Western Australia is Australia’s largest state, though its location on the isolated west coast makes it a state less travelled by many international visitors. However, those who book flights to Western Australia say it’s not a place to be missed.
The good news is that domestic Western Australian flights are relatively cheap and are worth the jaunt for some of Australia’s best snorkelling and diving, historic towns, amazing natural scenery, and worthy wine regions. Travellers booking flights to Western Australia from September to November will witness a display of wildflowers that blanket much of the state. Cycle through the state capital of Perth for some of the best outdoor biking and beach trails in the world. Head toward the Kimberley — the northwest area of Western Australia — where cattle farming and tourism excel among red cliffs, waterfalls, and lagoons. Offer your hand on the million-acre cattle ranch and tour one of the world’s largest diamond mines.
Whatever the reason for booking flights to Western Australia, it’s certain the trip won’t be a waste.
Western Australia’s diverse climatic zones are broken up into three parts: north, central, and south. The North section holds a tropical, sunny environment with hot days and a long dry season. Things cool down a bit during chilly evenings between April and September, as well as the wet season lasting from October to March. As a general rule, rain and thunderstorms prevail in the north year round.If you’re planning on booking flights to Western Australia and staying in the central region, be prepared for scorching days: The semi-arid ecosystem is plainly desert land.In the southern division, Mediterranean summers are warm and dry, and winters are usually wet and mild. Especially in Perth, the hot summer weather is refreshingly cooled by sea breezes, and it’s easy to enjoy the lack of humidity in one of the region’s biggest cities.
Booking cheap flights to Western Australia during Australia’s winter (June to August) allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds. It’s hot enough to take a dip in the water, but cool enough for daytime trekking without scorching temperatures.
Peak Season: Book flights to Western Australia during the long, dry summers (December to February) promise easy conditions and high temperatures.
Off-Peak Season: If you’re planning on booking cheap flights to Western Australia between June and August, make sure to pack warm clothes so you can brave the snow and rain with gusto. Temperatures reach freezing limits and most tourist attractions are closed, but for a unique (and chilly) experience, it’s the perfect time to see a different side of the land down under.
With an area three times the size of Texas, there’s quite a bit to see, so there’s a lot to consider when it comes to getting around. Since the area is so large, you might want to book domestic Western Australia flights to ensure that your time is well spent.
If road tripping excites you, then driving around Western Australia will guarantee photo opportunities with breath-taking scenery. Conveniently, rental agencies are found in main areas and cities like Perth and Sydney. Since you’re bound to be in the car for long periods of time, be sure to travel with enough gas for emergencies, because civilization isn’t always just around the corner.
Bus and railway systems are other methods of Western Australia travel to consider. Greyhound buses connect to major cities, and the two bus companies, Transwa and McCaffertey’s will take you to most tourist destinations. For even longer distances, choose the India Pacific Railway, which serves between the two respective oceans. The Great Southern Railway runs between Perth and Sydney twice weekly, and each trip takes approximately three nights.
(prices quoted are from London)