Best winter destinations- WA

Despite WA’s reputation of having a hot and arid climate, believe it or not they do have a winter season too! In this article, we’ll explore the best places to visit during the colder months and where to charge up if you’re adventuring in an EV.

Best winter destinations- WA
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Despite WA’s reputation of having a hot and arid climate, believe it or not they do have a winter season too (mind you it's far less cold than most other Australian states)! In this article, we’ll explore the best places to visit during the colder months and where to charge up if you’re adventuring in an EV.

Kununurra

Located in the far north-east of WA and the gateway town to the East Kimberley, Kununurra is the perfect place to travel to in winter.

In and around Kununurra, you’ll get to explore a variety of swimming holes, waterfalls and gorges, bushwalk in untouched national parks and wander at other natural attractions such as the World Heritage-listed Purnululu National Park and it’s iconic Bungle Bungle Range, a major beehive-shaped landform.

Lake Argyle and Lake Kununurra are also in the area, where you can enjoy breathtaking sunsets and see a plethora of wildlife including birds, crocodiles, wallabies and fish.

Charging

Charge up at Kimberley Waterfront Holiday Park’s Tesla destination charger or Kununurra Agricultural Showgrounds.

Horrocks

If you’re wanting to escape winter, the sleepy beachside town of Horrocks is the place to go. Five and a half hours north of Perth and stretching across a 7km section of WA’s Coral Coast, the area has so much to offer, including spectacular surfing, snorkelling and fishing.

Horrocks Beach itself is sheltered by reef, so therefore it’s safe and flat as can be, making it an ideal place for families to swim.

Four-wheeled driving is also super popular in the region, and Little Bay and the Bowes River Mouth being are the most sought out-locations for the activity, with great scenery including wildflowers and birds.

Charging

Charge up at Horrocks Community Centre and Shire of Northhampton RSL.

Margaret River

The Margaret River is a two to three-hour drive from Perth and boasts glistening beaches, unbeatable surfing, stunning scenery, hiking trails, and excellent restaurants. It comes to life in winter, with a variety of wine tours and tastings, food and musical festivals as well as farmers markets.

Check out the many limestone caves with stalactites and prehistoric fossils. Or, on sunnier days, spend your time swimming, surfing, fishing, kayaking, or rock climbing.

Plan your trip to include Penguin Island as well, as it’s an excellent way to view the most extensive collection of birds in Western Australia.

Charging

Charge up at Cape Mentelle, Wallcliffe Rd Parking Lot or Margaret River Tourist Park.

Augusta

With deep maritime roots, the town of Augusta is located at the mouth of the beautiful Blackwood River on the south-west tip of WA, and it's simply stunning.

The area is super popular for fishing and surfing and is also an ideal whale-watching destination, with spotting humpback, blue and southern right whales off the coast a regular occurrence.

Be sure to climb to the top of the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (Australia’s tallest lighthouse) whilst you’re there, and view the point where the Southern and Indian Oceans meet.

Charging

Charge up at Georgia Cyber Centre, Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center and Kroger.