Road Trips within the Perth Region, holiday’s close to home.
Although things are looking to easing for travelling further in WA and within the state.
We have put together a road trip idea for those still wanting to stay close to home for the time being.
There is a lot on offer in the Perth region and we certainly have tried our best to research destination ideas for you to enjoy.
We have not specified how many days in each location, as this will be very much up to what you would like to enjoy and how long you want the trip to go for. The list below, is just a general guide for where to spend a couple of days at each location, to be able to explore the surrounding area.
If you have your own recommendations, we would love for you to share them with us. In the meantime, check out this close to home road trip idea!
Starting in Perth, let’s head north to Yanchep and Two Rocks.
This is about a 51-minute drive, depending on traffic. In Yanchep and Two Rocks, enjoy the small local restaurants and cafes, relax by the beach and explore the Yanchep National Park. Heading north from Perth would be best done in the morning, going against the am peak hour traffic instead of with the pm peak hour traffic. We have written a small blog about this area here.
From Yanchep & Two Rocks, head east to Chittering and Bullsbrook.
This is about a 42-minute drive, depending on which route you take. Here take in the rolling pastures and explore the vineyards of Chittering and Avon Vally. Stop off at the MAZE on the way and explore the many bushwalking trails in the Walyunga National Park. We have written a small blog about this area here.
Next, head from Chittering and Bullsbrook to Mundaring.
This is about a 39 -minute drive, depending on which route you take. Here can become your base camp to further explore the area around. Not only can you explore Mundaring but Chidlow and Wooroloo are about 20 minutes further east with lots of other things on offer. We have written a small blog about this area Mundaring here, and Chidlow and Wooroloo here.
From Mundaring head to Kalamunda.
This is about a 24-minute drive and we have made this a separate stop on its own due to the proximity to Lesmurdie. In Kalamunda explore the Bibbilmun Track, go mountain biking and visit the local wine trail. Plus, with Lesmurdie only 20 minutes down the road, you can check out the spectacular Lesmurdie Falls and local trails as well. We have written a small blog about this area here.
Kalamunda to Serpentine.
On your way down to Serpentine, stop in at Karragullen and explore what’s on offer there with lunch at a local winery and explore the local Orchards. This is about a 58-minute drive, including the stopover. Once in Serpentine, you can visit the neighbouring towns of Mundijong and Jarrahdale. Explore the Serpentine national park and waterfalls, and Mundinup state forest. We have written about Karragullen here, and Serpentine here.
Next, head from Serpentine to Pinjarra.
This is about a 23-minute drive south. A place of history, nature and adventure, and one of the oldest towns in WA! Surrounded by scenic countryside, there are lots of culture centres to explore. We have written more about Pinjarra here.
From Pinjarra, head back north-west to Mandurah.
Mandurah is just a short 20-minute drive from Pinjarra and a good place to start winding up the road trip out in Perth’s rural areas. Mandurah is all about the beaches, canals, winding rivers, and lakes. There are all kinds of activities to enjoy on and in the water. We have written more about Mandurah here.
Finally Mandurah back to Perth.
This trip is about 54 minutes depending on traffic. Heading north to Perth would be best done in the afternoon, going against the pm peak hour traffic instead of with the am peak hour traffic. Along the way, you can stop into Rockingham or Fremantle for a long lunch on your way home.
Due to the short travel times in the car between stops, this may be suitable for young families!
We like to hope this road trip plan offers holiday ideas close to home, especially if you are in need of a break but don’t want to take the risk of travelling too far due to the uncertainly of the COVID-19 situation.