More remote than the bigger, busier cities, Perth definitely has a quieter and more laid back vibe. But if you still need to step away from your city routine and recharge your batteries, we’ve handpicked a collection of the best weekend getaways from Perth, plus some recommendations on nearby restaurants and cafes. All of these luxury escapes promise plenty of rest and relaxation and are all less than 3 hours drive from the city. 

One of the Luxury Apartments at Aqua Resort Busselton

Aqua Resort Busselton, Broadwater

Nestled in over 8 acres of peppermint woodlands and featuring a beachfront waterfall swimming pool, heated spa, and private pools, Aqua Resort Busselton is the splash of refreshment you are looking for. Choose from 1-bedroom to 5-bedroom self-contained luxury villas that are perfect for family getaways or even a romantic escape. On-site, enjoy access to a tennis court, outdoor pool and heated spa, and sauna, along with expansive views overlooking Cape Naturaliste or garden views from inside your contemporary villa. Multiple restaurants are close by, including Stilts Bar and Restaurant and Al Forno, just a stroll away.

Empire Spa Retreat features coastal chic accommodations

Empire Spa Retreat, Quedjinup

Set on 12 acres of vineyards and native gardens, Empire Spa Retreat is a charming destination hidden away from the complexities of busy city life. Centred around a restored 1970s farmhouse, this spa retreat features a guest lounge complete with a cosy fireplace and intimate outdoor spaces offering stunning views over the vineyards and native bushland. We recommend the Deluxe Suite or Luxury Villa that features a private balcony with tranquil garden views. Oh, and don’t miss out on the indulgent and bespoke therapies at EMPIRE Spa. Empire Spa Retreat includes breakfast in your accommodation, and a wide array of restaurants are just 10 minutes away by car.

Bina Maya Yallingup Escape's minimalist interiors with fireplace and bushland views

Bina Maya Yallingup Escape, Quedjinup

Bina Maya Yallingup Escape is a luxurious hidden escape with only two gorgeous self-contained villas. Set amidst over 7 acres of native bushland, its two villas, the Luxury Villa and The Residence, have Scandinavian interiors with wide windows and floor-to-ceiling walls that allow you to take in the serene views. The Luxury Villas are favourites among couples, while the spacious Luxury House boasts 4 bedrooms and can sleep up to 8 guests. During your escape from the city, enjoy chic furnishings, a fully-equipped kitchen, a Morso fireplace, locally sourced organic toiletries, and a relaxing dip in your own tub. A range of restaurants are also just a short 10-minute drive away in nearby Dunsborough.

The zen-like bedroom atmosphere at Yallingup Villas

Yallingup Villas, Yallingup

Crafted as a true escape for romantic couples, Yallingup Villas promises a secluded getaway nestled in the heart of Yallingup. Using a mix of natural materials in an interior design that is both contemporary and minimalist, this retreat offers 10 individually decorated guestrooms, complete with modern conveniences for the ultimate in romance and tranquil sophistication. Pictured above is the Studio Villa that can sleep up to 3 guests. Thinking of something a little more playful? The Art House features select artwork adorning the warm homely interiors and can also sleep up to 3.

The on-site outdoor pool at Discovery Rottnest Island

Discovery Resorts Rottnest Island

If you prefer a laid-back weekend getaway in a secluded and breathtaking location, Discovery Resorts Rottnest Island behind the sand dunes of Pinkie Beach is the place for you. This resort is a low-impact getaway that offers 83 tents furnished with all that you would expect from a hotel or resort. You can get to Rottnest Island by air or sea, with ferry trips being the more popular option. Ferry services are available daily and are serviced by Rottnest ExpressSealink Rottnest, and Rottnest Fast Ferries. If you choose to book a helicopter or seaplane ride, options include helicopter rides from Rottnest Air TaxiRottnest Air Express, and Rotorvation.

Smiths Beach Resort's light-filled ocean view villa

Smiths Beach Resort, Yallingup

Situated in the heart of the Margaret River wine region, Smiths Beach Resort is one of the finest luxury accommodations Yallingup has to offer. Perfectly positioned on the pristine sands of Smiths Beach, this award-winning resort boasts 60 air-conditioned rooms overlooking the sparkling Indian Ocean, offering the ultimate Australian beachside accommodation experience. This award-winning resort has an on-site restaurant, an outdoor pool, and boasts 60 air-conditioned rooms overlooking the sea. There’s a stylish hideaway for you here, whether you’re travelling with your special someone or with your family, there’s an accommodation for you here; For calming ocean views and plenty of sea breeze, we suggest the Ocean View Villas that can sleep 2 to 4 guests.

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Ocean view from deack at The Roozen Residence

The Roozen Residence, Prevelly

Located in Margaret River overlooking the Indian Ocean, The Roozen Residences is recognized as one of Australia’s best beach houses. This luxury holiday home offers a contemporary style of accommodation, open-plan architecture, and unsurpassed 180-degree ocean views from every room. Whatever the occasion, this retreat is simply breathtaking, with spaces perfect for just vibing out and tuning into the tranquillity of the vast seascape. The Roozen Residence is also close to nearby cafes, with recommended ones being: Sea Gardens Café with its surfie, chill vibe just a minute’s stroll away, or the more refined and award-winning vineyard dining at Leeuwin Estate, around 15 minutes away by car.

Spa tub at Losari Retreat

Losari Retreat, Bramley

Set on a hillside in the Margaret River region, Losari Retreat is a romantic and inspiring luxury getaway beautifully nestled in 66 acres of native bushland. Take in the beauty of the surrounding nature and unwind in one of four refined villas where you can enjoy a glass of bubbles while you soak in your private outdoor spa bath. Looking for even more ways to make your escape more indulgent? We strongly suggest making time for the body spa therapies and botanical facials that will make you feel renewed after your session. Bussel Highway also boasts a tempting selection of restaurants—from trattorias to Thai restaurants and contemporary cafes, a range of choices is waiting for you just 10 minutes away by car.

The Sebel Swan Valley The Vines

The Sebel Swan Valley The Vines, The Vines

Find yourself surrounded by some of the most popular wineries, art galleries, and restaurants when staying at The Sebel Swan Valley. Choose from studio apartments or 2-bedroom apartments equipped with kitchen facilities and private bathrooms. With the large outdoor pool, tennis court, and golf course to choose from, this Swan Valley accommodation is ideal for a retreat with friends and family. After a day of activities, unwind at the on-site spa, or head to nearby Muscats Restaurant and The Vines Café & Bar that offer cocktails and a la carte meals.

The Swan Valley Retreat

The Swan Valley Retreat, Henley Brook

Experience serenity and relaxing seclusion when you book one of the rooms at The Swan Valley Retreat. The Cabernet and Merlot Rooms were created with comfort and relaxation in mind. Each has a balcony, king-sized bed, kitchenette and relaxing outdoor spa. You can also choose from a range of pampering options from the onsite day spa including flotation therapy, hydrotherapy, clay treatment, massages, and facials. Feeling a bit competitive? You can also enjoy a friendly match of tennis on-site. The Swan Valley Retreat is just a 5-minute drive away from Black Swan Winery and Restaurant, and The Naked Fox Wine Bar & Café for some al fresco and vineyard view dining moments.

Olio Bello Lakeside Glamping

Olio Bello Lakeside Glamping, Cowaramup

Olio Bello Lakeside Glamping is an intimate escape located in Cowaramup. This boutique retreat is the perfect place to disappear, away from hectic city life. It makes us think of quiet days in Italy, or perhaps Mallorca. Set in a romantic 320-acre olive farm, each bungalow accommodation has been architecturally designed for maximum comfort and features a private ensuite, kitchenette, minibar, and spacious sunset viewing decks. There’s an on-site café and tasting room that offers a relaxed farm-to-table experience, and channels that idyllic Mediterranean ambience. If you love really good olive oil like we do, you’ll be glad to know that here you can sample the farm’s over 21 olive oil varieties. A hundred per cent fresh and organic!

Looking for more getaway options? Browse our full collection of luxury getaways in Western Australia.

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A lover of the finer things in life, Mat is a travel junkie who is addicted to the excitement and sense of wonder you experience when visiting a destination for the first time. His passions include music, good food and fine wine, but his epicurean tastes don't get in the way of enjoying life's simpler pleasures like gardening, bush-walking, and exciting street food flavours.