4 days in Margaret River Region & Perth Itinerary

4 days in Margaret River Region & Perth Itinerary

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4 days in Margaret River Region & Perth Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + bus:  11​h
1
Dunsborough
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

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. To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dunsborough journey planner .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Dunsborough. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Perth.

Things to do in Dunsborough

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Yallingup Beach
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
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Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach, then contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, and finally pause for some photo ops at Elizabeth Quay. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden and then steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint.

To find maps and more tourist information, go to the Perth road trip planner.

You can drive from Dunsborough to Perth in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle Prison, Cottesloe Beach
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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