11 days in Margaret River, Albany & Perth Itinerary

11 days in Margaret River, Albany & Perth Itinerary

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11 days in Margaret River, Albany & Perth Itinerary

Start: Perth
Drive:  3​h
1
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Perth
— 4 nights
End: Perth

4
nights
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 Lake Cave and Margaret River Mouth Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Meelup Beach and Gnarabup Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (in Augusta) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Busselton). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, do a tasting at McLeod Creek Wines, sample the fine beverages at The Grove Distillery & Brewery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hamelin Bay.

For reviews and tourist information, go to the Margaret River holiday maker tool .

Perth to Margaret River is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Juniper Margaret River, Brown Hill Estate, McLeod Creek Wines, Lake Cave, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): examine the collection at National Anzac Centre and then kick back and relax at Greens Pool. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Little Beach, enjoy the sea views from Point King Lighthouse, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, then contemplate the long history of The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum, then steep yourself in history at Princess Royal Fortress, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Church of Saint John the Evangelist.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Albany attractions site .

You can drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. October in Albany sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Greens Pool
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre

4
nights
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 Swan River and Scarborough Beach. Fremantle Prison and St. Mary's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Perth with a short trip to Caversham Wildlife Park in Whiteman, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, make a trip to Elizabeth Quay, have some family-friendly fun at Elizabeth Quay Carousel, and contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Perth route planner .

Traveling by flight from Albany to Perth takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Albany in October, expect nights in Perth to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Caversham Wildlife Park, Scarborough Beach, Cottesloe Beach, Fremantle Prison
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Swan River ©
Swan River
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

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