Western Australia – home to fantastic beaches, exciting scenes, ecstatic nightlife, and hidden gems just waiting for you to discover and experience. We’ll make your upcoming holiday trip much more exciting by listing some of the best places to visit in these three top WA picks.

Let’s start off with…


Drive less than an hour from Perth to get to this paradise. Here you’ll do more than just surfing, boating and swimming. There is a world-class golfing, fabulous restaurants, and vacation-worthy lifestyle for retirees and weary souls looking to enjoy the scenic Peel Inlet landscape.

What you’ll notice at first glance is the vast coastal developments, which includes the fantastic Venetian canal villages. Things to see include:

Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary. The water-based town of Mandurah has huge Ocean Marina on the town, surrounded by beautiful waterways feeding into the Indian Ocean. Have fun doing fishing, swimming, diving, boating, and of course – surfing!

Golf Coast. Hurry over as Mandurah’s coast is fast becoming known due to the world-class 18-hole golf courses. Mandurah boasts a variety of layouts, letting you play by the estuary, valley, or even the ocean.

Dolphin fun. Interact with playful Bottlenose Dolphins in Mandurah. An afternoon of safe and enjoyable experience will quench your need for nature adventure as the friendly dolphin happily interacts with people.


This city’s life revolves around the 1.8-kilometre-long Brusselton Jetty as well as the awesome waterfront precinct that was built around it. Top things to do here include:

Busselton Jetty. Leisurely stroll the jetty to the Underwater Observatory, which was recently the voted top aquarium in the South Pacific by TripAdvisor.

Hit the beach. The famously calm waters of Brusselton is perfect for swimming, paddling, snorkelling, and fishing.

Whale watching. Encounter the sea’s magnificent giants by chartering boats that operate from Port Geographe Marina from September to December.

Cycling. The fantastic beachside bike paths here go through Dunsborough and are perfect for a leisurely ride. Want more challenge? Try Ludlow Forest Drive through the tuarts.

Apart from these, other attractions include Busselton Museum, St Mary’s church, the Old Courthouse Art Complex, etc.

Jurien Bay

The seaside resort town of Jurien Bay is devoted to tourism, recreational fishing and professional cray fishing. The town became a major port for rock lobster fishing. Holidaymakers and flock the impressive marina and the wide variety of attractions in the area.

Jurien Bay is located north of Perth via State Route 60, the Indian Ocean Drive.

Pinnacles Desert. Absolutely one of the fascinating things you’ll see anywhere. The monastic town of New Norcia lets you walk amongst the mystical limestone pillars as well as enjoy the white sandy beaches at Cervantes.

Dobbyn Park Foreshore. There is something for everyone at the Jurien Bay – outdoor exercise circuit, gas BBQ’s, shaded picnic spots, gazebos, playgrounds are perfect for friends, families, solo lovers, and solo travellers. The town jetty is great for the fishing enthusiast.

There are multiple famous beaches for swimming, enjoy water activities or leisurely relaxing while watching the sunset by the ocean. Turquoise Way is great for walking, running, skating, scooters and prams.

There you have it. Want to get more of Western Australia? We’ve barely scratched the surface of this tourist-favourite Oz destination. For a truly exciting and worthwhile WA trip, hit the road and visit Merredin using DriveNow cars, which is just a short three-hour drive from Perth.

As you get behind the steering wheels, don’t forget to keep your eyes open for hidden gems worthy of a little side trip. Have fun!


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