The State of Western Australia occupies one third of Australia. This magical area is particularly blessed with more than its fair share of natural wonders. Western Australia’s population represents just 10% of the Australian total, with most people living in or around the capital city Perth. Much of the State is remote, with plenty of beautiful wilderness to discover. There are many spectacular areas that make you feel as though you are the first person to visit... and that you should perhaps name it.
There are various options to consider for your West Australian adventure:
Options range from a half day orientation tour to a two week adventure. From opulent luxury to ‘back to nature’ basics. Tours could be conducted in luxury coaches, specially converted 4WD vehicles, in aircraft or onboard a cruise vessel. Each DISCOVER WEST tour includes a description on the modes of transport and inclusions for the tour, such as accommodation options. Check out each tour for the best one to suit your needs. Otherwise, ask The West Australian Specialist for help and advice in planning your dream holiday.
Self Drive Holidays
The value for money of a DISCOVER WEST Self Drive Package is hard to beat. They come packed with extras to ensure you make the most of your valuable holiday time.
for package inclusions. You can also construct your own ‘a la carte’ self drive holiday by choosing the vehicle and selecting your accommodation from the comprehensive ranges included in this brochure. DISCOVER WEST has amazing rates for car hire and has great ‘volume discounts’ at accommodation throughout the State - meaning you save by ensuring your reservation is made with The West Australian Specialist. DISCOVER WEST will happily advise on accommodation choices and itineraries to ensure your holiday is just what you want.
Plan and Book Ahead
West Australia is huge - about the size of western Europe. Distances between towns and attractions can be large.Pre-planning and pre-booking of accommodation before you depart is essential. Limited accommodation in country areas could mean that a town’s accommodation can be booked out well in advance. Without pre-booking, you may find that the town is full when you arrive and the next nearest town is a good day’s driving away. Pre-planning will ensure you make the most of your valuable holiday time. DISCOVER WEST is intimate with all areas of West Australia and is totally experienced at organising specific personalised itineraries for visitors.Ask for the advice of The West Australian Specialist when planning your west coast adventure to make sure you maximise your holiday experience.
Book early: West Australia has very limited availability and often books out well in advance. It is recommended to book early to avoid disappointment.
West Australia is connected by a network of modern and efficient highways that lack the volumes of traffic experienced in eastern Australia and other parts of the world. Often great distances can be covered and only a hand full of cars pass on the other carriageway.Roads pass through some very dramatic and varied scenery making self-driving a pleasure and personal adventure. Camper Vans.
Perhaps you prefer to take your accommodation with you in the form of a fully equipped Motor Home. Camper hire is available from Perth, Broome and Darwin.One way hires are also available between these centres.
If you are exploring national parks in the south west or travelling north of Perth a 4WD is recommended to enable you to fully access these spectacular areas.
The heart of the real scenery is often a ‘fun’ 4WD off the main roads.
Western Australia is the sunniest state in the driest continent. The sun can shine day after day for most of the year with significant rainfall limited only to certain months. While no one can guarantee the weather, West Australians happily plan ahead in the knowledge that it will be another monotonous blue sky day. West Australia is blessed with warm but dry weather. Unlike humid areas, the west coast of Australia is mostly arid and very comfortable even at high temperatures. South from Perth tends to become cooler and more green. North from Perth tends to be hotter and more red. Broome experiences sunny dry conditions in the winter months and tropical ‘green’ summers. Whatever the time of year, West Australia offers a varied climate from north to south. Remember the sun can be harsh if due care and protection is not taken, always apply sun block
drink plenty of fluids.
Prolific wildflowers abound West Australia - thousands of unique local varieties are yet to be named. Wildflowers can appear almost anywhere - seasons vary depending on the areas visited and time of year. DISCOVER WEST coach tours, safari tours and self-drive holidays will take you through areas world renowned for massive expanses of carpeted landscapes. The wildflower symbol in the holiday maps indicate the seasons that can be good times to experience the kaleidoscope of colours and thousands of varieties in that area.