29 days in Western Australia Itinerary

29 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Zagreb
Fly + Drive:  33​h
1
Exmouth
— 5 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Kalbarri
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + bus + taxi + Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
Esperance
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Albany
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Margaret River
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  28​h
End: Zagreb

5
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Potshot Memorial and Vlamingh Head Lighthouse. Visiting Safaris and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, identify plant and animal life at Jurabi Turtle Centre, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yardie Creek.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Exmouth road trip planner .

Zagreb, Croatia to Exmouth is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zagreb to Exmouth is 7 hours. When traveling from Zagreb in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Exmouth, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Exmouth

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Cape Range National Park, Ningaloo Reef
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Charles Knife Canyon ©
Charles Knife Canyon
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Shark Diving

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Blue Holes and Kalbarri Pelican Feeding. Escape the urban bustle at Kayaking & Canoeing and Nature’s Window. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Kalbarri National Park Coastal Cliffs, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Rainbow Jungle, admire all the interesting features of Big River Ranch, and get great views at Red Bluff.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kalbarri online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Exmouth to Kalbarri takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kalbarri National Park
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 1:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Blue Holes ©
Blue Holes
Nature’s Window ©
Nature’s Window

2
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Great Ocean Drive and Lucky Bay. Get a sense of the local culture at Cindy Poole Glass Gallery and Esperance Stonehenge. Spend the 2nd (Wed) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Twilight Bay, stop by Mermaid Leather, don't miss a visit to Esperance Whale Tail, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lucky Bay Brewing.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Esperance travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kalbarri to Esperance takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Esperance can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Great Ocean Drive ©
Great Ocean Drive
Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park

5
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 Giant Tingle Tree and Granite Skywalk. Visiting Bluff Knoll and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to Denmark (Elephant Rocks & The Toffee Factory) and Toolbrunup Peak (in Stirling Range National Park). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Beach, explore and take pictures at Replica of the Brig Amity, and pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Albany trip planner .

Drive from Esperance to Albany in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Esperance, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Albany, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Stirling Range National Park, Denmark, Granite Skywalk, Giant Tingle Tree
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Bluff Knoll ©
Bluff Knoll
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Giant Tingle Tree ©
Giant Tingle Tree

8
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.
Get some cultural insight at Brookwood Estate and Voyager Estate. Take a break from the city and head to Beedelup National Park and Discover Deadly. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Hamelin Bay Jetty (in Hamelin Bay), Pemberton (Gloucester Tree & Peter Kovacsy Studio - Wood & Glass Sculpture Gallery) and Augusta (Jewel Cave & Water wheel). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Sugarloaf Rock, learn about winemaking at Happs Winery and Cellar Door, identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm, and Head underground at Lake Cave.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Margaret River route planning site .

Drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pemberton, Dunsborough, Cowaramup, Yallingup, Metricup
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 17:
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach
Sugarloaf Rock ©
Sugarloaf Rock

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