22 days in South Australia & Western Australia Itinerary

22 days in South Australia & Western Australia Itinerary

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22 days in South Australia & Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
1
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  12​h
2
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  15​h 15​min
3
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Albany
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Kununurra
— 1 night
6
Broome
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h
7
Kalbarri
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  12​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stokes Beach and Little Sahara. Bring the kids along to Kelly Hill Caves and Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation, take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch, look for all kinds of wild species at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, and experience rural life at Clifford's Honey Farm.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Kangaroo Island trip website .

Sydney to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Kelly Hill Caves ©
Kelly Hill Caves
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park ©
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park

1
night
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Old Timers Mine, identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Tom's Working Opal Mine, pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church, admire the striking features of Faye's Underground Home, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catacomb Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Umoona Opal Mine & Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Coober Pedy trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Coober Pedy takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Coober Pedy can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church

3
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Margaret River Mouth Beach and Gnarabup Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Surfers Point and Wonky Windmill Farm & Eco Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Yallingup (Canal Rocks & Yallingup Beach) and Dunsborough (Meelup Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Cowaramup Bay, identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm, do a tasting at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, and explore and take pictures at Caves Road.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Margaret River trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Coober Pedy to Margaret River takes 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Coober Pedy to Margaret River is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yallingup, Meelup Beach, Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, Cowaramup Bay, Wonky Windmill Farm & Eco Park
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Sunflowers Animal Farm ©
Sunflowers Animal Farm
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach
Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Bluff Knoll. Family-friendly places like Cable Beach and Emu Point will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach and stroll through Middleton Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Albany visit planner.

You can drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kununurra.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bluff Knoll
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Bluff Knoll ©
Bluff Knoll
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach

1
night
Kununurra

Kununurra ©
A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Emma Gorge and then look for all kinds of wild species at El Questro Wilderness Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mirima National Park.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kununurra trip planner .

Fly from Albany to Kununurra in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Albany in October, with highs in Kununurra at 45°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Kununurra

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Mirima National Park ©
Mirima National Park

3
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Roebuck Bay and Broome Town Beach. Get in touch with nature at Staircase To The Moon and Broome Bird Observatory. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach, examine the collection at SSJG Heritage Centre, view the masterpieces at Broome Gallery, and stop by The Sandalwood Gallery Broome.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Broome trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kununurra to Broome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kununurra in October, expect nights in Broome to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 39°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay
Broome Bird Observatory ©
Broome Bird Observatory

2
nights
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 discover tucked-away gems like Murchison River and Kalbarri Pelican Feeding. Visiting Kayaking & Canoeing and Nature’s Window will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Holes, take in the dramatic natural features at Island Rock & Natural Bridge, hike along Mushroom Rock Walk Trail, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ross Graham Lookout.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalbarri trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Broome to Kalbarri takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Nature’s Window
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Nature’s Window ©
Nature’s Window
Murchison River ©
Murchison River

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