The accommodation industry in Western Australia caters to millions of domestic and international tourists every year. Western Australia makes up around one third of Australia's land mass and distances are vast. Climatic changes vary from a complete tropical system in the north with wet and dry seasons, to a temperate climate in the south punctuated by antarctic blasts from the southern ocean along the far south coast. Throughout the state are fantastic tourist attractions, some of which are world famous. Most tourists try to cover the west and south coasts and the towns and cities along them and make side trips to see the most important natural attractions. most tourists who drive through Western Australia commence their journey either in Perth, which is the capital or in Darwin in the Northern Territory and then enter Western Australia through Kununurra which is the gateway to the Kimberley region.
The Kimberley region is nothing short of spectacular. The ancient landscape presents sights like the Bungle Bungle Ranges and the magnificent coastal bays and rivers that make the region famous. The largest town in the Kimberley region is Broome and it has lots of accommodation for tourists which includes luxury hotels and resorts. To the south of the Kimberley lies the Pilbara region. This is an arid region populated largely by mining companies and is home to some of Australia's largest mines. Iron ore, diamonds, gold and many other minerals are common here and the largest towns are places like Port headland which are also port for the export of these raw materials. South of the Pilbara is the Coral Coast and this is another of western Australia's magnificent tourist regions.
The Coral Coast gets its name from the magnificent coral reefs that lie offshore. The largest of these is Ningaloo Reef which is famous among divers for the population of whale sharks that regularly visit the reef. many dive and charter operators cater for the large numbers of divers that come here to experience this phenomenon. Places like Exmouth and Coral bay have plenty of great accommodation to cater for these visitors. A little further south is the seaside town of Geraldton which is a very popular destination among fishermen and divers.Geralton also has lots of holiday accommodation.
Perth, Fremantle and Mandurah combine as the largest population center in Western Australia and they can collectively cater for hundreds of thousands of tourists. Perth Airport is the main arrival point and has direct flights from South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. The CBD area in Perth and Fremantle are both full of hotels and apartments that cater for weary travelers. Most visitors to this region will want to visit Rottnest Island, The pinnacles and the Swan Valley region during the wildflower season.
The south western corner of Western Australia is one of its most popular holiday destinations and there is plenty of holiday accommodation to be found. Boutique hotels, apartments and resorts are common in most of the coastal townships. Places like Busselton, Bunbury, Margaret River, Albany and Esperance are all fantastic places to visit for those who like wineries, restaurants, beaches, surfing, and fishing. The coastal scenery throughout this region is some of Australia's prettiest and most striking and the accommodation for tourists is among the best in Western Australia.