Seven of the best scenic drives in Western Australia

Nothing beats a good ol’ summer road trip; windows down, wind in your hair, tunes pumping and nowhere to go but the open road. Whether you’re looking for a casual afternoon drive or want to get out of the city for a few days, The Urban List have you covered with 7 of the best scenic drives in WA.

The Golden Triangle

Revering to the three roads that join the towns of Balingup, Nannup and Bridgetown this short, half day trip makes for one of the state’s most beautiful and easily accessible road trips.

The Perth Hills

Looking for a road trip closer to home? Then this is the one for you.

With wineries and orchards to explore, this is perfect for an easy afternoon adventure.

Sunset Coast

This West Coast Highway drive sees you pass 19 beaches along the coastline and is one of the quintessential WA road trips. Simple and straight-forward, the toughest decision you’ll have to make is which oceanfront cafe you’ll stop at for a break on the 11-kilometre route.

Albany–Denmark–Walpole

This 4 day roadie from Perth to Denmark and back again featuring forest and ocean scenery is best visited from May to October to coincide with the whale watching season, however can still be enjoyed all year round.

The Coral Coast

With laidback beachside towns, Carnarvon, Exmouth and the Ningaloo Reef to explore, this is one of Western Australia’s finest scenic drives.

Caves Road

Need a road trip that includes wineries, beaches and a few cafes? Caves Road is the winner!

This 111-kilometre long scenic route, connecting Yallingup with Augusta in the South West, is also marked by 350 caves hidden within the limestone ridge underneath the area of Margaret River.

Karijini National Park

Allow three days to drive the 1400km drive from Perth to Karijini National Park and reward yourself exploring the gorges, Circular Pool, Fortescue and Joffre Falls.

Visit theurbanlist.com for a full rundown of these seven scenic road trips plus loads more.

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