Living in Western Australia is a privilege, with gorgeous sites, gourmet experiences and overwhelming natural beauty available to see and experience all year round.
Why not consider a spring road trip to get off the beaten track and see more of our beautiful state. Here are a few places of inspiration:
Western Australia’s premier wine region lies just 3 hours south of Perth. While being most notably known for its wine, the town has become a mecca for gourmet food and dining experiences. Have a taste of the finest wine from the region at wineries such as Leeuwin Estate or Amelia Park Wines. If beer is more your thing, check out Cheeky Monkey Brewery and Cidery or Colonial Brewing Co.
If the foodie avenue isn’t for you, Margaret River also offers many other experiences. Try out one of the many caves located within the area, or visit nearby beaches in Prevelly to catch a glimpse of the south west’s surfing hotspot.
Nestled on the shore of Geographe Bay lies Bussleton. The coastal town is known for having the longest jetty in the southern hemisphere which stretches 1.8 kilometres out into the ocean.
The end of the jetty lies an underwater observatory, where visitors can view marine life unique to Australia’s South West. Busselton is also located in proximity to the towns of Dunsborough and Yallingup as well as Vasse, which all have exceptional dining experiences as a part of the greater Margaret River wine region.
Augusta is a small town situated on the mouth of the Blackwood river in perhaps the most south westerly point of Australia. Augusta is home to one of WA’s oldest landmarks, the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Opened in 1892, the lighthouse makes for a perfect excursion during the summer months.
Head east inland towards the Wheatbelt town of Hyden to see one of WA’s most unique landforms, Wave Rock. The granite formation spans over 100 meters in length and rises 15 meters above the ground. The surrounding bush areas are home to an abundance of native flowers and animals that can be seen on trail walks that can be both self-led or guided.
For a fun day trip, head north about 2 hours up the coast from Perth to the fishing town of Cervantes. Situated nearby is the Pinnacles desert which includes unique limestone formations that protrude from the ground as remnants of the ancient marine life when sea levels were higher.
We provide charters at Thomsons Coachlines to suit all of your individual needs. The helpful staff at Thomson Coachlines can tailor a trip to fit any occasion, in addition to offering luxury coaches for charter and tours. All of our coaches, which are available for local and interstate charter, have air conditioning and video equipment.