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15 WA road trip stops to take a 15 min break

11 April 2022

15 WA road trip stops to take a 15 min break

Whether you’re chasing the sun in the north or hitting the blustery beaches of the southwest, check out our line-up of iconic favourites and hidden gems that are perfect for a break away from the wheel on your road trip these holidays.

Bunbury Farmers Maerket

The Easter School Holidays are here and there’s never been a better time to explore the great state of WA. Whether you’re heading to the wine region of Margaret River or the turquoise waters of Esperance, more than 200,000 West Australians will hit the road this April.

However, with so many drivers on the highways for extended periods, it’s important to stop for a 15-minute break every two hours to keep you and your passengers safe.

To help inspire those 15-minute breaks, we’ve created a list of 15 great stops around the state so you can remove your hands from the steering wheel, stretch your legs and enjoy WA’s iconic pitstops and a few hidden gems.

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Kulin Museum

Heading out to Esperance or Bremer Bay? Why not stop in the heart of Kulin for a stroll and check out the history of the wheatbelt. Built-in the mid-1920s, Butlers Garage operated in Kulin until 1994. Today it has been restored and the museum contains an impressive collection of vintage cars, farm equipment, and machinery.

Location: Lot 87 Johnston Street, Kulin

Public Silo Art

On your way to Esperance? Be sure to check out Ravensthorpe’s installation of the Silo Trail. It took Fremantle-based, Dutch-born, artist Amok Island 31 days and 338 litres of paint to execute the monumental Six Stages of Banksia works on CBH Group silos in Ravensthorpe. A truly striking and awakening view to take in while you stop for a break. 

Location: Corner South Coast Highway and Dance Street, Ravensthorpe

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Gorge Rock Picnic Area

Heading to Esperance? Make your first stop the beautiful country town with something for everyone, Corrigin. The perfect picture opp at the vast open landscape views of Gorge Rock. If you’re travelling with kids, let them burn off some energy at the Adventure Park then take a step back in time at the Pioneer Museum.

Location: Corrigin-Kondinin Road

Wave Rock

Heading to Esperance? Check out Wave Rock just off the island road. If you travel through Hyden visit the impressive Wave Rock on your way. Located in the Wheatbelt, Wave Rock is a natural landmark that reaches 15 metres high. The shape of Wave Rock is caused by millions of years of erosion by wind and rain.

Location: 1 Wave Rock Rd, Hyden

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National Anzac Centre

Heading to Albany, Bremer Bay or Esperance? Be sure to check out the National Anzac Centre located in Mount Clarence. National Anzac Centre, a state-of-the-art interpretive museum that uses multimedia, interactive technology, and historical artefacts to pay tribute to the Australian and New Zealand forces who served in the First World War.

Location: 67 Forts Rd, Mount Clarence

Gladstone Scenic Lookout

Heading North? Whether you’re heading to Carnarvon, Coral Bay or Exmouth, Gladstone Scenic Lookout is the perfect rest stop. As you head north, Gladstone Scenic Lookout is a beautiful spot for a quick break to take in 360-degree views of the surrounding desert landscape. Located next to the North West Coastal Highway, about 250m off the main road.

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White Elephant Café

Heading to Augusta? Have a break, a bite to eat and stretch your legs at White Elephant Café on Gnarabup Beach.

Location: Gnarabup Road, Margaret River

Vasse Bakery

Heading to Dunsborough, Yallingup or Eagle Bay? Make sure you stop by Vasse Bakery for some delicious, freshly baked goods. A local favourite, Vasse bakery is known for its delicious, fresh items and aesthetic look.

Location: 7/12 Napoleon Promenade, Vasse

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Bunbury Farmer’s Markets

Heading South? Be sure to stop at the Bunbury Farmer’s Markets to support local and grab some fresh, local produce. The Bunbury Farmer’s Markets are a bustling market with stalls for fruit, vegetables, cheese, meat, preserves, ready-made meals and more.

Location: 2 Vittoria Rd, Glen Iris

Fergus the Bull

Heading South? Take a quick break and meet Fergus the Bull, the mascot for Ferguson Valley. Look out for Fergus the Bull and the Millars Creek Information Bay, after the turn-offs for Collie and Australind. A perfect place to stretch your legs and meet Fergus.

Location: Millars Creek Information Bay

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Lancelin Sand Dunes

Heading to Jurien Bay, Geraldton or Kalbarri? Make a stop in Lancelin to see the beautiful sand dunes. Pure white sand rises three storeys high and entry to the dunes is free and open. Lancelin Sand Dunes is the perfect place for a scenic stop. 

Location: Beacon Rd, Lancelin

Settlers Roadhouse

Heading south? Make a stop at Settlers Roadhouse for a delicious, homemade sausage roll and stretch your legs. There are plenty of coeliac friendly options as well! Great coffee, homemade savoury treats and hot food for all to enjoy on a road trip.

Location:  3680 Old Coast Rd, Myalup

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Golden Valley Tree Park

Heading to Walpole, Pemberton or Denmark? Stop by the gorgeous Golden Valley Tree Park. Golden Valley Tree Park is a sixty-hectare landscaped park set in the picturesque hills of Balingup. The heritage listed site has a collection of trees that was begun over one hundred years ago and is now the largest arboretum in WA.

Location: 164 Old Padbury Rd, Balingup

Williams Roadhouse

Heading to Albany? Make a stop along the way at Williams BP Roadhouse AKA home to the south west’s best homemade sausage rolls. Stop at the perfect place for lunch in Williams on your way down south. Stretch your legs, get some fresh air and enjoy a delicious sausage roll or meat pie.

Location: 14 Albany Hwy, Williams

Milk Shack

Heading to Augusta? Get some extra energy for the drive in Margaret River at Milk Shack. Treat yourself and the kids to delicious shakes and local handcrafted ice cream! With over 42 flavours there is something for everyone.

Location: 140 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River


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