Travel to the Golden Outback

Travel to Western Australia’s Golden Outback by air, road, rail, coach or guided tour – find international and domestic flights to Perth, car hire companies, train and coach timetables or search for guided tours.

Flights from overseas

There are daily flights to Perth airport (Western Australia’s capital city) from major international hubs. These flights connect with all domestic flights which travel to Western Australia’s Golden Outback (see Travel around the Golden Outback for more details).

The following international airlines operate flights to Perth:

Flights from Perth

QANTAS Perth and Virgin Australia operate daily flights between Perth and Kalgoorlie-Boulder. Skippers offers flights from Perth to the Golden Outback towns of Leonora, Leinster, Laverton, Wiluna and Meekatharra. Esperance is also serviced daily by Rex Airlines, with flights to and from Perth.

By road from Perth

The regions of Western Australia’s Golden outback can easily be accessed by road from Perth. The two main arteries running into the region are the Great Eastern Highway to Kalgoorlie-Boulder and the Great Northern Highway to Meekatharra. Esperance can be reached via the Albany Highway and along the South Coast Highway.

However, there’s a huge choice of alternative routes that will give you a more enriching experience of as you travel to Western Australia’s Golden Outback. Check out the Outback drive routes section for more details. A full range of rental vehicles, ranging from motor homes to four wheel drives, is available in Perth. Search for Perth-based vehicle hire companies and see the Road safety and Important travel tips sections of this site to help you plan ahead for a safe trip.

By road from other Australian States

If you have a real hunger for adventure, why not travel to Western Australia’s Golden Outback along one of the world’s greatest roads, taking the Eyre Highway from South Australia across the vast Nullarbor Plain? Or, if you’re a highly experienced four wheel drive enthusiast, you can embark on the journey of a lifetime, following the mighty Canning Stock Route or Outback Way into Western Australia’s Golden Outback. See the Road safety and Important travel tips sections of this site to help you plan ahead for a safe trip.

By coach

TransWA operates coach services daily from Perth to Esperance and also offers services that connect with many of the towns within the Wheatbelt and Gascoyne- Murchison region. And if you’re keen to explore the Goldfields region, Goldrush Tours' operates a regular coach service, linking Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Menzies, Leonora and Laverton.

By rail

TransWA operates the Avonlink and Prospector train services, sometimes twice daily, from Perth to Kalgoorlie, stopping in towns including Cunderdin, Kellerberrin, Merredin and Southern Cross. The Indian Pacific also stops at Kalgoorlie twice a week on its journey between Sydney, Adelaide and Perth.

Guided tours

There are a number of companies offering one day and extended tours that travel to Western Australia’s Golden Outback regions.

Search tours for details.


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