Top Things to Do

    The Best Summer Things to Do in Western Australia

    November 22, 2022Tom Lanauze

    4 min read

    With a whopping 30% of the total Australian landmass, Western Australia is filled with must-do experiences and iconic destinations. From the Kimberley Coast to Margaret River out to the Ningaloo reef and everywhere in between, this state is one of our favourites.

    You can see and book more experiences via our Western Australia Experiences Page.

    1. You’ll be Lucky to Visit This Bay

    Located within Cape Le Grand National Park, Lucky Bay has the whitest sand of any beach in Australia and its turquoise waters offer the perfect escape from the summer sun. This sheltered bay is an ideal place to enjoy a swim, a nice walk, go for a fish or a surf - it is a true summer paradise.

    The only thing better than the bay is the fact that you can also camp on site and wake up to the sun rising over this paradise! Talk about lucky…

    Lucky Bay.jpg

    2. Margaret River - the Place That Has Everything

    Margaret River has supported human civilisation for over 60,000 years and when you look at all the things available to do there, you can see why!

    From feeling the friendly stingrays brush against you in Hamelin Bay to catching the region's best surf at Smiths Beach, the Margaret River coast is dotted with amazing beaches and stunning marine life, while inland has its own adventures.

    From a dairy farm converted into a Beerfarm, to wineries, open air adventures, wonderful walks and a food trail like no other, the Margaret River region offers an abundance of all the things that make summer great.

    Find out more about the regions with our 7 Margaret River Must-Do’s

    Margaret River.jpg

    3. Take a Safari in the Kimberley

    The Kimberley region of Australia is huge, making up a sixth of the entire country’s landmass. A scenic tour is the best way to explore this massive region to truly get a feel for this wonderful region..

    With such a vast area comes a varied landscape and the Kimberley coast’s untamed beauty is second to none, offering an escape destination for those wanting an immersive experience. It’s made up of steep gorges, savannah’s and lush rainforests mixed in with secluded beaches and river inlets. These all support a rich and vibrant indigenous culture.

    Kimberley Region.jpg

    4. Monkey Mia: When A Name Doesn’t Say It All

    Ironically, monkeys are about the only wildlife that you won’t find at this wildlife mecca. While it's famous for its wild dolphin experiences, the area is teeming with other marine life, with rays, dugongs, turtles and reef fish all common sights when snorkelling or diving these pristine waters, while pelicans and even emus can be found on shore.

    The beaches are stunning, with Shark Bay being our favourite, while you can also get a bit more active and explore the wonderful Wulyibidi Yaninyina trail.

    The resort offers a variety of accommodation at Monkey Mia and has everything from beachside villas to caravan and camping sites making it suitable for all travel types and budgets.

    Monkey Mia.jpg

    5. Rottnest Island - Home of the Spirit Animal of Happiness!

    This pocket paradise is just off the coast of Perth, but you’d think you’d stepped into a fairy tale. While being rich in culture and history and packed with gorgeous sandy beaches that you can swim at safely, it's the Islands' little furry residents that steal the show. The smiling quokkas are often called the happiest animals alive. One look at them up close and you’ll give them a smile to rival their own!

    Learn more about this island in our Daytrippers Guide to Rottnest Island

    Rottnest Island.jpg

    6. Explore the Ningaloo Reef

    The Ningaloo Reef is a home to more than 250 species of coral and over 500 different types of fish, making it an incredibly diverse, World Heritage Listed marine ecosystem that you can explore at any time of year.

    What makes summer a special time is that its arrival coincides with the arrival of the resident Green and Loggerhead turtles. Keep your eyes open for giant manta rays too as they can be seen all year round.

    Ningaloo Reef.jpg

    Looking For More Travel Inspiration Across Australia?

    Check out our guides for The Best Summer Things to Do In;

    CamperMate App

    Download Australia and New Zealand's #1 free road trip app

    Install today and start planning your next holiday