Local Area Information


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Driftwood is situated in a great location for exploring Perth and its surrounds. Located in the Somerly area of Clarkson, 35kms north of Perth, everything you need is close to hand.  Within walking distance is a convenience store, cafe, restaurants, plenty of buses and the train station.  With trains every 15 minutes, relax as you take the 39 minute journey into the city where you can explore all the attractions without the need to worry about parking and time restrictions.  If you do wish to drive into the city it's only an easy 30 minute journey.

Ocean Keys Shopping Centre is a three minute drive away.  Here there is a good selection of shops, supermarkets, cafes, and restaurants. Want even more shops? Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Centre, Western Australia's largest shopping centre, is only two stops on the train (6 minutes) or a 10 minute drive.

Mindarie Marina, is a 5 minute drive from Driftwood.  Relax with a coffee, cold drink or ice cream in one of the many bars, cafes and restaurants and watch the boats pass by.

Perth's numerous beautiful white sandy beaches are all on your doorstep. Take the scenic tourist drive along the coast and maybe stop in one of the numerous cafes and restaurants along the way.  Mindarie 3km, Quinns Beach 6km, Burns Beach 6km, Mullaloo 12km, Trigg 27km, Scarborough 29km and Cottesloe Beach 38km. 

Hillarys Boat Harbour, 18km Perth's premier recreation destination for visitors and locals alike is a 20 minute drive.  The harbour offers a wide selection of restaurants, shops, cafes, bars and activities including water slides, The Aquarium of Western Australia, Fish, Dive and Whale Watching Charters, and Harley Down Under Tours.  From here you can also catch the Rottnest Fast Ferry for a day trip to the beautiful and unspoilt Rottnest Island where you can snorkel and see the native Quokkas.

The Swan Valley 22km (23 mins) is home to many of Western Australia's award winning wineries.  The Swan Valley Food and Wine Trail is a scenic loop that takes in some of Western Australia's finest wineries, breweries, distilleries, cafes, restaurants, arts and crafts and fresh produce.  

Heading north, Yanchep National Park, 20km (18 mins) is a great day out.  See the koalas, spot the kangaroos, visit the caves and aboriginal experience or walk a nature trail.

For the golf lovers Joondalup Country Club, 9km (10 mins) is a picturesque 27 hole championship course open to the public. 

A little further afield are The Pinnacles, a must see when in Western Australia.  The Pinnacles are a one and a half hour drive from Driftwood.