Useful links for planning
Useful links for planning your holidays
For most tourists, a trip to Western Australia is a special and much awaited holiday. Here’s a collection of some useful links I found while planning our trips.
Parks and Wildlife Service
Comprehensive information about all national parks of WA, especially some of the campsites in the national parks have to be booked in advance.
This is where you can also buy a Parks Pass, which allows access to all national parks in WA (camping still costs extra). You can also get the pass in the national parks (then you pay the fee at the entrance, which will be refunded when you buy the pass). Pay attention: For the purchase of the passport you need the registration of the vehicle – for those on the road with a rental car it’s probably better to buy it on the spot.
Western Australia Tourism
“Just another day in Western Australia” is the motto of WA Tourism. The site offers an overview of the regions, events and also has good itineraries (I would always suggest twice the time, especially with a campervan).
Beyond that, you will find good travel information (also about topics like the weather, sun protection etc.)
The Bureau of Meteorology provides good forecasts and climate information. You can also subscribe to a newsletter which keeps you up to date about the current weather. Quarterly Climate Outlooks are published, also very interesting. They also have an app, but I couldn’t install it from Europe.
For the (Android) tablet, I installed the AUS Weather App and I was quite happy with it.
The region from Geraldton to the Ningaloo Reef presents itself here with good route suggestions, also available for download.
From Bunbury Geographe to the Margaret River and Great Southern region (coastal region around Albany).
Of course, the Perth area should not be neglected either: Perth and surroundings, including Swan Valley.
The Gold Fields, the Wheat Belt and the southern region down to Esperance.
The northern region: Pilbara, the Kimberleys, Karijini and Broome.