59 days in Western Australia Itinerary

59 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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Halls Creek
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Fitzroy Crossing
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Derby
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Broome
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Port Hedland
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Karratha
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Exmouth
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Carnarvon
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Monkey Mia
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Kalbarri
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Geraldton
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Cervantes
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Middle Swan
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Fremantle
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Margaret River
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Walpole
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Halls Creek

— 1 night
Halls Creek is a town situated in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at China Wall.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Halls Creek online route planner.

Kununurra to Halls Creek is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Fitzroy Crossing.

Things to do in Halls Creek

Nature · Parks
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Fitzroy Crossing

— 1 night
Fitzroy Crossing is a small town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, east of Broome and west of Halls Creek. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Geikie Gorge National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fitzroy Crossing trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Halls Creek to Fitzroy Crossing in 3 hours. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Derby.

Things to do in Fitzroy Crossing

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:
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Derby

— 2 nights
Derby is a town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. On the 3rd (Tue), take a leisurely stroll along Derby Jetty & Wharf and then don't miss a visit to Boab Prison Tree. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Horizontal Falls.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Derby trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Fitzroy Crossing to Derby in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Derby can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Thu) before leaving for Broome.

Things to do in Derby

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Broome

— 5 nights

Yawuru Country

A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Broome is known for beaches, wildlife, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach, explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Reddell Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Broome online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Derby to Broome in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Broome sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Port Hedland.

Things to do in Broome

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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Port Hedland

— 2 nights
Port Hedland is the second largest town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, with an estimated urban population of 15,191, including the satellite town of South Hedland, 18 km away. To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Port Hedland itinerary planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Broome to Port Hedland. In August, daily temperatures in Port Hedland can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Karratha.

Things to do in Port Hedland

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

Karratha

— 4 nights
Karratha is a city in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, adjoining the port of Dampier. Spend the 15th (Sun) exploring nature at Murujuga National Park. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Dampier Port, explore the landscape on two wheels at Yaburara Heritage Trail, and see a world frozen in time at Cossack Heritage Trail.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Karratha trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Port Hedland to Karratha by car takes about 2.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Exmouth.

Things to do in Karratha

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 16:

Exmouth

— 3 nights
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Exmouth is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with Turquoise Bay and visit a coastal fixture at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read our Exmouth online trip planner.

You can drive from Karratha to Exmouth in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Carnarvon.

Things to do in Exmouth

Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:

Carnarvon

— 1 night
Carnarvon is a coastal town situated approximately 900km north of Perth, Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): make a trip to One Mile Jetty and then examine the collection at Gwoonwardu Mia - Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Culture Centre.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Carnarvon travel planner.

You can drive from Exmouth to Carnarvon in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Carnarvon sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Monkey Mia.

Things to do in Carnarvon

Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:
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Monkey Mia

— 2 nights
Monkey Mia is a popular tourist destination located about 900 km north of Perth, Western Australia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with Perfect Nature Cruises and then stroll through Monkey Mia Reserve.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Monkey Mia trip planning tool.

Drive from Carnarvon to Monkey Mia in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Monkey Mia

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:
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Kalbarri

— 4 nights
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.
Kalbarri is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the activities along Murchison River, take in the dramatic natural features at Kalbarri National Park Coastal Cliffs, and get to know the resident critters at Rainbow Jungle.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kalbarri vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Monkey Mia to Kalbarri in 4 hours. On the 26th (Thu), you're off to Geraldton.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors
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Geraldton

— 4 nights
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geraldton: Oakabella Homestead, Tea Rooms and Campground (in Northampton) and Russ Cottage (in Dongara). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of HMAS Sydney II Memorial, see the interesting displays at The Tin Heads, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Geraldton, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coalseam Conservation Park.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Geraldton tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Kalbarri to Geraldton in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Geraldton sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cervantes.

Things to do in Geraldton

Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 30:

Cervantes

— 3 nights
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. Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring nature at Nambung National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at The Pinnacles Desert, cast your line with a fishing tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hangover Bay.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cervantes trip site.

You can drive from Geraldton to Cervantes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Middle Swan.

Things to do in Cervantes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 2:

Middle Swan

— 6 nights
Step out of Middle Swan to go to Carmel and see Myattsfield Vineyard, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Dedicate the 5th (Sun) to wine at Top Gun Tours. Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at John Forrest National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Middle Swan road trip tool.

You can drive from Cervantes to Middle Swan in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Middle Swan can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Fremantle.

Things to do in Middle Swan

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 8:

Fremantle

— 7 nights
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
Change things up with these side-trips from Fremantle: Penguin Island (in Rockingham), Scarborough Beach (in Scarborough) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Fremantle Prison, browse the eclectic array of goods at Fremantle Markets, see the interesting displays at WA Shipwrecks Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Adam Monk Photography Gallery.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Fremantle trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Middle Swan to Fremantle takes an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Margaret River.

Things to do in Fremantle

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 15:

Margaret River

— 10 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse). Spend the 15th (Wed) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. On the 16th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, do a tasting at Brown Hill Estate, sample the fine beverages at The Grove Distillery & Brewery, and explore the striking landscape at Wilyabrup Sea Cliffs.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Margaret River trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Fremantle to Margaret River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Walpole.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 25:

Walpole

— 3 nights
Walpole is a town in the south-western region of Western Australia, located approximately south southeast of Perth and west of Denmark.Location and descriptionWalpole lies very close to the northern point of the 100ha Walpole Inlet, from which it takes its name.The inlet in turn is named for the Walpole River, discovered in 1831 by Captain Thomas Bannister, and named by Governor Stirling for Captain W. Walpole, with whom he had served aboard HMS Warspite in 1808.The first European settlers to arrive in the area were Pierre Bellanger and his family in 1909. Get out of town with these interesting Walpole side-trips: Pemberton (Gloucester Tree & Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree). And it doesn't end there: hike along Tree Top Walk, stroll through Conspicuous Cliff, take in the pleasant sights at Valley of the Giants, and take a peaceful walk through Giant Tingle Tree.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Walpole trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Margaret River to Walpole in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 28th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Walpole

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:

Western Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Parks · 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.