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e’re cash-rich and time-poor. We are all living busy lives and looking to plan the
next big holiday in the shortest amount of time. And yet all around us, from
30 minutes to three hours away, there’s a diverse range of landscapes and
holiday options available. Sparkling coastlines, rolling farm country and dense
bushland are all in this 100km radius. It’s largely untouched and awaiting your arrival. Get
up early and spend a full day exploring – no planning required. Use the maps and simply
drive around, stopping whenever you feel like it. Even better, go for a couple of days,
marvelling at the countryside and spending some quality time with your family. All it takes
is a quick couple of phone calls to book your accommodation and tours (if you fancy), and
you’re away from it all. For something different, why not be a tourist in your own city and take
advantage of the many great hotel deals on offer on weekends for non-corporates? There
is so much happening in Perth at the moment – world-class art exhibitions, new bars,
restaurants and designer shops, exciting walking trails and a thriving theatre scene. You will
be inspired and delighted by your own city.
PERTH AND FREMANTLE The heart of Perth and surrounds, it’s where the
pace picks up; two distinct hubs for shopping, eating, drinking and culture.
SWAN VALLEY Rockingham is your go-to place in Perth’s south, just 46km
from Perth CBD. The coastal location makes it better suited to a spring visit
PERTH HILLS. Think wineries in dense bushland, intimate B&Bs with log
fires, scones and cream at cosy cafes, and beautiful walking trails with
wildflowers blooming through spring
AVON VALLEY Rich in history, this region is full of gourmet delights and
country experiences. In spring, it blooms with wildflowers, calling you to
walk, cycle, hot-air balloon, kayak and picnic.
KALGOORLIE AND GOLDFIELDS Historic architecture meets an expanding
retail and hospitality sector in the heart of the wild, wild West.
NORTH COAST AND VALLEYS This expansive region is for the outdoor
adventurer. It’s home to pristine beaches and lagoons, a marine park and
ROCKINGHAM Previously unrecognised by tourists, its beautiful beaches,
water sports and fairy penguins make it an ideal family destination.
ROTTNEST Lazy days rugged up by the beach, drinking and taking in the
view, energetic days cycling around the island or diving in the fish-filled
waters. This is Rottnest.
“Hire a car and dedicate f ive or six
days t o the region of your choice, or a
weekend in any one of the towns will
give you just t he recharge you need ”
Explore the regions
The York surrounds, as seen from behind
Laurelville (Photography Laurelville).
The moon over rocks near York (Photography Laurelville).
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