15 days in Menzies, Karratha & Perth Itinerary

15 days in Menzies, Karratha & Perth Itinerary

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15 days in Menzies, Karratha & Perth Itinerary

Start: Busselton
Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Menzies
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h
2
Karratha
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Perth
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Busselton

2
nights
Menzies

Menzies ©
Menzies is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, 728km east-northeast of the state capital, Perth, and 133km north-northwest of the city of Kalgoorlie. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Menzies Visitor Centre, then stroll the grounds of Menzies Cemetery, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ballard.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Menzies planner .

Busselton to Menzies is an approximately 10-hour car ride. You can also fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Karratha.

Things to do in Menzies

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Kookynie
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Lake Ballard ©
Lake Ballard
Kookynie ©
Kookynie
Niagara Dam Nature Reserve ©
Niagara Dam Nature Reserve

3
nights
Karratha

Karratha ©
Karratha is a city in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, adjoining the port of Dampier. Get outdoors at Millstream-Chichester National Park and Yaburara Heritage Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Cossack in Roebourne (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Staircase To The Moon, get lost in a book at Karratha Public Library, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Murujuga National Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Cossack Heritage Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Karratha itinerary planner.

Drive from Menzies to Karratha in 19.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Karratha

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dampier, Cossack, Burrup Peninsula
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Yaburara Heritage Trail ©
Yaburara Heritage Trail
Murujuga National Park ©
Murujuga National Park
Burrup Peninsula ©
Burrup Peninsula

8
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Swan River and Perth Zoo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Fremantle (Fremantle Markets & Fremantle Prison), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). Dedicate the 20th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 22nd (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Karratha to Perth. In October, daytime highs in Perth are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Caversham Wildlife Park, Scarborough Beach, Warnbro Beach
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

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