Do you want to escape the bustling and busy life for just one weekend? Are you in need of a quick getaway, but don’t know where to go? Well, say no more, because we’ve got you covered!
Here are 6 of the best weekend getaways from Perth, ranging from rolling hills filled with wineries and natural wonders to picturesque beaches and glistening ocean waters.
1). Ferguson Valley
Ferguson Valley is just outside Perth and is located 30-minutes away from Bunbury. Here, you can not only find lush hills and magnificent Jarrah trees (you can even visit the 300-year-old King Jarrah tree!) but a selection of wineries, cafes, and galleries galore.
In addition to all these natural wonders, you can even visit Gnomesville, a quirky yet entertaining village home to thousands of gnomes that come from all over the world!
And don’t worry, Ferguson Valley has accommodation too! You can stay at the Peppermint Lane Lodge for an adults-only retreat to the country or the Ferguson Valley Farmstay which overlooks beautiful and solemn vineyards and farmland.
2). Jurien Bay
The coastal town of Jurien Bay is only a 2.5-hour drive north from Perth and takes you to the breathtaking turquoise waters of the glorious Indian Ocean.
There are plenty of activities to do like swimming with sea lions, going fishing, and even skydiving at the multi-award-winning Jurien Bay Skydive!
There are many different attractions at Jurien Bay. You can visit the popular Sandy Cape, a beautiful beach found in a tucked-away bay where you can swim and sandboard all day, or you can bike along the Turquoise Way Trail, a sealed track that spans 13.5 kilometres along the coast of the Juren Bay Marina to the Hill River Mouth.
3). Perth Hills
Perth Hills is the perfect place to go camping and is only less than one hour from Perth. Feel free to just bring your own tent, because everything else is there—gas barbecues, picnic tables, and most importantly, hot showers!
And even better, you can do a lot more than just camping. You can take a hike at the Bibbulmun Track, go stargazing at the Perth Observatory, visit the John Forrest National Park, and have a picnic at the Lesmurdie Falls.
Pretty awesome, right?
4). Rottnest Island
Rottnest Island is another dreamy beach getaway near Perth. At Rottnest Island, you can experience some of the most stunning sunsets and dazzling beaches you have ever seen accompanied by the best attractions.
The best part about Rottnest Island is that you’ll never run out of things to do.
You can cycle around the island, snorkel at popular beaches like The Basin, go skydiving, and most importantly, meet the world’s happiest animals: adorable quokkas! You can even find small colonies of Australian sea lions along with southern fur seals at Rottnest Island.
Augusta is another popular destination that is famously recognised for its combination of stunning coastlines and lavish forests that house a diverse range of native flora and fauna, perfect for all nature lovers.
In addition to its glistening coastlines and dramatic forests, Augusta is also popular for its whale watching activities.
You can witness these magnificent, splendid creatures in action at Flinders Bay, Augusta from June to August and at Geographe Bay from September to early December.
You can also visit the historic Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse which is famous for being the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australia. It is located at the tip of the peninsula where the Indian and Southern oceans intersect.
You can also learn more about how this historic landmark came into existence. It is around 3 hours and 20 minutes away from Perth and you can seek accommodation at Flinders Bay Caravan Park.
Bridgetown is another humble getaway around 2 hours and 50 minutes away from Perth and is home to emerald valleys, rolling hills, and towering forests.
The most popular attraction in Bridgetown is The Cidery, which has been creating 100% natural ciders from freshly crushed apples since 1998.
They are famous for crushing and pressing local Pink Lady apples to create both 100% natural alcoholic and non-alcoholic juice and ciders. Explore your taste palette and head on over to Bridgetown!
Whether it be to meet new creatures like the happy quokkas and the grandiose whales or to visit historic places like Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, there are endless places near Perth where you can escape to, even just for the weekend.
So, what are you waiting for? Adventure awaits!
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