Agent Tools & Info - Western Australia

Travelling around the five regions of Western Australia takes you to five very different worlds. With Australia’s sunniest capital city Perth as its hub and one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots in Margaret River and the South West, to an arid desert landscape in Esperance and the Golden Outback. Head north to one of the planet’s largest fringing reefs in Exmouth and the Coral Coast and sub-tropical wilderness in Broome and the North West.

Temperature Rainfall: Rainfall is highest in the south-west (mean annual rainfall of up to 1278 mm/year) and along the Darling Range, and lowest in the north-east (as low as 301 mm/year).

Key Travel Period: July & September

Key Booking Period: January & February

Average Lead Time: 47 - 122 days

Average Length of Stay: 3 nights

 

Top Selling Properties:

Mantra on Hay (V):  Located just 1.8 km east of Perth CBD, Mantra on Hay offers a selection of spacious hotel room and apartment accommodation options. Featuring a heated indoor rooftop pool and fitness centre, the property also offers an on site restaurant and bar. Private on-site parking is available.  Mantra On Hay Perth are 15 minutes’ walk from central Perth, Gloucester Park and the Museum of Western Australia. Perth Airport is a 20-minute drive away. The WACA Ground is a 10-minute walk from the property, while the theatre precinct is a 20-minute walk from Mantra on Hay.  The air-conditioned rooms have a minibar, work desk and tea and coffee maker. Most rooms also have a balcony and full kitchen and laundry facilities.  Cornerstone Bar & Kitchen serves modern Australian cuisine, and features an outdoor terrace. There are also a number of restaurants, cafés and bars within a 10-minute walk.

Crown Metropol Perth (P):  Situated on the banks of the Swan River overlooking the Perth city skyline, Crown Metropol Perth offers modern and stylish accommodation within a 15 minutes’ drive from Perth’s International and Domestic Airports. Perth city centre is a 5-minute drive away.  Each spacious guest room features natural light, high-tech entertainment facilities, plush furnishings, a large executive desk area and large private bathrooms.  Guests have access to the resort-style pool area, 24-hour casino and a theatre. The selection of world-class restaurants and bars includes Neil Perry’s Rockpool Bar and Grill.  There is a fully equipped fitness centre. The pool area is surrounded by sun loungers and is home to the al fresco Poolside Bar and Grill.

QT Perth (I):  QT Perth is a luxurious, designer, urban hotel in the centre of Perth City, ideal for those who love to shop, dine and indulge. A restaurant, bar and a fitness centre are on-site and free WiFi is included.  Each lavish room is designed with local jarrah timber, rich velvet and polished brass. There are dark stone bathrooms, signature QT Gel Beds, a minibar and a coffee machine. Most rooms have city views.  Guests staying at QT Perth can take a 12-minute walk to Elizabeth Quay to enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants and cafes. Art Gallery of Western Australia is 6 minutes' walk away and Perth Underground, Murray Street and Hay Street are all 4 minutes' walk from the property.

Insider Tips:

Fremantle Cruise with Lunch:  Combine a wonderful cruise and delicious lunch on the magnificent Swan River during this Fremantle Cruise. Absorb the scenery around Perth and its surroundings and enjoy a memorable meal of Western Australia’s seasonal produce. Upon boarding, you are guided to your reserved table and offered tea or coffee as you float downstream. Your captain points out the famous sights along the way, including Perth's Bell Tower and the restored Swan Brewery. Pass Kings Park, with its botanical gardens and natural bush, and stop by the Royal Perth Yacht Club.  Upon reaching the calm waters of Fremantle, relish a buffet of gourmet salads, Australian prawns and mixed continental meats. Indulge in the sumptuous hot buffet with dishes such as Tender Lamb Curry and Baked Vegetarian Lasagne. Enhance your lunch with a cold beer or a glass of wine. Complete your delightful cruise with a divine cake dessert and fresh fruits before returning to Perth.

Rottnest Island by Bike:  Beautiful Rottnest Island, a low, sandy isle just off the coast of Perth, is a dream to visit by bike. Cars aren't allowed on the island roads, meaning you can cruise along in peace and quiet, stopping off at secluded beaches to swim, snorkel and sunbathe at your leisure.  Step aboard a high-speed, ocean-going ferry to skim over the waves to Rottnest Island. Watch for swooping shorebirds and fur seals on the rugged coast as you approach the island, and then hop off and pick up your bike right on the jetty. Strap on your helmet and get to pedalling – the whole island is yours to explore, and at just 7 miles (11 km) long, you can bike from one end to the other at your own pace.  Ride from beach to beach, lock up your bike and trek along boardwalks or coastal trails and stop whenever you'd like to swim, lounge or picnic in the beautiful island surroundings. Watch for pods of dolphins and humpback whales from lookout points along the shore, and keep your eyes peeled for the island's most famous residents – adorable quokka kangaroos.  You can splash into the balmy, aquamarine waters to snorkel among schools of tropical fish and bright coral, ride up to the historic lighthouse at the West End, and invent your itinerary as you pedal from point to point. It's the perfect active outing for soaking up the sun, taking in the scenery and getting a little exercise, too, during your day on Rottnest Island.

Pinnacles Day Tour:  Travel to the fascinating Pinnacles Desert and feel the thrill of an adventurous 4-wheel-drive ride across and down the sand dunes. Get up close to native animals at Caversham Wildlife Park, enjoy a picnic lunch in the coastal town of Cervantes and try your hand at sandboarding.  Start your adventure with a hotel pick-up in the morning and travel north, passing by the wine-growing region of Swan Valley. Your first stop is at Caversham Wildlife Park, where you encounter koalas, kangaroos and many other Australian animals. Continue your journey to the beach town of Cervantes and visit a lobster farm. Enjoy a pleasant picnic lunch before the real action begins at Nambung National Park – home of the Pinnacles. Hop on board the giant 4-wheel-drive vehicle and get your adrenaline pumping with a bumpy ride up and down the hilly sand dunes. Then disembark and take on the challenge of sandboarding down these massive dunes. When your pulse returns to normal, take a guided walk through the nature-created limestone pillars before returning to Perth.