42 days in Western Australia Itinerary

42 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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Fly to Perth, Bus to Margaret River
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Margaret River
— 5 nights
Drive
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Albany
— 5 nights
Drive
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Esperance
— 3 nights
Fly
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Exmouth
— 4 nights
Drive
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Coral Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Denham
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kalbarri
— 5 nights
Drive
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Geraldton
— 4 nights
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Cervantes
— 1 night
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Fremantle
— 8 nights
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Margaret River

A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Get in touch with nature at Canal Rocks and Naturaliste Charters. Visit Hamelin Bay and Yallingup Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Water wheel (in Augusta), Smiths Beach (in Yallingup) and Cape Naturaliste (Bunker Bay & Sugarloaf Rock). And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Caves Road, find something for the whole family at Yallingup Maze, kick back and relax at Margaret River Mouth Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Point.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Margaret River trip planner.

Sydney to Margaret River is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney to Margaret River, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 7:

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Albany

Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Little Beach and Emu Point. You'll get in some beach time at Middleton Beach and Shelley Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Granite Skywalk,Castle Rock (in Porongurup National Park), Bluff Knoll (in Stirling Range National Park) and Denmark (Denmark Animal Farm & Pentland Alpaca Stud, Elephant Rocks, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Giant Tingle Tree, steep yourself in history at The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum, don't miss a visit to Chainsaw Sculpture Drive, and step aboard Replica of the Brig Amity.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Albany trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 12:

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Esperance

Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lucky Bay and Great Ocean Drive. Do some cultural sightseeing at Esperance Museum and Esperance Stonehenge. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Frenchman's Peak, take a peaceful walk through Helms Arboretum, trek along Rotary Lookout, and kick back and relax at Rossiter Bay.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Esperance trip builder.

Traveling by car from Albany to Esperance takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Esperance can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Esperance

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15:

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nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Get some cultural insight at Potshot Memorial and The Ningaloo Gallery. Visiting Charles Knife Canyon and Safaris will get you outdoors. Spend the 19th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, go for a walk through Thomas Carter Lookout Walk, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Shothole Canyon, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yardie Creek.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Exmouth trip planner.

You can fly from Esperance to Exmouth in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Esperance in December, expect nights in Exmouth to be somewhat warmer, around 24°C, while days are much hotter, around 43°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:

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Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): do some rugged touring at Coral Coast Tours, see what you can catch with Mahi Mahi Fishing Charter, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coral Bay Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at The Coral Bay Shark Nursery, then relax and rejuvenate at Indiblu Day Spa, and then identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Marine Park.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Coral Bay journey planner.

Traveling by car from Exmouth to Coral Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Denham.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:

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Denham

Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Visit Little Lagoon and Shark Bay for some beach relaxation. Visiting Francois Peron National Park and Off-Road Tours will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Hamelin Pool Telegraph Station in Hamelin Pool (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with Perfect Nature Cruises, take in the dramatic natural features at Hamelin Pool Stromatolites, and get great views at Eagle Bluff.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Denham online holiday builder.

Drive from Coral Bay to Denham in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Denham

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:

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Kalbarri

Isolated and lapped at by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the town of Kalbarri boasts a picturesque location amid the dunes and sands of westerly Western Australia.
Relax by the water at Chinaman's Beach and Pot Alley Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Off-Road Tours and Murchison River. Next up on the itinerary: push the limits with an extreme tour, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get great views at Red Bluff, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hutt Lagoon.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kalbarri road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Denham to Kalbarri takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Geraldton.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:

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Geraldton

Geraldton is a coastal city in the Mid West region of Western Australia, located 424km north of Perth.At June 2015 Geraldton had an estimated urban population of 39,825. Visit Oakabella Homestead, Tea Rooms and Campground and Central Greenough for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Eco Abrolhos Cruises and Museum of Geraldton. Explore Geraldton's surroundings by going to Granny's Beach (in Port Denison) and Western Flora Caravan and Tourist Park (in Eneabba). There's much more to do: stroll through Town Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Greenough Wildlife & Bird Park, relax in the rural setting at Lavender Valley Farm, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Francis Xavier Cathedral.

Plan my day in Geraldton using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Kalbarri to Geraldton takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Geraldton are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cervantes.

Things to do in Geraldton

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:

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Cervantes

Cervantes is a town in Western Australia off Indian Ocean Drive about 198km north-north-west of the state capital, Perth in the Shire of Dandaragan local government area. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): make a trip to Jurien Bay Jetty, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hangover Bay.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cervantes trip planner.

Traveling by car from Geraldton to Cervantes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Fremantle.

Things to do in Cervantes

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:

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Fremantle

Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Mary's Cathedral and The Fremantle Round House. Get a sense of the local culture at Scitech and Aspects of Kings Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Sorrento Beach (in Sorrento), Trigg (Trigg Beach & Mettam's Pool) and Mullaloo Beach (in Mullaloo). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Monger, identify plant and animal life at Point Peron, kick back and relax at Rockingham Beach, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Fremantle trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Cervantes to Fremantle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in Fremantle, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fremantle

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 12:

Western Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Geologic Formations
Western Australia's almost 12,000 km (7,450 mi) of coastline is broken up only by oasis-like towns and cities. Most of the state, however, is an arid region of mostly uninhabited, infertile land with an untamed physical aesthetic. The harsh climate cultivates a laid-back lifestyle centered on the coast’s shaded enclaves and picturesque beaches. Australia’s largest state, with an area of 2.65 million sq km (1 million sq mi), Western Australia contains over a third of the country’s landmass but just 11 percent of its population.