Perth and its surrounding regions offer 4WD lovers some of the best tracks in the world. There are several regions we recommend you travel to in your Perth 4WD Hire including; The Coral Coast; The Kalgoorlie and Goldfields region and of course the famous Margaret River Wine Country. There are plenty of things to see and do for families, couples and groups of every age. Sometimes permits are required and remote regions require careful planning of supplies etc as their beauty is matched by their remoteness, so be sure to make the correct arrangements before you leave.
This scenic coastal region lies to the north of Perth and makes the perfect road trip with 1100km of stunning coastline to soak up. There are sealed roads all the way from Perth or you can enjoy an off-road experience in your Perth 4WD Hire travelling the Gascoyne Murchinson outback pathways. Consisting of three self-drive trails –
The Wool Wagon Pathway
And The Kingsford Smith Mail Run
The pathways showcase the stunning rich red earth, the rugged beauty of rock formations and magnificent wildflowers that bloom in spring.
The pathways are quite remote with only a sprinkling of major towns; however there is a wide range of accommodation options from caravan parks and motels to B&Bs and very welcoming cattle stations. We advise planning your journey carefully with organised fuel stops and supplies.
Sights within the Coral Coast region include:
Cervantes –the starting point of the coral coast, this area is best described as a scenic fishing village. The beaches here look like those on a postcard with white sands and sparkling waters. Hangover Bay and Kangaroo Point are excellent fishing spots while the sand dunes from Lancelin make for excellent 4WD driving.
The Pinnacles Desert
The Pinnacles Desert – a major attraction within the Nambung National Park, these spectacular limestone formations rising up out of the sand attract around 200,000 visitors every year. Enjoy a sunrise or sunset tour – less crowds and the light formations make for a stunning photo opportunity.
Jurien Bay – Here you can stay in camping grounds just meters from the beach and spend your days fishing, surfing, swimming and more. Great place to relax and unwind with a great selection of cafes and restaurants.
Geraldton –This beautiful town is surrounded by a gorgeous coastline on the west and by lush green hills on the right, to the north and south there are sparkling rivers. Perfect for water sports and wildflowers; be sure to try some delicious lobster that the town is renowned for. You can also take an eastern inland trip to Mullewa from here to see the famous wildflowers in spring.
Monkey Mia – located within the shark bay area, famous for its friendly pod of bottlenose dolphins that interact on the shore with visitors several times per day. Thought to be the only place in Australia where dolphins visit daily not seasonally.
Ningaloo Reef/Exmouth- Ningaloo is the largest fringing reef in Australia and is situated a few minutes from Exmouth. Some of the best snorkelling and dive sites in this region can only be accessed by 4WD. You can hire diving and snorkelling equipment and it is a great place to go kayaking, swim with the Whale Shark or just cruising leisurely in a glass-bottomed boat. Certainly gives the Great Barrier Reef a run for its money!
Kalgoorlie-Boulder -the Golden Outback
With Perth 4WD Rentals you can enjoy the complete Kalgoorlie/ Goldfields experience. Gold was discovered in this region in the 1890s and from there the towns and communities were built. Explore historical buildings, learn about the area’s rich heritage and try your luck with some gold prospecting and fossicking. The landscape itself is spectacular and includes Eucalypt forests, red dirt plains and low lying lakebeds. Be sure to visit the Super Pit Mine- the largest open pit mine in Australia producing up to 850,000 ounces of gold every year.
The Golden Outback has some of the most exciting 4WD trails you’ll find anywhere in the world. They include:
Canning Stock Route
Canning Stock Route – a 2000km stretch that crosses the Gibson and Great Sandy deserts. The sand dunes and your Perth 4×4 Hire are a match made in heaven. The route is classed as extremely challenging and is best driven as a convey with experienced drivers.
Gunbarrel Highway – At just over 1300km it is a little shorter than the Canning Stock Route but just as arduous. It’s a long remote, drive that crosses over the Gibson and Great Victoria deserts. Plenty of camels and other wildlife but good planning is required. Finishes in the Northern Territory.
John Holland Track
John Holland Track – This famous 4WD trail starts in the wheat belt area of Broomehill and goes right through to the Goldfields region. Some places to see include: Emu Rock, Sheoak Rock, Malleefowl Nest, Mount Holland, Sandalwood Rocks and Agnes Gnamma.
Make sure you have all the necessary permits before you start, as they will be required when travelling through private and Indigenous lands.
Margaret River – South West region
Travel is approximately three hours from Perth to this popular tourist area. Margaret River is the heart of Western Australia’s wine country but there’s more to see than vineyards in this beautiful part of the world, check out the stunning beaches and forests too.
Places to visit include:
Margaret River – Here you can cellar door hop until your heart’s content as there are over 100 wineries in this premium wine region and many cafes and restaurants too. There are also art galleries and fresh produce to devour; the region is renowned for its fresh fruit and vegetables, meat seafood and home style jams and chutneys. After the wineries, head to one of the many beaches located along the Margaret River coastline.
Busselton – This is a popular family holiday spot that features a famous 2km long jetty. The underwater observatory is fantastic and whale watching is a on offer from September through to December. You can see the dolphins at Port Geographe marina too. Take a drive in your Perth Camper Hire out to Ambergate Reserve, Ludlow Tuart Forest and Vasse- Wonnerup Wetlands.
Dunsborough – This is the northern most town in the Margaret River region. Home to Cape Naturaliste which has a lighthouse and numerous walking trails, it is also the starting point for the Cape to Cape track. Diving is popular here too as the HMAS Swan wreck, the largest accessible wreck in the southern hemisphere is situated here. Wildflowers when in bloom are absolutely stunning.
Yallingup – Lots of natural attractions to see here. Ngilgi Cave is always fascinating with its collection of stalactite, stalagmite formations. Sugarloaf Rock is another must see – this triangular shaped formation rises up out of the ocean and the area is also home to some dramatic cliff action. Canal Rocks offers breathtaking coastal views and the sunsets are spectacular. Take your Perth 4WD Hire out to Kabbijup Beach to the north – the three bears 4WD track will take you to some of the best surfing breaks in the region.
Coweramup / Gracetown
Coweramup / Gracetown – Coweramup a quirky cow-themed town that will charm you instantly, while Gracetown is situated 10km to its west. Stunning coastal cliffs and scenery abound- well known for its surf breaks.
Augusta – Great place to holiday if you don’t like crowds. This is where the Indian and Southern oceans meet and as such there are plenty of superb coastal views and lookouts to enjoy. Get off the beaten track in the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park where there are some great 4WD only tracks between Cowaramup Bay and Hamelin Bay.
There is plenty of accommodation on offer in Perth and its surrounds ranging from campsites right through to luxurious motels. Contact us today for a free quote or to book your Perth 4WD Hire today.
4WD Camping, Travel and Accommodation in Western Australia
Coral Coast boasts plenty of caravan parks and camping grounds where you can choose to stay in a cabin or pitch a tent. There are spa retreats and resorts as well as chalets and cottages. For the upmarket nature lover there is always the glamping option – a stay in a safari style eco tent located on the oceanfront. Perth 4WD Rentals will take you to paradise and beyond – your accommodation style is completely up to you!
National Park Camping Sites
National Parks have serviced camp areas, many with onsite rangers, designated generator and non-generator sites, fresh water, toilets and shower facilities. These areas may have restrictions on length of stay and park fees may apply. See the Department of Parks and Wildlife website for more information about national park camping sites and fees. There can be huge distances between townships so you may have to camp on private properties or Aboriginal lands, make sure you obtain permission and permits before entering the area. Some roads are not suitable for towing a caravan and there are camping restrictions in certain areas. Please check road conditions and permit requirements with the local Visitor Centre before you set off on your journey.
Due to the remoteness you are advised to follow some simple caravan and camping tips. For more travel advice, see the road safety section. Perth 4WD Hire welcomes you to explore one of the most pristine places on the planet.
Perth 4WD Hire
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Perth 4WD Hire
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Some sections of roads are suitable for 4WD vehicles only. Take plenty of water on all Outback Trips. Check distances and driving conditions and ensure you have adequate fuel at all times. Remember Outback Rule “Number 1” – if your Vehicle breaks down you MUST stay with your Vehicle for safety reasons. Required driving times for 4WD on unsealed roads are longer, ensure you allow adequate time. During the ‘wet season’ from October to April, vehicles cannot access the 4WD only / unsealed roads. Plan your itinerary in advance to avoid disappointment.