So, you want to spend your vacation backpacking through the wonders of Western Australia? You are in for a great time! You can fill up to three weeks or more just exploring all the beauty of the area.
However, like all travel plans, there’s some stuff you need to keep in mind. Fortunately, I’m here to help you remember all those little details. Consider this a sort of survival guide to traversing the beauty, people, and hospitality of WA.
Renting a car can help you see as much as possible. The distances between some areas can be huge, and you’d end up wasting a lot of time. Don’t worry – the car is mainly to get you from point to point, but you can still trek on foot to places like secluded beaches.
Perth is probably going to eat up most of your trip. This is not a bad thing!
Perth is a great city, filled with a variety of sights and attractions. You can quickly eat up four or five days there to see what the city has to offer. If you’re the sort who backpacks because you’re on a tight budget, you’ll find plenty of places to stay that are in reasonable price ranges.
Kalbarri National Park should also be on your itinerary.
The area has plenty of beautiful rock formations and is ideal for the adventurous climber. There are also other adrenaline-pumping activities, along with a beach for relaxation. It won’t take you more than a day, leaving you plenty of time to see other things.
If you want a small town feel, try Carnarvon. The area is friendly, the hospitality is warm, and you can find some great local produce here for your trip.
Of course, no trip to Western Australia is complete without venturing to Coral Bay. This place is a wonder I can’t even begin to describe. Even if you don’t like beaches and open water, this place is worth a visit.