Destination WA

Jul07

RAC Parks & Resorts are excited to announce their involvement in the sixth series of Destination WA, a program celebrating everything great about our incredibly diverse state. Viewers get the chance to experience an array of unique Western Australian destinations from their living rooms, as hosts Trevor Cochrane and Chrissy Morrisy explore the very best places to holiday.

In episode one, RAC Parks & Resorts welcomed the Destination WA team to stay at the newly renovated RAC Cervantes Holiday Park. When it came to discovering local attractions, our friendly RAC staff were happy to point them in the right direction. The team spent the day exploring Mount Lesueur National Park and its spectacular array of wildflowers, as well as the iconic Pinnacles of Nambung National Park.

Episode two saw the Destination WA team travel 9 hours north of Perth to the Shark Bay World Heritage Area and the RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort. Chrissy made the most of the resorts pristine beachfront location, stepping straight into one of Australia’s most iconic wildlife encounters, the meeting of the Monkey Mia dolphins.

In this episode, Chrissy and the kids explore our award winning RAC Busselton Holiday Park and the amazing facilities at the property. From endless hours on the jumping pillow and playgrounds, to a cool dip in the pool to riding the BMX track or catching a fish at Geographe Bay, there is never a dull moment. At night, the whole family participated in the Possum tour and Chrissy even got the chance to hold a baby rescue possum.

In this episode, we welcomed Trevor and Chrissy to RAC Cervantes Holiday Park where they make the most of our newly redeveloped and award winning facilities. After fishing for herring off the Cervantes town Jetty just a short walking distance from the park, they get down to preparing their families a feast in the new camp kitchen. They then set out to do exactly what holidays are all about, kicking back and relaxing as the kids enjoy the sparkling swimming pool.

This week, Chrissy explores Francois Peron National Park from her base at RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort. She sets off on an adventure with Capesy from Wula Gura Cultural tours, on which he teaches her the traditional aboriginal culture and history of the Shark Bay World heritage Area. Highlighting the remarkable uniqueness of the region, they treat themselves to local delicacies such as wild berries and freshly shucked oysters from the picturesque Bottle Bay. They finish off the day by taking in the breathtaking views from Skipjack Point Lookout and a truly immersive experience where the stunning red sand meets the salt water.

Chrissy takes a visit to the RAC Busselton Holiday Park. Just a gentle stroll from the waters of Geographe Bay and nestled in 8 hectares of natural bushland this is the perfect place in to base yourself in our South West for a family holiday! There are a variety of accommodation options; you can pitch a tent or stay in a luxurious villa. Each morning a local French bakery comes to the park to deliver fresh pastries to guests. There is also a fantastic camp kitchen and barbeque facilities to cook up your own. It’s a great way to meet people and share stories of the region. There are so many activities within the park for the kids to do; jumping pillows, peddle cars, a BMX track, activity room and mini golf- which is fun for adults too. There are also two pools for swimming in. The Holiday Park is also a nature and eco park, home to some great wildlife. Once a week you can take a possum tour which is one of the many free activities designed for families.

This week, Chrissy and her family explore the majestic Karri Forest near Pemberton. RAC Karri Valley Resort is located just 4 hours south of Perth, surrounded by fantastic walking trails in Beedelup National Park. In this episode, Chrissy and the kids take a hike to the Beedelup Falls, a 4.5 km round walking trip in a nature lovers paradise. Along the way, they pass through a 75m towering Karri tree, which is over 100 years old. The best spot to view the Beedelup Falls are from the suspension bridge which runs over the natural springs.

In this episode of Channel 9’s Destination WA, Chrissy and the kids enjoy all the facilities at RAC Karri Valley Resort, including canoeing, fishing, swimming and following the many hiking trails around the resort. The Lakeside Restaurant overlooks Lake Beedelup and offers a variety of mouth-watering dishes, created by the Head Chef and sourced from local ingredients.

Chrissy and Trevor are staying at RAC Exmouth Cape Holiday Park. This place is all about connecting with, and looking after, nature. Not far away we have Yardi Creek and the Ningaloo Marine Park as well. In true RAC Holiday Park style, you don’t have to travel far to get up close to the local wildlife, as the team here are often looking after foster babies, and always the chance to feed them or have a pat! This is a great place to base yourself to see everything that the area has to offer. Directly opposite the Park, is the Ningaloo Visitor Center who have a wealth of knowledge to hand! At the park, there are plenty of places to stay, with ensuite available for those who want a bit more luxury. The Blue Reef Motel, with dormitory style rooms, and shared bathrooms is perfect for the adventure seeking budget traveler, or solo traveler. There is also comfy accommodation that suits up to 6 people – all with cooking facilities! If you are looking to cool off there is a lagoon style swimming pool. There is also a large children’s playground with peddle bikes available for a bit of crazy fun around the park. The Vlamingh Lighthouse keeps watch over this stunning coast looking out over Ningaloo and is a perfect spot if you want to catch that beautiful sunset.

This week the Destination WA team continue to explore Australia’s Coral Coast 1200km’s north of Perth, at the picturesque beach town of Coral Bay. After a day of exploring the UNESCO World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef Marine Park,  we welcomed Trevor, Chrissy and the kids for some R&R at Ningaloo Reef Resort. Just a 45 second walk from the turquoise waters of Coral Bay, it was the perfect place for the team to kick back and watch the sunset over a meal from Shades Café.

This week the team are beach hopping the Cape Range in Exmouth, a short 2 and a half hour flight north of Perth. Trevor and Chrissy show us that you don’t need big bucks to catch the wow factor of the region. After hiring snorkeling equipment from the friendly staff at RAC Exmouth Cape Holiday Park, Trevor, Chrissy and the kids spend the day exploring the Ningaloo Reef on a drift dive just 15 meters off the beach at the spectacular Turquoise Bay.

To check out more of Destination WA’s adventures, visit their Facebook Page here