Depart Perth City and journey along the Great Northern Highway to the picturesque Chittering Valley; witness the ever changing scenery of rural WA and escape the bustle of city life. You can stop along the way and enjoy the country ambience and local produce at one of the seven wineries.
Further north you will reach New Norcia, Australia's only Monastic Town. The buildings and artworks here are fascinating blend of Spanish and Australian architecture and the atmosphere is wonderfully peaceful and serene.
Be sure to pop into the local Visitor Centre for tastings from the famous New Norcia bakery and samples of the regions olive oil and local produce.
Head back down the highway and detour west towards the pretty township of Gingin, surrounded by rolling hills and filled with pristine parklands it makes for a lovely 'Devonshire Tea' stop on the return to Perth. To get back to the city follow the Brand Highway which links up with the Great Northern Highway.