60 days in Western Australia & South Australia Itinerary

60 days in Western Australia & South Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Western Australia & South Australia Itinerary

Geneva
Fly:  22​h 30​min
Perth
— 9 nights
Fly + taxi:  7​h
Kangaroo Island
— 7 nights
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
Tanunda
— 6 nights
+4
bus + train + foot + bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
Broome
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h
Esperance
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Exmouth
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
Margaret River
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Albany
— 9 nights
Fly:  24​h
Geneva

8
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 outdoors at Cottesloe Beach and Mandurah Cruises. Visit Scarborough Beach and Trigg Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), Rockingham Beach (in Rockingham) and Millendon (Tyler's Vineyard & Fig Tree Estate). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, stroll through Perth Zoo, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Fremantle Markets.

To see ratings and tourist information, read our Perth online driving holiday planner .

Geneva, Switzerland to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Geneva to Perth, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Geneva in December, with highs in Perth at 35°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Millendon, Quinns Rocks Beach, Warnbro Beach, Mandurah Cruises
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

6
days
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Stokes Beach and Island Beach. Get outdoors at Flinders Chase National Park and Admirals Arch. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, learn about winemaking at Dudley Cellar Door, explore the fascinating underground world of Kelly Hill Caves, and contemplate the waterfront views at Duck Lagoon.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Perth to Kangaroo Island takes 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Kangaroo Island is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Tanunda.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

6
days
Tanunda

Tanunda ©
One of the cities of the Barossa Valley wine-producing region, Tanunda has an easygoing atmosphere stemming from its close connection with agriculture and viniculture.
Change things up with a short trip to Cleland Wildlife Park in Crafers (about 1h 05 min away). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tanunda trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Tanunda takes 4.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Tanunda are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Tanunda

#Wineries, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Marananga, Greenock, Nuriootpa, Angaston, Eden Valley
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Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield

6
days
Broome

Broome ©
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 outdoors at Cable Beach and Gantheaume Point. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Broome Town Beach and Roebuck Bay. Spend the 16th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Broome Bird Observatory, examine the collection at SSJG Heritage Centre, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the waterfront at Broome Deep Water Wharf & Jetty.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Broome itinerary planner.

Getting from Tanunda to Broome by combination of bus, train, and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Tanunda to Broome, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tanunda in January; daily highs in Broome reach 39°C and lows reach 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Broome

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Broome Town Beach ©
Broome Town Beach
Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay

6
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. We've included these beaches for you: Cape Le Grand National Park and Hellfire Bay. Take a break from the city and head to Twilight Bay and Salmon Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Thistle Cove, make a trip to Ten Mile Lagoon Wind Farm, view the masterpieces at Section Glass Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lucky Bay.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Esperance trip planning site .

Fly from Broome to Esperance in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Broome in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Esperance, with highs around 32°C, while nights are colder with lows around 17°C. You'll set off for Exmouth on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Esperance

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove
Blue Haven Beach ©
Blue Haven Beach

4
days
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Get in touch with nature at Turquoise Bay and Ningaloo Reef. Visit Osprey Bay and Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, admire all the interesting features of Cape Range National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bundegi Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Exmouth road trip planning website .

You can fly from Esperance to Exmouth in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Esperance in January; daily highs in Exmouth reach 44°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Exmouth

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Ningaloo Reef, Cape Range National Park
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Shark Diving
Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay
Osprey Bay ©
Osprey Bay

7
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Meelup Beach and Lake Cave. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Yallingup Beach and Hamelin Bay. Venture out of the city with trips to Jewel Cave (in Augusta), Bunker Bay (in Cape Naturaliste) and Busselton Jetty (in Busselton). Spend the 31st (Fri) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. The adventure continues: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, indulge your taste buds at Margaret River Chocolate Company, stroll through Gnarabup Beach, and kick back and relax at Smiths Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Margaret River itinerary maker site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Exmouth to Margaret River in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Yallingup, Coward and Black Winery - Margaret River Cellar Door, Busselton Jetty, Mukau Giftware & Gallery, Redgate Wines
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

10
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Greens Pool and Middleton Beach. Visiting Little Beach and Bluff Knoll will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Lowlands Beach (in Lowlands), Walpole (Tree Top Walk, Mandalay Beach, & more) and Denmark (Shelley Beach, Lights Beach, & more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Misery Beach, get your game on at GT Karting Albany, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Albany holiday site .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Albany are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albany

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Walpole, Lowlands Beach, Bluff Knoll
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Bluff Knoll ©
Bluff Knoll
Anvil Beach ©
Anvil Beach

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