From riding camels on the beach in Broome through to sipping Merlot in Margaret River, Western Australia is a world of its own when it comes to adventure, beauty and exploring.
Spanning over 2 million square kilometres, you could easily spend months travelling around Australia’s western most state and still not see everything it has to offer.
With a majority of the population located in the southwest corner, many visitors are unaware of the amazing sights that are spread out along the entire 20,781 kilometre Western Australia coastline which is surrounded by the Indian Ocean to the north and west of the state and the Southern Ocean down south.
Compared to Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, the coastline of Western Australia is comparatively untouched due to the sheer distance visitors must travel to reach these incredible natural wonders and coastal formations.
With so many destinations to choose from, we have narrowed it down to our Top 5 destinations along the Western Australian coastline – all which can be accessed by private plane charter.
With it’s northern most location in Western Australia, the township of Broome is bursting with history, adventure and lots and lots of character. Located in the Kimberley region at the top end and with a population of over 50,000, Broome is famous for it’s pearling history which is well-documented in the Broome Historical Society and Museum. In addition to it’s unique history, Broome offers a myriad of experiences ranging from the famous camel rides along Cable Beach through to the spectacular natural phenomenon of the Staircase to the moon. Catch a movie at Sun Cinemas, the world’s oldest outdoor garden cinema, take a walk-through China Town, or hire a 4WD and go for a day trip up to Cape Leveque.
Airport for Broome: Broome International Airport, Broome
Flight time from Perth to Broome: 2 hours and 35 minutes approximately
Home of the amazing whale shark, the Ningaloo Coast is a World Heritage site located 1,200 kilometers from Perth. The beautiful town of Exmouth is where you will arrive on your private charter plane and disembark ready to explore some of the most spectacular reef formations and marine wildlife in Australia, if not the world. With the ability to walk straight in from the sand with snorkel in hand, within meters of swimming through the turquoise waters you will be greeted with curious marine life including stingrays and sea turtles. Stay for a weekend, stay for a month. Be mindful that the whale sharks are seasonal with their visits to the coast and accommodation will need to be booked well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Airport for Ningaloo Reef: Learmonth Airport, Exmouth
Flight time from Perth to Ningaloo Reef: 1 hour and 55 minutes approximately
Located 25 kilometres from the popular fishing town, Denham, Monkey Mia is renowned for its dolphin sanctuary in addition to being one of the most reliable destinations in the world for interaction with wild dolphins. Entry fees do apply for Monkey Mia and the interaction with the dolphins is well-regulated by the park rangers to ensure the animals are not reliant on people for food supply or become distressed. As well as the regular playful pod of dolphins that are descendants from dolphins who have been visiting Monkey Mia for generations, you also have the opportunity to see dugongs, stingrays, manta rays, turtles and reef sharks. On land you will undoubtedly be greeted by the local bird life with several pelicans in permanent residence along the bay.
Airport for Monkey Mia: Shark Bay Airport, Shark Bay
Flight time from Perth to Monkey Mia: 1 hour 45 minutes approximately
A three-hour drive or a 48-minute flight from Perth, will take you to the famous and extremely picturesque region of Margaret River. If you are wanting something different to break up the winery visits, there is no shortage of things to do and places to explore. From the incredible walks through Mammoth Cave, to the whale watching and surfing off the coast, it’s a beautiful spot for a weekend or a week. There is bush walking, horse-riding, paddle-boarding, cycling, fishing, rock-climbing and of course wine-tasting to fill up your days. Or perhaps you would prefer to just take a stroll through the township and indulge in some local cuisine or shop in one of the many boutiques. With it’s close proximity to Perth, this is a convenient and idyllic destination for any visitor.
Airport for Margaret River: Margaret River Airport
Flight time from Perth to Margaret River: 48-minutes approximately
Just over 400 kilometres from Perth on the most Southern tip of Western Australia, the city of Albany has beaches, spectacular National Parks, dramatic rock formations and history at every turn. Albany has many claims to fame including being the birthplace of the ANZAC Dawn Service and harbouring the only complete whaling station tourist attraction in the world at the Albany Historic Whaling Station located next to the Australian Wildlife Park. In addition to history there is also an abundance of unique and spectacular natural wonders dotted along the coastline including the famous Natural Bridge and The Gap with Mount Lindesay National Park renowned for its amazing display of Western Australian wildflowers, not that far away.
Airport for Albany: Albany (Harry Riggs) Regional Airport
Flight time from Perth to Albany: 1 hour 10 minutes approximately
If you would like any more information about our private charter services around Western Australia, available to and from any destination, contact our Flight Charter head office today for reservation and prices.