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Road trip your way around the Great South West of Western Australia

9 Jul 2020

A road trip is that perfect opportunity for you to make lifelong memories and step away to take some time for yourself. So, jump in the car and start exploring the great South West of Western Australia, we have the perfect road trip for you!

The Great South West Edge Drive will take you along the coastline through forests, deserts, pristine beaches, and vineyards all in around 10-12 days.

First Stop – Perth

Starting off the road trip with a stay at Karrinyup Waters Resort located not far from the CBD and just 4km from North Beach which offers great bike and walk trials for you to enjoy! Ask any of the friendly staff at our tour desk for the best advice on what not to miss! Relax on one of the many great beaches, or visit the busy city with shopping, restaurants, cinemas, museums, and galleries – everything you need to kick start a ripper Aussie road trip!

Tourism Western Australia   Perth

Perth to Busselton – 2.5 hours

Next stop, Busselton, just two and a half hours from Perth come and stay at Mandalay Holiday Resort for stop number 2 on this epic road trip! The famous Busselton Jetty is the longest in the southern hemisphere and is only 10 minutes for our park. Take a walk or train ride to the end of the Busselton Jetty, to the Underwater Observatory where you can see an array of colourful coral and amazing marine life or you can opt to snorkel or dive from the jetty for a closer look! Offering a range of accommodation as well as pet friendly options this park has ample facilities and amenities to ensure both young and old are well and truly entertained.

Tourism Western Australia   Bussleton

Busselton to Walpole – 3 hours

Enjoy the easy route of the South Coast Highway whilst you follow both coastal and mountain views and the home to ample wildlife species. Nestled within the tranquil Walpole Nornalup National Park, just meters from the beach and only a short drive from the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk, Coalmine Beach Holiday Park is a nature lover’s paradise! With everything from boating and sailing, fishing, bush walking and scenic drives, the outdoor adventures are endless. This park is a great place to base yourself while you embark on your wilderness wanderings.

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Walpole to Cheynes – 2 hours

Up next, Cheynes Beach, a quiet holiday escape only two hours from Walpole. Cheynes Beach Caravan Park is ideally located within walking distance to beach; a protected cove, with aqua blue water perfect for swimming, fishing, or setting up for a day of relaxation. With a boat ramp onsite get out there and try and catch yourself some dinner, but not to worry if you’re unsuccessful we have a restaurant in park which undoubtedly has the best fish and chips at Cheynes Beach. As far as caravan park facilities go ours has them well and truly covered!

Tourism Western Australia   Cheynes

Cheynes to Esperance – 4.5 hours

Home to untouched islands, white sand and turquoise waters, Esperance is well worth a pit stop for a few days. Four and a half hours from Cheynes Beach, Esperance Bay Holiday Park is a great spot to relax and unwind while you take a break from the road. Located walking distance to the town centre and spend an afternoon exploring the string of jaw dropping beaches including Blue Haven Beach and Twilight Cove, a popular hangout spot for Australia’s very own, Kangaroos. The town offers many guided tours, but we highly recommend a four-wheel drive tour, venture off the beaten track to find numerous hidden gems. Our undercover BBQ area is a great place to meet up at the end of the day and meet fellow travellers and discuss the beautiful Esperance area.

Tourism Western Australia   Esperance Bay

Esperance to Albany – 5 hours

Now time for a little bit of a longer drive but rest assured there is so much to see along the way. Make your way to Albany Gardens Holiday Park five hours from Esperance. This park is set across 10 acres of lush green grass, spacious sites and situated just 1km from Albany town centre. A city full of history, take yourself around and visit some of the 50 colonial buildings still standing as museums, galleries, and restaurants. With top-notch hiking spots and incredible scenery walks to Torndirrup National park, which off sensational whale spotting views. After a wonderful day exploring the region, relax and unwind by the pool or settle back in our recreation room to watch TV or read a book.

Tourism Western Australia   Albany

Albany to Margaret River – 4 hours

Margaret River Tourist Park is set amongst beautiful big old shade trees, directly in the heart of Margaret River Western Australia. Known for its craft breweries, boutiques and surrounding award-winning wineries and beaches that are admired around the world. This region is the quintessential Western Australia Holiday Destination so kick back and soak up the views and untouched natural beauty of these pristine pockets of coastal bliss. Nearing towards the end of your trip this park has everything to keep you going for the last few days, from BBQ areas, indoor camp kitchen, laundry facilities etc. it is the perfect home away from home. 

Tourism Western Australia   Margaret River

Margaret River to Mandurah – 2.5 hours

For those who love the feeling of being near the water Mandurah Caravan and Tourist Park is a dream destination for your next stop. Just two and a half hours from Margaret River, set up and relax under the shady trees and enjoy the peaceful bush surrounds. Known for the Peel-Harvey Estuary, which is twice the size of Sydney Harbour and boasts an abundance of wildlife and picturesque beaches. With one of Australia’s healthiest populations of dolphins been sure to keep an eye out to see these majestic creatures play right in front of your eyes. Cast a line and enjoy a day on the water fishing for Blue Swimmer Crabs for you to cook up in our camp kitchen that night. Once you’ve enjoyed the day’s activities, make sure you join us at our Happy Hour Bar, kick your feet up and share your adventures with other guests.

Tourism Western Australia   Mandurah

Margaret River to Fremantle – 1 hour

After what would be called a trip of a lifetime we are now at your final destination, Fremantle Village Caravan Park. Located just 3km from the charming port city of Fremantle, take a break before heading back to the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Stroll along the boardwalk and find yourself a Bathers Beach or take in the street buzz with buskers, street art and trendy bars and cafes! Boasting comfortable accommodation and outstanding park facilities, this is the perfect way to end your road trip!

So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and hit the road! Explore our parks in Western Australia and book your stays now!

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