11 days in Western Australia Itinerary

11 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Kalgoorlie-Boulder
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
2
Esperance
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Bunbury
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Port Kennedy
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Sydney


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Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Kalgoorlie-Boulder ©
To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kalgoorlie-Boulder trip itinerary maker .

Sydney to Kalgoorlie-Boulder is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Kalgoorlie-Boulder is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in January: highs in Kalgoorlie-Boulder hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Esperance.
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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. On the 3rd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Esperance Whale Tail, then kick back and relax at Twilight Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lucky Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Blue Haven Beach, contemplate the long history of Esperance Stonehenge, and then kick back and relax at Thistle Cove.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Esperance online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kalgoorlie-Boulder to Esperance takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kalgoorlie-Boulder in January: high temperatures in Esperance hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Albany.

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Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): kick back and relax at Middleton Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nanarup Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Cheynes Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Emu Point, and then pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Albany trip site .

You can drive from Esperance to Albany in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Esperance, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Albany, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Denmark.

Things to do in Albany

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Nanarup Beach, Cheynes Beach
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Cheynes Beach ©
Cheynes Beach
Nanarup Beach ©
Nanarup Beach
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial ©
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial

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Denmark

Denmark ©
Denmark's population of over 2,700 people grows to several times that number during tourist season because of its natural wonders.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Anvil Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Shelley Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lowlands Beach. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by The Denmark Heritage Cider Company, then kick back and relax at Peaceful Bay, then do a tasting at Moombaki Wines, and finally kick back and relax at Lights Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Denmark trip builder app .

You can drive from Albany to Denmark in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Denmark are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Margaret River.

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Lowlands Beach
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Lowlands Beach ©
Lowlands Beach
Peaceful Bay ©
Peaceful Bay
Anvil Beach ©
Anvil Beach

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Margaret River

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.
On the 9th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Gnarabup Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Point, and then stroll through Hamelin Bay. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Gabriel Chocolate, kick back and relax at Yallingup Beach, and then kick back and relax at Meelup Beach.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Margaret River trip planner .

You can drive from Denmark to Margaret River in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bunbury.

Things to do in Margaret River

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Side Trips

Yallingup, Meelup Beach, Surfers Point
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Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

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Bunbury

Bunbury ©
Bunbury is a growing city that attracts young workers, who in turn have fostered a vibrant nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): kick back and relax at Back Beach, have some family-friendly fun at Gravity Etc, then look for gifts at Eaton Fair Shopping Centre, and finally indulge your taste buds at Bunbury Farmers Market.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Bunbury trip tool .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Bunbury takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Kennedy.

Things to do in Bunbury

Beaches Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Gravity Etc, Eaton Fair Shopping Centre
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Bunbury Farmers Market ©
Bunbury Farmers Market
Eaton Fair Shopping Centre ©
Eaton Fair Shopping Centre
Gravity Etc ©
Gravity Etc

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Port Kennedy

Port Kennedy ©
Port Kennedy is an outer southern suburb of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia, located within the City of Rockingham.Port Kennedy is built on Becher Point and because of its geomorphological history it is home to an unusual wetland formation, called the Becher Wetland Suite. To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Port Kennedy travel planner .

Drive from Bunbury to Port Kennedy in 1.5 hours. In January in Port Kennedy, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Kennedy

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Rockingham Beach
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Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach

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