If so have you any tips or routes that I can take because I’ve researched online but the east coast is way more popular for backpackers
Hey! I travelled the west coast (and south coast) for 6 weeks at the end of last year. I went with 3 friends and we hired a camper van in Darwin, spent 3 weeks travelling to Perth via Broome and then another 3 weeks going from Perth along the south coast towards Adelaide. One of the best trips I've ever done and I highly recommend!
Some of the hot spots along the way included;
Litchfield national Park
Gregory National Park
Lake Argyle - the campsite has a stunning infinity pool costing just $10!!
Ivanhoe crossing - a road that goes through a croc infested reservoir! You need a 4x4 to cross this but we just drove down and watched everyone else attempt it
Eighty Mile Beach - one of the most stunning beaches I've ever been on! Its just past Broome and is a slight detour off the main road so hardly any tourists stop and you have the place almost to yourself!
Karijini National Park - Highly recommend the Hancock Gorge walk
Exmouth - One of my favourite stops on the trip, lots of snorkelling, diving, marine activities!!
Jurien Bay - You can do a snorkelling tour and swim with wild sea lions here!!
Lancelin Sand Dunes - hire boards and go sand boarding here!
PERTH - make sure to visit Fremantle and Cottesloe Beach
Rottnest Island - another highlight of the west coast, cycle around the island and visit the Quokkas!!
Margaret River - This area in the South West is stunning and if you have a little extra money I'd recommend trying a wine tour
Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree - I strongly recommend visiting here and doing the tree climb, its the highest tree climb in the world (65m). Theres no ropes or harness so if you like a thrill activity I'd give this a go!
Lucky Bay in Cape Le Grand - this is just past Esperance on the south coast and is famous for its Kangaroos on the white sandy beach
The Nullarbor Plain - if you're feeling brave you can take on this drive across the Eyre Highway. 3 days of driving through desert before crossing the border into South Australia.
Port Lincoln - The only place in Australia where you can do shark cage diving
So in summary we spent 6 weeks getting from Darwin to Perth to Adelaide by camper van. We tried to do this trip as cheap as we could and free camped as far as possible (which is pretty easy in this part of Australia). Altogether this roughly cost me $3000, including my share of car hire/insurance, food, fuel and activities. Feel free to get in touch if you have any more questions!!
If you enjoy a bit of hiking and camping I highly recommend the checking out the Bibbulmun Track https://www.bibbulmuntrack.org.au/
You can even do some of the section as a day walk, I've done the top end from Kalamunda to the Mundaring Weir Hotel (19.5 km) at least 20 times.
The track goes from Kalamunda near the city all the way down to Albany in the South West (1000 km total)
Hey! I'm from Perth, so I can sort of help! Depending on how long you go for, rent a car or buy a cheap car with some other travellers!
Here's a few points of interest:
'Down South' (South of Perth) Cooler climate, but you can drive around in a loop, Perth to Albany is 5 hours, then make your way back around Denmark, Margs, Busso and back to Perth. You will find loads of wineries, beaches and forrest.
Busselton - has the longest wooden pier in the world and one of the best beaches down south in my opinion (but lets be honest, every WA beach is amazing)
Wineries are everywhere down south but Margaret River is the main region.
Karri Valley Forrest/Pemberton/Walpole - Amazing giant trees - Tree top walk!
Stirling Ranges/Bluff Knoll/Albany - Our 'mountains' haha you can climb bluff knoll & visit the coastal town of Albany.
Denmark - Also beautiful beaches, wineries breweries etc
'Up North' (North of Perth) Hotter, humid climate, longer drives.
I haven't been very far up north yet. But here are some suggestions:
Jurien Bay - Swimming with sea lions
Kalbarri (6hrs from Perth) - Lots of pretty red rock formations and red dirt
Ningaloo Reef (8hr from Kalbarri) - I've heard its better then the Great Barrier Reef
Other places up North - Exmouth, Coral Bay, Monkey Mia
Hope this helps!! :D
Hi, i haven't exactly travelled the west coast yet but i really really recommend Perth! absolutely loved it there. Darwin is also a recommedation but just for 2 days or so since it's so expensive!! https://www.bigworldsmallpockets.com/west-coast-australia-road-trip/ here is maybe a link that could help you? love to hear from you since i really want to travel the west coast as well (: