6 days in Western Australia Itinerary

6 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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6 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
train + ferry:  1​h 30​min
1
Rottnest Island
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Perth

1
night
Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. On the 28th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Oliver Hill Battery, enjoy the sand and surf at The Basin, and then kick back and relax at Parakeet Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at West End, then enjoy the sea views from Wadjemup Lighthouse, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Salmon Bay.

For photos and tourist information, refer to the Rottnest Island trip builder website .

Perth to Rottnest Island is an approximately 1.5-hour combination of ferry and taxi. You can also ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daytime highs in Rottnest Island are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Basin ©
The Basin
Parakeet Bay ©
Parakeet Bay
Wadjemup Lighthouse ©
Wadjemup Lighthouse

4
nights
Margaret River

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 Surfers Point and Bunker Bay. Relax by the water at Meelup Beach and Gnarabup Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Yallingup Beach (in Yallingup), Sugarloaf Rock (in Cape Naturaliste) and Hamelin Bay Jetty (in Hamelin Bay). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre, have some family-friendly fun at Amaze'n Margaret River, learn about winemaking at Brookwood Estate, and take a memorable drive along Caves Road.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Margaret River trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Rottnest Island to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dunsborough, Surfers Point, Hamelin Bay Jetty, Yallingup Beach, Brookwood Estate
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Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Hamelin Bay Jetty ©
Hamelin Bay Jetty

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