The Best of the West

The Best of the West

Dear Travellers,

Western Australia is a large state, so large in fact, that it covers one-third of the entire country. Far from the hustle and bustle of the East, Perth is the most isolated city of its size on Earth, earning WA a spot amongst the most remote locations in the world. Whether this is a blessing or a curse, really comes down to how you look at it.

For lovers of the great outdoors, there is much to see and do, and as my dad used to say…”We’ve got the place to ourselves!”. One of the benefits of our isolation is that we remain largely hidden from the colossal crowds and busloads of tourists that swarm areas of natural beauty elsewhere in the world. I for one am grateful that our fragile natural wonders and pristine environments are not subjected to these pressures and impacts.

While I would love to show you all of WA, we would have to cover over 2.5 million square kms, making it neigh on impossible. I have lived in WA for over 60 years, and I’ll be the first to admit that without Coates, I would’ve barely scratched the surface of this mighty state. What I can do, is take you to locations that epitomise the life and soul of the West.

Perhaps stating the obvious, the ocean is a huge part of Western Australia. Our coastline, including islands, is 20,788 km long, the largest in Australia (Queensland is next at 13,352 km). If you search ‘best road trips in WA’ the top answer is always the same; Perth to Exmouth, Perth to Karijini, Perth to Broome, and all variations in between. All these trips travel the same coastal road, dubbed the “Coral Coast Highway”. Discover this fascinating route on our Western Wanderer tour, which just happens to coincide with WA’s truly incredible northern wildflower season, when the flowers and colours will be in full swing.

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We hope you can join us out there.

Tom Grove
Managing Director
Coates Wildlife Tours

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