The Only 7D6N Muslim-Friendly Road Trip Itinerary You Need To Explore Perth And Beyond


Farah Fazanna •  May 02, 2023

Perth, Western Australia's capital city, is a beautiful and diverse destination that has much to offer visitors. From stunning beaches to charming historic towns, there is no shortage of places to explore. If you're looking for a comprehensive Muslim-friendly road trip itinerary that covers the best of Perth and Western Australia, you've come to the right place! ? Our 7D6N itinerary takes you on a journey through some of the most breathtaking and fascinating places in Western Australia, including the coastal city of Mandurah, the historic town of Albany, the stunning natural beauty of Margaret River, and the picturesque Rottnest Island.

This beautiful destination is perfect for a road trip and it’s the perfect place to fulfil your caravan dreams! We’ve planned this itinerary with that in mind ☺️ Whether you're travelling with family, friends, or solo, this itinerary is perfect for those looking to discover the beauty and diversity of Western Australia. So buckle up and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime! ?

Before you arrive in Perth

Before you plan your trip, don’t forget to apply for a visa! The visa or ETA (Electronic Travel Authority) is valid for three months each time you enter Australia, so plan your trip wisely! Do also factor in enough time for your visa application! It differs for each country, so check the Australian Department of Home Affairs website and the visa process timings. We recommend that you plan and apply for your visa early, book a flexible flight ticket, or only confirm your flight booking upon receiving your visa approval.

#HHWT Tip: Australia is very particular about what you can and cannot bring, including food, so it’s best to check the list of prohibited items and food to ensure you can pass customs with no problems!

Day 1: Perth

Pick up your motorhome (30 mins)

  • Are you ready for an adventure of a lifetime?
  • Once you arrived at Perth Airport, pick up your motorhome. We can recommend renting your motorhome from maui, or Britz.
  • For more information about driving in Western Australia, check out Tourism Western Australia’s road trip guide!

Lunch at Big Booley’s (1 hour)

  • Head over to Big Booley’s, a halal-certified South African burger joint.
  • The patties are freshly made every day — a killer smash burger ?, anyone?
  • The must-tries here include the Big Smoke Burger, where a juicy smashed beef patty is sandwiched between buttery, toasted buns and complemented with cheese, lettuce, tomato, jalapeños and a smoky mayo sauce. Mmm… yummy!
  • If one patty is not enough, you can double it up!

Halal status: Halal-certified

Address: Shop 7/194 William St, Beckenham WA 6107, Australia

Opening hours: 7am-4pm (Monday - Thursday), 7am - 7.30pm (Friday), 8am - 7.30pm (Saturday). Closed on Sundays.


Perth Zoo (1-2 hours)

Credit: Perth Zoo on Facebook

  • One family-friendly activity to do in Perth is to visit the Perth Zoo.
  • The zoo is home to over 1,200 animals from around the world, including kangaroos, koalas, lions, tigers, and elephants ?
  • We recommend taking a guided tour to learn about the animals and their habitats!
  • There are also several interactive exhibits, such as the Australian Bushwalk and the African Savannah, where you can get up close and personal with the animals.
  • The zoo also offers various events throughout the year, including live animal shows, special exhibitions, and seasonal activities. Check out their website for more information.
  • A trip to the Perth Zoo is an excellent way for families to spend a fun and educational day together!

Kings Park (30 - 1 hour)

Credit: Tourism Western Australia

  • Take a break from city life and enjoy time with your loved ones with a picnic at the Kings Park and Botanic Gardens ?
  • Kings Park is home to the spectacular Western Australian Botanic Garden, which displays over 3,000 species of the State’s unique flora.
  • The park is big (bigger than Central Park NYC, believe it or not! ?), so we recommend you head to Lotterywest Federation Walkway and enjoy picturesque views of the city skyline.
  • Take a stroll among the treetops and check out the State War Memorial precinct comprising the Cenotaph, Court of Contemplation, Flame of Remembrance and Pool of Reflection, which pays tribute to the various battles Australia has gone through ?
  • The park is big (bigger than Central Park NYC, believe it or not! ?), so we recommend you head to Lotterywest Federation Walkway and enjoy picturesque views of the city skyline.
  • Take a stroll among the treetops and check out the State War Memorial precinct comprising the Cenotaph, Court of Contemplation, Flame of Remembrance and Pool of Reflection, which pays tribute to the various battles Australia has gone through ?

Dinner at Charco’s Chicken Flaming Grill (1 hour)

Halal status: Halal-certified

Address: 9/74 Warton Rd, Huntingdale Shopping Centre, Huntingdale WA 6110, Australia

Opening hours: 10.30am - 9pm (closed on Sunday)

Caravan site in Perth

Blythwood Rest Area

Credit: Free Camping Near Me website

  • Blythwood Rest Area is a free campground located at 6233 South Western Highway in Blythewood.
  • It is accessible by motorbikes, campervans, RVs, camper trailers, caravans, and big rigs.
  • You are allowed to camp in tents at the Blythwood Rest Area.
  • Being close to the road, this site can be a bit noisy from the nearby traffic, but it should make a good spot for an overnight stop.
  • Amenities include tree shade, picnic tables, garbage bins, and good mobile reception.

Cost: Free

Distance: 96km South, 1h 30min drive

Address: S Western Hwy, Blythewood WA 6208, Australia

Day 2: Busselton and Margaret River (273 km, 3 hr 21 min drive)

  • Rise and shine! After having breakfast, it’s time to pack up and head towards Margaret River.
  • On the way, you’ll stop in Mandurah and Busselton.

Dolphin cruise in Mandurah (1 hour)

  • From Perth, it’s about a 1hr 30mins drive to Mandurah.
  • There are two ways to catch views of the resident bottlenose dolphins here: by playing boat captain or boarding a cruise.
  • If you prefer the privacy of doing so, rent a boat and take it out to Mandurah's glistening, calm waterways - make sure to keep those cameras ready for the marine stars ?
  • We recommend renting your boat with Mandurah Boat Hire. No license is needed!
  • The boat can fit from 4 to 12 passengers and you can bring your own food to enjoy onboard!
  • It’s as intimate and relaxing as a vacation should be - just you and your special ones basking in the moment, with a picturesque view of Mandurah's glistening, calm waterways ? You will even get the chance to see bottlenose dolphins, so keep those cameras ready!
  • If you’re not confident to skipper your own vessel, check out Mandurah Dolphin and Scenic Marine Cruise. You can enjoy cruising through the city’s calm, inland waterways and luxurious canals with live commentary by the expert marine guides on board!

P.S. There are still more activities to do in Mandurah that promise you endless fun, so check out our guide here!

Bunbury Farmers Market (1-2 hours)

Credit: Bunbury’s Farmers Market on Facebook

  • After your cruise, drive about 1 hour to Bunbury’s Farmers Market to stock up on your food supplies.
  • The produce you’ll find here is so fresh, crisp and colourful that it’ll feel like you’re tasting familiar foods for the first time ?
  • Bunbury Farmers Market hosts over 150 local growers, giving you the best of Western Australia’s produce throughout the year – plus, they sometimes mark prices down after 5 pm, so even if you arrive after most of the crowd leaves, you’ll be able to grab some bargains to make up for it ?

Address: 3/15 Cook St, Busselton WA 6280, Australia

Opening hours: 7.30am - 6.30pm (Monday - Friday), 7.30am - 5.30pm (Saturday), 8am - 5.30pm (Sunday)

Busselton Jetty (1-2 hours)

  • After stocking up your supplies, make your way to Busselton Jetty (about an hour’s drive)
  • Busselton Jetty is the Southern hemisphere’s longest timber jetty, with some of the most stunning views you’ll ever see – and the perfect spot for that classic Insta shot ?
  • Here, you can experience the marine wonderland beneath the Busselton Jetty up close!
  • You can either snorkel, scuba dive or try the SeaTREK ® undersea walk under the 150-year-old jetty ?
  • Choose the right tour for you at Dive Busselton Jetty.

Address: Busselton Visitors Centre, Queen St, Busselton WA 6280, Australia


Drive to Margaret River (1 hour)

  • The drive from Busselton Jetty to Margaret River takes about one hour.
  • So, enjoy the ride!

Caravan site in Margaret River

Riverview Tourist Park

  • After a long and adventurous day, you’ll need a comfy space to crash!
  • The Riverview Tourist Park is perfect as it’s located just a few minutes from Margaret River town centre.
  • It offers both powered and unpowered sites, as well as cabins.
  • The park has a swimming pool, BBQ facilities, and a camp kitchen.

Price per night: Starts from AUD$ 132

Address: 8/10 Willmott Ave, Margaret River WA 6285, Australia

Book on Agoda

Day 3: Margaret River to Albany

Margaret River Farmers Market (30 min - 1 hour)

  • Although it is popularly known as Western Australia’s wine-growing region, Muslim travellers can still find plenty of things to do here such as exploring lighthouses, nature walks, visiting farms and surfing! ?
  • This region is said to have one of the world’s most excellent climates for growing fresh produce.
  • Yes, vegetables, seafood, native foods, organic dairy, artisan cheese and chocolates! You’ll find all that in the Margaret River Farmers Market that runs every Saturday ?

Address: Lot 272 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River WA 6285, Australia

Opening hours: 7.30am - 11.30am (Saturdays only)

Margaret River Chocolate Factory (30 min)

Credit: Tourism Western Australia

  • If markets aren’t your thing, you can hop over to Margaret River Chocolate Factory because who doesn’t love chocolates? ? This award-winning store offers a wide selection of gooey, chocolatey, alcohol-free products!
  • Plus, chocolates are the food of love, which adds a sweet touch to your vacation! ?

Address: 415 Harmans Mill Rd &, Tom Cullity Dr, Metricup WA 6280, Australia

Opening hours: 9am - 5pm (Daily)

Lunch at The Urban Bean Margaret River (1 hour)

  • Head over to the Urban Bean Margaret River for lunch.
  • The restaurant offers delicious vegan and vegetarian dishes such as Mexican wrap, banana bread, savoury croissants and toasties.
  • The best part is, they used locally sourced ingredients so you know they’re made fresh!

Halal status: The restaurant is not halal-certified, but they serve vegetarian dishes. No alcohol is used in the ingredients.

Address: 157 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River WA 6285, Australia

Opening hours: 7am - 2.30pm (Daily)


Drive to Albany (343 km, 3 hr 52 min drive)

  • Time for another drive! If you’re planning for this epic road trip in Perth in August, we highly recommend making a detour to Nannup where there’s a flower festival happening every August.
  • If you have time, you can also detour to Pemberton for the wildflower season (from August to the end of October).

Dinner at Albany Indian Tandoori Restaurant (1 hour)

  • After a long drive, you deserve a delicious and hearty meal!
  • Head over to Albany Indian Tandoori Restaurant where you can indulge in comfort foods such as curry, naans, biryani and other classic Indian dishes.
  • Some of the must-tries include garlic naan, paneer pakora and biryani.

Halal status: The restaurant is not halal-certified but they do not serve pork. We are unable to confirm if they used halal-certified poultry so we recommend you to dine at your own discretion.

Address: 75 Frederick St, Albany WA 6330, Australia

Opening hours: 5pm - 9pm (Daily)

Caravan site in Albany

BIG4 Emu Beach Holiday Park

  • BIG4 Emu Beach Holiday Park is a beautiful caravan park located in the charming suburb of Emu Point, Albany.
  • It offers a range of accommodation options including powered and unpowered sites, as well as cabins and chalets.
  • For couples, there are Studio Apartments that come with a queen-sized bed and if you’re travelling with your family or a group, the Two-Room Chalet is for you.
  • The park has plenty of activities and facilities for guests to enjoy, including a swimming pool, tennis court, playground, BBQ facilities, and a camp kitchen.
  • The park is situated just a few minutes away from the beach and provides easy access to a range of outdoor activities, such as fishing, kayaking, and bushwalking.

Price per night: Starts from AUD$ 142

Address: 8 Medcalf Parade, Emu Point WA 6330, Australia

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Day 4: Albany

The Gap and Natural Bridge (1 hour)

  • The Gap and Natural Bridge lookouts located in the Torndirrup National Park offer magnificent views of the Southern Ocean and the coast from Bald Head to West Cape Howe.
  • At the Gap lookout, you can access a recently constructed viewing platform that is universally accessible and positioned 40 meters above the turbulent seas, providing stunning views in almost all weather conditions.
  • From the tranquil movements of calm seas to the turbulent rush of winter storms, the experience varies from day to day!
  • Similarly, the Natural Bridge viewing area features a solid, universally accessible pathway and viewing area that offers a less intimidating but still impressive perspective of one of the most exposed coasts in Australia ?

Address: The Gap Rd, Torndirrup WA 6330, Australia

Albany Wind Farm (1 hour)

  • The Albany Wind Farm is a farm that features 18 wind turbines that generate electricity for the region, providing a sustainable energy source for the local community.
  • A visit to the wind farm offers a fascinating glimpse into renewable energy technology and the importance of reducing our carbon footprint.
  • You can take a guided tour of the farm, where you can learn about the science behind wind energy and the technology used to harness it.
  • You can also enjoy stunning views of the surrounding coastline and countryside from the top of the hill.
  • A trip to the Albany Wind Farm is an excellent opportunity to learn about renewable energy and its importance for a sustainable future ?

Albany's Historic Whaling Station (1 hour)

  • The Albany Whaling Station is a museum that offers visitors a fascinating glimpse into the history of whaling in Western Australia.
  • Located on the site of the last operating whale processing station in the world, the museum features interactive exhibits, a restored whale chaser boat, and a skeleton of a blue whale.
  • You can take a guided tour to learn about the techniques used to hunt and process whales, as well as the impact of whaling on the marine ecosystem.
  • The museum also provides insight into the lives of the whalers and their families and the development of Albany as a major whaling port.
  • During their annual migration season (May to August), you can climb the whale lookout to spot migrating whales during their annual migration!

Address: 81 Whaling Station Rd, Frenchman Bay WA 6330, Australia

Opening hours: 9am - 5pm (Daily)


Walk the Bibbulmun Track (1-2 hours)

  • This world-famous trail stretches over 1,000 kilometres from Perth to Albany, passing through some of Western Australia's most beautiful landscapes.
  • You don't have to hike the entire track to enjoy it – there are plenty of shorter walks and day trips available.
  • The track passes through some of the most stunning landscapes in the state, including towering forests, rugged coastal cliffs, and tranquil beaches.
  • Along the way, you can take in breathtaking views, observe native wildlife, and experience the unique flora and fauna of the region.
  • There are several camping sites along the trail, where you can take your time and fully immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area.
  • The track offers a range of options for hikers, from day trips to multi-day treks, making it accessible to hikers of all skill levels.
  • Whether you're an experienced hiker or a beginner, the Bibbulmun Track is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to explore the natural beauty of Western Australia ?

Address: Bibbulmun Track - Albany Highway Access Point, Albany Hwy, Bannister WA 6390, Australia

Dinner at Ocean & Paddock (1 hour)

  • Try the popular fish and chips at Ocean & Paddock for your last night in Albany!
  • You can choose how to prepare your fish — deep-fried, grilled or pan-fried.
  • We are unable to confirm if they used beer batter, but to be on the safe side, we recommend ordering the gluten-free option or the grilled version.

Halal status: No pork or lard but serves alcohol. We recommend you dine at your own discretion.

Address: 116 Middleton Rd, Middleton Beach WA 6330, Australia

Opening hours: 11am - 9pm (Closed on Tuesdays)

Day 5: Albany to Perth

Drive back to Perth (5 hours)

  • Get ready for a long day of driving!
  • The drive from Albany to Perth will take about five hours and the distance is about 500km.
  • So, settle in and drive safe!

Blue Boat House (30 min)

  • Before settling in for the day, visit the iconic Crawley Edge Boatshed, or as the locals would call it – The Little Blue Boathouse.
  • Just a mere 6-minute drive from Kings Park, it’s no surprise that this highly photographed site is on every visitor’s Instagram list due to its stunning backdrop of the beautiful Swan River.
  • The bright blue façade of the boathouse looks striking against the clear blue skies and the river in the background.
  • Time your visit with the sunset as the sky turns a stunning orange and pink hue.
  • Bring some seeds so that your kids can feed the ducks and swans that call the river home.
  • For families who want to create lasting memories, a visit to the Blue Boat House is an absolute must!
  • #HHWT Tip: Be careful not to have loose items around as it sure is windy!

Address: 1 Kings Park Ave, Crawley WA 6009, Australia

Dinner at Aram Kitchen (1 hour)

  • Aram Kitchen in East Victoria Park offers a range of delicious Western, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes.
  • This means you can get paella, steak, gnocchi and ravioli at this halal-certified restaurant!
  • If Middle Eastern is your favourite, then the lamb chops and fluffy biryani rice is simply a must-try.
  • For seafood lovers, try the barramundi and scallops which comes with a bed of mashed potatoes and spinach. Super yummy and filling!

Halal status: Halal-certified

Address: 868 Albany Hwy, East Victoria Park WA 6101, Australia

Opening hours: 11am–3pm, 5pm–9pm (Wednesday-Friday), 8am–2pm, 5pm–9pm (Saturday and Sunday), 5pm - 9pm (Monday)


Caravan site in Freemantle

Fremantle Village

  • Fremantle Village is a well-known caravan park situated in the port city of Fremantle, Western Australia.
  • The park is conveniently located just a few minutes away from the city centre and is known for its tranquil and picturesque surroundings.
  • The park has a range of accommodation options available, including caravan and camping sites, as well as self-contained cabins and villas.
  • The facilities available at the park are plentiful, with a swimming pool, BBQ area, recreation room, and laundry facilities.
  • There is also a convenience store located on-site that stocks essential items, such as groceries and camping supplies.

Price per night: From AUD$100/night

Address: 29B/25 Cockburn Rd, South Fremantle WA 6162, Australia

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Day 6: Rottnest Island and Freemantle

Rottnest Island (half day)

Credit: Swan River Sea Planes on website

  • Rottnest Island can only be reached by boat or plane. So, we recommend trying both!
  • To go there, you can fly with Swan River Sea Planes where you’ll be treated to an uninterrupted aerial view of the Perth cityscape, Kings Park and Botanic Garden and of course, the spectacular coastline. The journey takes about 20 minutes.

Credit: Rottnest Express website

  • From Rottnest Island, you can board the Rottnest Express, a cruise that departs from the island daily.
  • It embarks at three locations in Fremantle and central Perth, which is especially convenient if you’re staying in Perth’s CBD area! The journey will take you around 35 minutes.
  • If you’re able to, plan your visit to Rottnest Island over the weekend (Friday to Sunday) for the best experience!
  • Rottnest Island is car-free, so you get around on foot, by bus, bike, or even Segway if you’re up for a little challenge.
  • Get ready to go on your first mission: finding friendly Quokkas – the happiest animals in the world! Fun fact about Quokkas: they are the only marsupials native to the island, and you can’t find them anywhere else but here ?

Explore the underwater world (1-2 hours)

Credit: Rottnest Express website

  • Afterwards, cool down with water activities and explore the sparkling underwater world! The best way to do that is by snorkelling! ?
  • There are many snorkelling spots around the island, including The Basin, Little Salmon Bay, Parakeet Bay, Parker Point, and Little Armstrong Bay.
  • If you prefer somewhere closer to the jetty, we recommend heading to The Basin.
  • You can hire snorkel sets on the island at Rottnest Island Pedal & Flipper or book them online on Rottnest Express.
  • You can also explore the island from a new perspective - with waterbikes! ?
  • Take in the beautiful views as you glide across clear turquoise waters and learn about the island’s history and unique marine environment. It’ll be an unforgettable adventure! You can rent them at Aquaplay Rottnest!

Lunch at The Lane Cafe (1 hour)

  • Take a break and fill up those grumbling bellies with fresh juices, smoothies and acai bowls from The Lane Cafe.
  • We recommend getting a seat in their outdoor area as there’ll be quokkas roaming freely ?
  • Before the ferry ride back to Perth, grab a coffee from any cafes lining up Thomson Bay and gaze across the water to the Perth skyline ?

Halal status: Although this eatery is not halal certified, they have some vegetarian options. We also cannot confirm the halal status of other cafes, so do dine with discretion.

Address: Maley St, Rottnest Island WA 6161, Australia

Opening hours: 6.30am - 5pm (Daily)

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Freemantle Markets (1-2 hours)

  • Fremantle Markets is a popular destination for foodies, offering a wide range of fresh and tasty produce.
  • Here, you can find everything from locally grown fruits and vegetables to fresh seafood, artisan bread, and gourmet chocolates.
  • You can grab souvenirs to bring home here too!
  • There are also plenty of food stalls selling hot meals and snacks, including delicious halal options.
  • Check out this Muslim-Friendly Guide To The Iconic Fremantle Markets In Perth for your visit!

Address: South Terrace &, Henderson St, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

Opening hours: 9am - 6pm (Friday - Sunday)

Head over to St. Paul Anglican Church for Friday prayers

  • If you’re visiting on Friday and would like to perform your Friday prayers, head over to St. Paul Anglican Church that opens for Friday prayers.

Address: 162 Hampton Rd, Beaconsfield WA 6162, Australia

Day 7: Last-Minute Shopping

Hay Street Mall (1-2 hours)

  • It’s your last day in Perth and time to shop for items to bring home!
  • Hay Street Mall is one of the most popular shopping destinations in Perth, offering a range of shops, boutiques, and department stores.
  • The mall is located in the heart of the city and features a pedestrian-friendly environment, making it a pleasant and convenient place to shop.
  • Shoppers can find a diverse range of products, from fashion and accessories to homewares and electronics.
  • Some of the most popular stores in Hay Street Mall include David Jones, Myer, and H&M, which offer a wide range of fashion and beauty products.
  • There are also several speciality stores, such as Typo, Pandora, and Swarovski, offering unique gifts and accessories to bring home as souvenirs!

Address: Hay Street Mall, Perth WA 6000, Australia

Opening hours: Most stores open from 9am to 5.30pm

Looking for gifts to bring home? Check out These 18 Awesome (And Muslim-Friendly!) Souvenirs!

Watertown Brand Outlet Centre (1-2 hours)

  • Shopping at the Watertown Brand Outlet Centre is a must-do experience for any bargain hunter visiting Perth!
  • The shopping centre offers over 100 stores, with a wide range of national and international brands available at discounted prices.
  • You can find a diverse range of brands and products, including fashion, footwear, accessories, homewares, and electronics, among others.
  • The shopping centre is particularly known for its fashion stores, such as Adidas, Calvin Klein, Levi's, Nike, and Tommy Hilfiger, among others.
  • There are also several speciality stores, such as L'Occitane and Victoria's Secret, offering a range of beauty and personal care products.
  • The shopping centre's central location and convenient parking make it an ideal destination for locals and tourists alike.
  • Watertown Brand Outlet Centre is an excellent choice for shoppers looking for quality products at affordable prices!

Address: 840 Wellington St, West Perth WA 6005, Australia

Opening hours: 9am - 5.30pm (Monday - Thursday), 9am - 9pm (Friday), 9am - 5pm (Saturday), 11am - 5pm (Sunday)

DFO Perth (1-2 hours)

  • DFO Perth offers a range of Australian and international brands at discounted prices, making it a perfect destination for bargain hunters!
  • Some of the most popular stores in DFO Perth include Adidas, Calvin Klein, Converse, and Kathmandu, among others, offering a diverse range of products from fashion to sports and outdoor gear.
  • The mall also features several speciality stores such as Lindt, offering a range of delicious chocolates, and Miniso, providing a variety of cute and affordable home goods, making it an excellent destination for gift shopping.
  • The mall is also located near the airport, making it an ideal shopping destination for travellers!
  • In contrast to the Watertown Brand Outlet Centre, DFO Perth is more focused on providing a range of international and Australian brands, including some high-end designer brands, making it an ideal destination for luxury bargain shopping.

Address: 11 High St, Perth Airport WA 6105, Australia
Opening hours: 10am - 6pm (Daily)

It’s time to bond with your loved ones and have an exciting time together in Perth, which is only 4.5 hours away from Singapore, and 5 hours from Malaysia by flight! If you need more ideas on planning the perfect getaway for you and your loved ones, Tourism Western Australia offers many itineraries for you to choose from! Pack your bags and book your next family holiday to Western Australia! ?

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