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Weekend trip from Perth, one overnight stay?

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Weekend trip from Perth, one overnight stay?

Hello, we are hoping to take a short tour out of Perth for an overnight - leaving the city on Saturday morning and returning Sunday evening. We'd like to see somewhere nice, completely open to suggestions. We thought of the Margaret River area but wonder if it's too far? And also Mandurah but then it's so close we weren't sure if that made sense!

Any other ideas?

Thanks

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1. Re: Weekend trip from Perth, one overnight stay?

I guess the first question would be - what do you want to do on those days ? No sense us suggesting towns if those towns have nothing to see that interests you.

So - what interests you ?

History ? Try York

Wildflowers ? (you havent mentioned what time of year) Try Wongan Hills

Natural Geological Wonders - try Cervantes and The Pinnacles, or Hyden for Wave Rock

Skydiving - again try York,

Wines and caves and artisan shopping - Margaret River

Giant Gold Mining Site - try Kalgoorlie

Big Trees - Pemberton, Walpole

Amazing ocean side cliffs - Albany.

Great beaches and awesome sand dunes - Lancelin

Peaceful sea side stay - Moore River.

Get the picture ? You need to give us a hint as to what you enjoy so we can point you in the right direction.

A J
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2. Re: Weekend trip from Perth, one overnight stay?

Without knowing what your interests are, as perfectlyperth has already noted, I would suggest Dunsborough as an option. Nice beaches, small town, a few wineries nearby and 3 hrs from Perth. Some lovely accom. right on the beach if that appeals. Leave Perth early, return late.

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3. Re: Weekend trip from Perth, one overnight stay?

Sorry, of course I should have given more information!

We are talking about early December and we are interested in seeing some nice sights, taking some walks, maybe a nice town to walk around, good food and wine. Beach is an option but not essential.

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4. Re: Weekend trip from Perth, one overnight stay?

Don't overlook the Perth Hills - a little of everything there and close enough for a convenient overnight stay.

http://www.perthhills.com.au/

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5. Re: Weekend trip from Perth, one overnight stay?

Hi. Margaret River is a simple drive away, and you will pass through Bunbury and Busselton on the way, which night appeal as stopping places also. It's about 3.5 hours to MR. So you could arrive there by Saturday lunchtime and not have to leave again until Sunday tea time. Plenty of things to do there, wineries, the caves, the maze, walking, the coast etc etc...

Abs :)

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