Day Trips South of Perth
Many of our country towns have picture-perfect lakes and Collie is no exception. The popular Stockton Lake is a buzz with water sport enthusiasts, while Black Diamond Lake is a popular swimming spot – just check the water quality first, before taking a dip. Find more things to do and see in Collie here.
Mandurah has so much to do not too far from Perth – you may need more than one day to pack it all in! The Foreshore is a lovely spot for a stroll, you may even spot a dolphin! There’s lots of picnic facilities, as well as eateries by the water. Take a Mandurah Cruises boat to explore the estuary and canals further. A short walk from the foreshore is Dolphin Quay where you’ll find markets, cafes and more. While a short drive out of town will bring you to the fabulous Amaze Miniature Park.
Day Trips North of Perth
#WanderOutYonder and experience the other-worldly landscape of the Pinnacles. You can take the self-drive road through the Pinnacles Desert in Nambung National Park. There are parking bays to pull over, and walk around the limestone rock formations, which are like something out of another planet. Feeling hungry? Stop for a seafood lunch at the Lobster Shack at the nearby seaside town of Cervantes.
Take a drive to the sleepy seaside hamlet of Moore River, where the river meets the ocean. This spot is perfect for people that love getting active in the great outdoors. There’s swimming, fishing, boating, plus canoe, pedalo and paddle boat hire is available during weekends, school holidays and public holidays too. Want to linger longer? The caravan park is very popular. Moore River is also a great jumping off point for self drive day trips or to join a day tour to see the stunning WA wildflowers.
GinGin’s central park is perfect for a picnic by the brook. There’s a café overlooking the park and a new playground here for the grandkids too. A short drive out of town is the fascinating Gravity Discovery Centre. The interactive museum about space and gravity has a 222-step “Leaning Tower” with spectacular views from the top of the structure!
Day Trips East of Perth
Visit in late winter/early spring for wildflowers and the Noble Falls, which are located close to Gidgegannup’s centre. A picnic area is found across the road from the Noble Falls Tavern, where you may even spot a kangaroo! Drop by to The Nobel Falls Estate – home to a winery, soap factory and the Wild Goose café. Gidgegannup is sure to be one of your best short trips from Perth and the Swan Valley!
The historic town of York on the Avon River is home to many beautiful heritage buildings, including the town hall and courthouse complex. Plus there is a Motor Museum to explore beautiful vintage cars and motorbikes, as well as cafes and pubs to enjoy a meal. Enjoy the views from Mount Brown Lookout, cross the Avon River Suspension Bridge or stroll through Peace Park.
Northam has a rich indigenous history, which can be discovered at the Bilya Koort Boodja Cultural Centre. Cross the suspension bridge at Bernard Park which features two fully fenced play areas, a water playground, sculptures, amphitheatre, picnic and BBQ facilities – great for family days out. The town is also a popular place to visit in late winter, as the Avon Descent race begins here. Find more thigs to see and do in Northam here.
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