Perth is the perfect base for amazing road trips to see some of the beautiful sights Western Australia has on offer. Visit Margaret River for the world-class wine, experience The Pinnacles, hike through Kalbarri National Park and see Port Gregory’s famous pink lake. VroomVroomVroom is here for all your car rental needs to help make your Perth adventures epic.
Margaret River is one of Australia’s largest premium wine-growing regions. The stunning location, gourmet produce, award-winning chefs and breathtaking natural landscapes makes this an essential road trip from Perth.
The wine trail: So many wineries, so little time! Margaret River is known as a premium wine-growing region and since 1967 the area has grown and developed into such a magical wonderland that people travel from all around the globe to visit.
The food: Does a long lunch stretching into the afternoon sound like a dream come true? Be sure to visit Rustico at Hayshed Hill, or, for a stylish place to dress up and have fun, Amelia Park Wines might be perfect. The great thing about Margaret River is that there’s something for everyone, and we really mean everyone.
Travel time: Three hours
Directions: Take State Route 2 from Roe St and Wellington St/State Route 65. Follow State Route 2 and National Route 1 to Robertson Dr/State Route 10 in Davenport. Follow State Route 10 to Margaret River.
Recommended car: For a comfortable drive we recommend a SUV compact elite such as an Audi A6 or similar.
The Pinnacles and Cervantes are truly amazing places to visit. Not only can you visit the limestone structures but you can also snorkel or simply enjoy yourself at the beach.
The limestone formations: The juxtaposition of the warm tones of The Pinnacles and the bright blue sky and ocean is a beautiful sight to be seen.
The seafood in Cervantes: If you’re a seafood lover, you’ve come to the right place! Cervantes is known for its lobster and an all round delicious range of seafood to try.
The beaches: We recommend going to Thirsty Point Lookout and Hangover Bay for their amazing beach locations. From either you can snorkel or just hang out on the white sandy beaches.
Travel time: Six hours and thirty minutes.
Directions: Take Roe St to Mitchell Fwy/State Route 2 in West Perth. Follow to Burns Beach Rd in Currambine. Take the exit from Mitchell Fwy/State Route 2. Follow State Route 85 to National Route 1 in Muchea. Turn left onto National Route 1. Take Woolka Rd to your destination in Nambung.
Recommended car: For longer distances, we recommend a large SUV full-sized vehicle like a Mitsubishi Pajero or similar for comfort.
The Kalbarri National Park is a must see for nature lovers, while Port Gregory pink lake at sunset is an unforgettable sight to be seen.
The scenic views: The Kalbarri National Park is the ultimate hiking destination for both beginners and avid hikers. The contrast of the deep blue ocean, the striking cliffs and the bush land is a beautiful sight to be seen.
The pink lake: Yes, we are being serious, there is a pink lake called Port Gregory about 45 minutes away from Kalbarri National Park! How can this lake be pink you ask? Bacteria trapped in the salt creates the gorgeous pink colour. After you’ve visited Kalbarri National Park, drive over to this pink-hued lake and watch the sunset. The perfect way to finish the day!
Travel time: Three hours.
Directions: Take Roe St to Mitchell Fwy/State Route 2 in West Perth. Follow State Route 60 and National Route 1 to Stephen St in Northampton. Turn left onto Wanneroo Rd/State Route 60. Follow Port Gregory Rd and George Grey Dr to Grey St in Kalbarri.
Recommended car: When driving in rural areas we recommend using a SUV standard vehicle such as a Mitsubishi Outlander or similar for a safe drive.