12 days in Western Australia Itinerary

12 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  12​h
1
Kalbarri
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Denham
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Perth
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Albany
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Kalgoorlie-Boulder
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Kalbarri

Kalbarri ©
Isolated and lapped at by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the town of Kalbarri boasts a picturesque location amid the dunes and sands of westerly Western Australia.
On the 23rd (Tue), meet the residents at Rainbow Jungle, then get great views at Red Bluff, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Kalbarri National Park Coastal Cliffs, take in the dramatic natural features at Island Rock & Natural Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Kalbarri Pelican Feeding, then explore the activities along Murchison River, and finally take some stellar pictures from The Loop and Z Bend Gorge.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kalbarri trip itinerary website .

Sydney to Kalbarri is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Denham.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Kalbarri National Park
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 24:
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Rainbow Jungle ©
Rainbow Jungle
Murchison River ©
Murchison River
The Loop and Z Bend Gorge ©
The Loop and Z Bend Gorge

1
night
Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): meet the residents at Ocean Park Aquarium and then take in the dramatic natural features at Hamelin Pool Stromatolites.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Denham trip maker site .

You can drive from Kalbarri to Denham in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Denham

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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Hamelin Pool Stromatolites ©
Hamelin Pool Stromatolites
Ocean Park Aquarium ©
Ocean Park Aquarium

2
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.
On the 26th (Fri), steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, then steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, contemplate the long history of The Fremantle Round House, then explore the activities along Swan River, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth trip planner .

Getting from Denham to Perth by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Fremantle
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

2
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.
On the 28th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Hamelin Bay, then admire all the interesting features of Caves Road, then take in the dramatic natural features at Canal Rocks, and finally do a tasting at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Margaret River online trip planner .

Drive from Perth to Margaret River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Canal Rocks, Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Caves Road ©
Caves Road

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 30th (Tue): stroll through Middleton Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Emu Point, then get great views at Rotary Lookout Albany, and finally appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Replica of the Brig Amity, kick back and relax at Little Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at Elephant Rocks.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Albany trip maker website .

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. April in Albany sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Elephant Rocks
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Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach

1
night
Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Kalgoorlie-Boulder ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum of the Goldfields, admire all the interesting features of The Superpit, then don't miss a visit to Mount Charlotte Reservoir and Lookout, then contemplate the long history of Hannans North Tourist Mine, and finally make a trip to Kalgoorlie Town Hall.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalgoorlie-Boulder trip itinerary maker app .

Fly from Albany to Kalgoorlie-Boulder in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:
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Museum of the Goldfields ©
Museum of the Goldfields
Hannans North Tourist Mine ©
Hannans North Tourist Mine
Questa Casa ©
Questa Casa

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