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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

 

Gnomesville

 

Time from Perth – 2-3 hours

 

What to do

 

Golden Valley Tree Park

Bush walks

Balingup Lavender Farm

Gnomesville

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

Sandboarding

Nilgen Nature Reserve

Quad Biking

Buggy tours

Surfing, wind surfing, kite surfing

Fishing

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

Fishing

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

 

Fishing

Kayaking

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.

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