39 days in Western Australia & Coogee Itinerary

39 days in Western Australia & Coogee Itinerary

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39 days in Western Australia & Coogee Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 7 nights
train:  30​min
2
Fremantle
— 2 nights
ferry:  30​min
3
Rottnest Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
4
Coogee
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
5
Rockingham
— 1 night
train:  30​min
6
Mandurah
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Dwellingup
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Binningup
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
9
Australind
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
10
Bunbury
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
11
Busselton
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
12
Dunsborough
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
13
Margaret River
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
14
Pemberton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
15
Walpole
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
16
Augusta
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
17
Denmark
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
18
Albany
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Singapore

7
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.
Relax by the water at City Beach and Mettam's Pool. Museum-lovers will appreciate Scitech and York Motor Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Cunderdin Museum (in Cunderdin) and York (Mount Brown Lookout, York Courthouse Complex, & more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Aviation Heritage Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Lotterywest Federation Walkway, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Western Australia.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Perth day trip planning site .

Singapore, Singapore to Perth is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. In September, Perth is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Fremantle.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

York, Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City, Aviation Heritage Museum, Cunderdin Museum, City Beach
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City Beach ©
City Beach
Mettam's Pool ©
Mettam's Pool
Aviation Heritage Museum ©
Aviation Heritage Museum

2
nights
Fremantle

Fremantle ©
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
On the 9th (Fri), kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach, then explore the world behind art at Fremantle Arts Centre, and then contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Shipwreck Galleries, look for gifts at The Chart & Map Shop, and then test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Hunt Experience Perth.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fremantle day trip tool .

Fremantle is just a stone's throw from Perth. In September in Fremantle, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Rottnest Island.

Things to do in Fremantle

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cottesloe Beach
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Fremantle Arts Centre ©
Fremantle Arts Centre
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

1
night
Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Rottnest Island Museum.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rottnest Island online trip builder .

Rottnest Island is just a stone's throw from Fremantle. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Coogee.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

Museums
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Rottnest Island Museum ©
Rottnest Island Museum

1
night
Coogee

Coogee ©
Coogee is a beachside suburb of local government area City of Randwick 8 kilometres south-east of the Sydney central business district, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Waverley Cemetery.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Coogee trip itinerary tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rottnest Island to Coogee. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Rottnest Island to Coogee due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Rottnest Island in September since evenings lows in Coogee dip to 14°C. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rockingham.

Things to do in Coogee

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Waverley Cemetery
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Waverley Cemetery ©
Waverley Cemetery

1
night
Rockingham

Rockingham ©
Rockingham is a local government area in Western Australia, south-west of Perth city centre and south of Fremantle. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stroll around Churchill Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Rockingham Centre, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Warnbro Beach.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rockingham day trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Coogee to Rockingham. Traveling from Coogee to Rockingham, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Coogee in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 9°C in Rockingham. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Mandurah.

Things to do in Rockingham

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Warnbro Beach
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Warnbro Beach ©
Warnbro Beach
Rockingham Centre ©
Rockingham Centre
Churchill Park ©
Churchill Park

2
nights
Mandurah

Mandurah ©
Mandurah is a coastal city in Western Australia, situated approximately 72km south of the state capital, Perth. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): examine the collection at Mandurah Community Museum, take in the waterfront at Dolphin Quay, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Silver Sands Beach. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Yarloop Workshops, enjoy the sand and surf at Halls Head Beach, and then take a tour by water with Jet X-Treme.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mandurah road trip website .

Mandurah is just a stone's throw from Rockingham. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dwellingup.

Things to do in Mandurah

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Yarloop Workshops
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Halls Head Beach ©
Halls Head Beach
Yarloop Workshops ©
Yarloop Workshops
Mandurah Community Museum ©
Mandurah Community Museum

1
night
Dwellingup

Dwellingup ©
Dwellingup is a town in Western Australia, located in a timber and fruitgrowing area in the Darling Range east-south-east of Pinjarra. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Lane Pool Reserve and then delve into the lush surroundings at Lake Navarino Forest Park.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dwellingup day trip website .

Drive from Mandurah to Dwellingup in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Binningup.

Things to do in Dwellingup

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Navarino Forest Park
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Lane Pool Reserve ©
Lane Pool Reserve

1
night
Binningup

Binningup ©
Binningup is a town on the coast of the South West region of Western Australia between Mandurah and Bunbury. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Harvey Internment Camp Memorial Shrine, then steep yourself in history at Stirling Cottage, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Binningup Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Binningup trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Dwellingup to Binningup in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Australind.

Things to do in Binningup

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Harvey
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Binningup Beach ©
Binningup Beach
Stirling Cottage ©
Stirling Cottage

2
nights
Australind

Australind ©
Australind is a town in the Shire of Harvey, Western Australia, and can be found 12 km north-east of Bunbury's central business district. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Coalfields Museum and Historical Research Centre, then learn about winemaking at St Aidan Wines, then do a tasting at Angelicus Wines, and finally admire the masterpieces at Featured Wood Gallery & Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Australind tour builder .

Australind is very close to Binningup. You'll set off for Bunbury on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Australind

Museums Wineries

Side Trips

St Aidan Wines, Coalfields Museum and Historical Research Centre, Angelicus Wines
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Featured Wood Gallery & Museum ©
Featured Wood Gallery & Museum
St Aidan Wines ©
St Aidan Wines

2
nights
Bunbury

Bunbury ©
Bunbury is a growing city that attracts young workers, who in turn have fostered a vibrant nightlife.
Shop till you drop at Bunbury Regional Art Gallery and Fleur Envy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dardanup Heritage Park and LAVA Art Glass Gallery & Studio. Go for a jaunt from Bunbury to Donnybrook to see Spring Valley Orchard about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Back Beach, stroll through Hungry Hollow Beach, and see the interesting displays at King Cottage Museum.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bunbury trip itinerary builder website .

Bunbury is just a short distance from Australind. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Busselton.

Things to do in Bunbury

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Dardanup Heritage Park, Spring Valley Orchard
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LAVA Art Glass Gallery & Studio ©
LAVA Art Glass Gallery & Studio
Dardanup Heritage Park ©
Dardanup Heritage Park
Fleur Envy ©
Fleur Envy

2
nights
Busselton

Busselton ©
With a reputation for making things convenient and comfortable for visitors, Busselton has been voted Australia's best tourist town several times.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): experience rural life at Wonky Windmill Farm & Eco Park, then have some family-friendly fun at Busselton Archery & Family Fun Park, and then get a taste of local nightlife at The Par 3 Golf Course. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Busselton Museum, stop by Whicher Ridge Wines, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Timberline Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Busselton trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Bunbury to Busselton in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dunsborough.

Things to do in Busselton

Outdoors Golf Nightlife

Side Trip

Timberline Trail
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Busselton Archery & Family Fun Park ©
Busselton Museum ©
Busselton Museum
Wonky Windmill Farm & Eco Park ©
Wonky Windmill Farm & Eco Park

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the activities along Bunker Bay, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, then take in the exciting artwork at John Miller Design Yallingup, and finally stop by Gabriel Chocolate.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dunsborough tour itinerary builder app .

Dunsborough is very close to Busselton. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Dunsborough

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Yallingup
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Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay
Gabriel Chocolate ©
Gabriel Chocolate
John Miller Design Yallingup ©
John Miller Design Yallingup

5
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Gnarabup Beach and Surfers Point. You'll explore and learn at JahRoc Galleries and Boranup Gallery. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm, do a tasting at McHenry Hohnen Vintners, look for gifts at SUGARMAN, and steep yourself in history at Ellensbrook Homestead.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Margaret River online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Dunsborough to Margaret River by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pemberton.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Giants Cave, Surfers Point, Fermoy Estate Wines
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Giants Cave ©
Giants Cave
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach

1
night
Pemberton

Pemberton ©
Go to Pemberton to enjoy beautiful natural surroundings, nearby national parks, and local wines.
On the 30th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pemberton Mountain Bike Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Pemberton Fine Woodcraft Gallery, and then admire the engineering at Big Brook Dam.

Planning Pemberton trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Margaret River to Pemberton in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Walpole.

Things to do in Pemberton

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Pemberton Mountain Bike Park ©
Pemberton Mountain Bike Park
Pemberton Fine Woodcraft Gallery ©
Pemberton Fine Woodcraft Gallery

1
night
Walpole

Walpole ©
Walpole is a town in the south-western region of Western Australia, located approximately south southeast of Perth and west of Denmark.Location and descriptionWalpole lies very close to the northern point of the 100ha Walpole Inlet, from which it takes its name.The inlet in turn is named for the Walpole River, discovered in 1831 by Captain Thomas Bannister, and named by Governor Stirling for Captain W. On the 1st (Sat), explore the activities along Walpole-Nornalup Inlet and then trek along Tree Top Walk.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Walpole travel route planning app .

Traveling by car from Pemberton to Walpole takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Augusta.

Things to do in Walpole

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Tree Top Walk ©
Tree Top Walk
Walpole-Nornalup Inlet
Walpole-Nornalup Inlet

2
nights
Augusta

Augusta ©
Augusta is a town on the south-west coast of Western Australia, where the Blackwood River emerges into Flinders Bay. On the 2nd (Sun), learn about winemaking at McLeod Creek Wines, Head underground at Jewel Cave, then Head underground at Moondyne Cave, and finally get great views at Hillview Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, then look for gifts at Augusta X-treme Outdoor Sports and Camping, and then examine the collection at Augusta Historical Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Augusta trip planner .

Drive from Walpole to Augusta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Denmark.

Things to do in Augusta

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

McLeod Creek Wines
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Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Moondyne Cave ©
Moondyne Cave

1
night
Denmark

Denmark
Denmark's population of over 2,700 people grows to several times that number during tourist season because of its natural wonders.
On the 4th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Rockcliffe Winery, learn about winemaking at Howard Park Wines, then learn about winemaking at Duckett's Mill Winery and Denmark Farmhouse Cheese, then learn about winemaking at The Lake House Winery Denmark, and finally stop by The Toffee Factory.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Denmark planner .

Getting from Augusta to Denmark by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Denmark are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Denmark

Wineries Shopping
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4
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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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Little Beach and Middleton Beach. You'll explore and learn at Western Australian Museum - Albany and Albany's Historic Whaling Station. Step out of Albany to go to Stirling Range National Park and see Bluff Knoll, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Princess Royal Fortress, see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, get your game on at Albany Entertainment Centre, and look for gifts at Icky Finks Variety Store.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Albany trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Denmark to Albany takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Bluff Knoll
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Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach
Bluff Knoll ©
Bluff Knoll

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