Western Australia

by Scott Dareff 

£17.99 £16.19

Western Australia travel guide – expert holiday information and travel tips on everything from Perth sights, hotels and restaurants to Outback travel, beaches, natural history and road trips. Includes Karijini and Purnululu national parks, Ningaloo Reef, Mount Augustus, Margaret River wine region, Kalgoorlie and the Goldfields and Aboriginal art.

998 in stock

ISBN: 9781784777531

Published:  19th Sep 2022
Size:  135 X 216 mm
Edition:  1
Number of pages:  400

About this book

Bradt’s Western Australia is the first guidebook focused on the long country roads, inspirational national parks and world-class vineyards of Australia’s largest state. Local resident Scott Dareff has visited almost all the state’s 137 administrative areas in the past five years, giving him an extraordinary insight into, and knowledge of, one of the world’s great wildernesses. ‘Travellers often associate Western Australia with Perth’ he says. ‘But Perth is just the staging ground for travel to this spectacular state. Much of the magic of Western Australia comes when you venture beyond its capital city. Ningaloo Reef is every bit as astounding as the Great Barrier Reef, but more accessible. you can just walk off the beach into the water, and you’re in among its reefs. The Burrup Peninsula has rock art that is 50,000 years old, while Margaret River is one of the world’s finest wine regions and the nearby karri forests contain one of the tallest species of tree in the world.’
Bradt’s Western Australia capitalises on the area’s geography to help travellers create the ultimate road trips in spectacular remote locations, without having to rough it or give up air conditioning, en-suite accommodation or restaurant meals. What’s more, this is the first major guidebook to stray from the coast to provide in-depth coverage of the West Australian interior. For travellers looking for a unique experience, and ‘something different’, this book makes the Outback accessible and affordable, busting the myth once and for all that a trip to Western Australia requires a four- wheel- drive, a month off work, and deep pockets.

About the Author

Scott Dareff migrated to the West Australian regions with his wife in 2015, since when his extensive travels to nearly every shire in this vast and remarkable state have deepened his passion and appreciation for the land, given him an almost encyclopaedic knowledge of the region and helped develop a network of contacts that leaves him well-suited to write this guide. Having been an eager user of Bradt guidebooks through his own travels through nearly 70 countries, he says ‘I understand the Bradt reader, because I am the Bradt reader.’ He currently works as a history and geography teacher at a high school in regional Western Australia.

Additional Information

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Background Information
Chapter 2 Practical Information
Chapter 3 Perth Region
Chapter 4 Mandurah & The Peel Region
Chapter 5 South West Region
Chapter 6 Albany & The Great Southern Region
Chapter 7 Esperance & The Outback Riviera
Chapter 8 Kalgoorlie & The Goldfields
Chapter 9 Wheatbelt Region
Chapter 10 Indian Ocean Drive, Wildflower Country & Geraldton
Chapter 11 The Gascoyne & Ningaloo Reef
Çhapter 12 The Pilbara
Chapter 13 The Kimberley
Chapter 14 External Territories of Western Australia
Appendices Language, Further info