9 WA Road Trips From Perth

WA Road Trips From Perth You Need To Do - Proudly South African In Perth

Now that the regional borders in WA are starting to open I’m sure many of you are, like me, itching to get away for a long weekend at least. That means I’ve been spending some time looking at where we can go that’s not too far away, which has led me to writing this post to round up some of the awesome WA road trips from Perth we can now actually go on.


All of these locations are suitable no matter who you’re travelling with – friends, family, kids, no kids, grandparents, visitors, you name it. Most destinations across WA have something for everyone, from chilling and eating your way through local gourmet produce, to getting out and doing some active stuff like surfing, horse riding or hiking.


Here are some ideas for your next WA road trip from Perth, within a 6-hour drive.

WA Road Trip #1 – Denmark & Albany


Albany Whaling Station - WA Road Trip


 Time from Perth – 5 hours


What to do


Valley of the Giants treetop walk

Greens Pool & Elephant Rocks

Singlefile Wines

Castelli Estate

Historic Whaling Station

National ANZAC Centre

Frenchman Bay

The Gap & Natural Bridge


Where to stay – Avoca Farm Chalets


WA Road Trip #2 – Margaret River & Dunsborough


Margaret River Road Trip


Time from Perth – 3 hours


What to do


Sting rays at Hamelin Bay

Wine tasting at House Of Cards winery

Lunch at Fishbone Wines

Chocolate tasting at Margaret River Chocolate Factory

Beer, wine and food tours

Mammoth Cave, Lake Cave, Jewel Cave, Ngilgi Cave

Whale watching

Cape Leeuwin & Cape Naturaliste lighthouses

Boranup Karri forest


Where to stay – Llewellin’s Guest House or Eight Willows Retreat


Read my full blog on how to spend a few days in Margaret River here.


WA Road Trip #3 – Busselton


Busselton Jetty - Busselton Road Trip


Time from Perth – 2.5 hours


What to do


Busselton Jetty

Geographe Bay

Wonky Windmill Farm

Castle Rock

Busselton Museum


Where to stay – Mandalay Resort or Geographe Bay Resort


WA Road Trip #4 – Donnybrook, Balingup & Bridgetown




Time from Perth – 2-3 hours


What to do


Golden Valley Tree Park

Bush walks

Balingup Lavender Farm


Apple Fun Park

The Cidery

Barton Jones Wines


Where to stay – Tegwan’s Nest or Shambhala Guesthouse


WA Road Trip #5 – Collie



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Time from Perth – 2 hours


What to do


Black Diamond Lake

Replica Coal Mine

Dardanup Heritage Park

Wellington National Park

Harris River Estate

Honeymoon Pool


Where to stay – Harris River Estate Winery


WA Road Trip #6 – Lancelin & Ledge Point



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Time from Perth – 1.5 hours


What to do


4WD on the beach

Back Beach


Nilgen Nature Reserve

Quad Biking

Buggy tours

Surfing, wind surfing, kite surfing


Wedge Island


Where to stay – Lancelin Holiday Park


WA Road Trip #7 – Cervantes


The Pinnacles - Cervantes WA Road Trip


Time from Perth – 2 hours


What to do


The Pinnacles

Nambung National Park

The Lobster Shack

Hansen Bay Lookout

Lake Thetis


Badgingarra Nature Trail

Surfing, wind surfing, kite surfing


Where to stay – RAC Cervantes


WA Road Trip #8 – Jurien Bay


Jurien Bay - WA Road Trips


Time from Perth – 2.5 hours


What to do


Sky diving

Turquoise Way Trail

Jurien Bay Marine Park

Stockyard Gully National Park

Jurien Bay jetty

Drovers Cave National Park

Molah Hill Lookout

Sea lion charters


Where to stay – Sandy Cape Recreation Park


WA Road Trip #9 – Kalbarri


Island Rock Kalbarri Rock Formations


Time from Perth – 6 hours


What to do




Kalbarri National Park

Nature’s Window

Whale watching

River cruise

Quad biking

Horse riding

Snorkelling at Blue Holes

Rainbow Jungle Bird Park

Outdoor Cinema

Z Bend lookout

Pink Lake

Pelican feeding


Where to stay – Murchison River Caravan Park


Read my full blog on how to spend a few days in Kalbarri here.


And that rounds up 9 WA road trips from Perth that you need to experience.

How many of these road trips have you done? Which one was your favourite so far? Do you have any other road trips you would add to the list?

Let me know in the comments below!


Note – Places linked in this post are ones we have been to personally and wholeheartedly recommend.

About Author

Helping you move to, settle in, and explore your new home in Australia. Avid reader, beach lover, and horse addict. As someone who has emigrated, not once, not twice, but three times, I know exactly what you’re going through. The ups and downs of emigration are faster than a rollercoaster and I’ve been there – three times!

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