Great Places To Visit Around Perth
There are some great places to visit around Perth, whether you live here or are here for a business or leisure visit.
There’s nothing like the freedom you feel when you set out on the open road under your own steam. What better place for a road trip than the open spaces of Western Australia.
In this latest series of articles we’d like to recommend some great self-drive destinations for you and hope to let you get to know beautiful Western Australia better!
Great Places To Visit Around Perth: Wine and Dine in the Swan Valley
The Swan Valley is W.A.’s oldest wine region. Only a 20-minute drive east of Perth, this is a good option if you are short on time.
The town of Guildford is the heart of the Swan Valley and has quaint antique shops, cozy cafes and fascinating art galleries to discover.
If antique shopping is not your style, then perhaps a gourmet lunch might be in order. You are spoilt for choice with 70 restaurants and cafes in the area.
Foodie lovers will love the winery lunch options available!
Great Places To Visit Around Perth: Heritage Beauty in York
Under an hour and half of driving further east gets you to the beautiful heritage town of York, located in the Avon Valley.
York is perfect for daytrips, romantic weekends away, family holidays or work team building trips. All types of holidays are catered for with different accommodation including caravan parks, Bed and Breakfasts and 5-star hotels.
For adventurers, there are skydiving and paragliding activities to name a few.
History buffs might prefer to take a look at the York Residency Museum or simply find a nice spot for lunch and soak up the Victorian and Federation buildings around town.
Great Places To Visit Around Perth: Lancelin – Sand-boarding & much more
Only an hour and a half’s drive north of Perth, Lancelin is an adventure sports lover’s heaven.
Many of the local shops offer sand board hire by the hour. One word of advice though – make sure you start early as the dunes usually get scorching hot by lunchtime!
It’s not just sand-boarding either. You won’t be disappointed with more sand dune activities such as four-wheel driving and quad biking.
If you’re feeling peckish after sand-boarding, the Endeavour Tavern serves a great surf ‘n’ turf lunch.
Lancelin is world-famous for the dunes and sand-boarding, but there’s plenty more to see and do and activities also include fishing, snorkeling, diving, surfing and body boarding.
Great Places To Visit Around Perth: Visit the Pinnacles
If you have more than a few days up your sleeve, then visiting the Pinnacles is a must. Located near the town of Cervantes, you will need to allow more time for this drive especially if you’re combining it with a trip to Lancelin.
By road it takes just over 2 hours to reach Cervantes so you might like to book a place overnight to make the most of the area and ‘Australia’s Coral Coast’ is a great place to begin looking.
The Pinnacles are limestone formations within Nambung National Park and look their most striking around early morning or late afternoon. The area is best explored in spring and receives over 250,000 visitors annually. This is one statistic you want to be a part of!
Great Places To Visit Around Perth
Yes it’s true that Perth is the most isolated city in the world. But we like to think of that fact as a positive. All you need is a car and you’re ready to get out on the open road and see some amazing sights.
If you need a car and a local expert, you know where to come.