18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: South Perth
1
South Perth
— 1 night
train:  45​min
2
Mandurah
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Yallingup
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Perth
— 5 nights
Drive:  15​min
End: South Perth

1
night
South Perth

South Perth ©
South Perth is a residential suburb 3 kilometres (2 mi) south of the central business district of Perth, the capital of Western Australia, which adjoins the southern shore of Perth Water on the Swan River. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Red Umbrella Art Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Cohunu Koala Park, and then try your luck at Crown Perth. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Aviation Heritage Museum, browse the different shops at Garden City Shopping Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Matilda Bay Reserve, and finally stop by Preston Street Artspace.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our South Perth road trip planner .

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major airport is Perth International Airport. In October, daytime highs in South Perth are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Mandurah.

Things to do in South Perth

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Aviation Heritage Museum, Garden City Shopping Centre, Crown Perth, Red Umbrella Art Gallery, Cohunu Koala Park
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Cohunu Koala Park ©
Cohunu Koala Park
Aviation Heritage Museum ©
Aviation Heritage Museum
Matilda Bay Reserve ©
Matilda Bay Reserve

6
nights
Mandurah

Mandurah ©
Mandurah is a coastal city in Western Australia, situated approximately 72km south of the state capital, Perth. Change things up with these side-trips from Mandurah: Baldivis Children's Forest (in Baldivis), Harvey (Ha Ve Harvey Cheese, Stirling Cottage, & more) and Point Peron (in Rockingham). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Secret Harbour Beach, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, stroll through Silver Sands Beach, and appreciate the history behind Mandurah War Memorial.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Mandurah day trip planning app .

Getting from South Perth to Mandurah by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. October in Mandurah sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Yallingup.

Things to do in Mandurah

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Harvey, Pinjarra, Baldivis Children's Forest, Point Peron, Secret Harbour Beach
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 19:
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Point Peron ©
Point Peron
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Emma Blyth Gallery ©
Emma Blyth Gallery

3
nights
Yallingup

Yallingup ©
Situated right at the southwestern tip of Australia, the town of Yallingup lies on the shore of the Indian Ocean.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Gabriel Chocolate, deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Eco Tours, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, and finally stop by Lake House Gallery.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yallingup trip planner .

Drive from Mandurah to Yallingup in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Yallingup

Shopping Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Bunbury, Dunsborough, Featured Wood Gallery & Museum
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Gabriel Chocolate ©
Gabriel Chocolate
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Featured Wood Gallery & Museum ©
Featured Wood Gallery & Museum

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.
On the 22nd (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hamelin Bay, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Boranup Karri Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Gnarabup Beach, then shop like a local with Margaret River Chocolate Company, and finally look for gifts at Mukau Giftware & Gallery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Margaret River road trip planner .

You can drive from Yallingup to Margaret River in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Perth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Margaret River Chocolate Company, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Boranup Karri Forest
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Sunflowers  Animal Farm ©
Sunflowers Animal Farm
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Boranup Karri Forest ©
Boranup Karri Forest

5
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.
Shop till you drop at Twilight Hawkers Market and London Court. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Art Gallery of Western Australia and The Perth Mint. Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Gooseberry Hill National Park (in Gooseberry Hill) and Burns Beach (in Burns Beach). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, examine the collection at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and pause for some photo ops at The Bell Tower.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Perth route planner.

Drive from Margaret River to Perth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Gooseberry Hill National Park, Burns Beach
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 29:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint
The Nostalgia Box Museum ©
The Nostalgia Box Museum

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