With the majority of our intrastate borders now reopened, it’s goodbye to hibernation and hello road trip!
From camping to glamping, self-contained to luxury retreats, here’s our top 7 picks for where to stay on your road trip down south.
If you’ve been hanging to go off the grid and sit by a real open campfire, then pack your tent, hitch your caravan or your camper trailer – it’s time to go bush! Alexandra Bridge is a great, pet friendly camping spot located on the banks of the scenic Blackwood River, around 25km north-east of Augusta. Public facilities include toilets, cold showers, gas BBQ areas, picnic tables, rubbish bins and a boat ramp.
Dates already booked out? No worries check out all the other caravan parks and campsites around the Margaret River Region.
Camping under the stars never got so comfy in one of these private 2 person light-filled domes in Yelverton. Complete with your own private bathroom, kitchen, king bed, adjacent deck with private spa bath and BBQ, you can take in the beautiful natural surrounds without having to forgo luxury. Only 15 minutes from Margaret River, Dunsborough and Busselton, this is the perfect base for you to explore the Margaret River Region.
Fonty’s Pool in Manjimup is now open! Take your pick from modern chalets and cabins, the lodge (which can sleep up to 10 people), along with powered and unpowered camping and caravan sites. The annual Truffle Kerfuffle might be cancelled for this year, but don’t let that stop you from exploring the Southern Forests.
This family friendly farm stay in Bridgetown is set on 340 acres of open paddock and natural bushland. Kids can enjoy activities such as feeding the farm animals, horse riding, canoe or paddle boat rides on the dam and learn how to make damper. Accommodation options include a number of open-plan A-frame chalets and country cottage.
Anytime is beach time when you’re down south, and it doesn’t get any better when it’s on your doorstep at Smiths Beach Resort in Yallingup. Stay in a lavish self-contained beachfront villa, apartment, beach house or shack and enjoy the resort style facilities. Lamont’s Restaurant has also reopened for breakfast and dinner with social distancing measures in place.
For a romantic and secluded getaway, escape to Hidden Valley Forest in Carbunup River. Shielded by untouched natural beauty, you can stay in one of the self-contained boutique cabins or eco lodges, complete with your own private outdoor spa and wood fireplace – all to yourself.
For the ultimate in 5 star indulgence book your stay at Pullman Bunker Bay. Some facilities like the day spa remain closed for now, but there’s still plenty of ways you can relax and unwind at this award winning world class hotel.
Wherever you’re venturing, make sure you plan a pit stop or 2 to stretch those legs – especially if you’re travelling with the kids. If you’re passing through Pinjarra, Waroona or Port Kennedy why not swing by Pinjarra Bakery to cure the hangry tribe!
Happy road tripping everyone.