13 days in Margaret River Region, Bunbury & Perth Itinerary

13 days in Margaret River Region, Bunbury & Perth Itinerary

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13 days in Margaret River Region, Bunbury & Perth Itinerary

Start: Auckland Central
Fly + bus:  14​h 30​min
1
Margaret River
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Bunbury
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Auckland Central

5
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 outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Mammoth Cave. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup), Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse) and Dunsborough (Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse & Meelup Beach). Spend the 12th (Wed) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Lake Cave, stroll through Hamelin Bay, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and kick back and relax at Gnarabup Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Margaret River travel route app .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Margaret River is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Tours, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Dunsborough, Augusta, Margaret River Chocolate Company, Mammoth Cave, Ngilgi Cave
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

2
nights
Bunbury

Bunbury is a growing city that attracts young workers, who in turn have fostered a vibrant nightlife.
Bunbury Wildlife Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bunbury Wildlife Park, and then take in panoramic vistas at Marlston Hill Lookout Tower. On the next day, kick back and relax at Back Beach, explore the activities along Koombana Bay, and then pick up some local products at Bunbury Farmers Market.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bunbury trip planner.

You can drive from Margaret River to Bunbury in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Perth.

Things to do in Bunbury

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Koombana Bay ©
Koombana Bay
Bunbury Wildlife Park ©
Bunbury Wildlife Park

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at The Bell Tower, explore the activities along Swan River, and then stroll through Cottesloe Beach.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Bunbury to Perth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Perth sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Swan River ©
Swan River

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