Buckle up and surrender to the siren call of open highways, where the untamed beauty of Western Australia unfolds before your eyes. This rugged region holds the keys to unforgettable road trips, where scenic wonders and open highways merge into a symphony of adventure.
Traverse the iconic Indian Ocean Drive for golden beaches and ancient formations, or embark on the epic Great Northern Highway, winding through majestic gorges and beneath the vibrant tapestry of starlit skies.
Here are 7 of Western Australia’s iconic road trips to tackle at least once.
Indian Ocean Drive
Starting from Perth, the Indian Ocean Drive takes you north along the scenic coastline. Enjoy sparkling beaches, charming fishing towns like Lancelin and Jurien Bay, and the otherworldy Pinnacles Desert. Continue to the coastal town of Geraldton, where you can explore historical sites and beautiful islands.
Great Northern Highway
Embark on a journey along the Great Northern Highway from Perth to Broome. This iconic road trip takes you through vast stunning landscapes, deep gorges, and the famous World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef. Don’t miss attractions like Karijini National Park, Coral Bay, and the stunning beaches of Broome.
South West Tourist Drive
Explore the beautiful South West region of Western Australia on this scenic road trip. Starting from Perth, head south to experience charming towns like Bunbury, Busselton, and Margaret River. Discover stunning wineries, gourmet food, pristine beaches, and ancient forests in this stunning region.
Esperance and the Golden Outback
Take a road trip to Esperance and the Golden Outback for an adventure through a kaleidoscope of coastal scenery and vast outback landscapes. Explore Cape Le Grand National Park, known for its turquoise waters and white sandy beaches. Visit the famous Pink Lake near Esperance and venture into the rugged and remote landscapes of the Golden Outback.
Perth to Exmouth
Embark on an epic journey from Perth to Exmouth, which takes you through some of Western Australia’s most remarkable landscapes. Explore the Coral Coast, visit the famous Kalbarri National Park, and witness the breathtaking beauty of the Ningaloo Reef. Enjoy snorkelling, diving, and swimming with majestic whale sharks (seasonal) in Exmouth.
Gibb River Road
For the adventurous traveller, the Gibb River Road offers an iconic yer rugged experience. This challenging 660km road stretches through the heart of the Kimberley region. Explore stunning gorges, ancient Aboriginal rock art sites, and refreshing waterfalls, such as Bell Gorge and Manning Gorge.
Albany to Denmark
Experience the beauty of Western Australia’s southern coast on this road trip from Albany to Denmark. Discover towering coastal cliffs, postcard-worthy beaches, and lush forests. Visit attractions like The Gap, Natural Bridge, and the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk, where you can marvel at towering karri trees.