Western Australia is perhaps one of the most unique areas in the world in terms of climate. The South Western area is Mediterranean, with warm dry summers and cool, wet winters, while further north you have dry winters and hot, wet summers and tropical storms. Then of course, the outback with its bleak, arid conditions.
Western Australia contains every sort of holiday destination you could want, although the best motorcycling roads are in the south western region of the state, near Perth.
Pinjarra to Quindanning
This road climbs up the Darling Ranges after leaving Dwellingup. It runs mainly through forest in this stretch, and open paddocks and fields after. Don’t miss the turn at Marradong, otherwise you’ll end up on the Albany Hwy.
Perth to York
This is a gentle run and quite busy, as you would expect of the two highways you’ll take part of the way (Great Eastern and Great Southern). It does, however, take you to a nice motor museum (which features bikes as well as cars) and leaves you in the Avon Valley where there’s plenty of good riding.
Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin
The Caves Road in southwest Western Australia starts from Cape Naturaliste and runs south along the coast, but a little back from it. There are numerous spur roads leading from the road to the various beaches and capes however only some of these are tarred. Caves Road itself is fairly well surfaced, although a little bumpy at some points. Traffic is mostly light, with some heavy points. Traffic is generally a little heavier in the north than the south.
There are many attractions along the road, not to mention at the lighthouses which bookmark the route. At the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse is a museum, at Cape Leeuwin you can see the meeting of the Indian and Southern Oceans.
Margaret River wines are among the best in the world, there’s surfing and windsurfing at Prevelly, there’s excellent (albeit expensive) craft shops everywhere, coastal sightseeing at Boranup Lookout, and when in season, you can see whales. The campground at Hamelin Bay is in an absolutely beautiful location. You should take a few days to really enjoy this ride.