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 Beachlands Holiday Park.
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.
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What’s nearby: Venture further north and peer at the amazing Pinnacles Desert within Nambung National Park.
Stay at: BIG4 Ledge Point Holiday Park.