If you are looking for something exciting to do while in Western Australia, don’t forget there are many exciting opportunities available to tourists just a short drive from Perth. Western Australia hosts many festivals and special events every year; here are some highlights for 2020 that are all day trips in Perth:
Mango Farm & Two Rocks Day Tour
North of Perth on this day tour on the sandy soils of the Gnangara Mound make a great environment for the growing of many fruits and vegetables. We head up to the Perth Mango Farm to pick your own summer mangos. Mangos grown in a more temperate environment have a superior flavour and higher sugar content, this orchard has been established much further south than typical tropical plantations. Up to Two Rocks for lunch overlooking the Indian Ocean at the Two Rocks Tavern. In the afternoon on the way home we stop in at a fruit stall to stock up for the week.
St Patricks Day Irish Mystery Day Tour
“May you be in Heaven a full half hour before the Devil knows you are dead.”
We celebrate St Patricks Day with a special Mystery Tour out of Perth, with an Irish themed morning tea in the Australian Bush before lunch at a country hotel. Dress in the spirit to enjoy Irish music with fun and laughter.
Dwellingup Forest Train Day Tour
Up to Dwellingup for morning tea for this short drive from Perth, before we board the historic Dwellingup Forest Train that will take you 8 kilometres eastward from Dwellingup to Etmilyn Siding. Hauled by historic Diesel Locomotives along the state’s last surviving lightly built developmental railway. At the end of the line there is a 20-minute walk trail through the beautiful plant life and rare Jarrah Forest. On return to town with free time to enjoy lunch at the Hotel or one of the cafes (or BYO). North along Del Park Road to North Dandalup Dam for afternoon tea at the base of the dam wall.
Busselton Jetty & Underwater Observatory Day Tour
The Busselton Jetty is the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere, originally built in 1865. The underwater observatory built on the jetty allows visitors to descend eight meters below the sea level to view the thriving marine environment. We take the train from the shore to the observatory and return
to wander this pretty seaside town, this is an amazing Day Tour from Perth with great experiences.
Brookton Old Time Motor Show Day Tour
Held every second year the day is a showcase of vintage vehicles of all types from all over the State whilst also providing an action-packed day out with this short drive from Perth. Displays at the show include vintage vehicles of all ages and types, being cars, trucks, military and stationary engines. Also, on display are local produce, family interest stalls and entertainment. The theme in 2020 is “Memories of America”.
Alpacas in the Gardens of Jalbrook Estate Day Tour
Wander the parkland gardens after this short drive from Perth on this casual day tour, meet, greet and learn about our exquisite alpacas and enjoy a fashion parade featuring some soft sensuous, alpaca knitwear. Enjoy a lovely range of treats for lunch at the estate, before a wander around town and later taste some of the local wines and visit the Harvey Cheese Factory.