By Air

To Perth

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:

To the Golden Outback

QANTAS Perth and Virgin Australia operate daily flights between Perth and Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

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.

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. Check out the Outback drive routes section for more details, and see the Important travel tips section 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.

From Australia's east coast

Australia’s Golden Outback can be accessed from the eastern states via the Eyre Highway and Nullabor Plain from South Australia, or the Canning Stock Route or Outback Way from the Northern Territory.

See the Important travel tips section of this site to help you plan ahead for a safe trip.


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.


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.

Travel Within the Golden Outback

Download the Golden Outback Map

Travel times and distances between the outback towns of Western Australia’s Golden Outback can be extremely long, so it’s important to plan your trip before you hit the open road.

The times and distances shown on the chart below use the main roads. In some areas, there may be alternative, quicker routes using unsurfaced roads or four-wheel drive tracks.

Check with the local visitor centres for current road information, travel times and distances.

Road Trips

We have a selection of Epic Road Trips that take you around the best of Australia’s Golden Outback.

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.

Vehicle hire

Rental vehicles are available at major towns throughout Australia's Golden Outback. Search for hire companies.

Planning tools