31 days in Western Australia Itinerary

31 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  32​h
1
Exmouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Kalbarri
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + bus + taxi + Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
Esperance
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Albany
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Margaret River
— 9 nights
bus + Fly:  28​h
End: Manchester

3
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Visit Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area and Mauritius Beach for some beach relaxation. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ningaloo Marine Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. There's still lots to do: see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Reef, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, head off the coast to Muiron Islands, and don't miss a visit to Potshot Memorial.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Exmouth travel planner .

Manchester, UK to Exmouth is an approximately 32-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Exmouth. In January, Exmouth is much hotter than Manchester - with highs of 44°C and lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ningaloo Marine Park, Ningaloo Reef
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Safaris
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Spas & Wellness

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chinaman's Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. Step out of the city life by going to Murchison River and Ross Graham Lookout. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Red Bluff, take in the dramatic natural features at Island Rock & Natural Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pot Alley Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Kalbarri Pelican Feeding.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kalbarri online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Exmouth to Kalbarri takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Pot Alley Beach
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Murchison River ©
Murchison River
Kalbarri Pelican Feeding ©
Kalbarri Pelican Feeding

5
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ten Mile Lagoon and Hellfire Bay. Visiting Salmon Beach and Great Ocean Drive will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Thistle Cove, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lucky Bay Brewing, stop by Mermaid Leather, and stroll through Wharton Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Esperance trip app .

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Kalbarri to Esperance takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and car; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Blue Haven Beach ©
Blue Haven Beach
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove
Hellfire Bay ©
Hellfire Bay

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Parry Beach and Nanarup Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Church of Saint John the Evangelist and Torbay Glass Studio. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup) and Denmark (Ocean Beach, Shelley Beach, & more). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Misery Beach, pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, stroll through Emu Point, and admire all the interesting features of Replica of the Brig Amity.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Albany road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Esperance to Albany takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Esperance in January: highs in Albany hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Cosy Corner Beach, Nanarup Beach
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Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks
Cosy Corner Beach ©
Cosy Corner Beach

9
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Happs Winery and Cellar Door and Margaret River Venison Farm. Get outdoors at Surfers Point and Sugarloaf Rock. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Yallingup (Yallingup Beach & Canal Rocks), Wine Tours & Tastings (in Busselton) and Bunker Bay (in Cape Naturaliste). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Brookwood Estate, stroll through Hamelin Bay, and kick back and relax at Cowaramup Bay.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Margaret River holiday planner .

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Dunsborough, Cape Naturaliste, Yallingup, McLeod Creek Wines
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Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay
Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach
Sugarloaf Rock ©
Sugarloaf Rock

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