This travel itinerary will help you discover the wonders of Southern Western Australia. If you or one of your companions has reduced or limited mobility, check out the accommodation options at BIG4 Holiday Parks along the way.
***When booking your reduced or limited mobility accommodation, please phone the individual Parks and discuss your requirements to make sure they have accommodation available that will suit your needs.***
For an extraordinary holiday, you need to go to an extraordinary destination. So if you’re looking to step into a world of awe-inspiring beauty and discover experiences found nowhere else on earth, you’ve come to the right place – Western Australia. With Australia’s sunniest capital city, Perth embraces a relaxed outdoor lifestyle. Explore the 400 hectares of Kings Park in the city or the inviting clear waters and spectacular sunsets at Cottesloe Beach.
Head south to the port city of Fremantle where the fascinating maritime history blends with an open, multicultural energy. Take a short ferry ride to Rottnest Island, a city escape for swimming, snorkelling, fishing and relaxing. Further down the coast, you’ll find Rockingham, home to an abundant array of marine life including pods of wild dolphins that regularly visit.
Start your journey in Ledge Point which is a charming fishing village located 10 minutes’ drive south of Lancelin. Ledge offers beautiful sugary-white beaches stretching for as far as the eye can see. The village was established to service the local cray fishing industry and has evolved into a beautiful beach-side getaway. Stay at Ledge Point Holiday Park in a ‘2 bedroom Chalet’ (sleeps 6) and dine out on a local cray!
LEDGE POINT to PERTH – 120km
Perth is Australia’s only capital city where you can enjoy the beach lifestyle, relax in natural bushland, sample world-class local wines and watch an ocean sunset within just 30 minutes of the city. It’s also the sunniest state capital, averaging 3,000 hours of sunshine per year and boasting a string of 19 beautifully clean and uncrowded beaches, from iconic Cottesloe to the surf hotspot of Scarborough.
Situated beside the Swan River, Perth is a living picture postcard, with the best views of all from Kings Park and Botanic Garden – one of the biggest inner-city parks in the world. Stroll the treetop walk, take an Indigenous cultural tour, picnic among the gum trees and in Spring, see the wildflowers in bloom. Take a lazy lunch by the river or beachside and enjoy the fresh fusion flavours of Perth’s many cafes, restaurants and new small bars. Jump on a ferry to South Perth to take in that sensational skyline. It’s spectacular at night, when the glittering lights are reflected on the river.
PERTH to BUSSELTON – 222km
In Busselton’s calm turquoise bay you can take a 1.8-kilometre stroll or train ride over the Indian Ocean on the longest timber-piled jetty in the southern hemisphere. The heritage-listed jetty was originally built in 1865, and, below the waves, Australia’s best artificial reef can be viewed by stepping into the Underwater Observatory or getting suited up for a diving tour. Along the north-facing shoreline, the tranquil waters, white sands, lush lawns and shady pine trees of the main swimming beach offer the perfect setting for a family day beside the sea. Here, and along a 30-kilometre coastline of immaculate beaches, you can try your hand at fishing, water skiing, snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing, kayaking or sailing in the calm waters of Geographe Bay.
A short walk from the main beach brings you to Busselton’s main street, where you can browse boutique fashion, designer homewares, surf gear and antiques. Take a detour down Fig Tree Lane and you’ll find yourself in a quaint little retail enclave of fashion, beauty and refreshments.For a spot of culture, step inside the Busselton Museum, Old Courthouse or the beautiful St Mary’s Church and be transported back to the 1800s, when Busselton was established as one of Western Australia’s first settlements. Housed in the old prison and courtroom, the modern ArtGeo Gallery and Courthouse Arts Complex now celebrates freedom of expression, displaying the works of South West and Western Australian artists.
When staying in Busselton, BIG4 Peppermint Park has either a ‘1 Bedroom Disability Access Cabin’ (sleeps 2) or ‘Studio Apartments’ (sleeps 1, 2, 3 or 5) or you can stay at BIG4 Beachlands Holiday Park in one of their ‘Deluxe Villas’ (sleeps 6).
BUSSLETON to MARGARET RIVER – 36km
Boasting the perfect combination of world class wine, towering forests and pristine beaches – you’ll be spoilt for choice in Australia’s South West. There’s no place in the world quite like the Margaret River region. Where else will you find world-class surf breaks, wild and beautiful beaches, top quality locally produced food and wine, pretty forests, magical caves, luxury and indulgence around every corner, and a relaxed, beachy culture where anything goes – all in the one place? Explore Margaret River and base yourself at Taunton Farm Holiday Park in either a ‘2 Bedroom Cottage’ (sleeps 6) or a ‘1 Bedroom Cottage’ (sleeps 6).
* All accommodation mentioned in this itinerary has reduced or limited mobility access. Please contact the Parks directly to book your accommodation. This information is correct at time of publishing.