38 days in Western Australia Itinerary

38 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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38 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Broome
Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Port Hedland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Karratha
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Dampier
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Exmouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Coral Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Denham
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Geraldton
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Perth
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Margaret River
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Albany
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h
11
Esperance
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
12
Kalgoorlie-Boulder
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
End: Bordertown

3
nights
Port Hedland

Port Hedland ©
Port Hedland is the second largest town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, with an estimated urban population of 15,191, including the satellite town of South Hedland, 18 km away. Get some cultural insight at Dalgety House Museum and Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery. There's lots more to do: stroll around Cemetery Beach Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Town Observation Tower, get great views at Redbank Bridge Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Keraudren Nature Reserve.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Hedland online travel route planner .

Broome to Port Hedland is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Karratha.

Things to do in Port Hedland

Parks Museums Beaches
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Cemetery Beach Park ©
Cemetery Beach Park
Dalgety House Museum ©
Dalgety House Museum
Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery ©
Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery

1
night
Karratha

Karratha ©
Karratha is a city in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, adjoining the port of Dampier. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cossack, Roebourne Visitor Centre & Old Gaol Museum and Karratha Visitor Centre. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): get answers to all your questions at Roebourne Visitor Centre & Old Gaol Museum, get answers to all your questions at Karratha Visitor Centre, see a world frozen in time at Cossack, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Cossack Heritage Trail, and finally take some stellar pictures from Staircase To The Moon.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Karratha trip planner .

You can drive from Port Hedland to Karratha in 3 hours. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll travel to Dampier.

Things to do in Karratha

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Roebourne
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Cossack ©
Cossack
Karratha Tourism & Visitor Centre ©
Karratha Tourism & Visitor Centre

1
day
Dampier

Dampier ©
Dampier is a major industrial port in the northwest of Western Australia. Dampier Port has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Deep Gorge, then examine the collection at North West Shelf Visitor Centre, and then take a leisurely stroll along Dampier Port.

For more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Dampier travel website .

Dampier is very close to Karratha. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Dampier

Museums
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North West Shelf Visitor Centre ©
North West Shelf Visitor Centre
Deep Gorge ©
Deep Gorge

3
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and Potshot Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Turquoise Bay, explore the activities along Yardie Creek, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Exmouth trip maker .

Drive from Dampier to Exmouth in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

2
nights
Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Keep things going the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Coral Bay itinerary site .

You can drive from Exmouth to Coral Bay in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Denham.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Relax by the water at Shark Bay and Shell Beach. Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Francois Peron National Park. The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park Aquarium, take some stellar pictures from Eagle Bluff, identify plant and animal life at Monkey Mia, and stop by Blue Lagoon Pearl Shop.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Denham trip builder website .

You can drive from Coral Bay to Denham in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Geraldton.

Things to do in Denham

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Monkey Mia Reserve
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Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay
Shell Beach ©
Shell Beach
Monkey Mia Reserve ©
Monkey Mia Reserve

4
nights
Geraldton

Geraldton ©
Geraldton is a coastal city in the Mid West region of Western Australia, located 424km north of Perth.At June 2015 Geraldton had an estimated urban population of 39,825. Your inner history buff will appreciate Oakabella Homestead, Tea Rooms and Campground and Greenough Museum & Gardens. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at HMAS Sydney II Memorial and St Francis Xavier Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geraldton: Kalbarri (Blue Holes, Kalbarri Pelican Feeding, & more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Geraldton, identify plant and animal life at Waminda Wildlife Sanctuary, steep yourself in history at Central Greenough, and walk around Coalseam Conservation Park.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Geraldton route site .

You can drive from Denham to Geraldton in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and bus. July in Geraldton sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Geraldton

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Kalbarri, Greenough, Oakabella Homestead, Tea Rooms and Campground
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Coalseam Conservation Park ©
Coalseam Conservation Park
HMAS Sydney II Memorial ©
HMAS Sydney II Memorial

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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 Cottesloe Beach and Scarborough Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fremantle Prison and Scots Presbyterian Church. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), Whalers tunnel (in Fremantle) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, snap pictures at Elizabeth Quay, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Perth trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Geraldton to Perth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Perth can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Caversham Wildlife Park, Scarborough Beach, Matilda Bay Reserve
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

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.
Visit Meelup Beach and Yallingup Beach for some beach relaxation. Popular historic sites such as Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Hamelin Bay Jetty are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Margaret River to Augusta to see Jewel Cave about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Cowaramup Bay, look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hamelin Bay, and do a tasting at Cape Grace Wines.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Margaret River tour planner.

You can drive from Perth to Margaret River in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Augusta, Meelup Beach, Hamelin Bay Jetty, Cape Grace Wines, Yallingup Beach
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Princess Royal Fortress and The Church of Saint John the Evangelist. Get a sense of the local culture at National Anzac Centre and HMAS Perth. Step out of Albany with an excursion to Greens Pool in Denmark--about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, don't miss a visit to Albany Wind Farm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nanarup Beach, and contemplate the long history of The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Albany trip planner .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daytime highs in Albany are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Nanarup Beach, Cosy Corner Beach, Greens Pool
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station

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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. On the 19th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Esperance Stonehenge, then identify plant and animal life at Lake Monjingup Conservation and Recreation Area, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Twilight Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Le Grand National Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Esperance trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Albany to Esperance in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. August in Esperance sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Esperance

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Esperance Stonehenge ©
Esperance Stonehenge

3
nights
Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Kalgoorlie-Boulder ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museum of the Goldfields, admire all the interesting features of The Superpit, then take some stellar pictures from Mount Charlotte Reservoir and Lookout, then steep yourself in history at Hannans North Tourist Mine, and finally see a world frozen in time at Broad Arrow. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Questa Casa, make a trip to Kalgoorlie Town Hall, then examine the collection at Goldfields Exhibition Museum, and finally take some stellar pictures from Red Hill Lookout.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kalgoorlie-Boulder road trip site .

You can drive from Esperance to Kalgoorlie-Boulder in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Red Hill Lookout, Goldfields Exhibition Museum
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Hannans North Tourist Mine ©
Hannans North Tourist Mine
Museum of the Goldfields ©
Museum of the Goldfields
Goldfields Exhibition Museum ©
Goldfields Exhibition Museum

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