Here’s why a road trip in Perth should be your next adventure

Here’s why a road trip in Perth should be your next adventure

Welcome to the Land Down Under!


By Sarah Hani Jamil

Just under six hours from Kuala Lumpur lies one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in our region: Perth (Boorloo), Western Australia. Renowned for its white sandy beaches, expansive natural landscapes, and trendy neighbourhoods with vibrant cafe life, Perth is a picture-perfect oasis ideal for both quick and extended getaways. Venture beyond the city, you’ll discover breathtaking bays, picturesque wineries, adventurous sand dunes and fascinating wildlife. Whether it’s a family holiday you’re on or travelling with friends, a partner or even solo, there’s something for everyone to experience.

With two direct flights to Perth every day, Malaysia Airlines offers a quick and comfortable journey. With their impeccable service and seamless travel experience, our national airline ensures you’re well taken care of from departure to arrival. If Perth is on your holiday wishlist, you’re in for a treat. Here are our top recommendations for things to do to make the most of your visit. 


See whales in person

Not many people can say they’ve seen a real-life whale up close. That’s why whale-watching should be on your checklist. Perth is one of the few places in the world where whales come to feed as its coastline provides an ideal resting ground. More specifically, from September through to December there are many sightings of Humpbacks and their calves. Don’t miss this unique opportunity and book yourself a trip with Whale Watch in Western Australia, a five-star experience that offers an immersive encounter but also educational insights. Their boats are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, offering the utmost comfort in the indoor lounge area and panoramic views from the deck. Head to its departure point at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour and you’re well on your way to an unforgettable adventure!


Hunt for your own truffles

Aside from being a trendy item in modern cuisine, truffles are one of the world’s most expensive ingredients. Coincidentally, there’s a town in Western Australia that produces up to 95 per cent of the country’s truffles. Just a three-hour drive from Perth, the town of Manjimup is the place to visit for truffle hunting. Winter in Perth, running from June to August, is the perfect time to explore this region. In Manjimup, you can join truffle hunts with local experts, who provide a hands-on experience in finding these delicacies. Additionally, you can participate in cooking classes to learn how to incorporate truffles into gourmet dishes and understand the fascinating process of growing, hunting, and harvesting truffles.


Go on a road trip

From the world-class vineyards and wineries of Swan Valley up north to the coastline of Margaret River to the sand dunes of Lancelin (Wangaree) and the unique rock formations at the Pinnacles Desert, driving out of Perth City is the perfect activity for families and big groups. Whether you choose a day trip or a stayover at charming B&Bs, there is an abundance of natural beauty and cultural experiences to explore. Enjoy wine tastings and gourmet dining in the lush vineyards, embark on thrilling sandboarding adventures, or take photos of the surreal limestone spires—each destination offers its unique attraction.


Explore Perth city

Filled with natural beauty and cultural attractions, the city also offers a range of activities travellers will enjoy. Visitors should not miss a visit to the city’s renowned Kings Park and Botanic Garden (Kaarta Koomba). The vast inner-city park offers the best view of the city skyline and the Swan River (Derbarl Yerrigan), alongside beautiful flora and fauna, picnic spots and walking trails. If shopping is what excites you the most, head over to Hay Street, Perth’s main shopping district. This bustling area offers a mix of local and international brands, boutiques and department stores, sure to appease any shopper.


Sandy beaches abound

Last but certainly not least, if there’s one thing travellers head to Perth for, it’s the abundance of pristine white sand, iconic beaches, and crystal-clear water that lets you relax and unwind all day. Head to Scarborough Beach to catch a wave, or visit Cottesloe or City Beach to show off your beach outfit or enjoy a fun day swimming or soaking up the sun. These beaches not only provide stunning views but ample recreational opportunities too like family barbeques and beachside dining.


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