No men allowed! A girls-only trip to Western Australia

Where to go for a holiday now? Gather your closest girlfriends and gear up for an epic girls-only trip to Western Australia (WA).

If you need to avoid big crowds and want to skip a maze of shopping malls that are more or less the same as what you have back home, change up the scenery with an outdoor adventure. WA’s wide open spaces, wine, breath-taking scenery and unforgettable memories await.

Stop merely talking and fantasising about taking a road trip and make it finally happen! From the convenience of nearby Perth, simply rent a car, get your road trip playlist ready and head down south to enjoy all the wine the Margaret River region has to offer. Approximately a four-hour drive from Perth City, Margaret River boasts some of Australia’s most esteemed wineries and dining experiences. Think delicious wine, decadent cheese platters and modern Australian cuisine – all set against a stunning backdrop of lush, rolling vineyards. Some of the region’s most popular wineries include Vasse Felix, Voyager Estate, Amelia Park and Leeuwin Estate.

Want to enjoy a glass of vino but not keen on taking a four-hour drive? Swan Valley makes for the perfect day trip with your best girlfriends. Home to over 40 world-class wineries, Swan Valley is where you’ll find everything from a sharp red to a crisp chardonnay, at just a stone’s throw away from the CBD. Some of the area’s best wineries include Upper Reach Winery, Sandalford Wines, Ugly Duckling Wines and Olive Farm Wines, WA’s oldest winery.

While you’re in WA, make it a point to visit some of Australia’s most breathtakingly beautiful beaches. Because who doesn’t want to curl their toes in soft white sand and take a dip in pristine, azure waters? You’ll be spoilt for choice with a coastline dotted with stunning beaches, which are often ranked among the best in the world. At the top of the state, you’ll find Cable Beach, Broome, where you’ll take in spectacular orange sunsets while riding camels on the beach. How’s that for magical? Closer to Perth at just a 45-minute ferry ride away, Rottnest Island prides itself on having amazing white sand beaches that include Little Salmon Bay, The Basin and Pinky Beach. What’s even better is you can rent bicycles and ride around the island with ease, stopping wherever you please for a picnic, a dip in the ocean, or a photo with an adorable quokka!

For a quick beach trip while staying in and around Perth, Cottesloe Beach is a classic suburban beach a mere 15-minute drive from the city. The beach is famous for its street of cafes, ice cream shops, fish and chip joints and relaxed, breezy lifestyle.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your closest girlfriends and get ready to take a memorable trip you’ll cherish forever. To make your experience even better, sign up online for TravelJoy, a comprehensive travel insurance plan you’ll be able to fall back on for a safe and fuss-free holiday. TravelJoy takes care of any unexpected disruptions, from lost baggage to delays and accidents. No matter what crops up, breathe easy knowing that TravelJoy has got you covered.