44 days in Western Australia Itinerary

44 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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44 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
+2
train + foot + Fly:  17​h 15​min
Broome
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
Denham
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
Exmouth
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Esperance
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h
Albany
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Margaret River
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Cervantes
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Perth
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  12​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

5
days
Broome

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Cable Beach and Broome Town Beach. Spend the 21st (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, make a trip to Broome Factory, identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, and browse the exhibits of Short St Gallery.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to Broome is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in April, expect Broome to be a bit warmer, temps between 40°C and 26°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Denham.

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Cable Beach
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Gantheaume Point
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Roebuck Bay

1
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Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ocean Park Aquarium and then stroll through Shark Bay.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Denham trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Broome to Denham in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle; or drive. On the 26th (Thu), you're off toExmouth.

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Ocean Park Aquarium

3
days
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Get outdoors at Shark Diving and Turquoise Bay. And it doesn't end there: see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Reef, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Exmouth tour itinerary website .

You can drive from Denham to Exmouth in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In April, daytime highs in Exmouth are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Esperance.

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Ningaloo Reef
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Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay
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Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

5
days
Esperance

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. Take a break from the city and head to Cape Le Grand National Park and Twilight Bay. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Haven Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kepwari Walk Trail, explore the galleries of Section Glass Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Esperance Whale Tail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Esperance online travel route planner .

Getting from Exmouth to Esperance by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Exmouth in April, expect Esperance to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

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Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Blue Haven Beach ©
Blue Haven Beach
Hellfire Bay ©
Hellfire Bay

7
days
Albany

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.
Visiting Greens Pool and Little Beach will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Bluff Knoll (in Stirling Range National Park), Denmark (Anvil Beach & Denmark Chocolate Company) and Tree Top Walk (in Walpole). Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring nature at Torndirrup National Park. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, get great views at Convoy Lookout, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cable Beach, and kick back and relax at Middleton Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Albany tour itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Esperance to Albany takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May in Albany, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Margaret River.

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Denmark, Bluff Knoll, Tree Top Walk
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Greens Pool
Bluff Knoll ©
Bluff Knoll
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

6
days
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.
Visiting Meelup Beach and Jewel Cave will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Busselton Jetty (in Busselton) and Yallingup (Yallingup Beach & Ngilgi Cave). Spend the 14th (Mon) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Lake Cave, kick back and relax at Gnarabup Beach, indulge your taste buds at Margaret River Chocolate Company, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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Drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cervantes.

Things to do in Margaret River

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Side Trips

Wilyabrup, Yallingup, Busselton Jetty, Meelup Beach, Mukau Giftware & Gallery
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

4
days
Cervantes

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. Escape the urban bustle at The Pinnacles and Dynamite Bay. Take a break from Cervantes with a short trip to Badgingarra National Park in Badgingarra, about 42 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Wed) exploring nature at Nambung National Park. It doesn't end there: stroll through Hangover Bay and don't miss a visit to Emu Downs Wind Farm.

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Traveling by car from Margaret River to Cervantes takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Perth.

Things to do in Cervantes

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Jurien Bay Jetty, Dynamite Bay, Badgingarra National Park
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The Pinnacles Desert ©
The Pinnacles Desert
Badgingarra National Park ©
Badgingarra National Park
Hangover Bay ©
Hangover Bay

7
days
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Get in touch with nature at Swan River and Perth Zoo. Venture out of the city with trips to Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle), Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Penguin Island (in Rockingham). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, enjoy the sand and surf at Trigg Beach, and enjoy some diversion at City Summit Indoor Rock Climbing.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Perth vacation maker .

Getting from Cervantes to Perth by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May in Perth, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

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Side Trips

City Summit Indoor Rock Climbing, Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm, Perth Zoo, Trigg Beach, Morish Nuts Swan Valley
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
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Caversham Wildlife Park

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