Road Tripping From Melbourne To PerthPosted on 23 September, 2021 16:17:06
While the borders might still be closed, there’s no reason why you can’t start planning your road trip to Western Australia. The drive from Melbourne to Perth is one of the most scenic routes you’ll ever experience. We recommend you allow around two weeks to road trip from Melbourne to Perth, so you have plenty of time to stop and experience all the amazing sights along the way. Plus, we’ve recently opened a new Magic Carwash location in Booragoon, just south of Perth, so once you’ve completed your road trip, you can take your car straight in for some TLC.
Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road is renowned as one of Victoria’s most beautiful locations. Great Ocean Road is a great pit stop as it hosts some of the most amazing beaches you’ll ever see. Make sure you stop and visit one of Victoria’s most popular attractions, the 12 Apostles. These incredible rock foundations are a sight to behold, plus there are various scenic walks and wildlife to experience on this gorgeous winding coastal road.
If you like hikes, wildlife, sandstone mountains and unbelievable views, make sure the Grampians is on your list of places to stop. Near the village of Halls Gap, you will find Brambuk: The National Park and Cultural Centre. The award-winning cultural centre was designed in collaboration with the Traditional Owners of Gariwerd. Here you can learn about the region’s unique Aboriginal culture and history. There are plenty of touring routes to drive in the Grampians with various accommodation available from camping and glamping to luxury hotels. The Grampians is also home to famous wineries, scenic lookouts, cycling and hiking tracks where you can experience awe inspiring waterfalls and get up close and personal with native animals.
When you hit South Australia on your route, make sure you stop in Adelaide. South Australia’s coastal capital offers an array of renowned restaurants and bars, markets, immersive wineries, cultural art galleries, museums and beautiful beaches. If you’re lucky enough to be here during footy or cricket season, make sure to catch a game in one of Australia’s most iconic sporting stadiums, Adelaide Oval. If you thrive on adventure, book in for the Roof Climb where you will experience 360-degree views of Adelaide and beyond, from the stunning coastline to picturesque foothills.
After visiting Adelaide, you can enter the Nullarbor Plain and it’s a direct route straight to Perth from here. Four times the size of Belgium, The Nullarbor stretches across the southern edge of Australia between the goldfields of WA and the Eyre Peninsula in SA. Strap yourself in and enjoy one of the world’s greatest adventure rides as you cross the vast, semi-arid Nullarbor Plain. While you are here, take in the world’s longest line of sea cliffs, where you might be lucky enough to see whales and be sure to play a round on the longest golf course in the world.
Make sure you stop to see Western Australia’s coolest wave rock formation, Wave Rock. Located in Hyden, the wave rock is a sight you can’t miss. Rising 15 metres above the outback plain and stretching for 100 metres, the natural rock formation is over 2,700 million years old. Nearby, you will also find a collection of over 450 ancient rock paintings covering the walls of Mulka’s Cave, telling the story of a local Aboriginal legend. Don’t forget to stop in at the wildlife park just outside Hyden where you can get up close and personal with koalas and white kangaroos.
After seeing the most beautiful and amazing sights, you can finally relax and enjoy Perth. Book your car in to our newest Magic Carwash location in Booragoon for some TLC after that long drive.