When we take a trip, we usually have certain goals in mind. For instance, you can go to Hong Kong or the Kuala Lumpur City Centre to shop on all boutiques and get good bargains. You can drop by Thailand and Cambodia to go sightseeing and check out ancient ruins and temples.
But for Perth, this is a trip best enjoyed through a road trip. After getting a car hire at the Perth airport, finding out why it has become an increasingly popular destination and getting to know its varied landscape will be an exciting journey to take.
Here, we have listed down some of the best stops you should be on the lookout for during your trip.
Perth to Exmouth
Starting off this list is one of the most scenic road trip routes to take, and it is more or less a 13-hour drive north of Perth. Exmouth is a port town, a seaside resort that is filled with adventure parks, beautiful reefs, museums, and countless restaurants. But the journey going from Perth to Exmouth is also a sight to see. If you happen to come on wildflower season, you will be able to see a sea of wildflowers during your drive. Places to visit include Cape Range National Park, the Exmouth Gulf, Ningaloo Reef, and Vlamingh Head Lighthouse.
Lancelin Sand Dunes, the Pinnacles Desert, Cervantes Beach
These sand dunes are about 2 hours from the Perth Central Business District are the Lancelin Sand Dunes. You can bring your own board or rent one, and slide down the highest sand dune peak. Once you have had your fill, you can drive an hour more from Lancelin to the Pinnacles Desert. The desert is pretty big so you will not have to worry about tourists getting in your shot. You might even get to see wild kangaroos roaming the landscape.
Afterwards, chill out at Cervantes Beach which is only 20 minutes from the Pinnacles Desert. The best thing about this beach is it is not very crowded. It is a small fishing village with only a few restaurants, you can easily relax here without worrying about other tourists.
Monkey Mia is visited by so many people because it offers a unique encounter with some of the friendliest mammals in the world: the bottlenose dolphins. Fishermen in the region used to share their daily catch with the dolphins, forging a relationship with humans. Which is why if you make the 9-hour drive to Monkey Mia, not only will you enjoy relaxing at the beach, but you will also get the chance to feed the dolphins. While you are there, take the indigenous tour at the Shark Bay World Heritage Area for a unique look at the history of the indigenous people and Australia.
From Perth, drive 5 hours to reach one of the most breathtaking destinations in the country. What you will get from Albany is more than just scenic coastlines, it offers a unique look into the settler and convict history of Australia. Especially if you decide to traverse the Bibbulmun Track, you will see firsthand where the first Western settlers set foot in the country. Apart from being able to take a cruise and meeting the whales up close, you can also learn Albany’s history in the whaling industry. But more importantly, you can enjoy food, wine, diving, hiking, and four-wheel driving in just one place.
For more information on some of the best Perth destinations, you can visit and where you can get the best car hire, visit the DriveNow website here.