Once upon a Summer

in Western Australia

From swimming with the ocean’s gentle giants to savouring some of Australia’s very best wines, a summer holiday in Western Australia is guaranteed to be a good time.

Here are our top four summer spots in Western Australia, and a selection of beautiful homes right nearby.

From swimming with the ocean’s gentle giants to savouring some of Australia’s very best wines, a summer holiday in Western Australia is guaranteed to be a good time.

Here are our top four summer spots in Western Australia, and a selection of beautiful homes right nearby.

Albany

Head to the charming city of Albany for a sensational summer on the south coast. The rugged coastline is an adventurer’s playground, with fishing, surfing, swimming, diving, hiking, four-wheel-driving and camping all within minutes of town. Albany’s dramatic history means the city is also steeped in fascinating stories about its Aboriginal custodians, convicts, sailors and whalers. And then, of course, there’s the world-class wine. Grab yourself a bottle or two before heading back to your chalet nestled amongst the towering karri trees.

Albany

Head to the charming city of Albany for a sensational summer on the south coast. The rugged coastline is an adventurer’s playground, with fishing, surfing, swimming, diving, hiking, four-wheel-driving and camping all within minutes of town. Albany’s dramatic history means the city is also steeped in fascinating stories about its Aboriginal custodians, convicts, sailors and whalers. And then, of course, there’s the world-class wine. Grab yourself a bottle or two before heading back to your chalet nestled amongst the towering karri trees.

Stays in Albany

Stays in Albany
Albany Retreat
Albany Executive Apartment
Historic Cottage in Central Albany

Esperance

The drive south from Perth to Esperance will take you the best part of a day, but the stunning coastline and isle-dotted vista ensure it’s a road trip you’ll never forget. Esperance itself is the perfect summer destination. Spot sunbathing kangaroos on the blindingly white beaches. Cool off in the placid ocean alongside frolicking dolphins. Visit one of a hundred uninhabited islands for a day of swimming, snorkelling and fishing. Then recharge for the night at your coastal cottage, ready to do it all again the next day.

Esperance

The drive south from Perth to Esperance will take you the best part of a day, but the stunning coastline and isle-dotted vista ensure it’s a road trip you’ll never forget. Esperance itself is the perfect summer destination. Spot sunbathing kangaroos on the blindingly white beaches. Cool off in the placid ocean alongside frolicking dolphins. Visit one of a hundred uninhabited islands for a day of swimming, snorkelling and fishing. Then recharge for the night at your coastal cottage, ready to do it all again the next day.

Stays in Esperance

Stays in Esperance
Garden View Retreat
Red Anchor Studio Esperance
Apartment with harbour view

Perth

Can’t decide between summer in the city or getting back to nature? Have the best of both worlds with a holiday in Perth, where soft-sand beaches and scenic parks meet a bustling city overflowing with cuisine, culture and couture. Cruise down the Swan River to Fremantle for boho markets and craft beer. Catch the ferry to Rottnest Island for a whole lot of quokkas, 63 beaches, 20 bays and zero cars. Feel the breeze off the Indian Ocean while watching the sunset from your penthouse apartment.

Perth

Can’t decide between summer in the city or getting back to nature? Have the best of both worlds with a holiday in Perth, where soft-sand beaches and scenic parks meet a bustling city overflowing with cuisine, culture and couture. Cruise down the Swan River to Fremantle for boho markets and craft beer. Catch the ferry to Rottnest Island for a whole lot of quokkas, 63 beaches, 20 bays and zero cars. Feel the breeze off the Indian Ocean while watching the sunset from your penthouse apartment.

Stays in Perth

Stays in Perth
Perths Top of the Town Apartment
Step into the city PERTH CITY and Kings Park.
Self Contained Studio Unit in Maylands

Margaret River

Tucked away in Australia’s south-west corner is the Margaret River region, home to breathtaking beaches, world-class wineries, and many incredible adventures. Follow in the footsteps of surfing greats to brave the monstrous swells of Surfers Point. Witness the wonders beneath the water with a shipwreck dive. Experience the culture and history of the Nyoongar people, the region’s first inhabitants. Indulge in Australia’s best paddock to plate dining (with a glass of wine, of course!) then stroll back to your luxury retreat tucked away in the forest.

Margaret River

Tucked away in Australia’s south-west corner is the Margaret River region, home to breathtaking beaches, world-class wineries, and many incredible adventures. Follow in the footsteps of surfing greats to brave the monstrous swells of Surfers Point. Witness the wonders beneath the water with a shipwreck dive. Experience the culture and history of the Nyoongar people, the region’s first inhabitants. Indulge in Australia’s best paddock to plate dining (with a glass of wine, of course!) then stroll back to your luxury retreat tucked away in the forest.

Stays in Margaret River

Stays in Margaret River
Welcoming, Cosy, Quiet & Central. Private Entry.
Peaceful Sustainable duplex in native bush block
Loft bedroom+bathroom close to town

We're doing our bit for domestic tourism

With international travel still off the cards, Australians are going to have to holiday a little closer to home this summer. But our incredible inventory of homes all across the country means that Airbnb is uniquely placed to support Tourism Australia in driving domestic tourism through their Holiday Here this Year initiative. So that’s exactly what we’re doing.

We're doing our bit for domestic tourism

With international travel still off the cards, Australians are going to have to holiday a little closer to home this summer. But our incredible inventory of homes all across the country means that Airbnb is uniquely placed to support Tourism Australia in driving domestic tourism through their Holiday Here this Year initiative. So that’s exactly what we’re doing.