Travel by Road
The Great Northern Highway is the main sealed road linking all major North West towns. It stretches from Karratha, at the southern gateway to the Pilbara region, to Kununurra at the eastern gateway to the Kimberley.
To really experience the wild open spaces of Australia’s North West you need to get off the beaten track and onto one of the region’s great four-wheel drive routes.
See the road safety and important travel tips sections of this site to help you plan ahead for a safe trip. Also, check with the local Visitor Centre and get an update on local road and weather conditions from Main Roads Western Australia.
Rental vehicles are available at major towns throughout Australia's North West. Search for hire companies.
Guided tours are one of the easiest and safest ways to travel around Australia’s North West. There is a huge range of professional and friendly tour operators who will take you around Australia’s North West by land, air or sea.
Search for guided tours and experience the regions’ highlights with a knowledgeable local guide.
If you’re seeking a traditional outback adventure, take a fully guided four wheel drive tour or join a tag-a-long tour and follow an experienced guide in your own four-wheel drive. Search for guided four wheel drive tours.
Cruising the Coast
Enjoy a cruise and beach camping safari or charter a private catamaran with an experienced crew. Board a luxury Kimberley cruise tour with a private onboard helicopter, or a 5-star Kimberley cruise liner which caters for extended travel with every modern comfort. Search for cruise tour operators.
Travel by Air
If you have limited time, a quick, easy and scenic way to travel around Australia’s North West is by air. North West Regional Airlines, Airnorth, Qantas and Virgin operate flights to Broome, Karratha, Kununurra and other North West towns as well as some major attractions. You can also charter a light aircraft.
Travel by Coach
Whether you’re planning a holiday in the Kimberley or the Pilbara, both regions are serviced by major coach operators, Greyhound Australia and Integrity Coach Lines. Contact a Visitor Centre for a timetable and booking assistance, or visit Greyhound Australia or Integrity Coach Lines website.