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Tourism Western Australian Style

Updated on November 24, 2015

Western Australia Tourism

Have you thought of visiting Western Australia yet put the journey on the back burner due to the distance between WA and the rest of Australia ?

Has the size of Western Australia scared you away from the idea ?Western Australia certainly covers a great area of 2 529 875 km2, with a border length of 1862 km and a beautiful coastline length of 20 871km so there is a large area to explore !

From the stunning scenery in Albany & Walpole traveling up the coast through to the beautiful Kalbarri & the amazing beaches at Ningaloo Reef or inland via country towns like Morawa up through MT Magnet & Newman to Karijini National Park there is somewhere for everyone to enjoy in many different ways

If you are thinking of investing in a tourist business then Western Australia is an ideal place for you to grow your tourism business whichever field you are in !

With the Grey Nomads traveling in greater numbers looking to spend their kids inheritance on boat tours , helicopter rides , Bus tours and more now is the ideal time to promote your Western Australia Tourism Business worldwide so as to benefit from both the Grey Nomads + overseas visitors , backpackers and Aussie families wanting to see more of their back yard.

Western Australia Map

We have covered a large area of WA & are now up the top in Kununurra near the border !
We have covered a large area of WA & are now up the top in Kununurra near the border !

From the Bush to Rivers - western australia style

From the treewalk
From the treewalk
to the water at Walpole
to the water at Walpole

From the coast

Snorkeling at Ningaloo Reef
Snorkeling at Ningaloo Reef

To the beauty inland

and wide open spaces
and wide open spaces

From Nature

To the Wildlife

there is something for everyone
there is something for everyone

From amazing Caves to Stunning Gorges

Explore the wonders of a cave or
Explore the wonders of a cave or
be amazed at the beauty of a gorge
be amazed at the beauty of a gorge

Support the Locals

We buy our fruit - vegies from the locals in each town
We buy our fruit - vegies from the locals in each town
Relax & unwind on your boat tours
Relax & unwind on your boat tours
And dine at restaurants within our budget now & then
And dine at restaurants within our budget now & then

Tourism in WA

Tourism plays a major part in the towns , cities , road houses , Accommodation, Restaurants and more .

As I am married to a grey nomad ( I won't dye my hair to join in !) and are traveling Australia I get to talk to travelers on a daily basis and find out what the Grey Nomads needs are in diferent areas so I believe I can be of assistance to you in this field.

Make sure you visit Western Australia at some stage to experience these amazing , stunning places for yourself .

If you don't have the time or inclination to drive then why not try a fly/ drive package so you can explore for yourself or one of the many coach tours on offer ?

Google Maps is a great help when planning your Western Australian holiday & if you need more information it can be found at

The Visitor Centre

As you are aware the Visitor centre is the NO 1 important stop in a town we arrive at .

How this visit goes will depend on how long a grey Nomad will stay in your town so it is crucual that you have friendly smiling mature customer service agents there to assist the weary traveller .

These crucial first minutes will dictate your income , how long we will stay/ do we feel welcome in your town / will we spend our money on your tours / in your supermarket/ your other shops and so on .

If like one visitor centre we were at is run by 2 young girls so occupied on their computer they wouldn't even smile and welcome us .When asked about a tour) that was promoted on the board outside) they said there were none available & we had to go to another town hundreds of miles away for that type of tour.

( No toilet paper there either)
We stayed in the town reguardless of them however quite a few Grey Nomads disgusted by the lack of service carried on to the next town to spend their money.

Should we be made to feel welcome we will try your restaurant , book a tour and so on so it is a big consideration.

I was told by one shop keeper that she resented visitors coming into town & breathing her air so naturally I didn't spend any money within her shop!

One of the best visitor centres we visited was at Port Hedland Visitor Centre

The lady there welcomed us with a big smile , answered our questions and promoted other tourism places to visit as well as providing important travel information .

The worst ( however other days with other staff it was better & they have since changed things ) was Karratha Visitor Centre.

Outdoor Table & Chair Settings

This setting is ideal for stops along the roadside
This setting is ideal for stops along the roadside
No shade fromrain or sun
No shade fromrain or sun
What is this good for ?
What is this good for ?
Had to get our table out
Had to get our table out

Free overnight camping sites

As there are long distances between towns & the fact that Grey Nomads enjoy shorter driving times each day I was pleased to see an article in the Saturday edition of the Western Australian a few weeks ago talking about upgrading free camping sites along the way which will be great if they are done right to really suit the traveler .

Clint Cooper from Main Roads WA is who I want to contact reguarding this subject.

Tables and chairs are needed with covers for those really hot days . Toilets with a ramp for disabled travelers and some rubbish bins as well toilet dump point.

The bush toilets like at Karrijini National Park are ideal and seem to be less smelly than some of the others.

Is there a parking Space ?

or do we go to the next town for shopping ?
or do we go to the next town for shopping ?

Parking in Town

There nees to be parking suitable for 4wh drives towing a caravan so we can park in your town even if we are only stopping to use the public toilets -- when there are some available - Fill up with more diesel, stock up on food & anything ele we remember needs doing before escaping into the countryside again.

Some towns have been excellent & others not to good in this field.

Do you want us to spend our money at your business ?

Jobs in Hospitality &Tourism

If you are looking for work in Western Australia there are plenty of jobs within the hospitality tourism industry . It offers a variety of working opportunities depending on your qualifications. For those who don't have qualifications to work in tourism, there are numerous training programs you can undertake before applying for jobs in Western Australia.

716Hospitality & Tourism jobs containing tourism in Western Australia


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    • travelholidays profile image


      5 years ago from India

      Got full information about Western Australia and 'The Visitor Centre'. Pictures are nice. Interesting and voted up :)

    • freecampingaussie profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Southern Spain

      Hi Chankeylong- It is a great place for tourists as there is so much to see & do! We are really enjoying exploring the place & seeing the crocodiles in the wild . Steve Irwin was an amazing guy .

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      7 years ago from Banana Republic

      Wow, I suppose it's rather hard to live on such territory, but it looks really interesting for tourists, at least to my mind. I always loved to see TV programs with Steve Irwin (may he rest in peace) when he travelled through Australia and Oceania.

    • freecampingaussie profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks , We are really enjoying exploring Western Australia . yesterday we had an amazing time at Zebedee Springs off Gibb River Road !

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      Alan Nelson 

      7 years ago from Geelong Victoria

      Hi frecampingaussie, I got your comment yesterday about three hours after I started on my newest project.

      I new site on Western Australia,Having not been there yet I have relied on others for information., and I look forward to your comments.

      Regards Alan Nelson

      or I have put a link on my Hub Page/australian-born-tourist


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