guide or enjoying fresh oysters at Elizabeth Quay, you’ll likely have blue skies overhead. Don’t miss Rottnest Island (Wadjemup), a car-free nature reserve, just a 25-minute ferry from Perth’s port city, Fremantle. This is the perfect place to start your Australian adventure.

Western Australia offers boundless natural adventures – there truly is something for everyone. Here are just a few of the state’s must-do highlights.

From snorkelling safaris along the Coral Coast to the snow-white beaches of Perth, Esperance and Margaret River, Western Australia’s coastline is a joy to behold. Here, you can escape to Indian Ocean islands, such as the Abrolhos and Rottnest, or seek out clifftop trails leading from one historic lighthouse or seaside town to the next. Thanks to its size, it’s always summer somewhere in Western Australia, so you’ll be happy if you’re seeking a golden glow.

Animal encounters are a key ingredient for an unforgettable visit to Western Australia. Along the Ningaloo Coast you can see and swim alongside whale sharks, turtles, dolphins, manta rays and humpback whales. Stay on dry land and it’s echidnas, eagles and rare black-footed wallabies in the Cape Range National Park. Closer to Perth, you can see wild dolphins and sea lions in Rockingham, kangaroos in Yanchep National Park and adorable quokkas on Rottnest Island.

The state has a laid-back vibe and plenty of adventures on, under or by the water, but there’s more to Western Australia than relaxing days at the beach. Perth’s a cosmopolitan capital with galleries, theatres and lively cafés lining the Swan River. Head south and Fremantle has a thriving art and cultural scene among heritage-listed pubs and West End warehouses, now home to creative restaurants and craft breweries. Continue southwest and it’s Mandurah’s (Mandjoogoordap) dolphin-frequented canals and seafood that make it a magnet for travellers, while Margaret River’s markets and vineyards are a haven for foodies and wine buffs. And if you fancy a two-and-a-half-hour flight north you’ll find yourself in Broome, where the outback meets the ocean at the western entrance to the beautifully untouched Kimberley wilderness.

Windows Estate, Margaret River Region, Australia

Group tours in Western Australia

Our escorted tours give you new friends and memories that last a lifetime. Embark on an 18-night adventure that starts in Sydney and completes in Perth after time spent at the Great Barrier Reef and in the outback. Alternatively, you can start in Perth and fly across the country on a 30-day grand tour. Looking for luxury? Enjoy a fortnight cruising the south coast from New South Wales to Western Australia stopping off at Melbourne, Adelaide, and Esperance along the way.

Kings Park, Perth, Australia

Tailor-Made Travel tours in Western Australia

Whether you want to go walking in the wilderness of the Kimberley, quokka spotting on Rottnest Island or enjoy a self-drive around the cellar doors and forests close to Perth, we can help create a tailor-made Western Australia tour just for you. And if you’re looking to explore east of the state border, why not get comfy in a luxury train carriage on the Indian Pacific Railway as you travel to Adelaide and Sydney?

What better way to discover Australia than with the those who know it best – Qantas? With the only direct flight from the UK and over 65 destinations to discover once you arrive, whether you’re looking for city sights, remote wineries or spectacular wildlife encounters, Qantas can take you there.

With double daily flights from the UK to Perth, you can choose to fly direct or via Singapore. No matter how you get there, you’ll enjoy spacious seats designed for optimum comfort, award-winning wines paired with a selection of dishes boasting local ingredients, and a host of entertainment options so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your trip. Make your journey extra special and experience the highs of Qantas Business, where making yourself comfortable onboard is easy thanks to spacious suites that boast the privacy, features and surrounds you might expect in First. When it comes to relaxing, whether you’re looking for the latest movie release or delicious cuisine there are endless options on the menu, all topped off with a spacious lie-flat bed and your own pair of signature Qantas pyjamas to enjoy a restful sleep.

Whether you want a tailor-made Western Australia adventure, or an 18-night escorted tour that starts in Sydney and completes in Perth taking in Australia’s highlights, Saga has the right trip for you.

With the widest choice of holidays and travel experiences than ever before, you can now personalise your trip so you are in complete control. All this is backed up by the high-standards and service you’d expect from Saga.

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