5 days in Fremantle & Kalbarri National Park Itinerary

5 days in Fremantle & Kalbarri National Park Itinerary

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5 days in Fremantle & Kalbarri National Park Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  8​h 15​min
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
— 2 nights
bus + taxi + Fly:  12​h
End: Sydney


Fremantle ©
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach, then contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, and then see the interesting displays at The Shipwreck Galleries. On your second day here, take a memorable tour with Tours, make a trip to Monument Hill War Memorial, and then examine the collection at Western Australian Maritime Museum.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Fremantle trip site .

Sydney to Fremantle is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Fremantle when traveling from Sydney in May, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Fremantle

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Cottesloe Beach
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
WA Maritime Museum ©
WA Maritime Museum
The Shipwreck Galleries ©
The Shipwreck Galleries


Kalbarri ©
Isolated and lapped at by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the town of Kalbarri boasts a picturesque location amid the dunes and sands of westerly Western Australia.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kalbarri Visitor Centre, Blue Holes and Eagle Gorge. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Eagle Gorge, contemplate the waterfront views at Hutt Lagoon, then get to know the resident critters at Rainbow Jungle, then get great views at Red Bluff, and finally see the vivid underwater world at Blue Holes. Keep things going the next day: get answers to all your questions at Kalbarri Visitor Centre, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take some stellar pictures from The Loop and Z Bend Gorge, and finally explore the striking landscape at Nature’s Window.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Kalbarri trip planner.

You can drive from Fremantle to Kalbarri in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kalbarri National Park
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Rainbow Jungle ©
Rainbow Jungle
Red Bluff ©
Red Bluff
Hutt Lagoon ©
Hutt Lagoon