18 days in Perth & Margaret River Region Itinerary

18 days in Perth & Margaret River Region Itinerary

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18 days in Perth & Margaret River Region Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Fly:  7​h
1
Perth
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Hamelin Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Dunsborough
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Canberra

7
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.
Popular historic sites such as The Perth Mint and Fremantle Prison are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Warnbro Beach and Point Peron. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: The Fremantle Round House (in Fremantle), Quinns Rocks Beach (in Quinns Rocks) and New Norcia Museum & Art Gallery (in New Norcia). Make the 2nd (Thu) an awe-inspiring day at Lane Pool Reserve. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Aviation Heritage Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Rockingham Beach, appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, and contemplate the long history of Norm wrightson hairway.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Perth trip planner.

Canberra to Perth is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Perth are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hamelin Bay.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Rockingham, Quinns Rocks Beach, Cottesloe Beach, City Beach
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New Norcia Museum & Art Gallery ©
New Norcia Museum & Art Gallery
City Beach ©
City Beach
Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach

3
nights
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. Attractions like Margaret River Mouth Beach and Hamelin Bay make great kid-friendly stops. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Surfers Point and Sunflowers Animal Farm. Step out of Hamelin Bay with an excursion to Caves Road in Margaret River--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Gnarabup Beach, explore the ancient world of Hamelin Bay Jetty, and do a tasting at Leeuwin Estate.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hamelin Bay vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Perth to Hamelin Bay. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dunsborough.

Things to do in Hamelin Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Margaret River, Surfers Point
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Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach

6
nights
Dunsborough

Dunsborough ©
Dunsborough is a coastal town in the South West of Western Australia, 254km south of Perth on the shores of Geographe Bay.Dunsborough is a popular tourist destination for Western Australians; in 1999 it was voted the state's best tourist destination and in 2013 awarded the Top Tourism Award for Population Under 5,000. Visit Smiths Beach and Meelup Beach for some beach relaxation. Family-friendly places like Injidup Beach and Yallingup Beach will thrill your kids. Take a break from Dunsborough with a short trip to Brookwood Estate in Cowaramup, about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Bunker Bay, take in the dramatic natural features at Sugarloaf Rock, view the masterpieces at Sensei Pots Art Gallery Yallingup, and hike along Meelup Reserve Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dunsborough travel route planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hamelin Bay to Dunsborough. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dunsborough

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Yallingup, Cowaramup, Wilyabrup, Sensei Pots Art Gallery Yallingup, Wise Wine
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Injidup Beach ©
Injidup Beach
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay

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