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.
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.
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!
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.
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:
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.
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