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The 5 Best Weekend Getaway Trips from Perth

Jurien Bay Jetty Western Australia. Photographed by AM Photo Co. Image via Shutterstock.

Whether you’re looking for a short, overnight trip or simply just a romantic getaway, these five best weekend trips from Perth are sure to be everything you need!

There’s no denying that Perth is surrounded by an abundance of beautiful destinations. And, regardless of your time or budget limits, there’s plenty of new and exciting locations to explore.

So, to help you with some inspiration for your next short day trip or weekend away, we’ve found the five best weekend trips from Perth that are a must-visit in 2021:

Margaret River

If wineries, beaches, distilleries and chocolate isn’t enough to get you to Margaret River, then we don’t know what is. Home to one of Australia’s most romantic getaway accommodations of 2021, Margaret River also doubles as the ideal overnight boys trips thanks to their renowned selection of wine and beer tours, sightseeing and caving. If you’re not sure where to start, our guide to Margaret River’s best breweries, wineries and beaches are sure to be the ultimate companion on your weekend away from Perth.

How far is Margaret River from Perth?

Margaret River is just over a three hour drive south of Perth. Be sure to stop by Mandurah on your way!


Moore River

Feeling adventurous? Need more excitement? Want to be free of the office life and experience the great outdoors? Moore River is packed full with snorkelling, sand duning, fishing and not to mention some of the best local pubs and grub in Western Australia. If you’re looking for a getaway two hours from Perth, Moore River is one of the best short day trips to take – as well as one of the best destinations to make some classic Australian summer memories.

How far is Moore River from Perth?

Passing the Yeal Nature Reserve, Moore River is just under a two hour drive north of Perth.


Rottnest Island

Doubling as one of the best day or overnight trips, this list of the best weekend trips from Perth wouldn’t be complete without including Rottnest Island. Home to one of Australia’s most luxurious accommodation options of 2021 and one of the country’s best sailing destinations; when it comes to Rottnest Island, there’s plenty to do and see. From bike riding to beach hopping, family fun activities, quokkas and more. If you’re stuck on what to do, our list on the top 10 things to do on Rottnest Island will have your weekend away from Perth jam-packed with fun.

How to get to Rottnest Island from Perth?

Departing from Perth, it takes approximately 30-minutes to get to Rottnest Island via ferry.


Ledge Point

Looking for a more traditional weekend getaway? Ledge Point is any fisherman’s ideal weekend trip. This small beach town offers windsurfing, 4WD and incredible fishing locations that will be sure to even please Rex Hunt. This is an ideal location for a quick and simple getaway to sit back, relax and recharge.

Where is Ledge Point?

Found one hour west of Moore River National Park, Ledge Point can be found along the coastline of Western Australia – or a little under a two hour drive north of Perth’s CBD.


Jurien Bay

This coastal town in the Wheatbelt region encapsulates the true beauty of what Western Australia has to offer. One of the states most popular tourist destinations, Jurien Bay is home to an array of breathtaking experiences such as The Pinnacles, Nambung National Park, amazing beaches and more. A romantic getaway in itself, Jurien Bay is classified as one of the best family weekend trips from Perth.

How far away is Jurien Bay from Perth?

Passing Ledge Point, it will take approximately two-and-a-half hours to get to Jurien Bay from Perth.


If you’d rather stay in the city but still want to explore off the beaten track, these 9 unique things to do in Perth are a must-do in 2021. Or, if you’d rather tantalise your taste buds with some of the best food and drink offerings, start your day at one of these 10 best waterfront brunch restaurants in Perth.

We acknowledge the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.

Feature image: Jurien Bay Jetty Western Australia. Photographed by AM Photo Co. Image via Shutterstock.
This article was first published on December 14 2018. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on February 25 2021.
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