Perth, the New Gateway to Australia

May 31, 2024
By Patrick Cros

With direct Qantas flights from London, Rome, and soon Paris – starting from July 12th – Perth and Western Australia are emerging as a new promised land for Australian tourism. Goway has developed a series of self-drive itineraries around the capital of Western Australia for your clients.

The itineraries allow immersion in this unique part of Australia, now less than 17 hours by flight from Europe, before continuing the exploration of the continent with daily connections from Perth to all other capital cities in the country. Regular flights are also offered from Perth to key tourist sites in Western Australia, such as Exmouth (Learmonth Airport) and Broome, the gateway to the Kimberley (see our Kimberley blog by clicking HERE / See our 4WD Self drive tour by clicking here).

Airnorth also launched in March a new Perth to Alice Springs direct flight with three return services departing Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (flight TL361 takes off from Perth at 8:30am and lands in Alice Springs at 12:30pm local time, before returning to Perth in the afternoon).

A Jetstar flight also connects the beautiful Busselton-Margaret River region, about 220 km south of Perth, to Melbourne and Sydney, further opening this exceptional part of Australia, which has long been relatively isolated and off the traditional tourist circuits.

# 6 Day Perth to Perth – Wine & Forest Experience

(PERPKGOWSDA6PP1ST or PERPKGOWSDA6PP1SU)

WA’s stunning southwest is explored in this relaxing self-drive that will allow you to experience the natural wonders of Pemberton and Albany, an incredible coastline and the charms of Margaret River.

DAY 1 - Perth to Margaret River (Approximately 290km)

Margaret River boasts several sophisticated small towns and numerous wineries. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty, and this is further complimented by a friendly welcome and superb restaurants and cafes.

DAY 2 - Margaret River

Today is at your leisure to explore the rolling green hills and wonderful forests of Margaret River. There are also some spectacular coastal areas nearby. The Cape Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park offers stunning scenery.

DAY 3 - Margaret River to Pemberton (Approximately 139km)

Depart Margaret River and travel southeast to Pemberton, a town of towering timbers. Set in the heart of karri tree country, it's here you'll find and climb the world's tallest fire lookout tree - the famous Gloucester Tree. During spring the area is blessed with an incredible display of wildflowers.

DAY 4 - Pemberton to Albany (Approximately 255km)

Continue onto the historic seaport of Albany. The harbours, rivers and estuaries provide excellent fishing, while the spectacular coastal scenery, beaches and nearby National Parks provide a wide variety of activities.

DAY 5 - Albany

Day at leisure in Albany

DAY 6 - Albany to Perth (Approximately 410kms)

Depart Albany and continue on the final leg of your journey back to Perth. WA’s capital is a vibrant city boasting lots of sunshine and amazing beaches. Sport, food, and fun along with a refined but relaxing outdoor lifestyle, define the city.

Drop off vehicle.

INCLUDES:

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 6 days car rental

Accommodation:

Standard:

Margaret River             Margarets In Town Apartments (1 Bedroom Apartment) or similar

Pemberton                   Karri Valley Resort (Lakeside Room) or similar

Albany                         Dog Rock Motel (Standard Twin Room) or similar

Superior:

Margaret River             Margaret River Guest House (Nunnery Room) or similar

Pemberton                   RAC Karri Valley Resort (Lakeside Room) or similar

Albany The Beach House at Bayside (Main House King/Twin Room – includes Continental Breakfast) – Or similar

# 7 Day Perth to Perth - Wonders of Monkey Mia

(PERPKGOWSDA7PP1ST or PERPKGOWSDA7PP1SU)

The natural wonder of Monkey Mia and Pinnacles, awe-inspiring size and majesty of WA’s landscape, are highlighted in this invigorating self drive.

DAY 1 - Perth to Geraldton (Approximately 425km)

When in Geraldton take some time to visit the Byzantine style St Xavier Cathedral and the Geraldton Museum, which houses relics from the numerous ships wrecked along this coastline.  Geraldton has beautiful beaches, excellent fishing and enticing restaurants.

DAY 2 - Geraldton to Monkey Mia (Approximately 436km)

Monkey Mia is famous for its Dolphins, beautiful scenery and sparkling blue waters. There are spectacular photographic opportunities. The dolphins here are wild animals that after years of care and understanding come in to be fed of their own accord by the rangers.

DAY 3 - Monkey Mia

A free day to explore the Shark Bay region. Optional Tour: Afternoon Sail with a Bunch of Animals.

DAY 4 - Monkey Mia to Kalbarri (Approximately 400km)

Today you will continue onto Kalbarri, famous for its pristine beaches, dramatic coastal cliffs that plunge 100m to the ocean, the Murchison River Gorges, and the stunning natural arch of Nature’s Window.

DAY 5 - Kalbarri

Free day in Kalbarri.

Kalbarri National Park surrounds the lower reaches of the Murchison River which cut a magnificent 80km gorge through the red and white banded sandstone. Perched right on the cliff top the two platforms of the Kalbarri Skywalk give amazing view over the gorge. Explore one of the many bushwalking trails.  Are you travelling there during spring? The wildflowers are exceptional!

DAY 6 - Kalbarri to Cervantes (Approximately 380km)

Cervantes is best known for the Pinnacles Desert, featuring thousands of limestone pillars rising from the shifting yellow sands. This small “crayfishing” (rock lobster) town has also several pristine beaches, within easy walking distance of the town centre, ideal for swimming, boating and windsurfing. 

DAY 7 - Cervantes to Perth (Approximately 202km)

Continue the last leg of your journey today back to Perth.  

Sunshine, beaches, sport and culture along with a refined but relaxing outdoor lifestyle, define Perth.  It is bordered by the Indian Ocean’s pristine white beaches, the Darling Range and the Swan River.  Just 12kms from Perth is Fremantle - a 19th century seaport, which contains over 150 buildings classified by National Trust.  For great views in Perth itself, visit Kings Park.

Drop off vehicle.

INCLUDES:

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 7 days car rental

Accommodation:

Standard

Geraldton         Hospitality in Geraldton (Motel Room) – Or similar

Shark Bay         RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort (Garden View Room) – Or similar

Kalbarri Kalbarri Palms Resort (Palm Studio) – Or similar

Cervantes         Cervantes Pinnacles Motel (Standard Room) – Or similar

Superior

Geraldton                     The Gerald Apartments (King Studio) – Or similar

Shark Bay                    RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort (Superior Beach View Room) – Or similar

Kalbarri                        Kalbarri Edge Resort (Studio Room) – Or similar

Cervantes                    Pinnacles Edge Resort (Hotel Studio Room) – Or similar

# 8 Day Perth to Coral Coast (Exmouth) – Coral Coast Discovery

(PERPKGOWSDA8PE1ST)

WA’s west coast offers you the chance to absorb some truly stunning scenery. This self-drive highlights this and introduces you to Monkey Mia’s famous dolphins.

DAY 1 - Perth to Geraldton (Approximately 425km)

When in Geraldton take some time to visit the Byzantine style St Xavier Cathedral and the Geraldton Museum, which houses relics from the numerous ships wrecked along this coastline.  Geraldton has beautiful beaches, excellent fishing and enticing restaurants.

DAY 2 - Geraldton to Kalbarri (Approximately 157km)

Today you will continue onto Kalbarri, famous for its pristine beaches, dramatic coastal cliffs that plunge 100m to the ocean, the Murchison River Gorges, and the stunning natural arch of Nature’s Window.

DAY 3 - Kalbarri to Monkey Mia (Approximately 400km)

Monkey Mia is famous for its Dolphins, beautiful scenery and sparkling blue waters providing spectacular photographic opportunities. - These are wild animals that after years of care and understanding come in to be fed of their own accord by the rangers.

DAY 4 - Monkey Mia

A free day to explore the Shark Bay region. Optional Tour: Afternoon Sail with a Bunch of Animals.

DAY 5 - Monkey Mia to Carnarvon (Approximately 357kms)

Famous for its tropical fruits and seafood, Carnarvon is the southern gateway to the world-famous Ningaloo Reef.

DAY 6 - Carnarvon to Exmouth (Approximately 360km)

Depart Carnarvon and travel north to Exmouth, gateway to the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef, known for its incredible snorkelling and diving experiences. Its world's largest fringing reef is easily accessible from the shore and is home to over 500 species of fish, 300 species of coral, and an abundance of marine life.

DAY 7 - Exmouth

Today is at leisure for you to explore the Coral Bay region. Nature lovers should note that this is one of the best places in the world to see whale sharks (from mid-March to July) and manta rays. If you are travelling between June and October, you may also witness the humpback whale migration. Adjacent to Ningaloo Reef, Cape Range National Park offers spectacular gorges carved by ancient rivers, limestone ranges, and underground caves.

DAY 8 - Exmouth to Learmonth (Approximately 36km)

Depart Coral Bay to Learmonth Airport. Drop off vehicle.

INCLUDES:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 8 days car rental

Accommodation:

Superior:

Geraldton                     The Gerald Apartments (King Studio) – Or similar

Kalbarri                        Kalbarri Edge Resort (Palm Studio) – Or similar

Shark Bay                    Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort (Superior Beach View Room) – Or similar

Carnarvon                    Hospitality Inn Carnarvon (Motel Room) – Or similar

Exmouth                      Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort (Standard Room) – Or similar

# 10 Day Perth to Perth – Complete South West

(PERPKGOWSDA10PPST or PERPKGOWSDA10PPSU)

Embark on a scenic journey from Perth to the wine-rich Margaret River, towering timbers of Pemberton, Albany's historic charm, Esperance’s pristine beaches, through the raw Outback to Kalgoorlie's golden history, and culminate with Wave Rock's natural grandeur before returning to Perth's vibrant urban delights.

DAY 1 - Perth to Margaret River (Approximately 290km)

Margaret River boasts several sophisticated small towns and numerous wineries. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty, and this is further complimented by a friendly welcome and superb restaurants and cafes.

DAY 2 - Margaret River to Pemberton (Approximately 139km)

Depart Margaret River and travel southeast to Pemberton, a town of towering timbers. Set in the heart of karri tree country, it's here you'll find and climb the world's tallest fire lookout tree - the famous Gloucester Tree. During spring the area is blessed with an incredible display of wildflowers.

DAY 3 - Pemberton to Albany (Approximately 255km)

Continue onto the historic seaport of Albany. The harbours, rivers and estuaries provide excellent fishing, while the spectacular coastal scenery, beaches and nearby National Parks provide a wide variety of activities.

DAY 4 - Albany

Day at leisure in Albany.

DAY 5 - Albany to Esperance (Approximately 479kms)

Depart Albany and travel onto Esperance. This busy port and tourist town has some of the best coastal scenery in Australia; its snow-white secluded beaches, beautiful National Parks and many islands of the Archipelago of the Recherche provide a myriad of alluring locations to explore.

DAY 6 - Esperance

Today is at leisure for you to explore Esperance and surrounding regions. Depending on conditions the Pink Lake lives up to its name whilst Cape Le Grand National Park 56 kms east of Esperance offers some incredible photographic opportunities with its coastal peaks and truly amazing beaches

DAY 7 - Esperance to Kalgoorlie (Approximately 410kms)

Today you will head north and travel through majestic, untouched Outback woodlands, seeing the region’s famous Pink Salmon Gums. Be sure to stop at Norseman with its Tin Camel sculptures and scenic lookout.

DAY 8 - Kalgoorlie

Today you are at leisure to explore Kalgoorlie. The town was created as a result of Yilgarn-Goldfields gold rush. The WA Museum of Kalgoorlie-Boulder showcases the rich mining history.

DAY 9 - Kalgoorlie to Hyden (Approximately 491kms)

Depart Kalgoorlie and travel to Hyden. Explore the famous Wave Rock and other natural attractions in the area, including Hippo's Yawn and the ancient Indigenous rock art at Mulka's Cave.

DAY 10 - Hyden to Perth (Approximately 357km)

Travel via Corrigin - famous for its Dog-in-a-Ute event and Dog Cemetery and through picturesque farmland back to Perth. WA’s capital is a vibrant city boasting lots of sunshine and sun kissed beaches. Sport, food and fun along with a refined but relaxing outdoor lifestyle, define the city.

INCLUDES:

  • 9 nights accommodation
  • 10 days car rental

Accommodation:

Standard:

Margaret River             Margaret’s In Town (1 Bedroom Apartment) – Or similar

Pemberton                   Karri Valley Resort (Lakeside Room) – Or similar

Albany                         Dog Rock Motel (Standard Twin Room) – Or similar

Esperance                   Hospitality Inn Esperance (Motel Room) – Or similar

Kalgoorlie                     Hospitality Inn Kalgoorlie (Queen Motel Room) – Or similar

Hyden                          Mary’s Farm Cottages (Motel Room) – Or similar

Accommodation

Margaret River             Margaret River Guest House (Nunnery Room) – Or similar

Pemberton                   Karri Valley Resort (Lakeside Room) – Or similar

Albany The Beach House at Bayside (Main House King/Twin Room – incl Continental Breakfast) – Or similar

Esperance                   Esperance Island View Apartments (1 bedroom Apartment) – Or similar

Kalgoorlie         Rydges Kalgoorlie (Deluxe Studio Suite) – Or similar

Hyden                          Mary’s Farm Cottages (1 bedroom Room) – Or similar

One of the purest skies in the world can be found in that part of Australia

# 10 Day Perth to Perth - Coral Coast Discovery

(PERPKGOWSDA10PP1T)

Embark on a 10-day odyssey from Perth to Shark Bay's wild dolphins, through Coral Bay's underwater marvels, to the rich wildflowers of Kalbarri, ending with Perth's sun-kissed beaches and historic Fremantle.

DAY 1 - Perth To Geraldton (Approximately 425km)

Arrive Perth, collect rental vehicle and travel up to Geraldton. When in Geraldton take some time to visit the Byzantine style St Xavier Cathedral and the Geraldton Museum, which houses relics from the numerous ships wrecked along this coastline.  Geraldton has beautiful beaches, excellent fishing and enticing restaurants.

DAY 2 - Geraldton to Monkey Mia (Approximately 436km)

Monkey Mia is famous for its Dolphins, beautiful scenery and sparkling blue waters providing spectacular photographic opportunities. - These are wild animals that after years of care and understanding come in to be fed of their own accord by the rangers.

DAY 3 - Monkey Mia

A free day to explore the Shark Bay region. Optional Tour: Afternoon Sail with a Bunch of Animals

DAY 4 - Monkey Mia to Coral Bay (Approximately 597kms)

Depart Monkey Mia and travel north to Coral Bay, a small holiday resort offering wonderful sandy beaches suitable for swimming.  It is situated at the start of the Ningaloo Marine Park, which continues north along the North West Cape. Coral Bay is a great place for snorkelling offering a host of coral and underwater delights. 

DAY 5 - Coral Bay

Today is at leisure for you to explore the Coral Bay region. Nature lovers should note that this is one of the best places in the world to see whale sharks and manta rays. If you are travelling between June and October you may even witness the humpback whale migration

DAY 6 - Coral Bay to Carnarvon (Approximately 236km)

Famous for its banana plantations, Carnarvon on Australia’s Coral Coast is the southern gateway to the world-famous Ningaloo Reef and provides the ideal base for exploring Mount Augustus and the Kennedy Ranges to the east and coastal stations to the north.

DAY 7 - Carnarvon to Kalbarri (Approximately 443km)

Today you will continue onto Kalbarri, famous for its pristine beaches, dramatic coastal cliffs that plunge 100m to the ocean, the Murchison River Gorges, and the stunning natural arch of Nature’s Window.

DAY 8 - Kalbarri

Free day in Kalbarri.

Kalbarri National Park surrounds the lower reaches of the Murchison River which cut a magnificent 80km gorge through the red and white banded sandstone. Perched right on the cliff top the two platforms of the Kalbarri Skywalk give amazing view over the gorge. Explore one of the many bushwalking trails.  Are you travelling there during spring? The wildflowers are exceptional!

DAY 9 - Kalbarri to Cervantes (Approximately 380km)

Cervantes is best known for the Pinnacles Desert, featuring thousands of limestone pillars rising from the shifting yellow sands. This small “crayfishing” (rock lobster) town has also several pristine beaches, within easy walking distance of the town centre, ideal for swimming, boating and windsurfing. 

DAY 10 - Cervantes to Perth (Approximately 202km)

Continue the last leg of your journey today back to Perth. 

Sunshine, beaches, sport and culture along with a refined but relaxing outdoor lifestyle, define Perth.  It is bordered by the Indian Ocean’s pristine white beaches, the Darling Range and the Swan River.  Just 12kms from Perth is Fremantle - a 19th century seaport, which contains over 150 buildings classified by National Trust.  For great views in Perth itself, visit Kings Park.

Drop off vehicle.

INCLUDES:

  • 9 nights accommodation
  • 10 days car rental

Accommodation:

Geraldton                     The Gerald Apartments (King Studio) – Or similar
Shark Bay                    RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort (Garden View Room) – Or similar
Coral Bay                     Ningaloo Coral Bayview ( Bay Lodge Ground Floor) – Or similar

Carnarvon                     Hospitality Inn Carnarvon (Motel Room) – Or similar
Kalbarri                         Kalbarri Edge Resort (Studio Room) – Or similar
Cervantes                     Pinnacles Edge Resort (Hotel Studio Room) – Or similar

Hamersley Gorge in Karijini National Park

# 15 Day Perth to Perth - Coral Coast and Outback (4WD)

(PERPKGOWSDA15PPSU)

Embark on a 4WD journey from Perth to discover Coral Coast and Outback where you'll meet dolphins, explore stunning coral reefs, and traverse ancient gorges. Experience the best of marine biodiversity, cultural landmarks, and untamed wilderness, from the vibrant city life of Perth to the rugged beauty of Karijini National Park and beyond.

DAY 1 - Perth to Geraldton (Approximately 425km)

When in Geraldton take some time to visit the Byzantine style St Xavier Cathedral and the Geraldton Museum, which houses relics from the numerous ships wrecked along this coastline.  Geraldton has beautiful beaches, excellent fishing and enticing restaurants.

DAY 2 - Geraldton to Kalbarri (Approximately 157km)

Today you will continue onto Kalbarri, famous for its pristine beaches, dramatic coastal cliffs that plunge 100m to the ocean, the Murchison River Gorges, and the stunning natural arch of Nature’s Window.

DAY 3 - Kalbarri to Monkey Mia (Approximately 400km)

Monkey Mia is famous for its Dolphins, beautiful scenery and sparkling blue waters providing spectacular photographic opportunities. - These are wild animals that after years of care and understanding come in to be fed of their own accord by the rangers.

DAY 4 - Monkey Mia

Day at leisure to explore the Shark Bay region. Optional Tour: Afternoon Sail with a Bunch of Animals.

DAY 5 - Monkey Mia to Carnarvon (Approximately 357kms)

Famous for its tropical fruits and seafood, Carnarvon is the southern gateway to the world-famous Ningaloo Reef.

DAY 6 - Carnarvon to Exmouth (Approximately 360km)

Depart Carnarvon and travel north to Exmouth, gateway to the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef, known for its incredible snorkelling and diving experiences. Its world's largest fringing reef is easily accessible from the shore and is home to over 500 species of fish, 300 species of coral, and an abundance of marine life.

DAY 7 - Exmouth

Today is at leisure for you to explore the Coral Bay region. Nature lovers should note that this is one of the best places in the world to see whale sharks (from mid-March to July) and manta rays. If you are travelling between June and October, you may also witness the humpback whale migration. Adjacent to Ningaloo Reef, Cape Range National Park offers spectacular gorges carved by ancient rivers, limestone ranges, and underground caves.

DAY 8 - Exmouth to Karijini NP (Approximately 640 km)

Drive from to Exmouth to Karijini NP, renowned for its stunning gorges, crystal-clear rock pools, and breathtaking waterfalls, offering an adventure paradise for hikers and nature lovers.

DAY 9 - Karijini NP

Day at leisure to explore Karijini national park.

DAY 10 - Karijini NP to Mt Augustus (Approximately 409km)

Drive from Karijini NP to Mt Augustus, famed for being one of the world's largest monolith, offering spectacular outback scenery, ancient rock art, and a unique cultural experience.

DAY 11 - Mt Augustus

Day at leisure in Mt Augustus. Mt Augustus is also known for its stunning 360-degree panoramic views from the summit and a variety of bushwalking trails that cater to all fitness levels.

DAY 12 - Mt Augustus to Murchison (Approximately 400 km)

Drive from Mt Augustus to Murchison, which showcases some of the oldest rocks on Earth, offering a unique window into the planet’s early history and a spectacular landscape for nature lovers.

DAY 13 - Murchison

Day at leisure in Murchison. The Murchison Geo Region’s self-drive trail visits 21 sites of national and international, natural and cultural significance. Here you can learn about Jack Hills and the oldest terrestrial material ever found, or marvel at any number of spectacular rock formations including Walga Rock, Mount Yagahong and London Bridge. Spot an array of birdlife at Wooleen Lake (36 km) track emus, kangaroos and reptiles, and be treated to the dazzling annual display of wildflowers most years, from July to September, right across the Murchison.

DAY 14 - Murchison to Dalwallinu (Approximately 440 km)

Drive from to Murchison to Dalwallinu, known for its spectacular wildflower displays and nature reserves, particularly in spring, making it a significant part of the state's wildflower country. The Mia Moon Reserve, which is located 27 km from Dalwallinu off the Gunyidi-Wubin Road features a granite outcrop with a gnamma hole and is surrounded by Everlastings and several varieties of Orchids.

DAY 15 - Dalwallinu to Perth (Approximately 250 km)

Drive from to Dalwallinu to Perth and its vibrant culture, pristine beaches, Kings Park (one of the world's largest inner-city parks), and a bustling riverside with views of the Swan River and modern skyline.

Drop off vehicle.

INCLUDES:

  • 14 nights accommodation
  • 15 days car rental

Accommodation:

Superior:

Geraldton                            The Gerald Apartments (King Studio) - Or similar

Kalbarri                                  Kalbarri Edge Resort (Studio Room) – Or similar

Shark Bay                              RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort (Beach View Room) – Or similar

Carnarvon                              Wooramel Station (Queen Room) – Or similar

Exmouth                                Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort (Standard Room) – Or similar

Karijini NP                              Karijini Eco Retreat (Deluxe Eco Tent – includes

                                               Continental breakfast) – Or similar

Mt Augustus                          Mt Augustus Tourist Park (2 Bedroom Self-Contained Unit) – Or similar

Murchison                              Wooleen Station (Homestead Queen Room) from 1 Apr  –    

                                               31 Oct – Or similar

Murchison                              Oasis Roadhouse (Motel Unit with ensuite) 1 Nov- 31 Mar– Or similar

Dalwallinu                              Old Convent Guest House (King Room with Ensuite -         

                                               (Continental Breakfast) – Or similar

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