Western Australia is one of the largest and most diverse states in the country, home to rugged coastlines, extraordinary wildlife, and rich culture. With such an exciting myriad of destinations, Western Australia is the ideal place for travellers to hit the road and unearth the epic adventures that await.

At Gino’s Panel and Paint, we care about delivering you a high-quality car service, so you can ensure your car is safe and dependable for your next road trip across our remarkable state. Pack your bags and grab your car keys as we discover some of Western Australia’s greatest holiday destinations.

Margaret River

Located in Western Australia’s southwest just a few hours’ drive from Perth, Margaret River is the ideal destination to experience the very best in food, wine, and outdoor adventure. The Margaret River region is known for its relaxed atmosphere, with a town culture centred around outdoor activities such as surfing and hiking.

The region boasts a plethora of must-see natural attractions including the sparkling coastline, awe-inspiring caves, and towering karri forests. Winding down after a day of exploring is made easy with the region being home to various wineries and eateries, making Margaret River a true experience of the tastebuds. Drink in the flavour of the southwest at any of the region’s scenic wineries or treat yourself to mouth-watering sweets at the Margaret River Chocolate Company.

 

Jewel Cave Margaret River

 

Exmouth

Over 1,000km north of Perth, the resort town of Exmouth is perhaps one of Western Australia’s most richly diverse marine environments. The region is located along the stunning Coral Coast and is a favourite for adventurous travellers seeking a once-in-a-lifetime immersive coastal experience.

One of the most unique aspects of this popular destination is the unique opportunity to swim with the Indian Ocean’s most gentle giant. The whale shark season is in full swing between March and August, when tours depart daily to explore the nearby World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef. Camp, or even glamp, along the pristine coastline and spend your days hiking, snorkelling, getting up close with diverse wildlife, and dining on deliciously fresh seafood.

 

Whale Shark Exmouth

 

Rottnest Island

Famous for being home to furry friends with a knack for selfie-taking, this picturesque island is situated 19km off the coast of Perth and has made its mark as an internet sensation. Make your way to the Fremantle or Perth departure points, where the island is easily accessible via a short ferry ride or by air, cementing itself as a local favourite for both daytrips and holidays alike. Native to Rottnest Island, the adorable quokka is a species of wallaby that draws visitors from around the globe to snap the perfect holiday picture.

The island is the ultimate adventurer’s haven, with over 60 stunning beachscapes and a myriad of coral reefs and wrecks providing some of the best snorkelling destinations in the world. While renowned as a marine paradise, the island certainly lacks nothing in culture or history. Partake in enriching Aboriginal cultural tours, exploring the heritage of the island known traditionally as ‘Wadjemup’, or discover Rottnest’s fascinating military history within the lighthouse and underground tunnels.

 

Rottnest Island Lighthouse

 

Monkey Mia

The Monkey Mia region, despite what the name may suggest, is internationally famed for creating an intimate experience for visitors to interact with inquisitive local dolphins. Situated approximately a 10-hour drive north of Perth in Shark Bay, the picturesque coastal region is a World Heritage landmark.

The coastal paradise is a hotspot for marine research, particularly on bottlenose dolphins. As a result, the wider Shark Bay region is home to over 200 resident Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins and visitors are encouraged to participate in daily feedings taking place at the Monkey Mia Visitors Centre, led by knowledgeable and passionate staff. The RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort offers an array of accommodation options including resort-style cabins and rooms, and powered and unpowered campsites, appealing to every type of traveller looking to bask in the coast’s natural beauty.

 

Dolphins Monkey Mia

 

Esperance

Nestled on the coast just over 700km south-east of Perth is the quirky yet loveable town of Esperance. This remote region is a must-see destination, well worth the drive through the expansive Wheatbelt area with numerous attractions along the way.

The vibrant Esperance region is the epitome of an iconic Australian landscape, where dazzling white sands meet rocky red earth and deep blue seas. Esperance is a surfer’s delight, boasting exceptional beaches, while the slightly less talented can put themselves to practice on the spectacular Wave Rock formation. The bay overlooks an incredible seascape, comprising over 100 islands of the Recherche Archipelago, including the idyllic daytrip destination of Woody Island. The excitement continues within the town centre, with an art gallery, mini golf, steam train, and full-sized Stonehenge replica among our unmissable sites.

 

Esperance

 

Car Service Experts Fremantle

At Gino’s Panel and Paint, we know first-hand how important a reliable and smooth-running vehicle is, especially during those once-in-a-lifetime trips around our great state. That’s why we’re committed to providing exceptional car servicing to help you get back on the road faster.

Based in Fremantle and servicing the Perth community since 1973, we care about taking the hassle out of driving so you can enjoy the journey and vehicle performance once you’ve returned. Contact our friendly team today to find out more about our quality car servicing, and have confidence in your car before embarking on your next adventure.