17 days in Albany, Walpole & Margaret River Itinerary

17 days in Albany, Walpole & Margaret River Itinerary

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17 days in Albany, Walpole & Margaret River Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10​h 15​min
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Margaret River
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h
End: Kuala Lumpur


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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Anzac Centre and Albany's Historic Whaling Station. Relax by the water at Little Beach and Emu Point. Step out of Albany to go to Cheynes and see Waychinicup National Park, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Albany Wind Farm, and kick back and relax at Middleton Beach.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Albany is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, with highs in Albany at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Walpole.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nanarup Beach, Waychinicup National Park
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National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Waychinicup National Park ©
Waychinicup National Park
Nanarup Beach ©
Nanarup Beach


Walpole ©
Walpole is a town in the south-western region of Western Australia, located approximately south southeast of Perth and west of Denmark.Location and descriptionWalpole lies very close to the northern point of the 100ha Walpole Inlet, from which it takes its name.The inlet in turn is named for the Walpole River, discovered in 1831 by Captain Thomas Bannister, and named by Governor Stirling for Captain W. Step off the beaten path and head to Elephant Rocks and Walpole-Nornalup Inlet. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alkoomi Wines and Petrichor Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Gloucester Tree (in Pemberton) and Denmark (Greens Pool & Forest Hill Vineyard). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Tree Top Walk and enjoy the sand and surf at Mandalay Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Walpole holiday planner.

You can drive from Albany to Walpole in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Walpole

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Denmark, Gloucester Tree, Alkoomi Wines
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks
Alkoomi Wines ©
Alkoomi Wines

Margaret River

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hamelin Bay Jetty and Ellensbrook. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Gnarabup Beach and Yallingup Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Busselton), Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks) and Augusta (Water wheel, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, & more). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Redgate Wines, explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Margaret River trip planner .

Getting from Walpole to Margaret River by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yallingup, Augusta, Boranup, Wilyabrup, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach
Hamelin Bay Jetty ©
Hamelin Bay Jetty
Water wheel ©
Water wheel