Skip the jetlag and airports and keep your passports locked away. REBECCA COUTTS-SMITH explores the top options for travelling within our home state.
EVEN as we say a fond farewell to summer and winter rolls in, the desire to have a little break from real life doesn’t disappear with the good weather.
Although you may no longer feel the need to stretch out by the beach, there are plenty of ways to relax and take a break here in WA. “Perth is going through a once-in-a-lifetime revitalisation, so it’s time we celebrate our natural and built attractions,” then-Tourism Minister Kim Hames said earlier this year.
Figures released by Tourism Research Australia show West Australians took more than 18 million day trips around the state in the 12 months to September last year.
“The State Government’s investment in metropolitan and regional amenities, infrastructure and events means enjoying what WA has to offer is easier and increasingly attractive,” Dr Hames said.
“Developments such as Elizabeth Quay and Perth Stadium are well underway and by 2020 we’ll see a new world-class museum; a cultural, social and business precinct emerge thanks to the Perth City Link; and innovative venues, events and infrastructure linking it all together.”
So instead of jumping on the first plane out of the state next time you need a break, take a look at what amazing accommodation can be found right around the corner.
It’s far easier to relax when you are not worrying about transfers, passports and visas.