We chose the trip north from Perth to Exmouth to be our Greatescape #1 and named it "Discover Australia's Coral Coast and Ningaloo".
You can use our itineraries as a complete template or break them up into a number of shorter holiday drives or just use them as a starting point for your research - from which you can make up your own personalised greatescape with our itinerary building software.
Sometimes the 8GreatEscapes series will take you to a regions' iconic destinations and sometimes to some of the unique places along the way that you would not find if you just drove along the main highway.
Our theme for this series is:
.."Don't drive fast...don't drive past....come in and have a look at the real Western Australia!"
Some of the very best experiences we enjoyed whilst researching and designing these 8GreatEscapes (and filming the webisodes for our DriveWA film series) came when we saw a side road and slowed down and turned in to have a look.
The footage I like best in the first couple of webisodes is of a pair of dolphin playing with a fish which we shot less than a hundred metres off the beach.
We stumbled over it doing exactly that - we were just meandering along the Indian Ocean Way at about 80km keeping an eye out for something interesting and suddenly there it was - some of the best moments on the trip are the ones that weren't planned.
If you get a chance, please pop in to our Driving Holidays Info centre, have a chat with us and pick up some maps, books and brochures - so you have everything that you need to get the best mileage out of your journey.
Most importantly, please drive safely - we have compiled a safety video which we recommend that all young drivers and those who have not had a lot of experience driving in the WA outback watch - Australian outback conditions are a bit unusual and road conditions can change quite quickly.
Then you can refer to them along the way so you can check details and find the places you want to find etc. The wonderful modern digital technology that is evolving with iphones, ipads and other pdas etc are very exciting and can make a lot of difference to your enjoyment of your DriveWA.com escape.
The 8GreatEscapes series is made up of our Chairman Chris Pyes' all time favourite WA drives..
We are working through these webpages and updating them all the time to bring them up to date with new attractions and activities.