Western Australia Roadtrip: Discover Western Australia’s Open Roads in a Campervan

Welcome to your dream Western Australia roadtrip! WA is a bucket-list travel experience for many people, and what better way to explore the state’s vast and diverse landscapes than in a campervan? With open roads, breathtaking scenery, and endless opportunities for adventure, Western Australia is a road-tripper paradise.

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The benefits of renting a campervan and travelling around Australia's west coast

Travelling Western Australia in a campervan can provide a unique and epic road trip with many beautiful spots and benefits, including:

  1. Flexibility: Travelling in a campervan provides the flexibility to change your itinerary and route at a moment’s notice. You can choose to stay in one place or explore new areas as you go. You can take your time or cover 1000 kilometres in a day! The choice is yours with a camper!
  2. Cost-effective: Renting a campervan isn’t just time effective but can be a cost-effective way to travel, as it combines your accommodation and transportation costs into one. Plus, you can save money on dining out by cooking your own meals in the campervan.
  3. Comfort and convenience: Campervans provide all the basic amenities you need for a comfortable trip, including a bed, kitchenette, and bathroom facilities. This makes it easy to travel long distances and explore remote areas without sacrificing comfort.
  4. Unique experiences: Campervans allow you to experience unique destinations and activities that may not be accessible with traditional accommodations. For example, camping in national parks or near secluded beaches can provide a one-of-a-kind experience.
  5. Connection with nature: Travelling in a campervan allows you to immerse yourself in nature and experience the beauty of Western Australia’s diverse landscapes up close. You can wake up to stunning views, enjoy outdoor activities like hiking and fishing, and appreciate the peace and tranquillity of the natural surroundings.

Overall, travelling around Western Australia in a campervan provides a sense of freedom and adventure that cannot be matched by other forms of travel. WA can be an incredible place to spot wildlife in australia

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Unmissable destinations for your Western Australia roadtrip.

Perth to Broome road trip.

Embark on an unforgettable adventure from Perth to Broome, two of Western Australia’s most popular cities. Along the way, you can take in the breathtaking coastal scenery, explore charming coastal towns like Geraldton, Coral Bay, and Kalbarri, and marvel at the natural wonders of the region such as the Pinnacles Desert and the gorges of Karijini National Park. With so many sights to see, this road trip is perfect for those looking for a diverse and unique travel experience.

Margaret River scenic drive.

The Margaret River region is renowned for its stunning coastline, lush forests, and world-class wineries. On a scenic drive through the area, you can explore the quaint towns of Margaret River, Dunsborough, and Yallingup, and indulge in wine tastings at some of Australia’s finest vineyards. Make sure to also visit the nearby natural attractions, such as the stunning white sand beaches, pink lakes, limestone caves, and towering karri trees, which make for an unforgettable experience.

Pinnacles Desert tour.

The Pinnacles Desert is a must-visit destination in Western Australia, famous for its otherworldly rock formations that rise up from the sand dunes. You can take a guided tour through the desert, learn about the geology and history of the area, and marvel at the eerie landscape. While you’re in the region, be sure to also explore nearby attractions such as the seaside town of Cervantes and the stunning sand dunes of Lancelin.

Coral Coast drive.

The Coral Coast is one of Western Australia’s most scenic coastal drives, stretching from Perth to Exmouth. Along the way, you can explore charming seaside towns all the way down the former Coral Coast highway, visit historic landmarks, and witness some of the state’s most incredible natural wonders. Highlights include the beaches of Jurien Bay, the stunning Pink Lake near Port Gregory, Shark Bay, Monkey Mia, and the incredible Ningaloo Reef, where you can snorkel with whale sharks and swim alongside manta rays.

Ningaloo Reef adventure.

The Ningaloo Reef in Exmouth is one of the world’s most pristine coral reefs and home to an incredible array of marine life. You can embark on an adventure to explore the reef and its surroundings, including swimming with whale sharks, manta rays, and sea turtles. Humpback whales can also be spotted in this area, this area sees the highest number of these gentle giants in the Southern Hemisphere! While you’re in the area, be sure to also explore the rugged coastline, where you’ll find beautiful beaches, stunning gorges, and unique wildlife.

Karijini National Park exploration.

Karijini National Park is a rugged wilderness area in Western Australia’s Pilbara region, known for its incredible gorges, waterfalls, and ancient rock formations. On an exploration of the park, you can hike through narrow canyons, swim in natural rock pools, and marvel at the stunning vistas from the lookout points. With so much to see and do, Karijini National Park is a must-visit destination for nature lovers and adventurers.

Gibb River Road journey.

The Gibb River Road is an epic journey through some of Western Australia’s most remote and rugged landscapes. The route stretches over 660 kilometres, taking you through stunning gorges, across vast cattle stations, and past ancient Aboriginal rock art sites. Highlights of the journey include the stunning Mitchell Falls, the natural infinity pool of Emma Gorge, and the rugged landscapes of El Questro Wilderness Park.

Nullarbor Plain crossing.

The Nullarbor Plain is a vast, flat expanse of land that stretches over 1,100 kilometres between South Australia and Western Australia. It’s a unique and iconic part of Australia that is often crossed by travellers on their way to other destinations, such as Western Australia’s famous beaches or South Australia’s wine regions.

Crossing the Nullarbor Plain can be an unforgettable experience that provides a true sense of the vastness and isolation of the Australian outback. While it’s not for everyone, those who take on the challenge are rewarded with stunning scenery, unique wildlife, and a true sense of adventure.

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Here's a 2-week itinerary for a campervan trip in Western Australia heading South from Perth.

Day 1-2: Perth

For the first day of your road trip itinerary, arrive in Perth and spend a day exploring the city. Visit the iconic Kings Park and Botanic Garden, enjoy a picnic on the beach at Cottesloe, and stroll through the historic streets of Fremantle.

Day 3: Mandurah

Drive south to Mandurah and spend the day cruising the waterways, exploring the estuary, and enjoying the local seafood.

Day 4: Bunbury

Head south west to the seaside town of Bunbury and visit the Dolphin Discovery Centre, where you can see these playful creatures up close.

Day 5-6: Margaret River

Explore the stunning Margaret River region, known for its world-class wineries, pristine beaches, and towering forests. Take a scenic drive to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, explore the limestone caves, and sample some of the region’s famous wines.

Day 7-8: Pemberton

Travel inland to the tranquil town of Pemberton, surrounded by ancient forests and stunning national parks. Visit the Gloucester Tree, climb up to the lookout for stunning views, and go for a swim in the nearby rivers.

Day 9-10: Albany

Head to the coastal town of Albany, where you can explore the historic whaling station, visit the stunning Torndirrup National Park, and hike to the top of the iconic Albany Wind Farm for 30 minutes of breathtaking views.

Day 11-12: Esperance

Move further south to Esperance, a stunning coastal town with pristine beaches, turquoise waters, and abundant wildlife. Visit the Cape Le Grand National Park, go for a swim in Lucky Bay, and explore along the coast of stunning coastline.

Day 13-14: Kalgoorlie

After a dip in Lucky bay, head inland to the historic gold mining town of Kalgoorlie, where you can explore the Super Pit, take a tour of the old mines and visit the fascinating Museum of the Goldfields.

Day 15: Head inland back to Perth for a full round trip.

There are many points of interest heading back to Perth from Kalgoorlie such as Wave Rock at Hyden and many others! Of course, this itinerary travelling South is just a suggestion and can be adjusted according to your interests and preferences. There are plenty of other destinations and activities to explore in Western Australia in a campervan, so take your time and enjoy the journey!

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Read our suggested 2-week road trip itinerary for a campervan holiday heading North from Perth.

Day 1-2: Perth to Lancelin

  • Start your journey north by driving from Perth to Lancelin, a small coastal town known for its sand dunes and excellent surfing conditions.
  • Spend your first day exploring the town, trying out sandboarding on the dunes, and enjoying the beach.

Day 3-4: Cervantes and the Pinnacles

  • Drive north to Cervantes and visit the Pinnacles Desert, a surreal landscape of limestone pillars rising from the sand.
  • Take a guided tour of the desert, and explore nearby attractions such as the Thirsty Point Lookout and Jurien Bay Marine Park.

Day 5-6: Geraldton and Kalbarri National Park

  • Continue north to Geraldton, a charming coastal city with a rich maritime history.
  • Spend a day exploring the city’s museums, art galleries, and beaches.
  • The next day, drive to Kalbarri National Park, a stunning wilderness area known for its rugged gorges, scenic lookouts, and wildflower displays (in season).
  • Hike to the iconic Nature’s Window, marvel at the views from Hawks Head Lookout, and take a dip in the rock pools of the Murchison River.

Day 7-8: Monkey Mia and Shark Bay

  • Drive further north to the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, home to some of Western Australia’s most unique and fascinating natural wonders.
  • Spend a day at Monkey Mia, where you can see wild dolphins up close and even feed them. Monkey Mia is a must!
  • Scout the nearby Francois Peron National Park, with its rugged coastline, red sand dunes, and stunning views over Shark Bay.

Day 9-10: Coral Bay and Ningaloo Reef

  • After Monkey Mia, Shark Bay, and Francois Peron National Park, continue your journey north to Coral Bay, a small coastal town with crystal-clear waters and an abundance of marine life.
  • Snorkel the Ningaloo Reef, one of the world’s most pristine coral reefs, and swim with manta rays, turtles, and reef sharks.
  • Tour the nearby Cape Range National Park in your camper, with its stunning canyons, gorges, and beaches.

Day 11-12: Exmouth and Cape Range National Park

  • After you’ve visited Coral Bay and Ningaloo Reef, drive to Exmouth, the gateway to the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area.
  • Spend a day exploring the town, visiting the Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, and relaxing at the beach.
  • The next day, explore Cape Range National Park further, hiking to breathtaking lookout points like Yardie Creek, Charles Knife Canyon, and Mandu Mandu Gorge.

Day 13-14: The fantastic Karijini National Park

  • Drive east to Karijini National Park, a rugged wilderness area known for its incredible gorges, waterfalls, and ancient rock formations.
  • Spend your last two days exploring the park, hiking through narrow canyons, swimming in natural rock pools, and marvelling at the stunning vistas from the lookout points.

Day 15: Return to Perth

  • On the last day, drive back to Perth and return your campervan. If you have time, you could stop at other towns or attractions on the way back, such as the historic mining town of Cue or the charming Wheatbelt town of York.

Where can you rent a campervan for your Western Australia trip of a lifetime?

If you are going to rent a campervan to embark on your road trip of a lifetime in Western Australia then we (RatPack Travel) are here to help!

Why us? We have more 5-star reviews than ANY other travel agent in Australia! 

We work with every big camper provider in Aus to make sure you get that ideal campervan for your trip within a budget that suits you, we can even get 4WD if you want to adventure off the beaten track

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