I'm thinking of flying to Perth next April and seeing a bit of West Australia and was just wondering if anyone can recommend any tour companies? Maybe for a tour between 3 and 7 days, starting in Perth but maybe finishing somewhere else.
Also, what are the highlights of the West Coast? And if I was going up to Exmouth (then flying back to Perth) how long should I allow for my trip and what are the best stops on the way? And are there many places of interest between Exmouth and Broome (or Darwin) which would make it worth continuing on up the coast?
Basically any advice anyone can give about West Australia would be appreciated. Thanks.
West Australia is very beautiful, I've never used a tour company over there so can't really recommend any. There's not a lot between Perth and Exmouth, but between Exmouth and Darwin there is plenty to see, like Karajini NP and the gorges in the Kimberley region if you go up this way the Bungle Bungles are a highlight.
If you decide to go south of Perth, there are some beautiful beaches in the area around Bunbury and Esperance. There are also huge trees you can climb around Pemberton, and some good hiking in the Stirling Ranges. There are pics of the Kimberley region and Bunbury/Esperance in my gallery if you want a preview.
I did a tour from Perth with Easyrider tours which was pretty good. It's a hop on - hop off system so you can stay in each place for as long as you like. It was a great way to meet people. They have various tour options; I did the Southern Curl which I really enjoyed.