Daniel Ricciardo sitting on a catamaran in Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

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With direct flights from London (Heathrow) to Perth, Western Australia’s world of iconic wildlife and endless beaches is closer than ever.

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Discover more Western Australia for less, with Qantas Explorer

Step outside of the everyday – book a multi-city trip through Qantas Explorer and save on connecting flights across Western Australia. Fly from the naturally adventurous capital city of Perth to a boundless array of dream destinations. Swim with gentle whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef, experience the freedom and flavours of the Margaret River region or breathe in the magic of the Kimberley, one of Earth’s last true wilderness areas. There’s an adventure for everyone in Western Australia. 

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Drive the Dream in Western Australia

Your dream road trip awaits

Vast, diverse and ruggedly beautiful, Western Australia calls for exploration and adventure at your own pace.

Come along for the drive with Daniel Ricciardo and his best mate as they set off on the ultimate road trip. No matter what journey you seek, discover all the hidden gems these expertly curated itineraries have to offer. Each unique guide is packed with breathtaking scenery and once-in-a-lifetime experiences all waiting to be discovered.


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Coral Coast Highway

Coral Coast Highway

Coral Coast Highway

The Coral Coast Highway is no ordinary road trip. After your international arrival into Perth, drive north to journey through 1,250 kilometres of world heritage wonders, wildflowers, pristine beaches, rugged red cliffs and spectacular gorges. Your last stop is Ningaloo Reef where the world’s most exhilarating marine adventures await you, including swimming with gentle whale sharks. Drive one-way from Perth to Exmouth, then it’s a short two-hour flight back to Perth with Qantas Explorer.

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Coral Coast Highway road trip

Leg 1: Perth to Kalbarri National Park

Leg 2: Kalbarri to Monkey Mia

Leg 3: Monkey Mia to Carnarvon

Leg 4: Carnarvon to Gnaraloo 

Leg 5: Gnaraloo to Coral Bay

Leg 6: Coral Bay to Exmouth

Leg 7: Exmouth to Cape Range National Park

Leg 8: Exmouth to Perth 

Daniel Ricciardo swimming with whale Sharks

Road trip highlights

Let Daniel Ricciardo’s exhilarating journey inspire you to dive into your own adventures. Experience the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of snorkelling alongside whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef. Other trip highlights include:

  • Nambung National Park
  • Houtman Abrolhos Islands
  • Pink Lake at Hutt Lagoon
  • Kalbarri National Park
  • Hamelin Pool stromatolites
  • Monkey Mia dolphin encounters
  • Carnarvon Space Museum
  • Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre
  • Quobba Station

Kimberley Wilderness Loop

Kimberley Wilderness Loop Ariel view

Kimberley Wilderness Loop

Experience an extraordinary cultural and historical journey where you’ll witness the breathtaking formations of Purnululu National Park and the beautiful stories of Aboriginal communities.  Hop on a Qantas Explorer flight from Perth to Broome before commencing this road trip.

Discover the Kimberley Wilderness Loop road trip

 Kimberley Wilderness Loop road trip

Leg 1: Broome to Fitzroy Crossing

Leg 2: Fitzroy Crossing to Geike Gorge (return)

Leg 3: Fitzroy Crossing to Mimbi Caves and Halls Creek

Leg 4: Halls Creek to Wolfe Creek Crater (Kandimalal) (return) 

Leg 5: Halls Creek to Purnululu National Park

Leg 6: Purnululu National Park to Kununurra

Camel train in Broome at sunset

Road trip highlights

  • Staircase to the Moon

  • Mimbi Caves

  • Wolfe Creek Crater

  • Bungle Bungle Range, Purnululu National Park 

  • Lake Argyle

  • Stargazing

  • Aboriginal cultural experiences

South West Nature and Wine Drive

South West Nature and Wine Drive

South West Nature and Wine Drive

Embark on the perfect road trip after landing in Perth, where a spectacular coastline is the backdrop to this four-to-six day road trip adventure in the South West. Dine on an abundance of fresh produce and journey through Australia's most premium wine region, or follow an otherworldly coastline along the Cape to Cape track, marvel at tall timber forests and discover the stillness of an ancient cave.

Discover the South West Nature and Wine Drive

South West Nature and Wine Drive Trip

Leg 1: Perth to Bunbury

Leg 2: Bunbury to Margaret River

Leg 3: Margaret River to Pemberton

Leg 4: Pemberton and Manjimup to Perth 

ferguson valley wine tour

Road trip highlights

  • Bunbury Dolphin Discovery Centre
  • Bunbury Art Trails

  • Cheese and wine tasting in Margaret River

  • Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk

  • Pemberton marron

  • Truffle hunts (Jun-Aug)

  • Truffle Kerfuffle (Jun)

Gibb River Road

Gibb River Road

Gibb River Road

Venture into the rugged landscapes of the Gibb River Road on a four-wheel drive adventure. This 10-14 day journey will show you the untouched beauty of Western Australia’s outback. The best time to experience it is from May to October. As you traverse through the heart of the Kimberley’s red-dirt wildness you’ll witness the grandeur of ancient gorges, cascading waterfalls, and rich Indigenous heritage. Take a Qantas Explorer flight from Perth to Broome before starting this adventure.

Discover the Gibb River Road trip

Gibb River Road trip

Leg 1: Broome to Derby

Leg 2: Derby to Windjana Gorge (Bandilngan) National Park

Leg 3: Windjana Gorge National Park to Bell Gorge

Leg 4: Bell Gorge to Manning Gorge 

Leg 5: Manning River Gorge to Drysdale River Station

Leg 6: Drysdale River Station to Home Valley Station

Leg 7: Home Valley Station

Leg 8: Home Valley Station to El Questro 

Leg 9: El Questro to Kununurra

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Road trip highlights

  • Boab Prison Tree

  • Horizontal Falls

  • Bell Gorge

  • Tunnel Creek caves 

  • Bungle Bungle Range, Purnululu National Park

  • El Questro

  • Aboriginal rock art

  • Camping with Custodians 

  • Outback station stays

  • Scenic flights

Short Drives from Perth

Coral Coast Highway

Short Drives from Perth

Leave the everyday behind and hit the open road on a range of short trips from Perth. From the naturally charming Swan Valley, the scenic and rolling Perth Hills, and coastal adventures that await on a beach to bush drive in Mandurah; your next dream road trip is closer than you think. Discover these otherworldly adventures right on Perth’s doorstep.

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Freemantle Vineyard

Swan Valley and Perth Hills

Western Australia’s oldest wine region is a patchwork of grapevines and galleries, cellar doors, breweries, riverside walking trails and fresh produce stalls. Take a 25-minute self-drive from the city centre or embark on guided tasting tour via a Swan River (Derbarl Yerrigan) cruise, kayak, limousine, private car, bus or even horse-drawn wagon.


Mandurah is one of Australia’s most spectacular playgrounds for boating, fishing, migratory birds and more dolphins. Begin the day exploring a magical and whimsical world of forest creatures with Thomas Dambo’s Giants of Mandurah, a free world-class outdoor installation. For a truly unique experience, head to Lake Clifton and its thrombolite reef. This is a glimpse of what life was like when the earth began. There’s nothing better than ending the day with a delightful meal on Mandurah’s bustling waterfront or on a seafood cruise with Mandurah Cruises as the sun sets.

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