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Three amazing self-drive day trips from Perth

There’s so much to see and do in the greater Perth region and self-drive day trips are a great way to explore. Here are three suggested itineraries, thanks to Executive Towing Services…
Top self-drive day trips from Perth
Top self-drive day trips from Perth

While there’s no shortage of activities to keep you occupied in the Perth CBD, there are also plenty of amazing day trip destinations within easy reach of the city.

Self-drive day trips are a relaxed way for residents and visitors alike to discover everything the surrounding region has to offer.

Start with these three great itineraries from the team at Executive Towing Services, who will be there to help with car towing in Perth should the need arise.

Perth travel guide

1. Explore Kings Park and Fremantle

Head off from your city hotel towards Kings Park. It’s one of the largest inner-city parks in the world, and home to a big variety of flora and fauna. There are nature trails to enjoy, and you can stroll across the popular Federation Walkway treetop walk. The park offers magnificent views of the city skyline.

From there, head over the Swan River to South Perth, where there are lots of river cruises and water activities on offer. Continue heading south to the port city of Fremantle. Spend some time exploring the historic city centre of foot and visiting the bustling Fremantle Markets.

Top self-drive day trips from Perth
Top self-drive day trips from Perth: Fremantle Markets. Image: Bigstock

2. Hit the Swan Valley Food and Wine Trail

The award-winning Swan Valley Food and Wine Trail is a 32-kilometre route that winds its way around the picturesque Swan Valley wine region — just 25 minutes’ drive northeast of the Perth city centre. Choose from 150 wine and gourmet food producers to visit along the trail. You’ll need to nominate a designated driver!

Top self-drive day trips from Perth
Top self-drive day trips from Perth: Visit the wineries of the Swan Valley.

3. Drive the Sunset Coast

Perth’s sunsets are legendary and there are long stretches of pristine coastline from which to view them. Make a day of it by starting at Hillarys Boat Harbour with its cafés and restaurants for a late breakfast, then head south to the golden sandy beaches of Scarborough and City Beach.

Make your final destination Cottesloe and the famous Indiana Tea House, which takes on a rich caramel colour in the light of a good sunset. Enjoy fresh fish and chips as the sun slides gently into the shimmering Indian Ocean.

Top self-drive day trips from Perth
Top self-drive day trips from Perth: Cottesloe Beach. Image: Bigstock

What to do in the event of a car breakdown

It’s important for all drivers to have a plan in place about what to do in the event of a car breakdown or accident. Researching the name and number of a towing company before setting off on a road trip is a good idea. Store the number in your phone, so you can contact them easily if the need arises.

To ensure everyone’s safety during a breakdown, including other road users, here are the top dos and don’ts:

  • Don’t leave the vehicle by stepping out into the traffic.
  • Do climb over to the side of the vehicle facing away from the traffic and leave the car that way (if it is safe to do so).
  • Don’t stay in the car if it is on a major or dangerous road. Move a safe distance away.
  • Don’t try to fix the vehicle yourself on a busy road.
  • Do put the hazard lights on and wait for the engine to cool down before looking under the bonnet (if it is safe to do so).
  • Don’t call a friend for help.
  • Do call a company that specialises in car towing in Perth (or wherever the breakdown occurs) to get professional assistance.

Executive Towing Services in Perth can be contacted in the event of a vehicle breakdown or accident.

Enjoy your time on the road in and round the amazing Western Australia capital.

This post was provided by Executive Towing Services and edited by The Big Bus tour and travel guide.

Additional images: Bigstock

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