17 days in Western Australia Itinerary

17 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Mandurah
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Busselton
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
2
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Hamelin Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Northcliffe
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Bremer Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Esperance
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Perth

1
night
Busselton

Busselton ©
With a reputation for making things convenient and comfortable for visitors, Busselton has been voted Australia's best tourist town several times.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the waterfront at Busselton Jetty, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Meelup Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Busselton trip itinerary maker .

Mandurah to Busselton is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Busselton

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Meelup Beach
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Busselton Jetty ©
Busselton Jetty
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm, explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, then Head underground at Lake Cave, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Hamelin Bay. On the next day, cruise along Caves Road, sample the fine beverages at The Grove Distillery & Brewery, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Canal Rocks.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Margaret River planner .

You can drive from Busselton to Margaret River in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Hamelin Bay.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Boranup, Canal Rocks
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Canal Rocks ©
Canal Rocks

1
night
Hamelin Bay

Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay is a bay and a locality on the south-west coast of Western Australia between Cape Leeuwin and Cape Naturaliste. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): delve into the distant past at Hamelin Bay Jetty, Head underground at Giants Cave, identify plant and animal life at Boranup Karri Forest, then learn about winemaking at McLeod Creek Wines, and finally stop by Christmas in Karridale.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Hamelin Bay trip planner .

Hamelin Bay is very close to Margaret River. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Northcliffe.

Things to do in Hamelin Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Karridale, Giants Cave, Boranup Karri Forest
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Boranup Karri Forest ©
Boranup Karri Forest
Giants Cave ©
Giants Cave
Hamelin Bay Jetty ©
Hamelin Bay Jetty

1
night
Northcliffe

Northcliffe ©
Northcliffe is a town located in the lower South West region of Western Australia, about 28km south of the town of Pemberton. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Northcliffe Pioneer Museum, hike along Mount Chudalup, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Lane-Poole Falls.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Northcliffe online vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Hamelin Bay to Northcliffe takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Denmark.

Things to do in Northcliffe

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Mount Chudalup ©
Mount Chudalup
Lane-Poole Falls ©
Lane-Poole Falls
Northcliffe Pioneer Museum ©
Northcliffe Pioneer Museum

2
nights
Denmark

Denmark ©
Denmark's population of over 2,700 people grows to several times that number during tourist season because of its natural wonders.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Giant Tingle Tree, then learn about winemaking at Moombaki Wines, and then stroll through Greens Pool. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Denmark Animal Farm & Pentland Alpaca Stud, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tree Top Walk, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Elephant Rocks.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Denmark holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Northcliffe to Denmark takes 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Denmark

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Walpole
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Giant Tingle Tree ©
Giant Tingle Tree
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Tree Top Walk ©
Tree Top Walk

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.
Escape the urban bustle at The Gap and Natural Bridge and Little Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Princess Royal Fortress and Old Farm, Strawberry Hill. Step out of Albany with an excursion to Waychinicup National Park in Cheynes--about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Kalgan River, contemplate the long history of The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of The Church of Saint John the Evangelist.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Albany trip planner .

Traveling by car from Denmark to Albany takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Bremer Bay.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Waychinicup National Park
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National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

2
nights
Bremer Bay

Bremer Bay ©
Bremer Bay is a coastal town situated on the south coast of Western Australia in the Great Southern region between Albany and Esperance, at the mouth of the Bremer River. On the 30th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fitzgerald River National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): look for gifts at Gnornbup Wines, see the interesting displays at Wellstead Heritage Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bremer Canyon Killer whale Expeditions.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bremer Bay trip planner .

Getting from Albany to Bremer Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Bremer Bay

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Fitzgerald River National Park ©
Fitzgerald River National Park

4
nights
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Visit Cape Le Grand National Park and Thistle Cove for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Twilight Bay and Lake Monjingup Conservation and Recreation Area. Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Stokes National Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Lucky Bay, make a trip to Ten Mile Lagoon Wind Farm, and contemplate the long history of Esperance Stonehenge.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Esperance trip planner .

Getting from Bremer Bay to Esperance by car takes about 4.5 hours. In May in Esperance, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Esperance

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay

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