A Guide To Day Tripping In Joondalup 

Be it outdoor adventure or indoor fun that you’re looking for, you’ll find it all just north of the CBD. Set only 27 kilometres from Perth, Joondalup is a place where boast-worthy food and drink, nature, and entertainment collide. In terms of getting there, the destination is easily accessed via the Joondalup train line — with the station nestled right in the city’s heart. Once you’re in town, the free CAT bus is a great way to move around.

Joondalup Day Trip Itinerary

This day trip itinerary is all about self-care. From hidden gems to new local businesses worthy of a gander, we’ve rounded up the best places to eat, drink, and shop to spend the ultimate day in Joondalup.

8:00 am: Breakfast at Gipsy Boy

Gipsy Boy
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Start your day trip with a hearty breakfast from Gipsy Boy. This cosy little coffee shop is tucked away in the back streets of Joondalup and it’s too good to gatekeep. There’s plenty to choose from, whether you’re craving one of six bagels on offer, smashed avocado, or French toast.

9:30 am: Pamper experience at Supernatural Hair

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Indulge in a one of a kind pamper experience at Supernatural Hair who provide professional hairdressing and beauty services for men and women in a beautiful, calming environment. With treatments galore, why not spoil yourself with a facial or skin treatment? 

10:30 am: Cinnamon scroll pit stop

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If you haven’t yet jumped on the cinnamon scroll craze, now is well and truly the time. After all that pampering, you’ll be forgiven for having worked up an appetite, so stop by Cinnayum for some of the most decadent cinnamon scrolls you’ll ever lay your eyes on. We’re talking raspberry white chocolate, cream caramel, biscoff, brownie bites, and apple crumble. It will be hard to choose just one!

11:00 am: Burns Beach coastal walk

Burns Beach coastal walk
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Hop into the car and head to family favourite, Burns Beach for a walk or ride along the shared coastal path. The white sand beach is a sheltered swimming spot that sits within the wildlife-rich waters of Marmion Marine Park. Keep your eyes peeled for seabirds, dolphins, sea lions, and rays. Make your way north towards Mindarie through Tamala Park Conservation Reserve for some spectacular coastline views. Or head south to check out the progress on the Ocean Reef Marina development. 

1:30 pm: Lunch at The Iluka

The Ilk
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If you’re feeling the familiar pangs of hunger setting in, grab a lunchtime feed at The Iluka. The classic UK gastro pub charm will have you feeling like you’re oceans away from Perth. Food-wise, be sure to try the award-winning steak sandwich which took the crown as WA’s best in the 2023 Australian Hotels Association competition.

3:00 pm: Golf at Joondalup Resort

Joondalup Resort championship golf course
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Nestled among tranquil natural bushland, Joondalup Resort is an oasis of relaxation, comfort, and state of the art facilities. While you’re in town, check out Joondalup Country Club’s 27-hole championship golf course. The spectacular golf course sweeps across dense bushland, cuts through steep limestone quarries, and skirts picturesque lakes to present surprises and challenges at almost every turn. Pick between the Quarry Course, Dune Course or Lakes Course, or just set yourself up on the driving range to finesse your skills.

5:00 pm: Sunset drinks and dinner

Dinner at The Alcove at Joondalup Resort
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If you’re not ready for your day trip to end just yet, head to the relaxed, pub-style Tap Room for an afternoon tipple on the outdoor terrace. Or finish your day in style with dinner overlooking the lagoon-style pool at The Alcove.

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