12 days in Western Australia Itinerary

12 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Kalgoorlie-Boulder
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Ningaloo
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
3
Yallingup
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Albany
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Sydney

1
night
Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Kalgoorlie-Boulder ©
On the 13th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Questa Casa.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kalgoorlie-Boulder trip planner .

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 a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in January: highs in Kalgoorlie-Boulder hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Ningaloo.

Things to do in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
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Hannans North Tourist Mine ©
Hannans North Tourist Mine
Museum of the Goldfields ©
Museum of the Goldfields
Beaten Track Brewery ©
Beaten Track Brewery

1
night
Ningaloo

Ningaloo ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Marine Park and then kick back and relax at Coral Bay Beach. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Reef.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ningaloo day trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Kalgoorlie-Boulder to Ningaloo with the Route module. Traveling from Kalgoorlie-Boulder in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Ningaloo: highs are around 44°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yallingup.

Things to do in Ningaloo

Wildlife Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Coral Bay
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Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Ningaloo Marine Park ©
Ningaloo Marine Park
Coral Bay Beach ©
Coral Bay Beach

3
nights
Yallingup

Yallingup ©
Situated right at the southwestern tip of Australia, the town of Yallingup lies on the shore of the Indian Ocean.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Gnarabup Beach and Meelup Beach. Attractions like Yallingup Beach and Yallingup Maze make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yallingup: Brookwood Estate (in Cowaramup) and Margaret River (Margaret River Venison Farm, Sunflowers Animal Farm, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Bunker Bay, do a tasting at Vasse Felix Winery, look for gifts at Gabriel Chocolate, and explore the striking landscape at Sugarloaf Rock.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yallingup trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Ningaloo to Yallingup with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Yallingup

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Margaret River, Dunsborough, Cowaramup, Wise Wine
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Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach
Sugarloaf Rock ©
Sugarloaf Rock
Brookwood Estate ©
Brookwood Estate

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Anvil Beach and Shelley Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Lowlands Beach and Greens Pool. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to The Denmark Heritage Cider Company (in Scotsdale) and Elephant Rocks (in Denmark). There's lots more to do: stroll through Nanarup Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Emu Point, and pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Albany trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Yallingup to Albany in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. January in Albany sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Denmark, Nanarup Beach, Lowlands Beach
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Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks
Shelley Beach ©
Shelley Beach
Lowlands Beach ©
Lowlands Beach

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