Sunday, 18 March 2012

Western Australian Roadtrip.

Open Road, Western Australia
By TheCreativePenn - Flickr

Begin an epic adventure in Perth and prepare yourself to come across beautiful beaches, magnificent wine areas and pretty Karri forests. Perth is in Western Australia and a growing tourist destination. Many are realising that Perth holds many gems, so get in before the crowds discover them!

Pick up a Campervan in Perth, but not before spending some time in Perth's famous Hay Street mall or finding some bargains in the Harbourtown outlets.

By robertpaulyoung - Flickr Commons

Before hitting the road south, head north up to Swan Valley approximately 20 minutes out of Perth. You'll find yourself in a picturesque ancient wine growing region. Stay the night in a Campervan park in Swan Valley and perhaps the following day you can follow the food and wine trail. Sample delicious food and decadent wines that have been tried and trued for centuries. Be sure to include Caversham Wildlife Park, Mondo Nougat and Margaret River chocolate Factory on your places to visit.

Mandurah Foreshore
By Michael_Spencer - Flickr

After having your fill of food and wine (and maybe another night's sleep) head South on National Route one towards Mandurah. An hour and a bit trip in the Campervan (more if you stop at the pristine beaches on the way) will bring you to Canals, beaches and huge marine life. Keep your eyes open, or take a cruise and you may just see a dolphin or two. You could drop a line and catch a fish or visit the miniature village, but make sure you taste the cullinary delight that is the award winning pies from The Miami Bake house. Miami Holiday Park is a waterfront holiday park where you could spend a night or more.

Next overnight could be in Bunbury where you can get up close and personal with the dolphins in Koombana Bay and take a walk along Busselton Jetty. Dunsborough is your next option where you can stroll the quaint cafes and shops, some of which hold the prettiest products, or visit galleries and more wineries in the region.

Hop by the Margaret River Region and tour more vineyards and purchase some local produce from the area. Cheeses from Margaret River Dairy Company, Olive oils from Olio Bello and tantalising chocolates from Margaret River chocolate Company are among the must try's. Cute shops and divine eateries are in abundance in this region, so be sure to take advantage.

Be adventurous and explore the Caves in the area. Lake Cave, Mammoth Cave and Jewel Cave among others are a wonder to behold. The daunting but very impressive caves can be explored at leisure using headsets as a guide .

Lake Cave @ Margaret River 1
Lake Cave
By Michael Spencer from Perth - Wikimedia Commons

End your Campervan journey here, or keep heading South. If you're driving back up to Perth, be sure to pop into Freemantle. Along with more fantastic beaches for swimming, they have a terrific array of restaurants, markets, a Maritime museum and a tour-able prison!

Have a fantastic journey and I hope this little roadtrip helped your planning. Remember to get a Campervan from Campervan Hire Sale Finder or visit Motorhome roadtrip for more ideas and drive safe :-)

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