Sometimes two days just isn’t long enough when it comes to a weekend break. If you are in desperate need of a long weekend and are just itching to get away with your teardrop camper, we have just the ticket! In our latest teardrop travel series, we have done the legwork for you and put together the ultimate guide to a long weekend from Perth. Whether you are going away with friends, family or that special someone, we have a destination that’s a perfect match for you.
Travel south from Perth along Australia’s rugged south-west coast to the picturesque Hamelin Bay with its white sandy beaches and striking natural landscapes to explore.
Time from Perth: 311km, 3.5hrs
Our caravan park recommendation: Look no further than the Hamelin Bay Holiday Park. With great facilities and set under a shady canopy of Peppermint Trees, the Hamelin Bay Holiday Park is just place to park up with your teardrop camper for a relaxing break.
Hamelin Bay Attractions: Take a walk on the wild side at Hamelin Bay. See the stingrays in the crystal-clear waters, take in the views on the famous Cape to Cape hiking track and complete your long weekend with a tour of one the local wineries or breweries.
Why we love it: Hamelin Bay is off the beaten track and ideal for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle.
D’Entrecasteaux National Park
Spend some time exploring this beautiful national park that makes up part of Western Australia. D’Entrecasteaux National Park has a wonderful mixture of landscapes to explore including coastal cliffs, beaches and far-stretching sand dunes, rivers, wetlands and forests.
Time from Perth: 380km, 4.5hrs
Our caravan park recommendation: The Windy Harbour camping area is a beautiful and in natural setting to enjoy a weekend with your trusty teardrop camper, where you can take in the views and enjoy a spot surfing or fishing.
D’Entrecasteaux National Park Attractions: You cannot spend a weekend in the D’Entrecasteaux National Park without a trip to Mandalay Beach. Enjoy a stroll along the boardwalk whilst taking in the views of Chatham Island and the fascinating Rock Formations.
Why we love it: See the array of wildflowers during a springtime visit to the D’Entrecasteaux National Park and its diverse species of nesting seabirds.
The coastal town of Denmark nestled along Australia’s Rainbow Coast is known for its mild climate, making it a fitting location to set up camp with your teardrop camper for the weekend.
Time from Perth: 424km, 4.5hrs
Our caravan park recommendation: A truly unique destination, the Karri Aura Caravan Park is nestled in the peaceful mountains just 4.4kms outside of Denmark’s town centre.
Denmark Attractions: In between exploring the magnificent scenery of the Denmark coast, be sure you make some time to visit one of the famous markets, held four times a year, celebrating local producers and artisans.
Why we love it: With its beautiful beaches, stunning landscapes and prolific wildlife, Denmark is a nature lover’s paradise.
A break in the port city of Albany is not to be missed. As the oldest colonial settlement in Western Australia, Albany offers tourists the opportunity to enjoy the city’s rich heritage and impressive natural environment.
Time from Perth: 421km, 4.5hrs
Our caravan park recommendation: The Albany Gardens Holiday Resort is in the perfect central location for exploring this vibrant city.
Albany Attractions: A trip to Albany is not complete without a visit to one of the city’s heritage buildings. St. John’s Church, The Old Farm Strawberry Hill and The Court House are like nothing you will have ever seen before in Western Australia.
Why we love it: Albany’s history of Aboriginal custodians, convicts, sailors and whaling make it a city you will be forever exploring.
Travel north of Perth and you will come to the mouth of the Murchison River, to the town of Kalbarri, forming part of the Kalbarri National Park, famous for its contrasting geography.
Time from Perth: 569km, 6hrs
Our caravan park recommendation: Enjoy a taste of wild camping at Lucky Bay Camping, where you can enjoy camping on the beach, whilst soaking up the sun and taking in the views.
Kalbarri Attractions: Known as "Natures Window", Kalbarri offers dramatic landscapes, breath-taking nature and a fun coastal activity to suit everyone.
Why we love it: A few km south of the Kalbarri town centre is the Rainbow Jungle, home to The Australian Parrot Breeding Centre.
With five fabulous choices for your long weekend, we hope we haven't made your decision even harder! Once you've picked your dream destination, all your need to do is get packing your teardrop camper and you're off for an adventure you won't forget!