WA’s Secret Long-Weekend Getaways

WA’s Secret Long-Weekend Getaways

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If you’re one of the lucky few to have ten consecutive days off over Easter this year, chances are you’ll be looking to get out of town and explore what our beautiful state has to offer.

Whether you’re planning for some rest and relaxation over Easter (or the Anzac Day long weekend), we’ve listed our top picks that are all ready to be discovered right here in Western Australia this time of year.

Faraway Bay

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As its name suggests, Faraway Bay is one of the world’s most isolated retreats, located in the serene wilderness 280km north-west of Kununurra.

Here you’ll discover the natural wonders of the Kimberley whilst devoting the rest of your time to star-gazing, bird-watching, and swimming in total tranquillity.

Stay at the cliff-top sanctuary that is Eagle Lodge where you can take in magnificent views of the breathtaking bay (and the uninterrupted 180 degree ocean views) as you take a dip in the freshwater plunge pool.

Green Head

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For a postcard-perfect break, Green Head perfectly encapsulates WA’s pristine beaches and laidback lifestyle.

The small friendly coastal town north of Perth is best explored fishing, scuba diving, indulging in water sports and bushwalking. The trail between the jetty and Dynamite Bay, as well as through Lesueur National Park makes for a popular trek amongst visitors during autumn.

If you’re wanting to retreat in the many secluded bays Green Head has to offer, Dynamite Bay and South Bay are perfect pockets to swim (safely) in or taking those long walks along the beach. And don’t leave without booking yourself on a Sea Lion charter, where you can get up close and personal with sea lions and the majestic wildlife (read more on Tripadvisor).

Bridgetown

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If you’re after an escape inland, take the relaxing and scenic drive through WA’s South-West to Bridgetown. Perched along the Blackwood River, Bridgetown is a jewel in the crown of the South-West, boasting a long list of things to see and do.

A whole host of lively events are happening during April in Bridgetown, such as their ever-popular Sunday market stalls (27th – Easter Sunday), the 15th Blackwood River Chamber Festival, and the Easter Tennis Tournament, which is the largest of its kind in Western Australia.

Take a reprieve from the tennis and market crowds by retreating to the lush rolling hills or picturesque banks of the Blackwood River. Often compared to the English or European landscape, Bridgetown offers a breathtaking refuge at their many B&Bs, such as the gorgeous family-run farm house, The Apple.

Whatever adventure you embark on these April holidays, remember to take care on the roads and, above all, have fun!

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