Days to take off: Take off either 24th & 25th or 27th & 28th of January for a 5-day long weekend.
Where to go: Esperance and the coast is where you’ll want to spend these long summer days. The weather is perfect, with an average high of 26 degrees and a very low chance of rain, so it’s a fantastic time to go swimming at the turquoise beaches. There is an array of beaches to explore, as well as rock climbing, hiking, swimming, surfing, stargazing, and so much more!
Days to take off: Take off 1st & 5th March for a 5-day long weekend.
Where to go: Hopetoun and the Fitzgerald Coast. The pristine wilderness of Fitzgerald River National Park on the southern coast is perfect for anyone with a love of nature and a thirst for adventure. Drive from Perth to Hopetoun, which takes just under 6 hours, and spend 5 days at this coastal paradise. The Fitzgerald Coast is recognised as one of the most diverse botanical regions on earth with around 1,800 species of flowering plant alone. It won’t be wildflower season, so instead of wildflower watching you can hike, swim, whale watch, fish, and catch some amazing sunsets behind East Mount Barren.
Days to take off: Take off 26th, 27th & 28th March for 7 days off.
Where to go: If you have a whole week off, we’d highly recommend heading to the Gascoyne Murchison and tackling the Road to the Rock road trip. Explore miles of rich red and lush outback paradise with rugged rock formations, station stays, swimming holes, ancient rock art, and some of the best 4WD trails in all of Australia! You’ll see Burringurrah (Mount Augustus), the largest rock in the world, which is twice the size of Uluru and has the most epic views from the top if you decide to hike!
NOTE: If you are attempting to high up Mount Augustus, you’ll need to be well prepared as the return hike can take 6-8 hours and should be only attempted by experienced hikers and bush walkers. You will need to carry enough water (at least 3-4 litres per person, per day). Find out more from the Department of Parks and Wildlife website.
Days to take off: Take off 26th April for a 4-day weekend.
Where to go: Head out into the Wheatbelt and explore the vast countryside, wineries, camping locations, rock formations, and so much more. With trips starting from as close at 3 hours away, the Wheatbelt is a perfect long weekend destination. No matter what you’re after, you’re sure to find it along one of the many Wheatbelt road trips. Experience starry night skies, public silo artworks, and colourful landscapes galore.
Days to take off: Take off 31st May for a spectacular 4-day long weekend.
Where to go: The middle of the year is the perfect time to head out into the Goldfields region. The cooler, winter months provide the perfect conditions for exploring, camping, hiking, and road tripping. What better way to celebrate WA Day by discovering the rich and extensive gold mining history dating back to the discovery of gold in the 1890s in the small towns and communities in the Goldfields. We’d recommend getting out in the Golden Quest Discovery Trail to explore the vast salt flats of Lake Ballard and see one of the world’s most remote art installation, head to a real-life ghost town, visit a pub with a resident horse, see some epic goldfields landscapes, and so much more.
Days to take off: Take off 20th September for a 4-day weekend of wildflowers.
Where to go: It’s wildflower season! Head to the Northern Wheatbelt to experience an array of colour and fields of petals that burst into colour in September. You’ll be treated to a sea of colour as far as the eye can see along your 4-day road trip, so plan for some epic picnics among the fields of flowers and visit the small towns dotted along the way with some beautiful heritage buildings. Suggested road trip: Wildflower Way.
Days to take off: Don’t get stuck in the office over the festive season! Take off the 23rd, 24th, 27th and 30th December and enjoy a 10-day break.
Where to go: Head south and enjoy The South West Edge. This epic road trip takes you through one of the most beautiful parts of the country, departing from Perth, through Margaret River, Denmark, Albany, all the way to beautiful Esperance. Experience out of this world beaches, indulgent food and drink at the extensive list of wineries and restaurants, gigantic karri forests surrounding you, and much more. Discover the small towns along the way and wind your way back through the Wheatbelt region to experience Wave Rock, or journey even further up into the Goldfields!