57 days in Australia's South West Itinerary

57 days in Australia's South West Itinerary

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57 days in Australia's South West Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly + bus:  31​h
1
Margaret River
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Bunbury
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Manjimup
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Walpole
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Bremer Bay
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Albany
— 16 nights
Fly:  35​h
End: Edmonton

10
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gnarabup Beach and Margaret River Mouth Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Cape Naturaliste (Bunker Bay & Sugarloaf Rock), Dunsborough (Geographe Bay & Meelup Beach) and Busselton Jetty (in Busselton). Spend the 10th (Fri) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's still lots to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, have some family-friendly fun at Amaze'n Margaret River, kick back and relax at Yallingup Beach, and look for gifts at Margaret River Venison Farm.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Margaret River online vacation planner .

Edmonton, Canada to Margaret River is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Edmonton to Margaret River. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bunbury.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Yallingup, Cowaramup, Dunsborough, Augusta, Busselton
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach
Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay

7
nights
Bunbury

Bunbury ©
Bunbury is a growing city that attracts young workers, who in turn have fostered a vibrant nightlife.
Explore hidden gems such as Koombana Bay and Back Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Donnybrook (Apple Fun Park & Barrecas Winery), Busselton (Ludlow Tuart Forest, Busselton Museum, & more) and Stirling Cottage (in Harvey). Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Wellington National Park. The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Bunbury Wildlife Park, don't miss a visit to Bunbury Lighthouse Lookout, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bush Shack Brewery, and contemplate the long history of Dardanup Heritage Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bunbury attractions website .

Drive from Margaret River to Bunbury in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Manjimup.

Things to do in Bunbury

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Busselton, Dardanup, Donnybrook, Stirling Cottage, Wellington National Park
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Bunbury Wildlife Park ©
Bunbury Wildlife Park
Marlston Hill Lookout Tower ©
Marlston Hill Lookout Tower
Barrecas Winery ©
Barrecas Winery

7
nights
Manjimup

Manjimup ©
Manjimup is a town in Western Australia, 307km south of the state capital, Perth. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Big Brook Dam and Diamond Tree. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manjimup: Nannup (Barrabup Pool & Holberry Sculpture Walk), Bridgetown (Wag Walters Emporium, The Rabbit Hole, & more) and Pemberton (The Pemberton Visitor Centre & Museum, Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree, & more). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Golden Valley Tree Park, enjoy some diversion at Manjimup Timber Park, take in the pleasant sights at Blackwood River Foreshore, and get engrossed in the history at Boyup Brook District Pioneers' Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Manjimup trip planner.

Drive from Bunbury to Manjimup in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Walpole.

Things to do in Manjimup

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pemberton, Bridgetown, Nannup, Blackwood River Foreshore, Golden Valley Tree Park
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Manjimup Timber Park ©
Manjimup Timber Park
Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree ©
Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree
Diamond Tree ©
Diamond Tree

7
nights
Walpole

Walpole ©
Walpole is a town in the south-western region of Western Australia, located approximately south southeast of Perth and west of Denmark.Location and descriptionWalpole lies very close to the northern point of the 100ha Walpole Inlet, from which it takes its name.The inlet in turn is named for the Walpole River, discovered in 1831 by Captain Thomas Bannister, and named by Governor Stirling for Captain W. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Elephant Rocks and Walpole-Nornalup National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Walpole: Denmark (Mount Lindesay Walk Trail, Denmark Animal Farm & Pentland Alpaca Stud, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Frankland National Park, head outdoors with Circular Pool, look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Tingle Tree, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tree Top Walk.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Walpole route planner .

Drive from Manjimup to Walpole in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Bremer Bay.

Things to do in Walpole

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Denmark
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Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks
Mount Frankland National Park ©
Mount Frankland National Park
Walpole-Nornalup National Park ©
Walpole-Nornalup National Park

7
nights
Bremer Bay

Bremer Bay ©
Bremer Bay is a coastal town situated on the south coast of Western Australia in the Great Southern region between Albany and Esperance, at the mouth of the Bremer River. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fitzgerald River National Park and Wellstead Heritage Museum. There's more to do: explore the activities along Bremer Canyon Killer whale Expeditions and look for gifts at Gnornbup Wines.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bremer Bay trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Walpole to Bremer Bay takes 3.5 hours. You'll set off for Albany on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Bremer Bay

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Fitzgerald River National Park ©
Fitzgerald River National Park

16
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Goode Beach and Replica of the Brig Amity. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to Plantagenet Wines (in Mount Barker), Denmark (Ocean Beach, Lights Beach, & more) and Ironwood Estate Wines (in Porongurup). Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at West Cape Howe National Park. Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Gull Rock National Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Seppings, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and stroll around Albany Heritage Park.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Albany online trip maker .

Getting from Bremer Bay to Albany by car takes about 2 hours. In February in Albany, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Denmark, Ironwood Estate Wines, Plantagenet Wines
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National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Lights Beach ©
Lights Beach
Princess Royal Fortress ©
Princess Royal Fortress