In a sentence: Lauded for its wine, this south west town and wider region is no one-hit wonder with a mammoth selection of attractions and landscapes in its arsenal.
The drive: The route remains within touching distance of the coast for the entirety of its 270km-long southbound journey, passing key beachside destinations along the way.
Top attractions in the Margaret River region
What’s nearby: You simply must head to star-studded Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park. There are epic caves, funky features like Sugarloaf Rock and Canal Rocks, towering trees of Boranup Karri Forest, lighthouses, beaches, and much more.
Stay at: BIG4 Taunton Farm Margaret River.
In a sentence: This quiet south west coastal town allows visitors to unwind with ease, but its positioning within grasp of amazing natural attractions means extensive exploration is essential.
The drive: The most direct path slices through state forests and national park on a southeast trajectory. At 415km in length, you might need a long weekend for this one.
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What’s nearby: A trio of amazing national parks. William Bay is home to iconic Elephant Rocks and Green Pools, West Cape Howe includes Shelley Beach among a litany of dramatic scenery, and Walpole-Nornalup is headlined by the mighty Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk.
Elsewhere Denmark Dinosaur World is filled with family fun, 40km west of town.
Stay at: BIG4 Denmark Ocean Beach Holiday Park.
In a sentence: Set on the shores of Geographe Bay, this picturesque south west holiday hotspot creates a simple escape from city life.
The drive: A 220km southbound coast-embracing journey that passes Rockingham, Mandurah, and Bunbury. The latter is home to the excellent Dolphin Discovery Centre.
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What’s nearby: Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park teems with eye candy, including iconic Sugarloaf Rock. And the neighbouring Margaret River region is definitely calling.
Stay at: BIG4 Breeze Holiday Parks - Busselton.
In a sentence: A quiet coastal township with a rich cray-fishing culture, Ledge Point is perfect for a city escape while remaining within easy reach of Perth.
The drive: It’s a casual 115km journey north with the coast at arm’s reach. If you wish to draw out the drive, a stop at Yanchep National Park is highlighted by kangaroos and caves.
Top attractions in Ledge Point
What’s nearby: Venture further north and peer at the amazing Pinnacles Desert within Nambung National Park.
Stay at: BIG4 Ledge Point Holiday Park.