Destination guide

Experience Western Australia in holiday homes to rent

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

Attractions near Western Australian holiday rentals

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

Things to do near Western Australian holiday homes

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

Best time to travel to Western Australia's holiday homes

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.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly fun near holiday homes in Western Australia

Western Australia has an array of attractions for kids. Holiday homes are available near places like Wave Rock, a striking, wave-shaped natural rock formation that’s billions of years old, and Monkey Mia, a wild dolphin reserve with encounters and daily feedings. Kids will also like Spencer Lake, a salt lake with pink waters and swimming areas.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday homes in Western Australia

Couples can enjoy many romantic experiences in Western Australia. Holiday rentals can be found near places like Kalbarri National Park, a nature area with scenic hikes amid white-striped sandstone river gorges and coastal cliffs, and Horizontal Falls, a unique phenomenon of waterfalls in the Kimberley Region. You’ll also like Cape Range National Park, a protected wilderness landscape with a limestone plateau carved by rivers with pristine beaches.

Where to stay near Western Australia?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,178 holiday rentals near Western Australia. From 2,341 Houses to 220 Villas, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Western Australia is on HomeAway.

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 HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Margaret River: 339 holiday rentals
  • Dunsborough: 564 holiday rentals
  • Busselton: 971 holiday rentals
  • Perth: 1,077 holiday rentals
  • Mandurah: 333 holiday rentals

HomeAway 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:

  • Margaret River: 339 holiday homes
  • Dunsborough: 564 holiday homes
  • Busselton: 971 holiday homes
  • Perth: 1,077 holiday homes
  • Mandurah: 333 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: 1,223 holiday houses
  • Fremantle, WA (JFM-Fremantle Heliport): 1,164 holiday houses
  • Kalbarri Airport (KAX): 136 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?

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

  • Lakeside Joondalup: 925 holiday rentals
  • Meelup Beach: 754 holiday rentals
  • Busselton Jetty: 751 holiday rentals
  • Middleton Beach: 105 holiday rentals
  • Margaret River Vistors Centre: 424 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Western Australia listed on HomeAway 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

Margaret River
339 holiday rentals
Dunsborough
564 holiday rentals
Busselton
971 holiday rentals
Perth
1,077 holiday rentals
Mandurah
333 holiday rentals
Albany
91 holiday rentals
Yallingup
564 holiday rentals
Bunbury
46 holiday rentals
Fremantle
911 holiday rentals
Jurien Bay
159 holiday rentals
Denmark
92 holiday rentals
Lancelin
80 holiday rentals
Kalbarri
138 holiday rentals
Augusta
70 holiday rentals
Esperance
41 holiday rentals
Eagle Bay
502 holiday rentals
Geraldton
49 holiday rentals
Pemberton
27 holiday rentals
Broome
27 holiday rentals
Exmouth
106 holiday rentals