Western Australia is the place to be if you want the ultimate winter road trip. Not only is Western Australia home to some of the country’s most stunning natural scenery, but it also boasts great weather and awesome events all year round. You can experience the best of everything… sport, art and culture.

It’s a large state so you’ll want to secure a cheap car hire deal from Perth Airport. Then make your way to these highlights of Western Australia this winter.

Albany Classic Motor Event

June 1, 2019

Drive 400 km south east of Perth to this beautiful city at WA’s southern tip. This is where the Albany Classic Motor Event takes place. Crowds line the streets just to see vintage and classic cars drive through the heart of Albany’s CBD and the harbour. You’ll also get to see a re-enactment of the famous 1957 Hill Climb. With all this motorsport history on display, you just can’t get enough!

Cable Beach Polo

May 18 – 19, 2019

This is Australia’s original beach polo tournament may be set far away in Australia’s top western corner, but it still attracts visitors from all across the world. Talented polo players, tourists and even celebrities come to Broome for this unforgettable event. To top it off, it’s set on one of the best beaches!

Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster

May 17 – 26, 2019

Venture into the stunning Kimberley outback for the Muster. There are more than 30 events over 10 days, covering everything from comedy, arts, music, rodeo to even yoga boats. Expect top performances from the likes of Pete Murray and Amy Shark as the Muster enters its 19th year.

Shinju Matsuri

September 7 – 15, 2019

Shinju Matsuri is ‘the festival of the pearl’ and offers nine days of incredible arts, food and culture. It celebrates the four diverse cultures which have come together in Broome over the past 100 years for pearls: Chinese, Malaysian, Japanese and Indigenous Australian. One of the highlight events is the Floating Lantern Matsuri, where you can write your message and send it out to sea in a floating lantern. It’s a great photo opportunity!

Bledisloe Cup

August 10, 2019

The Bledisloe Cup at Perth’s Optus Stadium is one of Australia’s most exciting sporting events of the year – and it’s held in Perth! Watch Rugby’s ultimate rivalry unfold as Australia takes on New Zealand. Watching the Qantas Wallabies battle it out with the All Blacks is never disappointing. Snap up your tickets via Ticketmaster.

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Brianna Piazza

Brianna Piazza is an Australian television reporter and part-time travel blogger. Originally from Melbourne, she's currently living in Cairns where she works for WIN News and spends her weekends exploring the outdoors Far North Queensland.

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