34 days in Margaret River Region & Perth Itinerary

34 days in Margaret River Region & Perth Itinerary

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34 days in Margaret River Region & Perth Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + bus:  11​h
1
Dunsborough
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Augusta
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Perth
— 16 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

10
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bunker Bay and Yallingup Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Sensei Pots Art Gallery Yallingup and Holmes a Court Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Harvey (Harvey River Estate, Stirling Cottage, & more) and Brookwood Estate (in Cowaramup). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Sugarloaf Rock, kick back and relax at Injidup Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Smiths Beach, and do a tasting at Vasse Felix Winery.

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Melbourne to Dunsborough is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Augusta.

Things to do in Dunsborough

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yallingup, Cowaramup, Wilyabrup, Harvey, Sensei Pots Art Gallery Yallingup
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Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach
Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay
Sugarloaf Rock ©
Sugarloaf Rock

7
nights
Augusta

Augusta ©
Augusta is a town on the south-west coast of Western Australia, where the Blackwood River emerges into Flinders Bay. Museum-lovers will get to explore Swallows Welcome Art Studio and Augusta Historical Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Surfers Point and Water wheel. Change things up with these side-trips from Augusta: Firetail Wines (in Rosa Glen), Redgate Wines (in Redgate) and Bellview Shell Collection (in Witchcliffe). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Hamelin Bay Jetty, identify plant and animal life at Boranup Karri Forest, hike along Cape to Cape Track, and Head underground at Giants Cave.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Augusta trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Dunsborough to Augusta in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Perth.

Things to do in Augusta

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Boranup, Karridale, Western Australia, Witchcliffe, Firetail Wines
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Swallows Welcome Art Studio ©
Swallows Welcome Art Studio
Giants Cave ©
Giants Cave
Boranup Karri Forest ©
Boranup Karri Forest

16
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Mary's Cathedral and Fremantle History Walking Tour. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to New Norcia Museum & Art Gallery and Rockingham Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Mandurah (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Mandurah War Memorial, & more), Fremantle (The Artisan Store Fremantle, Scots Presbyterian Church, & more) and Old Blythewood (in Pinjarra). On the 1st (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Make the 8th (Mon) an awe-inspiring day at Lane Pool Reserve. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at City Beach, examine the collection at Aviation Heritage Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trigg Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Perth road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Augusta to Perth takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Mandurah, South Fremantle, Trigg, Warnbro Beach
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St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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