Yanchep, Lancelin & Cervantes
Whether it's a day trip to escape the city of a stop-off point for travellers wishing to see The Pinnacles as they road trip up to the Coral Coast, this region is renowned for its laid-back coastal towns and rolling hills.
With historic buildings nestled on the shores of a lake amid coastal woodland and limestone caves, Yanchep National Park offers something for everyone - including wildlife such as koalas and a plethora of intersecting walking trails.
Only an hour and a half north of Perth City is the small beach side town of Lancelin along the Indian Ocean Drive - known for its mighty sand dunes - great for those who want to exercise their 4WD or trail-bike skills.
No visit this way is complete without a trip to Nambung National Park and the Pinnacles Desert trail. It's truly other-worldly and one of Western Australia's most visited attractions. Two hours from Perth, the Pinnacles are amazing natural limestone structures, formed approximately 25,000 to 30,000 years ago after the sea receded and left deposits of seashells. Over time, coastal winds removed the surrounding sand, leaving the pillars exposed to the elements. The Pinnacles range in height and dimension - some stand as high as 3.5m and are absolutely extraordinary to see.