36 days in Western Australia Itinerary

36 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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36 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Woomera
Drive:  17​h 30​min
1
Purnululu National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Kununurra
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Broome
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
4
Exmouth
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Perth
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Margaret River
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Albany
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  14​h
End: Woomera

1
night
Purnululu National Park

Purnululu National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Bungle Bungles Range and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bungle Bungle Range. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Purnululu National Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Purnululu National Park attractions planner .

Woomera to Purnululu National Park is an approximately 36.5-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Woomera to Purnululu National Park is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Kununurra.

Things to do in Purnululu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Purnululu National Park ©
Purnululu National Park

5
nights
Kununurra

Kununurra ©
A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Mirima National Park. Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Mitchell River National Park. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Ord River, explore the galleries of Birdland Functional Art, take in the exciting artwork at Waringarri Aboriginal Arts, and explore the stunning scenery at Emma Gorge.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kununurra trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Purnululu National Park to Kununurra in 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Kununurra

Parks Nature Museums
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Mirima National Park ©
Mirima National Park
ZEBRA ROCK MINE GALLERY & CAMPGROUND ©
Kelly's Knob Lookout ©
Kelly's Knob Lookout

6
nights
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.
Spend the 15th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 17th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach, examine the collection at SSJG Heritage Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Broome Town Beach, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Broome travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Kununurra to Broome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Broome, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Broome

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Exmouth is known for wildlife, beaches, historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get curious at Ningaloo Centre, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and kick back and relax at Turquoise Bay.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Exmouth trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Broome to Exmouth in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Broome in August, things will get a bit cooler in Exmouth: highs are around 31°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Exmouth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Range National Park, Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). Dedicate the 25th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 27th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: walk around Kings Park & Botanic Garden, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Perth Zoo, look for gifts at Nosh Gourmet Food & Gifts, and snap pictures at Elizabeth Quay.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Perth online journey planner .

You can fly from Exmouth to Perth in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Exmouth in August, expect Perth to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, Fremantle Prison, Nosh Gourmet Food & Gifts, Caversham Wildlife Park, Perth Zoo
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

6
nights
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.
Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Busselton (Busselton Jetty & Dolphin & Whale Watching), Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave) and Dunsborough (Christian Fletcher Gallery, Meelup Beach, & more). Spend the 29th (Thu) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's much more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, stop by Gabriel Chocolate, do a tasting at Hay Shed Hill, The Cellar, and Head underground at Lake Cave.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Margaret River trip maker .

Traveling by car from Perth to Margaret River takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dunsborough, Cowaramup, Augusta, Boranup, Yallingup
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Busselton Jetty ©
Busselton Jetty
Food Tours

5
nights
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.
When in Albany, make a side trip to see Greens Pool in Denmark, approximately 1 hour away. Spend the 5th (Thu) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, view the masterpieces at Blush Retail Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Albany trip app .

Drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

Greens Pool
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

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