With its vibrant nightlife, kilometres of clean white coastline and friendly locals, Perth packs in natural diversity a stone's throw from the bright lights of the city's expanding skyline. With a week or more up your sleeve, it's also the perfect base for exploring a little further afield. Stay overnight on Rottnest Island with over 60 secluded turquoise bays and the home to the cute quokkas. Drive to the Margaret River region where tall timber forests, dramatic coastline and dazzling limestone caves are waiting to be explored. Take a train ride along the longest timber pier in the Southern Hemisphere in Busselton, and trek through pristine natural bushland along the Bibbulman Track.