Destination guide

Find the perfect pad in Western Australia

From the raw appeal of the arid Outback to the 19th-century architecture of Fremantle, a diverse landscape awaits travelers lucky enough to score a getaway to Australia's western state. Many Western Australia vacation rentals can be found in and around Perth and Cottesloe Beach, though bustling coastal towns and quiet inland hideaways serve up plenty of reasons to extend your search for the perfect pad a little further. Whether you want to feed bottlenose dolphins in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area in the north or enjoy an unforgettable whale-watching trip from Albany in the south, there's no shortage of entertainment on offer.

Things to do

Choose your landscape in Western Australia

Western Australia offers a host of attractions for all ages. Perhaps you'd enjoy spending a few days searching for a new favorite tipple in the Margaret River wine region, or maybe you'd prefer to soak up the atmosphere of Geraldton, a trendy seaside spot complete with indigenous trails and an array of street art. For those who prefer green spaces, Kings Park and Botanic Garden in West Perth offers a pleasant way to spend an afternoon, while if you prefer your surroundings a little wilder, the otherworldly landscape of Nambung National Park fits the bill perfectly.


Attractions for all in Western Australia

Should you choose to stay in the Perth area, a trip along the coast to Hillarys Boat Harbour is a must. A short drive from most of the Western Australia vacation rentals in the state's capital city, this popular spot is the perfect launchpad for diving and whale-watching charters, coastal helicopter tours and cruises to Rottnest Island. For families, a visit to the area is easily combined with trips to Sorrento Beach and the Aquarium of Western Australia. Should you just want to kick back and enjoy a little shopping, dining and general rest and relaxation, there's plenty of that on the agenda, too.


Seek out the sun in Western Australia

The sheer size of Western Australia means the sun is always shining somewhere. The summer months of December through February offer the warmest conditions, with highs of almost 86 in Perth, and all the magic of the holiday season. Fall offers the ideal conditions to swim with friendly whale sharks in Exmouth, while the winter months of June through August deliver carpets of wildflowers to the state's array of parks and gardens. Foodies will want to hang fire until spring, when Margaret River shows off its credentials at the decadent Gourmet Escape festival.

Natural features

Natural attractions abound in Western Australia

The chance to explore all manner of natural wonders is part of the deal when booking a Western Australia vacation rental. Some of the most memorable experiences can be found in the Kimberley region, not least the 22-kilometer long Cable Beach. Nestled between red ochre cliffs and the impossibly-blue waters of the Indian Ocean, this white-sand stretch offers an unforgettable backdrop for outdoor activities. Highlights include camel treks at sunset and hunting for dinosaur footprints at Gantheaume Point. With the Outback on the doorstep, your adventures needn't end there.

Can I find a vacation rental around Western Australia?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 4,190 vacation rentals near Western Australia. From 2,353 Houses to 224 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Western Australia for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Western Australia. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Perth: 967 vacation rentals
  • Margaret River: 342 vacation rentals
  • Dunsborough: 577 vacation rentals
  • Albany: 91 vacation rentals
  • Busselton: 989 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Western Australia! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Western Australia?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Western Australia:

  • Perth: 967 rentals
  • Margaret River: 342 rentals
  • Dunsborough: 577 rentals
  • Albany: 91 rentals
  • Busselton: 989 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Western Australia?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Western Australia are:

  • Fremantle, WA (JFM-Fremantle Heliport): 1,134 vacation rentals
  • Rottnest Island, WA (RTS): 735 vacation rentals
  • Perth Airport: 1,133 vacation rentals

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

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

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Western Australia. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cottesloe Beach: 1,093 rentals
  • Memorial Park: 40 rentals
  • Fremantle Prison: 1,137 rentals
  • Margaret River Vistors Centre: 425 rentals
  • Adventure World: 1,127 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.

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