West Coast Holidays Guide

Western Australia, Australia

west coast holiday and accomodation guide

Coral Bay to Broome is a 1300km stretch of monumental sunset coastline that meets the warm crystal waters of the Indian Ocean. With white sandy beaches set against the unique native bushland and red earth, this amazing part of Australia is only a 2 hour flight from Perth. A great way to discover the sunset coast of Australia is by flying to Exmouth, hiring a car, van or 4WD and driving north. You'll run into some great Aussie towns such as Port Hedland, until you find the Pearl of the Kimberley, Broome.

West Coast Highlights

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Snorkel the waters of the Coral Coast and the Ningaloo Reef Marine Park with the Manta Rays and Sea Turtles. Take a flight over the extraordinary ancient rock formations of the Bungle Bungles and walk through the Pinnacles at Nambung National Park. Take a camel ride along the sands of Broome. Take the kids for a journey to the Jurassic preservations of Dinosaur footprints at Gantheaume Point. Venture to Monkey Mia and feed the families of local dolphins. Soak up the sun on one of Australia's favourites, Cable Beach, where by nightfall you might be lucky enough to encounter the staircase to the moon.

The central coastal area of Western Australia is known as the Coral Coast, because of the fringing coral reefs that lie just off-shore. These areas are just as impressive as the Great Barrier Reef (which is located on the east coast), but not nearly as crowded. At Ningaloo Reef you can swim with the biggest fish in the world, the whale shark, and feed wild dolphins at Monkey Mia. You can walk onto the reef right from the beach, making it perfect for the whole family to enjoy. In spring (Sep/Oct) the nearby desert areas burst into life with glorious wild-flower displays.

West Coast Accommodation Search

Several accommodation options are available in the main towns from Coral Bay all the way up to Broome, including tropical resorts and self-contained apartments to chalets and hostels, majority being just a short stroll from the beaches, shops and cafés. Free-camps can be located between towns too. The following West Coast hotels provide some of the best deals for a holiday in Western Australia – please search below for availability and get the very best room rates sourced from over 100 local and online booking agents:

West Coast Travel Info
Cars, camper-vans and 4WDs are available for hire from Broome and Exmouth. The towns from Coral Bay to Broome have some amazing restaurants and cafés to dine in but remember, as the stretch of the sunset coast is vast and mostly uninhabited, be sure to stock up on fuel for the car and yourself if you plan on taking your time with this trip on the road; as you may never want to leave!