Western Australia: Hit the road

Indian Ocean Drive.
Indian Ocean Drive.

Driving holidays are one of the best ways to experience the wide-open spaces and unique landscapes of Western Australia.

Rental cars and motorhomes are readily available. See suggested itineraries at westernaustralia.com.

Indian Ocean Drive

WA's new coastal road has opened, and with it new beaches, natural wonders, fun, adventures and new places to visit, stay and live. Experience the wealth of flowers and wildlife you haven't been able to get near. Or simply hop in the car for a leisurely drive and enjoy the hospitality of towns along the way like Lancelin, Seabird, Guilderton,Ledge Point, Cervantes and Jurien Bay.

Trails near Margaret river.
Trails near Margaret river.

Margaret River

In the beautiful southwest of Western Australia, 280km or a three-hour drive south of Perth, the Margaret River region offers a huge selection of world-class wineries, gourmet food and boutique accommodation.

Take the Kwinana Freeway out of Perth city, which eventually becomes Forrest Highway, and follow the signs to Bunbury, then Busselton - the main roads will bypass these towns but feel free to drop in. Margaret River is 50km south of Busselton. When you start to see vineyards, you're nearly there.

IF YOU GO

Fly with Air New Zealand.

Find out more: myaustraliapassion.co.nz.

- NZ Herald

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