Top 10 day trips from Perth

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on 13/12/2017 at in  Everything else

If you’re feeling a bit adventurous this summer, why not make a day of it and explore some of the amazing destinations within easy distance of Perth? Here are our top 10 day trip ideas (in no particular order).

 Swan Valley

Just a 25 minute drive from the Perth CBD, the Swan Valley is an amazing day trip destination. It’s WA’s oldest wine growing region and is full of wineries, breweries, restaurants, cafes and other gourmet goodies.

Lane Pool Reserve

This Dwellingup gem is located about an hour and half from Perth where the Murray River flows through a Jarrah Forrest. You can stop in for a relaxing dip, explore the river by kayak, or camp overnight in one of the popular camp grounds. 


Settled in 1831, York is one of WA’s oldest towns and is full of historical buildings that offer a glimpse into the past. It’s about an hour and a half from Perth and situated on the banks of the Avon River, with plenty of great hiking trails nearby. Or if you’re more of the adventurous type, York is also home to a skydiving resort.

Rottnest Island

Just 19 kilometers off the Perth coast, Rottnest is packed with things to see and do. Just catch the ferry from Fremantle, Perth or Hillarys Boat Harbour, hire a bike and go exploring. With so many amazing beaches, it’s easy to find your own secluded spot. There are plenty of historical sites, bars, restaurants and cafes and of course, the Quokkas!

New Norcia

About two hours from Perth is Australia’s only monastic town, New Norcia. This historic town was established by Spanish Benedictine monks and is full of heritage-listed buildings and Aboriginal and European artefacts. You’ll also love the freshly baked New Norcia bread and the Abbey Ale.


This Perth hills town is home to the historic Mundaring Weir and stunning walking and cycling trails through the State Forrest. Just 40 minutes from Perth, Mundaring is also home to museums, wineries and hundred-year-old pubs.

Moore River

Just over an hour from Perth, Moore River meets the Indian Ocean at Guilderton. This makes it a great spot for camping, swimming, windsurfing, fishing, kayaking and canoeing. There are also lots of great walking trails to explore.

Penguin Island

Like its name suggests, Penguin Island is a great place to see penguins. It is actually home to the world’s smallest breed of penguins. There are feedings three times a day and if you take a tour, you can also see wild dolphins and sea lions. Penguin Island is 45 minutes drive south of Perth and then a 5 minute ferry ride.


Just an hour from Perth, Mandurah is known for it’s spectacular waterways and is a great destination for people who love the water. You can wine and dine at the restaurants and bars on the marina, spot dolphins playing in the estuary or grab a scoop net and go crabbing.

Serpentine Falls

Serpentine Falls is located in the Serpentine National Park and is about an hour’s drive from Perth. The waterfall flows down a 15-metre sheer granite rock face into a picturesque rock pool where you can take refreshing dip. There’s a grassy picnic area on site, so you can really make a day of it.




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