Getting to the North West



Flights from Perth to the Pilbara and the Kimberley

The North West is well serviced by a number of carriers, with Paraburdoo, Newman, Karratha, Port Hedland, Broome, Derby and Kununurra all receiving jet flights from a number of carriers out of Perth including Qantas, Virgin, and Airnorth. The full flight schedule, and the destinations to which they fly, can be found on their websites.

Interstate Flights

Qantas provides seasonal direct flights to Broome from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane with daily conections through Perth all year. Airnorth provide connections between Broome, Port Hedland, Karratha and Kununurra to Darwin in the Northern Territory.

Flights from Overseas

There are daily flights to Perth Airport  from major international hubs.These flights connect to all major towns within Australia’s North West.  Virgin provides weekly flights from Port Hedland to Denpasar, Bali.


From Perth

If you are visiting the Pilbara region access from Perth is via two major sealed roads - the North West Coastal Highway and the inland Great Northern Highway. Travel further north along the Great Northern Highway to Broome, the southern gateway to the Kimberley region. You can also follow the Warlu Way from Exmouth to Broome in the Kimberley. From Broome you can take the North West Coastal Highway or the unsealed Gibb River Road to head east to Kununurra.You can also follow the Warlu Way from Exmouth to Broome in the Kimberley.

From the East Coast and Northern Territory

Kununurra is the eastern gateway to Australia’s North West and is accessed via the Victoria Highway which links with the Stuart Highway in the Northern Territory. The unsealed Tanami and Duncan Roads link Alice Springs, in central Australia, with Halls Creek in the Kimberley.

The Savannah Way is one of Australia's ultimate adventure drives, linking Cairns in Tropical North Queensland with Broome in the Kimberley, via the natural wonders of Katherine in the Northern Territory.

See the road safety and iimportant travel tips sections of this site to help you plan ahead for a safe trip.


Greyhound Australia operates coach services that connect Darwin in the Northern Territory and the Kimberley. They offer hop-on hop-off packages, allowing you to design your own itinerary.  Integrity Coachlines provides scheduled coach services to the Pilbara and through to Broome

Contact a Visitor Centre for a timetable and booking assistance.


 There is a large range of friendly, professional tour operators who will take you to and around the Pilbara and the Kimberley travelling by land, air or sea. Guided tours are one of the easiest and safest ways to travel, you can meet like-minded visitors and explore sights you may not be able to access, or potentially miss altogther if doing your own thing.  So, kick back and let the locals show you the sights!




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