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Western Australia, Australia

How much does it cost to travel to Western Australia?

You should plan to spend around $116 (AU$178) per day on your vacation in Western Australia. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $29 (AU$44) on meals
  • $25 (AU$38) on local transportation
  • $134 (AU$206) on hotels

A one week trip to Western Australia for two people costs, on average, $1,626 (AU$2,492). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Western Australia cost?

A one week trip to Western Australia usually costs around $813 (AU$1,246) for one person and $1,626 (AU$2,492) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Western Australia on average costs around $1,626 (AU$2,492) for one person and $3,252 (AU$4,984) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Western Australia will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Western Australia on average costs around $3,485 (AU$5,340) for one person and $6,969 (AU$10,681) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Western Australia has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Western Australia expensive to visit?

Prices in Western Australia are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within the Pacific, which is known to be an expensive region, Western Australia is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to many other destinations.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Western Australia Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Western Australia?

The average Western Australia trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Western Australia travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) AU$206 ($134)
Local Transportation 1 AU$38 ($25)
Food 2 AU$44 ($29)
Entertainment 1 AU$20 ($13)
Alcohol 2 AU$6 - 17 ($4 - 11)
Accommodation Budget in Western Australia
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Western Australia is $67 (AU$103). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Western Australia is $134 (AU$206). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Western Australia

Looking for a hotel in Western Australia? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Transportation Budget in Western Australia
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Western Australia is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $25 (AU$38) per person, per day, on local transportation in Western Australia.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Rental Cars in Western Australia
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Food Budget in Western Australia
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Western Australia can vary, the average cost of food in Western Australia is $29 (AU$44) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Western Australia should cost around $11 (AU$17) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Western Australia is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Western Australia
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Western Australia typically cost an average of $13 (AU$20) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Western Australia
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $7.23 (AU$11) on alcoholic beverages in Western Australia per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in Western Australia
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $1.31 (AU$2.00) on bottled water in Western Australia per day. The public water in Western Australia is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Western Australia On a Budget
Western Australia Broome coastline, Western Australia
The vast expanses of Australia's largest state are meant for those looking to find a place in the world that's been virtually untouched by man. Western Australia is essentially the entire western third of the continent with most everyone living in the southwest near Perth.

As the capital of this state, Perth is the most isolated large city in the world. With 2 million people living in and around Perth, this city sits in the middle of nowhere. There are less than 500,000 people living outside of the city creating that untouched atmosphere for the traveler looking to truly get away.
The scenery in this area of the world is some of the most magnificent any nature lover can find. This untouched wilderness is as natural as it comes – the whole of Western Australia is like walking back in time. If you're looking to stay in the civilized regions, however, stay in the southwest near Perth and Broome with larger tourist attractions and accommodations.
The state of Western Australia is divided into several regions. The region of Perth includes the state capital and its surrounding suburban areas. The Wheatbelt region is full of grain fields, and the Mid West has some excellent surfing beaches. Gascoyne has some tourist treats including the Ningaloo Reef and Shark Bay. The region of Pilbara is home to the mining region, and Kimberly has some of the most marvelous scenery in the country. Goldfields-Esperance is mostly barren flatlands with chills from Antarctica, and the South West region is the place to be for wineries, surfing and outdoor adventures.

No matter what you want to do outdoors, you can do it in Western Australia. Just driving through the state can be it's own adventure. Take your four-wheel drive to the Captain Fawcett Commemorative for breathtaking scenery, Jarrah forests and historic farmhouses.

Everyone knows divers dream of seeing the wonders under the waters of Australia. While it is not the Great Barrier Reef, the Ningaloo Reef near Coral By also has stunning corals, marine life and keep your eyes out for the whale shark.

If you want to tackle this terrain by foot, there are plenty of hiking trails for you to travel. The Bibbulum Track covers the 1000 km between Perth and Albany. You'll pass through small towns, forest, wetlands, and grasslands. As you make your way through, there are plenty of campsites equipped to give you a magnificent night under the stars. There is also the Cape to Cape walk south of Dunsborough, the Munda Biddi Trail from Mundaring to Nannup, and the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail following the 40 km route of the former Easter Railway of the 1950s.
Food and Dining
If you are staying in Perth, finding a good meal will not be a challenge. If you leave the major towns, pack extra food. Finding resources is a little more of a challenge. IT wouldn't be a trip to Australia, however, without a few drinks. Micro-brews and pubs are all over Western Australia, and the locals will be happy to show you how it's done. Before you spend all your time on pints, though, remember the high quality wine in the areas vineyards. The Margaret River wine region is the well-known producer of premium wines in the state – try their Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Another great option is Swan Valley jut outside of Perth. This is one of the first places grapes were grown for wine. With festivals and a wide variety of wines, Swan Valley is worth an afternoon.

Leave yourself a lot of extra time for getting around Western Australia. If you plan on driving, be aware that if you plan to explore the more remote areas off the sealed highways, you're going to want to rent something with four-wheel drive. The state has a few sealed highways, and the roads referred to as "unsealed tracks" are not meant for the average driver. Also, take extra preparations on these roads. Gas stations, water and stopping points are few and far between.

If you're looking to leave Perth, renting a car may be necessary. Trains services outside of the city and Mandurah are pretty limited.


Looking for a party? Find a hostel in Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, or along the Gold Coast.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.