If you want to hit the road on a driving trip this long weekend, we have put together a list of our five favourite self-drive itineraries around WA. With such a vast and beautiful landscape, why not spend your Easter break exploring your very own backyard?

Photography: Courtesy of Hema Maps

Drop in to an RAC Travel branch for free travel advice, information and self-drive itineraries, or hop online and buy a map or guide for your trip – RAC members get 15 per cent off all maps and guides.

Remember to buckle up, stick to the speed limit and plan your trip with driver breaks and rest stops to avoid fatigue.

Happy adventuring!

The Green Trail, Goldfields

Linking in with the Golden Quest Discovery Trail, The Green Trail highlights sites in the Coolgardie bioregion with outstanding environmental, historical and cultural values. At each of these sites you will discover different landscapes, unique flora and fauna and learn about ancient aboriginal culture and European practices of the area.

Ferguson Valley, South West

For those wanting a refreshing change from the established gourmet valleys within Perth or the well-known valleys in the South West, then it’s worth exploring Ferguson Valley. Set in picturesque surroundings of rolling hills, the spectacular Ferguson Valley has much to offer for families, couples or any curious traveller. The alternative route allows you to visit quaint historic towns as well as picturesque WA farming landscapes which provide a welcome scenic change to the direct Forest/Bussell Hwy route.

Perth Hills Mundaring Trail

The forested hills and granite outcrops of the Darling Range provide Perth with a dramatic eastern backdrop visible from many parts of the metropolitan area. If it’s been a while since you explored those distant hills, the area has a surprising range of natural wonders. Most destinations in the Perth Hills are less than an hour’s drive from the centre of the city and all are an easy day trip from most parts of metropolitan area.

Perth to Coral Bay

If you’ve got a bit of extra time up your sleeve, why not head up to Coral Bay? Simple beach holidays are a rite of passage for most Australians and here in WA we’re blessed with an array of stunning locations in which to enjoy sun, sand and sea. This ultimate road trip winds its way from Perth to Exmouth, offering you every opportunity to immerse yourself in all that Australia’s Coral Coast has to offer.

Turquoise Coast Wheatbelt Roads

The Turquoise Coast is a relatively short distance north of Perth. This drive allows you to branch inland once you have discovered the Indian Ocean Drive. Explore what the Wheatbelt has to offer and even experience some glamping or farmstays on your return to Perth, via the Swan Valley.

 

RAC members get up to 50% discount on a range of park passes through the Department of Parks and Wildlife. With each purchase you will be making a special contribution towards conserving these amazing places, as well as saving time and money. For full information about WA’s national, regional and marine parks visit parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au.

If you’re sharing the drive with your friends or loved ones, did you know RAC Car Insurance includes open driver cover, giving you the option to share the drive with family or friends without any insurance worries? (Conditions apply. Check the PDS at rac.com.au for details.)