Wilbinga’s located just 70 clicks north of Perth, between Two Rocks and Guilderton and is just about the closest range sand driving fix you’re gonna find within cooee of a state capital.
Fitzgerald River National Park is a little slice of sandy perfection wedged midway between Albany and Esperance, 460km southwest of Perth.
Yeagurup’s a bumper spot for time-poor Perthlings to escape to for a quick hit of proper offroading. You’re looking at tackling a 330km stretch of highway heading due south from the city to reach your destination.
Camping in the dunes, belting along the blindingly white beach run, casting a line behind the breakers or going for a dip in the surf. Seriously, what more could you ask for in a springtime weekender?
Lucky Bay is within West Oz’s Cape le Grand National Park, and boasts one of the most sought after campgrounds in the west. The park is 55km out of the town of Esperance and 700km from Perth.
An easy drive east from the capital to the Lakes Roadhouse, through the eucalypt forest of Wandoo National Park out to Avondale. The 300km loop is perfect for a long daytrip, even allowing time for a trackside smoko pitstop.