49 days in Western Australia Itinerary

49 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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49 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Woomera
Drive:  17​h 30​min
1
Purnululu National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
2
Kununurra
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Broome
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Karijini National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Exmouth
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Coral Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Denham
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Perth
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Margaret River
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Albany
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Woomera

1
day
Purnululu National Park

Purnululu National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Purnululu National Park and then explore the striking landscape at Bungle Bungle Range.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Purnululu National Park trip planner .

Woomera to Purnululu National Park is an approximately 36.5-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kununurra.

Things to do in Purnululu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Purnululu National Park ©
Purnululu National Park

6
nights
Kununurra

Kununurra ©
A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
Step out of Kununurra to go to Wyndham and see Five Rivers Lookout, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Mirima National Park. Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Mitchell River National Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Ord River, take some stellar pictures from Kelly's Knob Lookout, admire all the interesting features of ZEBRA ROCK MINE GALLERY & CAMPGROUND, and take in the exciting artwork at Artopia Kununurra.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kununurra trip tool .

Getting from Purnululu National Park to Kununurra by car takes about 6 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kununurra are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Kununurra

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Five Rivers Lookout, Lake Argyle
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Mirima National Park ©
Mirima National Park
ZEBRA ROCK MINE GALLERY & CAMPGROUND ©
Five Rivers Lookout ©
Five Rivers Lookout

5
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 10th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 12th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Cable Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Japanese Cemetery, look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, and take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Broome holiday builder .

You can fly from Kununurra to Broome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Karijini National Park.

Things to do in Broome

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

3
nights
Karijini National Park

Karijini National Park ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Karijini National Park: Millstream-Chichester National Park (in Karratha) and Mount Nameless (in Tom Price).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Karijini National Park day trip site .

You can drive from Broome to Karijini National Park in 10 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Broome in July; daily highs in Karijini National Park reach 27°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Karijini National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mount Nameless, Millstream-Chichester National Park
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Karijini National Park ©
Karijini National Park
Hancock Gorge ©
Hancock Gorge
Hamersley Gorge ©
Hamersley Gorge

5
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Spend the 21st (Sun) on the water with a fishing tour. And it doesn't end there: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Reef, visit a coastal fixture at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, and see some colorful creatures with Turquoise Bay.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Exmouth road trip planning site .

Getting from Karijini National Park to Exmouth by car takes about 7.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Exmouth are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Exmouth

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Ningaloo Reef, Cape Range National Park
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Shark Diving
Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef

3
nights
Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Spend the 25th (Thu) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with Aqua Rush, identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Marine Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at The Coral Bay Shark Nursery.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Coral Bay road trip 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 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Denham.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Aqua Rush ©
Aqua Rush

3
nights
Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Francois Peron National Park. The adventure continues: go for a stroll along the water at Shark Bay, stroll through Shell Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Hamelin Pool Stromatolites, and head off the coast to Dirk Hartog Island.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Denham travel app .

Getting from Coral Bay to Denham by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Denham

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Dirk Hartog Island
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Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay
Shell Beach ©
Shell Beach
Ocean Park Aquarium ©
Ocean Park Aquarium

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & Fremantle Markets) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). Dedicate the 2nd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 5th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: walk around Kings Park & Botanic Garden, explore the activities along Swan River, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and pause for some photo ops at The Bell Tower.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Perth day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Denham to Perth takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In July, daytime highs in Perth are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Perth Zoo, Cottesloe Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave), Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks) and Busselton (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Busselton Jetty). Spend the 6th (Tue) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. Next up on the itinerary: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, Head underground at Lake Cave, learn about winemaking at Brookwood Estate, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bunker Bay.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Margaret River tour itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Perth to Margaret River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Bluff Knoll (in Stirling Range National Park) and Denmark (Greens Pool, Elephant Rocks, & more). Spend the 13th (Tue) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, look for gifts at Yilgarnia Wines and Wildflowers, enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, and stroll through Middleton Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Albany trip planner.

You can drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Denmark, Bluff Knoll
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool

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