42 days in Western Australia Itinerary

42 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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42 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Broome
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Geraldton
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Exmouth
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Esperance
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Perth
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Albany
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Margaret River
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Wellington

5
nights
Broome

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cable Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Head to Courthouse Markets and Uniquely Broomefor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Broome Town Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Broome trip itinerary builder app .

Wellington, New Zealand to Broome is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Wellington to Broome is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Wellington in August, you will find days in Broome are much hotter (36°C), and nights are a bit warmer (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Geraldton.

Things to do in Broome

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Broome Town Beach ©
Broome Town Beach

5
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. You'll explore and learn at HMAS Sydney II Memorial and Museum of Geraldton. Step out of the city life by going to Rainbow Jungle and Ross Graham Lookout. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geraldton: Oakabella Homestead (in Northampton), Kalbarri (Zuytdorp Memorial & Mushroom Rock Walk Trail) and Dongara Activity Park (in Dongara). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pot Alley Beach, get engrossed in the history at Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Pages Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Greenough River.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Geraldton trip planner .

Getting from Broome to Geraldton by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, Geraldton is a bit cooler than Broome - with highs of 26°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Geraldton

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Kalbarri, Greenough, Pot Alley Beach, Dongara Activity Park, Oakabella Homestead
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Rainbow Jungle ©
Rainbow Jungle
HMAS Sydney II Memorial ©
HMAS Sydney II Memorial
Oakabella Homestead ©
Oakabella Homestead

3
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Visiting Shark Diving and Turquoise Bay will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef, kick back and relax at Jurabi Point Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Ross Street Mall Shopping Centre Exmouth, and look for all kinds of wild species at Navy Pier Exmouth.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Exmouth trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Geraldton to Exmouth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Geraldton in September: high temperatures in Exmouth hover around 35°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Exmouth

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

4
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. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cape Le Grand National Park and Twilight Bay. Visiting Thistle Cove and Blue Haven Beach will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Lucky Bay, steep yourself in history at Esperance Stonehenge, examine the collection at Esperance Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Salmon Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Esperance trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Exmouth to Esperance in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Exmouth in September, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Esperance: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Esperance

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Illusionary Art and The Shipwreck Galleries. Get some historical perspective at Fremantle Prison and St Patrick's Basilica. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Herne Hill (Morish Nuts Swan Valley, Talijancich Wines, & more), Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery (in Henley Brook) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Fremantle Markets, admire the masterpieces at The Sacred India Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach.

For other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Perth trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Esperance to Perth by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Herne Hill, Millendon, Baskerville, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Swan River ©
Swan River

6
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.
Appreciate the collections at National Anzac Centre and Albany's Historic Whaling Station. Visiting Greens Pool and Middleton Beach will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Denmark (The Toffee Factory & Anvil Beach), Walpole (Mandalay Beach & Tree Top Walk) and South Coast WoodWorks Gallery (in Youngs Siding). Spend the 1st (Mon) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Little Beach, don't miss a visit to Mt Melville Lookout, take a leisurely stroll along Albany Waterfront Marina, and get great views at Rotary Lookout Albany.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Albany trip planner .

Getting from Perth to Albany by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Albany sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Walpole, South Coast WoodWorks Gallery
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National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

8
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Wonnerup. Get outdoors at Meelup Beach and Smiths Beach. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Jewel Cave (in Augusta), Yallingup (Injidup Beach, Yallingup Beach, & more) and Hamelin Bay Jetty (in Hamelin Bay). Spend the 4th (Thu) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Gabriel Chocolate, do a tasting at Brookwood Estate, explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, and get a taste of the local shopping with Margaret River Chocolate Company.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Margaret River online trip builder .

Drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Yallingup, Cowaramup, Augusta, Dunsborough, Brookland Valley Vineyard
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

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