Day trips from Perth
Short trips from Perth for tourists and locals
- Margaret River day trip is a long day with lots to see and, vineyards around Margaret, sample elegant wines, deep caves, and forest with the highest trees you have ever seen. Amazing beaches with some off the best surf waves in Australia. Visit Margaret River, yes it’s the name of the town. It has lovely quaint restaurants, pubs and cafes and a Western Australia country town feel.
- Fremantle has many things to see with many international cuisines to enjoy, museums and market places to visit. The Fremantle Prison is a must see place of interest . No longer used as a Prison, it is still an atmospheric building, you can feel the prison like atmosphere, visit death row, and the guides are helpful and the experience memorable. There are several museums including the Maritime Museum, the Western Australian Shipwrecks Museum and the Army museum. There are many large fish restaurants along the harbor, and there is the world famous legendary Cappuccino Strip with its many outdoor cafes and restaurants. Fremantle has a historic market, and a very Australian food hall just next to the Market.
- Kings Park, has amazing botanical gardens, the tree and bushes in the park reflect the plants from most of Western Australia, there are several long walks interspersed by cafes and areas to sit and reflect. The views of the city and Perth hills are just beautiful. From the hill top in the park there are views of the Swan River and also the canning river. There are several play areas for younger people including Rio Tinto Naturescape, this is a place where one can appreciate the unique Western Australian environment. It is a place to explore, climb rocks and ropes, wade through creeks, hide in caves and generally have a messy day. You can spend a whole day here enjoying a picnic and explore.
- Serpentine Falls, are just over an hour’s drive from Perth, these ancient falls are located at an old Aboriginal meeting place in the Darling Range, there are several walks from the car park, take your food and refreshment with you as there are no shops or cafes. There are however barbecues so you can have a sausage sizzle, and clean toilets. Kangaroos often visit the picnic areas, you can look but do not touch. The park closes at sunset.
Whether you are visiting WA and or Perth, these 4 day trips should be part of your Western Australian experience.