Western Australians have named Perth to Margaret River via Pemberton as their top road trip in the State, a new RAC public survey reveals.

The survey saw almost 4,000 West Aussies cast a vote for their favourite road trip, with focus given to the experience of the journey, as well as the destination.

From a shortlist of 16 trips, WA voted the top 5 road trips as: 
1. Perth to Margaret River via Pemberton (830km)
2. Perth to Exmouth along the Coral Coast (2960km)
3. Perth to Albany and the Porongurups (1250km)
4. Kununurra to Broome via Gibb River Road (1200km)
5.Perth to Esperance via Albany (993km)

The top five drives celebrate WA’s stunning road trip options right across the State - from captivating coastal drives in the South West, to outback missions on the wide-open road in the Kimberleys.

RAC Executive General Manager Brand and Tourism Tony Pickworth said the survey results show RAC members and the WA community are becoming increasingly inspired to see and enjoy our wonderful State.

 “There’s so much beauty in our wonderful State, ranging from popular and iconic drives to lesser-known hidden gems, and we’re delighted to see so many Western Australians exploring their own backyard,” Mr Pickworth said.
“Western Australia is home to some of the most breathtaking road trips in the world, so we encourage everyone to put WA top of the list when planning their next getaway.”

With the busy festive season approaching, Mr Pickworth advised motorists to plan ahead and stay safe.

“If you’re planning a road trip this summer, driving conditions can be different outside the city limits, so we remind all travellers to make safety the number one priority – stay vigilant, prepare yourself and your vehicle before heading off, plan your route, look up and look out for other motorists on the road.”

For more information on winning road trips, visit rac.com.au/bestroadtrips

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RAC Media Contact: Steph Gavlak, 0401 703 719 or media@rac.com.au