Destination guide

Not the kind of place to do anything by halves

Like a bit of space to yourself when you're on holiday? Well, if Western Australia vacation rentals don't satisfy, then nowhere will. At more than 2.5 million sq km, Australia's biggest state has something to suit everyone, from fertile vineyards to massive deserts and mountain ranges. Its long coastline is full of gorgeous beaches, with epic surf, secluded bays and some of the richest reefs on the continent. The state capital of Perth is among Australia's largest and most vibrant cities, and its relative isolation from other major cities means it's got a unique vibe all of its own.

Things to do

Western Australia's state capital is simply Perthect

No Western Australia vacation rentals are complete without a visit to the state capital, Perth. Set down in the fertile south-west of the state, it's closer to Jakarta than it is to the east coast cities of Sydney and Canberra, and it's evolved a character all of its own. Start with a nose round the Perth Cultural Centre – home to museums and galleries – then take a trip down to the historic port city of Fremantle, half an hour away. And while you're in the area, don't forget to leave some time to explore the area's many wineries. Cheers!

Activities

Where the possibilities are as wide as the state

The question is, what can't you do with Western Australia vacation rentals? Many visitors gravitate towards the surf beaches, while anyone with marine creatures on their mind will want to strap on a scuba tank and make for Ningaloo reef, famous for its whale sharks. Head into the interior, and you're into road trip central, whether you're following Aboriginal mythology along the Warlu Way, or crossing the remote backcountry of the Kimberley in a 4x4. The south-west's the greenest and most fertile region, where you'll find hiking trails, wineries and sightseeing around the state capital.

Weather

Go Weeeeest, where the skies are blue...

Western Australia's so massive that the climate totally depends on where you are. The gentlest weather is down in the south-west, where you'll find a Mediterranean-style mix of hot, dry summers and cool, damp winters. Much of the rest of the state is arid and ferociously hot, with its rainfall confined to occasional torrential downpours. If you're heading up north to the otherworldly landscapes of the Kimberley, things are a bit different. It's got a monsoon climate, with a long dry season, then torrential downpours and flash floods between November and April. Not the time for that back-country road-trip.

Natural highlights

My my, Western Australia, what big teeth you have!

Even by Australian standards, Western Australia is BIG. It's the largest state in Oz, covering about a third of the country. The vast majority of Western Australia's population live round Perth in the south west, or in the smaller settlements strung along the coast, where you'll also find fabulous coral reefs. Head inland, and Western Australia contains some of Australia's biggest deserts, with mountain ranges, forests, grassland plains and coastal wetlands. Its remoteness means it's home to some of the country's rarest animals and birdlife. The black swan is the state bird, but the biggest and scariest celebrities are the saltwater crocs.

Where to stay near Western Australia?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,078 holiday rentals near Western Australia. From 2,293 Houses to 219 Villas, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Western Australia for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Western Australia?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Western Australia. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Karridale: 96 holiday rentals
  • Margaret River: 320 holiday rentals
  • Dunsborough: 556 holiday rentals
  • Busselton: 957 holiday rentals
  • Kalbarri: 137 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Western Australia! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Western Australia?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Western Australia with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Karridale: 96 holiday homes
  • Margaret River: 320 holiday homes
  • Dunsborough: 556 holiday homes
  • Busselton: 957 holiday homes
  • Kalbarri: 137 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Western Australia?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Western Australia are:

  • Perth Airport: 1,159 holiday houses
  • Rottnest Island, WA (RTS): 738 holiday houses
  • Perth International Airport (PER): 1,162 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Western Australia?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Western Australia. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lakeside Joondalup: 831 holiday rentals
  • Meelup Beach: 744 holiday rentals
  • Busselton Jetty: 752 holiday rentals
  • Margaret River Vistors Centre: 407 holiday rentals
  • Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory: 754 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Western Australia listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Explore destinations around Western Australia

Karridale
96 holiday rentals
Margaret River
320 holiday rentals
Dunsborough
556 holiday rentals
Busselton
957 holiday rentals
Kalbarri
137 holiday rentals
Perth
990 holiday rentals
Jurien Bay
159 holiday rentals
Mandurah
337 holiday rentals
Albany
103 holiday rentals
Yallingup
553 holiday rentals
Bunbury
50 holiday rentals
Fremantle
841 holiday rentals
Denmark
91 holiday rentals
Ferguson Valley
16 holiday rentals
Augusta
75 holiday rentals
Guilderton
54 holiday rentals
Esperance
41 holiday rentals
Prevelly
303 holiday rentals
Gracetown
355 holiday rentals
Eagle Bay
489 holiday rentals