11 days in Greater Perth Itinerary

11 days in Greater Perth Itinerary

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11 days in Greater Perth Itinerary

Start: Perth
ferry:  1​h 15​min
1
Rottnest Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  30​min
2
Fremantle
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
South Perth
— 3 nights
taxi:  15​min
End: Perth

3
nights
Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. Explore hidden gems such as Parakeet Bay and West End. Get in touch with nature at The Basin and Cathedral Rocks. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Salmon Bay, visit a coastal fixture at Wadjemup Lighthouse, take an in-depth tour of Rottnest Island Museum, and explore the activities along Geordie Bay.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rottnest Island tour itinerary planning tool .

Perth to Rottnest Island is an approximately 1.5-hour ferry ride. You can also do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Fremantle.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Salmon Bay ©
Salmon Bay
Parakeet Bay ©
Parakeet Bay
Ricey Beach ©
Ricey Beach

4
nights
Fremantle

Fremantle ©
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
Get some cultural insight at Fremantle Prison and Fremantle Arts Centre. Attractions like Lane Pool Reserve and Cottesloe Beach make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fremantle: Mandurah (Mandurah Cruises & Silver Sands Beach). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach Recreation Reserve, stroll through Bather's Beach, and examine the collection at The Shipwreck Galleries.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fremantle trip itinerary planner .

Fremantle is very close to Rottnest Island. December in Fremantle sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to South Perth.

Things to do in Fremantle

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Mandurah, Cottesloe Beach, Lane Pool Reserve
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
South Beach Recreation Reserve ©
South Beach Recreation Reserve
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

3
nights
South Perth

South Perth ©
South Perth is a residential suburb 3 kilometres (2 mi) south of the central business district of Perth, the capital of Western Australia, which adjoins the southern shore of Perth Water on the Swan River. On the 29th (Sat), kick back and relax at Mettam's Pool, kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach, and then explore the activities along Lake Claremont. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Mullaloo Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bells Rapids Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our South Perth tour planner .

South Perth is just a stone's throw from Fremantle. In December, daytime highs in South Perth are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in South Perth

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Perth Observatory, Bells Rapids Park, Mettam's Pool, Lake Claremont, Scarborough Beach
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Mullaloo Beach ©
Mullaloo Beach
Bells Rapids Park ©
Bells Rapids Park
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach

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