Roadies: pre-sum­mer trips

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Driv­ing hol­i­days are one of the best ways to ex­pe­ri­ence the wide-open spa­ces and unique land­scapes of Western Aus­tralia. Rental cars and mo­torhomes are read­ily avail­able. See sug­gested itin­er­ar­ies at west­er­naus­

In­dian ocean drive

WA’s new coastal road has opened, and with it new beaches, nat­u­ral won­ders, fun, adventures and new places to visit, stay and live. Ex­pe­ri­ence the wealth of flow­ers and wildlife you haven’t been able to get near. Or sim­ply hop in the car for a leisurely drive and en­joy the hos­pi­tal­ity of towns along the way like Lancelin, Seabird, Guilder­ton, Ledge Point, Cer­vantes and Jurien Bay.

mar­garet river

In the beau­ti­ful south­west of Western Aus­tralia, 280km or a three-hour drive south of Perth, the Mar­garet River re­gion of­fers a huge se­lec­tion of world­class winer­ies, gourmet food and bou­tique ac­com­mo­da­tion. Take the Kwinana Free­way out of Perth city, which even­tu­ally be­comes For­rest High­way, and fol­low the signs to Bun­bury, then Bus­sel­ton – the main roads will by­pass th­ese towns but feel free to drop in. Mar­garet River is 50km south of Bus­sel­ton. When you start to see vine­yards, you’re nearly there. Fly with Find out more: myaus­trali­a­pas­

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