A new year comes with a new road trip bucket list!
Now all you need to do is find the time to get out there and explore The Edge whilst balancing work! That’s where the public holidays come into play. Pair these public holidays with your annual leave to create long weekends or a few weeks off to explore The Edge in sections, and soon enough you will have completed the whole journey! Use these mini itineraries to create your own adventures along The South West Edge, not matter how much or little annual leave you have.
Public Holidays: 26th January – Australia Day
Days to take off: Take off Monday 25th January for a 4-day long weekend.
What to do: Treat yourself to a weekend getaway in Fremantle and Rottnest Island.
This is the perfect starting point to get a taste of what’s to come along The South West Edge. Explore the arty, harbourside city of Fremantle and all it has to offer, including incredible coffee, an array of award-winning restaurants and cafes, historic buildings, wonderful markets, and so much more. Next, all aboard the ferry to Rottnest Island to swim in the secluded beaches and bays, and snap a quokka selfie! We recommend taking your time with this one, with 2 days in each spot.
Public Holidays: 1 March – Labour Day
Days to take off: Take off 26th February and 2nd March for a 5-day long weekend.
What to do: A weekend getaway down south.
Spend a few days exploring ‘down south’, travelling from Perth to the Margaret River region, stopping in between to create a 5-day adventure. Stop into the rolling hills of the Ferguson Valley and explore the lakes, boutique breweries and artisan galleries on offer. Visit the coastal town on Bunbury to meet the dolphins and see vibrant street art. Work your way down to Busselton to explore the iconic Busselton Jetty, and then head to Yallingup to marvel over the hidden swim spots and amazing sunsets. See the incredible wineries surrounding Margaret river, and indulge in gourmet experiences like no other, all before heading down to Western Australia’s most southernly town, Augusta.