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Five great family-friendly WA road trip destinations

Start planning your next getaway with whoever you want to get away with! These destinations are best enjoyed over a long weekend or longer, if you have the time.

WA has many unique places to see, stay and explore, and a road trip is one of the best ways to experience what this State has to offer.

We’ve been to and seen a lot of our backyard and have (at least) five favourite destinations that we recommend you should road trip to next, perhaps with the whole family or crew in tow!

1. The Turquoise Coast – north of Perth approx. 300km (3.5hrs)

Heard of it? Possibly not, however, it’s right here on our northern doorstep. The Turquoise Coast is the area north of Perth including Cervantes, Jurien Bay and Green Head along the coast, and Dandaragan and Badgingarra further inland.

You can fill a weekend, long weekend or more than a week, exploring this area, experiencing some of Western Australia’s best offerings as you go.Jurien Bay

Take a trip into this area and you can experience national parks, endless beaches, the Pinnacles, Stockyard Gully Caves, seasonal wildflowers, fresh WA Rock lobster, fishing, Australian sea lions, 4WDriving sky diving and, you can even bring your pets along for a lot of it!

The whole area is all-ages friendly and it’s easy to base yourself in one place and make day trips – whether that means stepping from your tent onto the beach or exploring the amazing Stockyard Gully Caves.

Just an hour north of Perth (90km’s), Guilderton is a fantastic place to spend a weekend or more.

Explore the Turquoise Coast

2. Wheatbelt to Wave Rock – south east of Perth approx. 330km (4 – 4.5hrs)

Most West Aussies, are familiar with a photo of Wave Rock, but haven’t actually been!

On the drive south east to Hyden, you will find a whole lot of farmland and farm stays, country pubs and happy-to-chat locals, seasonal wildflowers, wide-open landscapes and plenty of stars.

Upon arrival you will find Wave Rock, Hippo’s Yawn, the Humps and Mulka’s Cave.

You might even see something special at Lake Magic… Hyden Wave Rock

You can reach Hyden via various routes, and if you have time to meander a little you might even like to see the Tin Horse Highway, which has become an iconic roadside feature near Kulin.

Not only is the drive out to Hyden worth-while, the town also offers plenty of all-age friendly activities and attractions to keep you busy for a good couple of days.

There’s also a surprising number of granite outcrops around the Wheatbelt which offer fantastic camping locations, as you explore each…

Wander into the Wheatbelt

3. Bremer Bay – south east of Perth approx. 470km (5hrs)

Bremer Bay is one of those places that locals don’t want you to know about. While visitors are great for business, locals like to think of it as ‘hidden gem’.

There’s so much to do in Bremer Bay, we’d recommend a good week at least. It’s such a relaxing and beautiful place, particularly in summer when you can really enjoy the beach life, you might even want to stay for three weeks!

Keeping visitors busy for generations, Bremer offers stunning swimming beaches and surf breaks, scuba diving, snorkelling and whale watching (July – October). You can fish from the beach or go deep sea fishing, visit the local historical homesteads and museums, and drive and hike amongst wildflowers between September to November in the Fitzgerald River National Park. Hamelin Bay

Of course there’s a whole coastline to explore outside of Bremer Bay as well as other towns and attractions nearby, including golf courses and wineries and plenty of picnicking locations.

Chill out in Bremer Bay

4. Hamelin Bay – south west of Perth approx. 310km (3hrs)

Hamelin Bay offers a relaxing seaside getaway for anyone looking to just chill out.

Apart from relaxing here, if you do get jittery feet, you can always go for a swim or snorkel in the bay, saying hello to the friendly local stingrays who swim around the jetty every day. You can also go fishing, 4WDriving, try sand castle building and see where the Indian Ocean meets the Southern Ocean at the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse in Augusta.

You’re also right in amongst the Margaret River region, so there’s heaps of local produce and fine wines, entertainment, dining and shopping, tours and natural attractions to keep you busy if you’d prefer to be. Hamelin Bay

Take a stroll along the Cape to Cape which passes through the bay, offering stunning coastal views and a refreshing hike to the north and south of Hamelin Bay.

Take it easy in Hamelin Bay

5. Kalbarri – north of Perth approx. 570km (6hrs)

It’s a little bit further to drive, but Kalbarri is one of the few places in WA that combine multiple experiences into one location. So once you arrive, you don’t have to leave, or drive far at all to enjoy everything on offer!

The Murchison River can be kayaked on, as it leads into the Indian Ocean or you can abseil down the gorge walls. You can fish to your hearts content, swim at the Blue Holes, surf and 4WD around Kalbarri National Park and take selfies at Nature’s Window, an iconic Kalbarri attraction.

Not far from Kalbarri, Port Gregory is where you will find Hutt Lagoon, famous for its Pink Lake and the peaceful and beautifully relaxing beachside town of Horrocks, where you can fish, swim, surf and windsurf. Kalbarri

During wildflower season (early spring) head into the farming areas and check out some of WA’s oldest towns and learn some history at places like Northampton.

The Kalbarri Skywalk is the most recent attraction in Kalbarri.

The Skywalk offers two side-by-side viewpoints within the Kalbarri National Park. From the viewing platforms, you can look out over the Murchison River and Gorge, and surrounding bushland.

Entry is for all ages and abilities. Entry to the National Park is $15 per car, which includes access to the Skywalk.

Enjoy a drive to Kalbarri

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Don’t forget to keep an eye on your driving ability during road trips and always be roadwise.

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93 Responses to “Five great family-friendly WA road trip destinations

  1. November 21, 2019 at 10:43 am
    Harry Breidahl said:


  2. November 21, 2019 at 1:01 pm
    Sharon Buckle said:

    I”d love to win a Spa Retreat voucher I haven”t had a decent holiday since January 2016!

  3. November 21, 2019 at 2:11 pm
    Jordanne said:

    would love to win this. havnt had a holiday in the last 5 years. and i never win holidays :(

  4. November 21, 2019 at 2:22 pm
    Karen Nash said:

    Need a break after moving house

  5. November 21, 2019 at 2:23 pm
    Karen Nash said:

    Need a getaway after moving house

  6. November 21, 2019 at 2:23 pm
    Daniel Smit said:

    Life is what we make it. Live life Love life.

  7. November 21, 2019 at 3:46 pm
    Lorna Davidson said:

    Not only a Kleenheat connection for our new house, BUT
    a chance to win a trip/spa! Thanks Kleenheat.

  8. November 21, 2019 at 4:36 pm
    William said:

    I would so much like to see more of the beauty of Australia

  9. November 21, 2019 at 4:37 pm
    Peta said:

    Wow! How relaxing

  10. November 21, 2019 at 4:39 pm
    Usha said:

    Need a holiday to rejuvenate myself!!

  11. November 21, 2019 at 4:39 pm
    Mike hill said:

    Wow, all 5 look FANTASTIC…what a state we live in
    Go W.A.

  12. November 21, 2019 at 4:40 pm
    Erin Dean said:

    I”m starting a family and this could be our first great escape!!

  13. November 21, 2019 at 4:41 pm
    Kerri Rawiri said:

    Would love a getaway! How awesome would that be to go to ny one of these places

  14. November 21, 2019 at 4:42 pm
    FJ Martin said:

    Life has not been easy lately but am sure I am not an orphan! Didn”t the big man once say it wasn”t meant to be easy. I am sure a break at Injidup Spa Retreat would be just the tonic needed>

  15. November 21, 2019 at 4:45 pm
    Alison Cameron said:

    Either spa package or holidays would do looking forward to your call!

  16. November 21, 2019 at 4:45 pm
    Jenny Vogel said:

    would love to win holiday, haven”t had holiday in years

  17. November 21, 2019 at 4:46 pm
    Dayl said:

    Spa retreat sounds just what the Dr ordered. 🤗

  18. November 21, 2019 at 4:49 pm
    Virginia Lipscombe said:

    My husband and I used to camp at Injidup regularly over 30 years ago when there was a campground in the bush near the car park.

  19. November 21, 2019 at 4:50 pm
    Steven Koncz said:

    Seeing this makes me think I need to get out more.

  20. November 21, 2019 at 4:52 pm
    Connie Gumina said:

    Sounds just like what my husband and I need right now.

  21. November 21, 2019 at 4:58 pm
    Mario Strazzeri said:

    Need a break
    Have recently lost my sister to cancer and need to get away

  22. November 21, 2019 at 4:59 pm
    Peter Marsden said:

    Just what is needed! Relax, refresh and rewind!

  23. November 21, 2019 at 5:01 pm
    Matthew Walker said:

    Sounds just what my partner and I need, we have a 5 month old and so a nice relaxing break would be amazing

  24. November 21, 2019 at 5:06 pm
    Paula Kop said:

    Would desperately love some time away to relax and decompress.

  25. November 21, 2019 at 5:07 pm
    Paula Kop said:

    Would love some time away to unwind and relax.

  26. November 21, 2019 at 5:13 pm
    dorothy said:

    They all sound so good. Just what the doctor order. so yes please

  27. November 21, 2019 at 5:31 pm
    Richard Webb said:

    What a fabulous time that would be

  28. November 21, 2019 at 5:41 pm
    Santosh Paul said:

    Gateway just time out

  29. November 21, 2019 at 5:42 pm
    Santosh Paul said:

    Get into draw

  30. November 21, 2019 at 5:43 pm
    CAM''s FAMILY said:

    My daughter and her two boys really, really deserve a fabulous water holiday for their equilibrium and peace of mind – don”t mean to be rude or ungrateful however not wave rock as have been there in the past.

  31. November 21, 2019 at 5:43 pm
    Nithin Vivekanandan said:

    Spa retreat…best place to relax

  32. November 21, 2019 at 5:52 pm
    Effie Roberts said:

    What is a holiday? I guess that means I need one. Please & Thank you

  33. November 21, 2019 at 6:18 pm
    Simon Chester said:

    How beautiful is WA

  34. November 21, 2019 at 6:28 pm
    Tejinder Singh said:

    Above expectations

  35. November 21, 2019 at 6:30 pm
    Kaye Wheeler said:

    What a delightful way that would be to celebrate my retirement from teaching.

  36. November 21, 2019 at 6:35 pm
    Lesley Smith said:

    Road trip in the most beautiful state in Australia, family time, sea, sun relaxation and excitement all rolled in to one. It sounds like heaven.
    Yes Please!!!!

  37. November 21, 2019 at 6:40 pm
    michael said:

    You only live once, so spend some time and explore this unique landscape!

  38. November 21, 2019 at 6:47 pm
    Michelle Dickman said:

    Please has certainly been a trying hard 6&1/2 years would love a lil getaway

  39. November 21, 2019 at 6:48 pm
    Michelle Dickman said:

    Please could really do with a getaway has been 6 years of trying times can definitely see light at the end but could really appreciate a break

  40. November 21, 2019 at 6:51 pm
    Geoffrey Lavell said:

    What can I say,if only it would be amazing
    Just to go away to relax thankyou for the opportunity to be in the draw.

  41. November 21, 2019 at 7:05 pm
    Trish said:

    Amazing destinations,would love to see any of these places.

  42. November 21, 2019 at 7:15 pm
    Jan Stinton said:

    Haven”t been to Kalbarri for over 25 years. Head north to Coral Bay regularly but bypass Kalbarri. Absolutely would love to visit Kalbarri again and renew some great memories from many years ago.

  43. November 21, 2019 at 7:27 pm
    John M Smith said:

    Would really love a real relaxing holiday after being a full time carer for five years for my Wife”s dreadful Alzheimer”s disease .

  44. November 21, 2019 at 7:47 pm
    Jason Salkilld said:

    Hoping ffor some luck. ..x fingers!

  45. November 21, 2019 at 8:06 pm
    Laura said:

    Single mum it has been 13 years since been on holiday

  46. November 21, 2019 at 8:25 pm
    Bevis Yeo said:

    We would like to have a relaxing family time and explore more of W A

  47. November 21, 2019 at 8:30 pm
    Christian Silcox said:

    Looks amazing
    Hope i win 😊

  48. November 21, 2019 at 8:35 pm
    James said:

    Wow, all 5 look FANTASTIC…what a state we live in
    Go W.A.

  49. November 21, 2019 at 8:37 pm
    Lucas Magagula said:

    Now this is what I dream of, a good break with family.

  50. November 21, 2019 at 8:38 pm
    Benny Djayawinata said:

    Would love to see these nice relaxing resort for holiday.

  51. November 21, 2019 at 8:48 pm
    Margaret Heagney said:

    Have lived in WA for 54 years and have seen very little of it.
    Would love to explore, discover this wonderful state.
    Thank you.

  52. November 21, 2019 at 9:09 pm
    Theresa Jordaan said:

    Would love to win a holiday at any of these fantastic get-aways or get a treat at the amazing spa wow thankyou🙏🏻👌🏻👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻🥰🤗💯!

  53. November 21, 2019 at 9:14 pm
    Lea Foureur said:

    I haven”t had a holiday in year”s

  54. November 21, 2019 at 9:28 pm
    Kathy said:

    Would love a relaxing break & have a lovely spa retreat!

  55. November 21, 2019 at 9:33 pm
    Milette Borchardt said:

    I have heard of this place, would love to see the natural Spa in the ocean too, never been there, but you never know.

  56. November 21, 2019 at 9:34 pm
    Kirsteen Stitfall said:

    I have a 2 year old and 8 month old (boys) and just recently started back at work – we NEED this holiday please 🤞🏻🙌🏻

  57. November 21, 2019 at 9:35 pm
    Darrin Vernon said:

    The last holiday i had was after my son was killed in 2016 and before my separation from his mother 2017. I could do with a break ATM

  58. November 21, 2019 at 9:41 pm
    Ms Yeoh said:

    We due to have a getaway family holiday, looking forward to win one to make it happen to be together again.

  59. November 21, 2019 at 10:32 pm
    Roslyn said:

    Ohh would love a trip away with my new husband after a whirlwind 6 months with our wedding and hectic teaching year! :)

  60. November 22, 2019 at 1:09 am
    Trudie Kethrinr Watson said:

    This pampering is what”s needed after a shoulder replacement operation last month.

  61. November 22, 2019 at 6:07 am
    Cecil said:

    It”s me and my wife”s 6th wedding anniversary and would be nice to take her away for a break this year.

  62. November 22, 2019 at 6:43 am
    Desmond Alexander said:

    Would really love to have a win and would certainly appreciate a holiday spa etc.
    Thankyou Kleenheat for the opportunity.

  63. November 22, 2019 at 7:04 am
    Colette wood said:

    This sounds amazing and something my new extended family would enjoy

  64. November 22, 2019 at 7:17 am
    Kim said:

    Good luck everyone. We all deserve a fabulous break.

  65. November 22, 2019 at 7:40 am
    Alby Page said:

    With four kids the missus and I would just be happy with a $100 voucher for Christmas ha ha, but would never say no to a nice holiday.

  66. November 22, 2019 at 8:16 am
    Janice Barker said:

    Looks very tempting.

  67. November 22, 2019 at 9:45 am
    Joel said:

    This would actually be a dream!!!

  68. November 22, 2019 at 10:47 am
    chris said:

    put me down for this one, with a bonus surf at the car park.

  69. November 22, 2019 at 10:59 am
    Julie Wogandt said:

    This would be lovely for Christmas instead of the three of us sitting at home and twiddling our thumbs, what a fantastic price and way st see this beautiful state. Thanks Kleenheat.

  70. November 22, 2019 at 11:16 am
    glenn said:

    working , paying bills we forget some times how many nice places are on our door step and we should be getting out and enjoying life IT IS SHORT .

  71. November 22, 2019 at 11:48 am
    Annette Mclean said:

    Have been sick for 2 weeks after returning home from a 16 day full on whirlwind China Tour. Would like this win to relax, chill out and recover. Thank you to Kleenheat for the promotion offer.


  72. November 22, 2019 at 2:46 pm
    Ernest Hayter said:

    I am from South Africa and would like to see more of the vast and beautiful country.

  73. November 22, 2019 at 2:56 pm
    Matthew Whitton said:

    Would definitely love to take the family on a WA backyard dream retreat!
    Exploring this beautiful land in our own backyard would be amazing!

  74. November 22, 2019 at 10:24 pm
    Kim Twiss said:

    It would be nice to visit one of these 5 WA road trip holiday destinations. My husband loves a driving holiday. This will definitely be a great birthday present for him.

  75. November 23, 2019 at 3:57 am
    Bruce Forlonge said:

    WOW. From the vision it all looks so clean ,uncrowded and stress free.No hordes of tourists and the accompanying traffic nightmare.. Oh how I long to view the beautifull colours,stroll and those pristine beaches and swim in the warm turquoise waters..

  76. November 23, 2019 at 4:04 am
    Bruce Forlonge said:

    WOW. Amazing scenery.Uncrowded.Clean .warm waters,great climate and amazing sunsets. I would change my name to Shreck to exper

  77. November 23, 2019 at 4:44 am
    Bruce Forlonge said:

    WOW, the opportunity to visit this area,which is noted fot great scenery,weather ,pristine beaches,warm clean water, surf and abundant marine life.

  78. November 23, 2019 at 3:31 pm
    Keith Stewart said:

    Would love a nice relaxing spa holiday with the wife!!

  79. November 23, 2019 at 3:32 pm
    Keith Stewart said:

    My wife and I would love this!

  80. November 23, 2019 at 3:32 pm
    Keith Stewart said:

    yes please

  81. November 23, 2019 at 3:33 pm
    Keith Stewart said:

    spa retreat would be great

  82. November 25, 2019 at 11:07 am
    Dylan said:

    I just switched to Kleenheat. My wife is in dire need of a holiday, and I wouldn”t mind it too hehe. Goodluck to everyone

  83. November 25, 2019 at 8:53 pm
    katherine ramsay said:

    This would so help my arthritis I am struggling to reach my target to retirement in 7 months

  84. November 25, 2019 at 9:19 pm
    Lindsay said:

    This would a great way to celebrate our engagement , would love to take my partner down south 🤞🏻

  85. November 26, 2019 at 2:55 pm
    Sarah said:

    Oh, how amazing would this be to win, me and my 3 little ones would love a trip away.

    Goodly k to everyone 😊

  86. November 27, 2019 at 7:59 am
    Michael Rybicki said:

    would love to win a road trip up to Bremer Bay to try our new caravan out

  87. November 27, 2019 at 10:43 am
    Lorraine McQuinn said:

    A spa retreat would be absolutely incredible and very much needed!

  88. December 05, 2019 at 7:15 pm
    Varnika Chaubhary said:

    Kleenheat is the best.

  89. December 07, 2019 at 7:16 am
    Tanina said:

    I love holidays it makes me and everyone one I”m sharing it with smile and forget about yukky stuff for a while

  90. December 18, 2019 at 6:56 am
    Christina Moschopoulos said:

    I havent been on a holiday in many years. I am a single parent to my 3 sons and I unfortunately can”t afford one.

  91. July 03, 2020 at 1:47 pm
    ANNA said:

    We have such a beautiful country and so much of it to see it would be one of the best adventure for me and my husband.

  92. September 18, 2020 at 3:41 pm
    Gloria Rodda said:

    Loved caravanning on the coast roads. The beaches and change of colour in the ocean waters in Esperance was amazing. We have the best Coast Roads.

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      September 18, 2020 at 5:35 pm
      Courtney said:

      Thanks Gloria, couldn’t agree more! Enter your A to Z via the competition page via the link above and hopefully you can keep caravanning around with some extra cash to help!

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