Best day trips from Perth- South of the River

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When’s the last time you jumped in the car and went for a drive (and no, we don’t mean driving to work and back!)? To celebrate the opening of Wright Road, we’ve listed our favourite places you can visit in one day from Perth! Here are our top 5 destinations that are south of river.


1: Serpentine Falls

If you’ve visited Serpentine Falls in Summer, you’ll know just how popular this place can be with the car park often filled before 11am. But that doesn’t mean this popular swimming spot is any less beautiful in the cooler months. In fact, traveling along the walking trails such as Kitty’s Gorge Walk Track and the Falls Walk Trail is much more enjoyable as you will work up a sweat! Plus if it’s just rained, the cascading water over the rocks looks stunning.

2: Pinjarra

One of Western Australia’s oldest towns, walking through Pinjarra is like taking a step back in time. History buffs will enjoy the Edenvale Heritage Precinct which includes the Heritage Tea Room, Roger May Machinery Museum, the stunning Heritage Rose Garden, and much more. Families should definitely visit the Peel Zoo which offers a unique hands-on experience (yes, you can hold a python!) and end the day at Cantwell Park along the Murray River. Oh, and don’t forget to visit the Pinjarra Bakery!

3: Roleystone

We couldn’t pick just one place, so we thought we’d include the suburb! Araluen Botanic Park is one of our favourite places (we’ve written a blog dedicated to it) and while you may not see the tulips in Autumn and Winter, the cooler months make everything so much greener! Down the road is Raeburn Orchards which is becoming more popular thanks to the gorgeous photos shared on social media, and The Garden Tearooms and Cottage Nursery is the perfect place for a cuppa tea and scones.

4: Fremantle

The heart and soul of the south. There are so many things to do in Fremantle we could write a whole blog on it, so we’ll focus on just a few activities. The Freo Markets offer a wide variety of gourmet good and handcrafted items- you’ll easily pick up something unique here. The Cappuccino Strip is the perfect place to have a cuppa before heading to the Roundhouse and Bathers Beach. Feel free to check out the WA Shipwreck Museum before heading to Cicerello’s for fish and chips on the wharf.

5: Dwellingup

There is an abundance of outdoor activities in Dwellingup given it’s surrounded by forests, creeks and streams. The Hotham Valley Railway is popular for families with a 1.5 hour train ride through the Jarrah Forest which also includes a walk trail at the end of the line. You can walk the Bibbulmun Track, mountain bike along the Munda Biddi Cycle Trail, or kayak along the Murray River. Don’t worry if you’re not into the outdoors, the Wine Tree Cidery and Newbliss Winery offer boutique goods you won’t find in the city!


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