Book a trip to Perth - the capital of Western Australia. A cosmopolitan city surrounded by the natural beauty of Kings Park and the Swan River, its many city centre eateries and funky neighborhood hot spots will leave you spoilt for choice. With stunning nearby beaches and famous quokkas on beautiful Rottnest Island, there's something for the whole family as well! Those fancying a tranquil day out can take a drive south of the city. With picture perfect beaches and family friendly spots like Busselton dotted along your route, the Margaret River Region is perfect for a couple of days away exploring the vineyards and surrounding forests.
On the city's doorstep lies the natural beauty of the Swan River, creating a stunning contrast against the skyline of city high rises. Stretching from Fremantle to the Swan Valley, there are many ways to experience the Swan River. Follow the duel-use pathways by bike, foot or Segway, enjoy a scenic food and wine cruise, or go on a leisurely kayak tour.
Take a 40-minute cruise from Perth along the Swan River to Rottnest Island, while spotting dolphins and seals during the journey to the island. Spend a morning exploring the island by bike, and get a selfie with the iconic quokka if you're lucky! Book a tour to include a 90-minute guided wildlife cruise around the island exploring bays and inlets.
Just 30 minutres from Perth centre, the port city of Fremantle was recently named in Lonely Planet's Best in Travel as the 7th best city in the world. You'll find streets buzzing with buskers and wild art collections as music floats out of trendy eateries. Whether you fancy fish and chips at the Fishing Boat Harbour or a tram ride to the famed Cappuccino Strip, don't miss a visit here.
Go where the sea turns to gold. 19 glorious beaches encompasse the coastline of metroplolitan Perth from Cottesloe to Two Rocks. Arrive in the day when the waves and beaches are inviting, then stay for sunset at one of the beach front cafes for a front row view of why the coast is aptly named. If you want to catch the surf, head to Trigg, Waterman's Bay or Mettams.
A perfect day trip from the city. Head into the Nambung National Park to visit the renowned Pinnacles Desert. These spined structures are believed to have been created millions of years ago when seashells were broken down into sand and then eroded by water and wind. Take a day to and meet a koala and kanagaroos on the way as well as experience 4WD-ing and sandboarding on the 2km long dunes.
Visit an enticing mosaic of pristine natural wonders, premium wineries, relaxed microbreweries, world-class restaurants, spectacular beaches, towering forests, inspirational artisans, warm and friendly locals, with a laid-back persona all of its own. Make your own way to the region following our South West coastal self drive taking in Busselton, Dunsborough, Augusta and of course the Margaret River itself.