Western Australia is filled with incredible journeys, some of them not as far from home as you might think. With new destinations to discover right on your doorstep, all you need to do is decide which is on the top of your list…
Whether it’s cruising along the colourful coastline of the Indian Ocean Drive, meandering through towering Karri forest’s, tasting your way through the food bowl of the south west or stopping in at world-class winery vineyards, we’ve got a road trip destination ready for your next short and sweet getaway!
Book your next road trip now and save 20% when you stay 2 nights or more. RAC members save an additional 5%. Hurry – sale ends 28/02/2019
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Southern Forest Escape
RAC Karri Valley Resort
367km form Perth
Wind your way through an awe-inspiring corner of WA and into the southern forest region. Sample some of WA’s finest wines, freshly caught rainbow trout, marron and truffle. Let yourself be dwarfed by gigantic karri trees whilst spotting wildlife along the walking and biking trails of Warren National Park.
Stay at RAC Karri Valley Resort, surrounded by majestic towering Karri Forest and nestled alongside the edge of the trout filled Lake Beedelup. There are a number of great activities located at the Resort, including hiking, biking, fishing, canoeing, archery or 18-hole minigolf. The Lakeside Restaurant on site is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving a tantalising menu of local produce, handpicked by the chef and his team.
Top 5 bucket list:
- Take a drive through the towering Karri Forest to Windy Harbour and Salmon Beach
- Visit the Manjimup Truffle Farm
- Shop at Farm gates in the region, offering seasonal apples, Avocadoes, apricots and cherries.
- Visit the Pemberton Fine Wood Craft Gallery and enjoy lunch at Holy Smoke Café
- Hike along the Bibbulmun track to the Beedelup Falls
Turquoise Coast Adventure
RAC Cervantes Holiday Park
200km from Perth
Avoid the crowds and head north to Cervantes, venturing to where the spectacular Coral Coast region begins. Join the Indian Ocean Drive just north of Yanchep and watch the roadside turn from natural bushland to sand dunes so white you might mistake them for snow. For the adventurous, make a sandboarding pit-stop in Lancelin or take a refreshing dip in the turquoise waters before continuing to Cervantes. Once there, discover the lunar like landscape of the Pinnacles, hop aboard a local fishing charter or snorkel in the protected waters of Ronsard Bay.
Stay at RAC Cervantes Holiday Park, an award-winning beachfront property that offers new 2-and-3 bedroom villas, spacious caravan and camping sites alongside state of the art facilities, including a heated swimming pool. Enjoy a delicious breakfast and lunch meals or coffee and cake at Seashells Café, open daily.
Top 5 bucket list:
- Fishing off the beach or jetty
- Having a swim at Hangover Bay
- Visiting the Leseur National Park and Stockyard Gully Caves
- Drive along the beach at Wedge
- Take Cervantes Road inland and see rolling hills and farmland
The Ultimate South West Weekender
RAC Busselton Holiday Park
220km from Perth
On the doorstep of the Dunsborough/ Yallingup region, a road trip to Busselton opens up an array of opportunities for adventure. Head out to the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse and climb the stairs to the top for sweeping views of the Cape, then explore the beachy boutique shops of Dunsborough. In the morning, take a quick drive to Meelup Beach to swim in the bright blue water and relax on the soft, white sand before heading to Eagle Bay Brewing Co for lunch. Venture to Yallingup via Caves Road, checking out the Ngilgi Cave and its spectacular limestone formations. Snorkel, dive or surf at Injidup Beach and finish the day by soaking in the beautiful view from the Canal Rocks boardwalk – a great place to watch the sunset.
Stay at RAC Busselton Holiday Park, nestled on 8 hectares of natural bushland and surrounded by peppermint trees. Accommodation options include 1-and 2-bedroom cabins, recently renovated studios, as well as spacious caravan and camping sites. The property offers an abundance of activities for kids, including mini golf, BMX track and two swimming pools.
Top 5 bucket list:
- Quinninup Falls (hidden waterfalls near Yallingup)
- Visit to Canal Rocks
- Scenic drive, Eagle Bay to Meelup Beach
- Have a picnic in the Tuart Forest National Park, stop at Malbup Picnic area
- Enjoy a Simmos ice cream!
Margaret River Foodie Getaway
RAC Margaret River Nature Park
280km from Perth
One of the most popular south west road trips destinations, the Margaret River region is known for its world class wines, local delicacies, pristine beaches and excellent surfing spots. After a short 3 hours drive, stop in at Surfers Point and head out into the waves for an afternoon paddle, or soak in the view at White Elephant Beach Cafe. A foodie’s paradise, you’ll find a wide range of wineries, microbreweries, olive farms, chocolate factories and gourmet restaurants offering fresh produce of the highest quality. Enjoy breakfast in Margaret River town, then browse the main street or weekend markets for arts, crafts and local wares.
Stay at RAC Margaret River Nature Park, located in the heart of the Wooditjup National Park and only a short walk from the bustling town centre. spend your day indulging at the local wineries and breweries, exploring the caves of the region, soaking in the natural beauty of the beaches or exploring the surrounding national park on a mountain-bike. RAC Margaret River Nature Park is an eco-experience-based property, offering guests accommodation in cabins and safari tents, as well as powered caravan & camping sites.
Top 5 bucket list:
- Visit Injidup Natural Spa
- Take a forest drive through the karri trees at Boranup Karri Forest
- Pet the sting rays at Hamelin Bay
- Hire a mountain bike and try the new mountain bike trails
- Feed the animals at Sunflower Farm
*T&Cs apply, subject to availability. On sale until 09:00 am AWST 28/02/2018 for travel until 12/04/2019. Valid at select properties in select accommodation types only. Block-out dates and minimum night stays apply. Block out dates include, but are not limited to (01/03/19 – 03/03/19). See website for full terms and conditions. See full terms and conditions.