Australia’s largest state, Western Australia is where things are at if your idea of a perfect road trip involves plenty of driving. Along with the driving, you’ll get to enjoy an amazing coastline, a striking interior, fine wine and a cosmopolitan capital city — Perth.
The state capital, set towards the southwest corner of the state, is the perfect launching point for a road trip to Margaret River. The state’s prime wine-growing region, Margaret River also boasts fantastic surf, beautiful beaches and some outstanding cuisine to go with the wine you are sampling. Once you get to Margaret River, with a few more days you could extend your road trip to head east to Esperance, along the way you’d be able to visit Rottnest Island, national parks, and yes, more wineries.
If all that sounds like a few too many kilometres for a fun road trip, Avon Valley National Park is far closer to Perth and well worth the drive.