Pinnacles Western Australia

Welcome to Western Australia

Western Australia covers 1/3 of Australia, covering an area of 2,646 million sq km. One-third of Australia’s landmass and equal to half the size of Europe. Perth is the capital city and is located in the southwest of the state.

Western Australia is known for its:

  • Wineries
  • Beaches
  • the Outback
  • Ningaloo Reef
  • Rock formations such as The Pinnacles
  • Surfing
  • Flora and fauna

The tourist regions of Western Australia are:

Perth and surrounds

Margaret River and the South West

Exmouth and the Coral Coast

Broome and the North West

Esperence and the Golden Outback

 

Western Australia Accommodation

Western Australia has a range of accommodation to suit all types of travellers and budgets. Head to our Western Australia accommodation page for more information.

Getting to Western Australia

Western Australia is serviced by the major domestic carriers Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin.

You can fly direct to Broome from Brisbane, Darwin, Melbourne and Sydney.

Perth Airport

Information from Perth Airport Website

Taxis

Taxis are available from the entrance of all terminals at Perth Airport. it is a short 20-minute ride into Perth’s CBD. Price guide $40 – 50 each way.

RideShare

DiDiOla and Uber ridesharing services are available at Perth Airport.

There are dedicated rideshare pick-up bays within easy walking distance of each terminal. Simply follow the directions given in the app and terminal signage to the nearest rideshare pick-up bay.

To help us provide the infrastructure that supports rideshare activities across the Perth Airport estate, a $4 airport fee applies to all pick-ups at Perth Airport.”

Public Bus Routes

To and from T1/T2 precinct

Bus Route 380, fittingly named after the Airbus A380, has dedicated luggage rucks and runs daily between the Elizabeth Quay Bus Station in the Perth city centre and T1 and T2. It is a limited stops service with connections to other services available at: 

  • Elizabeth Quay Bus Station
  • Victoria Park Transfer Station 
  • Burswood Train Station 
  • Belmont Forum Shopping Centre

Transperth SmartRider tickets can be purchased at Smarte Carte on the ground floor of Terminal 1.

To and from T3/T4 precinct

Bus Route 40 operates 7 days a week between Elizabeth Quay Bus Station and T3/T4 via Great Eastern Highway, offering the most direct route between Perth Airport and Perth City.”

Private Perth Airport Transfers

For information on private airport transfers click here

Car Rental

You can rent cars from Perth Airport or the city centre – full details here

Campervan Hire

If you are interested in renting a campervan click here for more details

Travel Insurance

When should you take our travel insurance? The time is when you pay for airline tickets, tours, hotels, transfers and activities. Click here for more details.

Western Australia Weather

The best time to visit Western Australia is in the spring and autumn months. Broome and the North West enters their wet season from Novemeber through to March when you can expect tropical storms and cyclones.

Public Holidays 2022

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA

  2022 2023 2024
New Year’s Day Sat 1 January &
Mon 3 January
Sun 1 January &
Mon 2 January
Mon 1 January
Australia Day Wed 26 January Thurs 26 January Fri 26 January
Labour Day Mon 7 March Mon 6 March Mon 4 March
Good Friday Fri 15 April Fri 7 April Fri 29 March
Easter Monday Mon 18 April Mon 10 April Mon 1 April
ANZAC Day Mon 25 April Tue 25 April  Thurs 25 April
Western Australia Day Mon 6 June Mon 5 June Mon 3 June
Queen’s Birthday * Mon 26 September Mon 25 September Mon 30 September
Christmas Day Sun 25 December & Tue 27 December Mon 25 December  Wed 25 December 
Boxing Day Mon 26 December Tue 26 December  Thurs 26 December

Things to do in Western Australia