Western Australia Destination Guide
Making up nearly half of the Australian continent, Western Australia is massive in area! It is also overlooked by first time visitors to Australia who head to the activity packed Eastern States. But – that means that Western Australia’s vast landscapes are un-touristed, and offer many rich and rewarding experiences for the discerning family traveler! The most notable cities in Western Australia are Perth, Margaret River, and Broome.
Western Australia with Kids
We rate Western Australia 3/5 for Kids
- Kid friendly facilities 5
- Variation in budgets 3
- Tourist levels – 5
- Travel times – 1
What is the best time of year to visit Western Australia? (eg, weather)
Because Western Australia is the second largest state in the (geographically speaking the area is huge), the climate changes depending on what area you are in. The best time to visit is purely subjective and really depends on what you’re interests are and what type of climate you are comfortable in. The “high season” is usually described as October thru February.
When should I avoid visiting Western Australia?
The Peak Period for tourism in Western Australia, and thus it might be suggested to avoid, is from Christmas Day through to Australia Day (January 26)
Western Australian festivals and events to plan around
There are some small regional festivals that are attractive, but otherwise Western Australia doesn’t have major events that might affect the visitor.
Some of the public holidays include:
January – New Years day. and Australia Day which is January 26th.
April – April 25th is ANZAC day
June – The first Monday in June is known as Western Australia Day.
September – The Queens birthday is celebrated each year on September 25th.
December – December sees the observance of Christmas and Boxing Day.