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Perth and 4 awesome road trips north and south – DriveNow Blog


Aussies are increasingly choosing Perth as their next holiday destination. Is it any wonder why? It has everything you want including gorgeous surf beaches, wineries, eateries and national parks right on the city’s doorstep.
Hire a vehicle from Perth airport and choose one of these four awesome road trips.
Perth to Exmouth
This 13-hour drive north of Pert takes you past Western Australia’s most stunning beaches.. If you’re driving up this way during wildflower season you’ll also witness the landscape come alive with wildflowers. It’s a scenic drive and you can stop at several locations along the way. When you […]

Five of Perth’s finest foodie haunts for road trippers


With fresh caught seafood straight from the ocean, abundant world- class wineries and a climate fit for growing the freshest produce throughout the year, it is no wonder Perth is known as a foodie mecca, with more restaurants per capita than any other capital city in the country. Here are five of our favourites.
The Old Crow
Located in the heart of the city, Perth’s answer to southern style American soul food serves up a mouthwatering menu including slow cooked pork shoulder, chipotle braised lamb shoulder, pumpkin pie with honey cream and buttermilk pannacotta. Pair them all with the Old Crow’s […]

Five reasons to fall in love with Margaret River

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From acclaimed wineries to breathtaking beaches and even a giant hedge maze, Margaret River has plenty to offer every type of traveller. For those on a budget there are hundreds of free natural attractions such as hiking the Cape to Cape walking track, wildflower spotting in Boranup Forest and plenty of surfing spots on the west coast. Those enjoying a romantic weekend away might like to instead head to one of the many markets before an afternoon of whale watching and later a degustation dinner at one of the area’s many fine dining restaurants.
Cave ‘n’ Canoe Bushtucker Tour (pictured)

Five great things to do in Perth and surrounds this summer

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If you’re heading out west this spring/summer, then there are many exciting festivals and events waiting for you.
Here are five great events in Perth and surrounds to add to your calendar.
Kings Park Festival
For the month of September
This beautiful inner city park is home to the Western Australian Botanic Garden, which has more than 3000 species of the state’s unique flora. For the first month of spring each year, Kings Park hosts an annual festival, which is ideal for wildflower lovers and gardening enthusiasts. For the entire month, you can sign up to guided walks and tours, visit outdoor […]

Six Australian food festivals you simply cannot miss


Food, fabulous food. Everyone loves it – that’s why we celebrate it with food festivals.
As we gladly wave goodbye to winter and welcome springtime with open arms, both seasons offer the perfect opportunity to unwind and enjoy the incredible fresh produce and diversity in food that Australia is gifted with.
Is there anything more indulgent than sitting by an open fire, sharing a charcuterie board or an aged bottle of deep, woody Shiraz? To celebrate the country’s love affair with all things delicious, here are six upcoming food and wine festivals from around Australia.
Barossa Gourmet Weekend, SA, 14-16 […]

Seven incredible spots to go surfing in Australia

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Pro surfer Mick Fanning may be contemplating getting back into the ocean, but even his dramatic brush with a hungry Great White can’t put a stop to Australia’s 100-year love affair of combining the board with the breakwater. In a tribute to surfing, here are seven incredible suggestions on where to catch an epic wave around Oz.
1. Sheringa, SA
While only accessible by 4WD or foot, a short hike is well worth it to discover these hidden gems in South Australia. On the southern side of a rocky outcrop, the mellow point break at Sheringa Beach offers up a […]

5 amazing things to do within two hours of Perth


Perth is one of Australia’s most laid-back capital cities, but best of all a charming countryside escape is just a short drive away.
Here are five amazing things to do within two hours of Perth.
Rottnest Island
This beautiful island is located just 19km off the coast of Perth. There’s stunning scenery, an array of marine life and pristine, sandy beaches. It’s perfect for a day trip from Perth, with several activities. Favourites include snorkeling or swimming at one of the island’s 80 beaches or bays. At Little Salmon Bay and Parker Point, you’ll discover more than 135 species of colourful, tropical fish and […]

West is best for adventure – try these four ideas for your next road trip in Western Australia


Comprising an entire third of Australia, there’s plenty to do out West when it comes to travel adventures. Try these experiences for size …
Photograph the pinnacles
Where: Nambung National Park, 250km north of Perth
THOSE with a burning desire to capture the world through their camera lens will relish the chance to photograph the Pinnacles at sunset.
These dramatic limestone formations are up to five metres tall, having formed 25,000 to 30,000 years ago.
Wind, rain, sun and vegetation have sculptured these dramatic structures over time. Top photographer Ilya Genkin advises using polarising filter and a low level shooting […]

Swimming with whales sharks and dolphins in Western Australia

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Western Australia is an Aussie holiday destination with thousands of great outdoor activities to explore, including two fantastic ocean adventures.

Swimming with whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef

Where: Off the coast of Exmouth, roughly 1200km north of Perth, WA
Ningaloo Reef is home to an abundance of fascinating sea life and colourful coral, with plenty of snorkel and dive tours to choose from. Between April and July thousands of whale sharks descend upon these tropical waters, enabling visitors to come face to face with these fascinating creatures. They are the world’s largest living fish with mouths are […]

5 reasons you’ll love a holiday in Bunbury


Western Australia’s third largest city, Bunbury, has everything you’d ever want for your dream holiday destination. You’ll arrive for only a few days, but you’ll want to stay forever.
Here are five reasons why you should move to Bunbury.
The wildlife
You’ll find some of Bunbury’s friendliest locals in the waters of Koombana Bay. The Dolphin Discovery Centre lets you stand knee-deep in shallow water as some of the bay’s 100 bottlenose dolphins come up to greet you. You can also sign up for a cruise or a guided swimming with wild dolphins experience. This experience is ranked number one […]

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