Perth’s Best Day Trips

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StudyPerth
Jan 24, 2018

It doesn’t matter if you have a few hours or three days available to explore your new home city, there are so many adventures you can choose from every day of the week. The hardest decision you will have to make is which one to do (or maybe just do all of them!)

Rottnest Island

Rottnest is by far one of Perth’s favourite summer playgrounds and it is easy to see why with some of the countries best beaches, views and not to mention the world’s friendliest animal, the quokka!

The best way to explore the island is by bike (because there are no cars on the Island). The whole island is 11km long and 4km wide and would take around 3.5 hours to ride around – but make sure you leave plenty of time to stop and explore!

Pinnacles Desert Australian Wildlife and Sand Boarding

Pat the resident koala’s, feed the kangaroo's, meet the emu’s, have your photo taken with a wombat at Caversham Wildlife Park before you head off to explore the Pinnacles Desert, which is probably the closest thing you will get to being on the moon without actually being on the moon!

This guided tour will teach you everything you need to know about the Pinnacles, including its history and the Aboriginal Dreamtime stories before you are cooked a tradition Australian BBQ lunch.

To finish off the day you will go to the Lancelin sand dunes for a bit of sand boarding and the final photo opportunity of the day.

Margaret River

You will start the day and travel to the iconic Busselton Jetty, which is the longest timber jetty in the southern hemisphere.

The next stop will be Margaret River's oldest brewery for a gourmet platter lunch of local produce, with complimentary beer and cider tastings.

Following lunch, you continue south through the forest and stop off at some of the world’s best wineries for some more tastings. After the food and wine, you will explore Mammoth Cave on a guided tour before passing through the Boranup Forest (have your camera’s ready for this because it is stunning!) on your way to see Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.

The final stop of the day will be in the Margaret River town centre and dinner before heading back to Perth.

Wave Rock 

Heading east through the scenic Perth Hills you will stop to enjoy morning tea in the historic town of York before heading to the dog cemetery (yes that is a real place) before you stop off for an Australian country style lunch.

After lunch, you arrive at Wave Rock and the ancient Gnamma Holes. Walk around and on top of the rock as you hear of Dreamtime stories and discover special Aboriginal sacred sites and learn more about the Aboriginal culture.

On your way home you will pass through the Darling Ranges where you will see panoramic views of Perth's city lights.

Penguin Island Sea Lions Kayaking

When you arrive at the beautiful Shoalwater Marine Park, all the equipment you’ll need will be provided, so you don't need to worry about a thing!

Hop into your double sea kayak, and your first adventure will be a 15-minute paddle out to Seal Island to visit rare Australian sea lions – you may possibly spot dolphins along the way.

Next up you will paddle to Shag Rock, to see pelicans and cormorants and the other native birds of the park before stopping off at Penguin Island where you can tuck into your tasty picnic prepared for you. After you have refueled, you can explore the beautiful rock formations, do a nature walk, go for a snorkel or just relax, before we paddle back to the mainland.

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