17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
1
Perth
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
New Norcia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Lancelin
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Geraldton
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Kalbarri
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Menzies
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Kalgoorlie-Boulder
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Perth


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.
Let the collections at Fremantle Prison and Aspects of Kings Park capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Matilda Bay Reserve and Rio Tinto Naturescape, Kings Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Aviation Heritage Museum, take some stellar pictures from Fraser Avenue Lookout, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Perth trip itinerary planning website .

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major airport is Perth International Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Perth can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New Norcia.

Things to do in Perth

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fremantle, Aviation Heritage Museum, Matilda Bay Reserve
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Aviation Heritage Museum ©
Aviation Heritage Museum
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral

1
night
New Norcia

New Norcia
New Norcia is a town in Western Australia, 132km north of Perth, along the Great Northern Highway. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): make a trip to The Monastery and then admire the masterpieces at New Norcia Museum & Art Gallery.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our New Norcia road trip planning site .

You can drive from Perth to New Norcia in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in New Norcia can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lancelin.

Things to do in New Norcia

Museums
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2
nights
Lancelin

Lancelin ©
Lancelin is a small fishing and tourist town 127 km north of Perth, Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the gorgeous colors at Lancelin Island and then see the sky in a new way at GDC Observatory - Gingin. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nambung National Park.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lancelin journey app .

Traveling by car from New Norcia to Lancelin takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Lancelin are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Geraldton.

Things to do in Lancelin

Parks Nature Childrens Museums

Side Trips

GDC Observatory - Gingin, Nambung National Park
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Nambung National Park ©
Nambung National Park
GDC Observatory - Gingin ©
GDC Observatory - Gingin
Lancelin Island ©
Lancelin Island

3
nights
Geraldton

Geraldton ©
Geraldton is a coastal city in the Mid West region of Western Australia, located 424km north of Perth.At June 2015 Geraldton had an estimated urban population of 39,825. Oakabella Homestead, Tea Rooms and Campground and St Francis Xavier Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museum of Geraldton and Coalseam Conservation Park. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at HMAS Sydney II Memorial, examine the collection at The Tin Heads, don't miss a visit to The Leaning Trees, and explore the galleries of Latitude Gallery Jewellers.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Geraldton trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Lancelin to Geraldton takes 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Geraldton are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Geraldton

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

The Leaning Trees, Oakabella Homestead, Tea Rooms and Campground
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Museum of Geraldton ©
Museum of Geraldton
HMAS Sydney II Memorial ©
HMAS Sydney II Memorial

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kalbarri Pelican Feeding and Blue Holes. There's lots more to do: get great views at Red Bluff, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Kalbarri National Park Coastal Cliffs, and look for all kinds of wild species at Zuytdorp Cliffs.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kalbarri trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Geraldton to Kalbarri takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Menzies.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kalbarri National Park Coastal Cliffs
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Kalbarri Pelican Feeding ©
Kalbarri Pelican Feeding
Blue Holes ©
Blue Holes
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
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. On the 22nd (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Gormley Statues, get engrossed in the history at Menzies Visitor Centre, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Menzies Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kookynie and then admire the engineering at Niagara Dam Nature Reserve.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Menzies using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kalbarri to Menzies takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Things to do in Menzies

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Kookynie
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Niagara Dam Nature Reserve ©
Niagara Dam Nature Reserve
Menzies Visitor Centre ©
Menzies Visitor Centre

2
nights
Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Kalgoorlie-Boulder ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museum of the Goldfields, explore and take pictures at The Superpit, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Beaten Track Brewery. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Hannans North Tourist Mine, then examine the collection at Goldfields Exhibition Museum, then contemplate the long history of Warden Finnerty's Residence, and finally identify plant and animal life at Red Hill Lookout.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kalgoorlie-Boulder trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Menzies to Kalgoorlie-Boulder takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kalgoorlie-Boulder can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Museums Historic Sites Breweries

Side Trips

Coolgardie, Red Hill Lookout
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Museum of the Goldfields ©
Museum of the Goldfields
Hannans North Tourist Mine ©
Hannans North Tourist Mine
Warden Finnerty's Residence ©
Warden Finnerty's Residence

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