Luxury, Boutique and Romantic Accommodation in the Golden Outback
Get to know the diversity of the Golden Outback
Venture to Western Australia and it’s almost impossible to not step foot in the Golden Outback. This gargantuan region covers more than half of Western Australia, stretching from Mt Augustus in the north to the snow-white beaches in the southwest.
First-timer visitors to the Golden Outback often have a monochromatic view of the outback, but it is full of contrasts. The landscape has imposed itself on the culture of those who live here: they are laconic and laid-back but ready to help dig a stranger’s car out of a hole. Open-cut mines and gold rush history sit alongside fields of kaleidoscopic-coloured wildflowers and awe-inspiring rock formations. The red-brown soil, wispy spinifex, dramatic gorges and dry river beds that flood in the flash of the wet are the stage upon which nature and humans create a character-filled pantomime.
Driving is a flexible way of seeing the Golden Outback and allows travellers to create their own itinerary. The region has a well-linked network of sealed roads and gives visitors plenty of opportunity for pit stops. Drivers exploring the Golden Outback on four wheels have hundreds of kilometres to cover, so before putting your hometown in your rear-view mirror it can be wise to divide your route into manageable stages.
As well as snacks for the journey, remember to double-check your camera or smartphone’s battery before you hit the road. From Antony Gormley Sculptures at Lake Ballard and the Wave Rock in the Wheatbelt to pink-hued Lake Hillier and kangaroos lazily sunning themselves in Esperance, the Golden Outback doesn’t skimp on photo opportunities. The best part? You won't be restricted to marvelling at these sights from within your car. Unhook your seatbelt and immerse yourself in the Golden Outback landscape.
When you've seen and done all you can manage in one day, retreat to your boutique stay. Golden Outback accommodation throughout the area covers quirky pads, country B&Bs, campsites and homely guesthouses. Check out our handpicked selection of Golden Outback accommodation, or browse through the Western Australia collection.