Perth is surrounded by fascinating destinations that make for great day trips. It is very much still summer in March and Perth is generally a sunny area which makes it ideal for day trips.
One such destination is Rottnest Island. It is a sunny holiday island famous for small wallabies known as quokkas. It is great for cycling around the island, while staying at Hotel Rottnest which is a famous historic hotel, among a wide range of other accommodations. You can catch a glimpse of quokkas as well as the nocturnal marsupials in the late afternoons.
Swan Valley is another fun day trip you can take from Perth. It is a 25-minute drive from the centre of Perth. Swan Valley is known to be Western Australia’s oldest winemaking region. You can indulge in more than 40 wineries there. You will also get to learn about its history and wildlife by cycling the Swan Valley Heritage Trail. Swan valley is filled with amazing food, wine and art galleries.
Trip the City of Fremantle
A trip to the city of Fremantle also makes for a great day trip from Perth. You can explore vintage shops, art exhibitions, cafes and street art on foot. Fremantle is also known for its historic buildings.
The Yanchep National Park
The Yanchep National Park is just 45 minutes north of Perth city. It is perfect for experiencing kangaroos, koalas, the famous Aboriginal culture and limestone caverns. You can also a game of golf and enjoy a picnic in the park.
Lake Clifton is another destination that makes for a great day trip from Perth. It is one hour and 12 minutes’ drive from Perth. You get to see the pre-historic living rocks called the thrombolites. An observation walkway has been made for guests to appreciate these remarkable formations while shielding them from harm.