16 days in Western Australia Itinerary

16 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  6​h
1
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
2
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ningaloo
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Wyalkatchem
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Perth
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Albany
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Japanese Cemetery, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Chinese Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, and then see the interesting displays at SSJG Heritage Centre.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Broome day trip app .

Melbourne to Broome is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Melbourne to Broome, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in May, you will find days in Broome are much hotter (38°C), and nights are a bit warmer (22°C). On the 5th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Exmouth.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

2
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at The Ningaloo Gallery, enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally make a trip to Potshot Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Mauritius Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Yardie Creek, and then discover the deep blue sea with Turquoise Bay.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Exmouth travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Broome to Exmouth takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Broome in May, expect Exmouth to be little chillier, temps between 33°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ningaloo.

Things to do in Exmouth

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Shark Diving
Mauritius Beach ©
Mauritius Beach
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

1
night
Ningaloo

Ningaloo ©
On the 8th (Fri), see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Reef.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ningaloo journey planner.

Drive from Exmouth to Ningaloo in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Wyalkatchem.

Things to do in Ningaloo

Wildlife Parks
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Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef

1
night
Wyalkatchem

Wyalkatchem ©
Wyalkatchem townsite is located in the central agricultural region, 192km east-north-east of Perth and 35km east of Dowerin. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Wyalkatchem CBH Agricultural Museum and then get outside with West Moto Park.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Wyalkatchem trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ningaloo to Wyalkatchem. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Wyalkatchem

Outdoors Museums
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West Moto Park ©
West Moto 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Perth Zoo and Cottesloe Beach. Step out of Perth with an excursion to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, take some stellar pictures from Elizabeth Quay, explore the activities along Swan River, and don't miss a visit to Spanda.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Perth trip maker app .

You can drive from Wyalkatchem to Perth in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Perth Zoo, Cottesloe Beach, Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Perth Zoo ©
Perth Zoo
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Meelup Beach and Sunflowers Animal Farm. There's much more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, stroll through Gnarabup Beach, kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Margaret River trip app .

Drive from Perth to Margaret River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Margaret River Chocolate Company, Meelup Beach
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Greens Pool, kick back and relax at Emu Point, and then get great views at Rotary Lookout Albany. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Middleton Beach, then explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and finally pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Albany trip website .

You can drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. May in Albany sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Greens Pool
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach

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