- Category: Travel in WA
- Published: Wednesday, 24 April 2013 07:44
- Written by Nita Teoh
Cervantes is a beautiful, laid back town north of Perth, where the sun shines most days, and where the crystal blue water entices you to have a swim. It’s an easy 2 hours drive along the Indian Ocean Drive and makes for a perfect weekend getaway from Perth.
The Indian Ocean Drive was put in around September 2010, and cuts travelling time significantly from over 3 hours to under 2 hours. It’s straight up Mitchell Freeway, through the modern Joondalup township, then onto Wanneroo Rd, then Lancelin Drive, to take you onto the Indian Ocean Drive.
Along the drive to Cervantes, Yanchep, Seabird and Ledge Point all make good stop off points for a break, morning tea or a visit to a local attraction. Those who have an interest in astronomy will want to pay a visit to the Gravity Discovery Centre in Gingin.
Cervantes is a great base for sightseeing if you have the Pinnacles on your to do list.