Thinking about a mid-year break to shake off the stress of work? Want to take the kids to visit some of the amazing natural places our state has to offer? Your next break might be closer than you think – literally!
A spectacular beachfront adventure awaits at RAC Cervantes Holiday Park, just two hours north of Perth and home to a great selection of natural wonders dotted along the turquoise coast.
Make camp at Cervantes and head just 15 minutes away to take in the world-famous Pinnacles, formed more than 25,000 years ago and standing like ghostly sentinels spread across 190 hectares of Nambung National Park.
The national park is also home to shady groves of tuart trees, coastal dune systems, and beautiful beaches.
You can also take a journey back through time at Lake Thetis, one of the few places in the world where you can witness living marine stromatolites, or ‘living fossils’. Microbes similar to those found in the earliest records of life on Earth gradually deposit calcium which forms rocky lumps around the lake’s edge.
The stromatolites at Lake Thetis have been dated to around 3370 years old!
For those who want to experience the ocean, a favourite among visitors to Cervantes is the Lobster Shack, offering sea lion tours, fishing charters and lobster-pot pulling.
People are also free to visit the live-lobster processing factory before trying some of the freshest lobsters Australia has to offer. Bon appetite!
If you’re more inclined to head south of our fine city, RAC Busselton Holiday Park has you covered, located just 2.5 hours from Perth.
The park is located on eight hectares of natural bushland, sprawled out near the white sands and crystal-clear waters of Geographe Bay.
Explore the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere and check out some beneath-the-sea action from the comfort of an underwater observatory.
Of course, Busselton is a brilliant hub from which to explore the wonders of the wider South West region as well.
A trip to Busselton wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Naturaliste Reptile Park or Wonky Windmill Farm and Eco Park; or the whole family can devour a visit to the Margaret River Chocolate Company, with parents taking in a cheeky tasting at the iconic Bootleg Brewery.
Whether you want to reconnect with the family, relax or explore, there is an RAC holiday park to suit. With getaways that are big on entertainment and light on the hip pocket, now is the perfect time to treat yourself to the family-friendly atmosphere found at RAC parks along Western Australia’s world-class coast.
For more family-friendly holiday inspiration and to save up to 20%* on accommodation at both RAC Cervantes Holiday Park and RAC Busselton Holiday Park visit racparksandresorts.com.au/specials
before 30 June to book your next short break escape.
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