Travel to the Golden Outback with overseas flights and domestic flights from the east coast
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.
The following international airlines operate flights to Perth:
- Air Mauritius | Air Asia | Air New Zealand | Cathay Pacific Airways | China Southern
- Emirates | Etihad | Garuda Indonesia | Jetstar | Malaysia Airlines | QANTAS Perth
- Qatar Airlines | Scoot | Singapore Airlines | South African Airways | Thai Airways
- Virgin Australia
Domestic flights from Perth
Skippers offers flights from Perth to the Golden Outback towns of Ravensthorpe, Leonora, Leinster, Laverton, Wiluna and Meekatharra.
Esperance is also serviced daily by Rex Airlines, with flights to and from Perth.
Travel 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 this amazing Australian outback region. Why not take the ever-popular Golden Quest Discovery Trail or tackle the adventurous Outback Way. Check out the Outback drive routes section for more details, and see the Road safety and Important travel tips sections of this site to help you plan ahead for a safe trip. A full range of rental vehicles, ranging from motor homes to four wheel drives, is available in Perth.
Travel around Western Australia’s Golden Outback and you’ll experience a real Australian outback adventure. Hit the open roads, tracks and four wheel drive trails of this diverse region and enjoy an incredible journey through vast plains, eerie ghost towns of the gold rush era and wild coastal landscapes.
By road from Australia's east coast
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.
Travel 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.
Travel 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.
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.
Rental vehicles are available at major towns throughout Australia's Golden Outback. Search for hire companies.
We have a selection of recommended road trips that take you around the best of Australia’s Golden Outback