One of the best things about Perth is that you don’t have to travel too far to find some spectacular scenery and attractions. Whether you’re visiting the area on holiday or simply want to experience more of what Perth has to offer, a day tour is a great opportunity to have a relaxed day out while exploring and meeting new people. To give you some inspiration for your next Perth day tour, let’s look at our top five Perth experiences.
1. Araluen Botanical Park
Araluen Botanical Park is located 35km south-east of the Perth CBD. Set amongst picturesque bushland, the area consists of 50 hectares of beautiful parks and gardens. Boasting a spectacular array of plants, flowers and native wildlife, including exotic and cooler climate plants, you can take your time exploring the various areas of the park. Araluen is particularly renowned for the impressive array of roses and annual tulip display.
2. Bibbulmun Track
The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world’s longest walking trails which stretches from the Perth Hills to Albany – a distance of just over 1,000kms. It winds throughout some of the most spectacular scenery in Western Australia and you can visit the Darling Range section of the track, which runs between Kalamunda and Dwellingup, during a day trip from Perth. Escape from the hustle and bustle by paying a visit to Dwellingup so you can explore different sections of the track, and during wildflower season the track is a great place to spot some of WA’s beautiful flora. Don’t forget a good pair of walking shoes and plenty of water!
3. Perth Hills & Bodhinyana Buddhist Monastery
The Perth Hills are conveniently located only 45 minutes east of the Perth CBD and offer beautiful scenery with its setting amongst native bushland. The character towns set amongst the hills, such as Mundaring with its local galleries and heritage building sites, add to the appeal of the area. The array of national parks and forests available for you visit in the Perth Hills, along with seasonal displays of spectacular wildflowers, means you can really experience what nature has to offer. Nestled within the Darling Range near the town of Serpentine you will find the Bodhinyana Buddhist Monastery. The monastery is home to around twenty monks, peaceful gardens and a large meditation hall. Members of the public are welcome to visit and enjoying the peace and tranquillity of the surrounds.
4. Ferguson Valley
The Ferguson Valley is located two hours south-west of Perth and is home to rolling hills, lush valleys and ocean views. The beautiful location makes it the perfect day trip destination and it’s also home to a delicious array of food and wine. As a fun addition to your trip for kids and adults alike, make sure you take a visit to the quirky Gnomesville which is an ever-growing collection of three thousand gnomes. You can even bring along your own to add to the collection!
5. Crystal Cave Yanchep
To find Perth’s best experiences you have to dig deeper, in fact you have to go underground! Crystal Cave is a limestone cave system nestled within Yanchep National Park. This geological wonder is a sight to behold, and includes many impressive stalactites, stalagmites and helictites formed over hundreds of years by an underground stream. Yanchep National Park includes over recorded 400 caves, as well as picnic spots, walking trails and wildlife.
If you’re looking for a day tour to really experience what Perth and its surrounds has to offer, Casey Tours offers a range of Perth tours which depart regularly at the weekend and occasionally during the week. We offer a wide variety of Perth day tours to suit every taste and even provide the occasional mystery tour!
For more information on day trips from Perth, WA, contact Casey Tours today on 1800 999 677 to find out more.