60 days in Newcastle & Western Australia Itinerary

60 days in Newcastle & Western Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Newcastle & Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  2​h
1
Newcastle
— 8 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Broome
— 7 nights
Drive:  9​h
3
Purnululu National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  15​h
4
Exmouth
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Perth
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Cervantes
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Busselton
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Augusta
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Albany
— 8 nights
Drive:  5​h
10
Esperance
— 7 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Sydney

8
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newcastle: Nelson Bay (Gan Gan Lookout & Dolphin & Whale Watching), Tomaree Head (in Shoal Bay) and Barry Park (in Fingal Bay). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk, admire all the interesting features of Fort Scratchley, identify plant and animal life at Blackbutt Reserve, and learn about winemaking at Leogate Estate Wines.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Newcastle sightseeing site .

Sydney to Newcastle is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Newcastle can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Pokolbin, Wisemans Ferry, Nelson Bay, Speers Point Park, Norah Head Lighthouse
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Harkham Wines ©
Harkham Wines
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Hunter Valley Gardens ©
Hunter Valley Gardens

7
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 18th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 20th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cable Beach, make a trip to Buddha Sanctuary, identify plant and animal life at Broome Bird Observatory, and look for gifts at Cygnet Bay Pearls Showroom.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Broome trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Newcastle to Broome takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Newcastle to Broome is minus 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Newcastle in March, with highs in Broome at 40°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Purnululu National Park.

Things to do in Broome

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

1
day
Purnululu National Park

Purnululu National Park
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Bungle Bungle Range and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bungle Bungles Range.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Purnululu National Park trip maker .

You can drive from Broome to Purnululu National Park in 11.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Purnululu National Park

Parks Nature
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5
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Exmouth is known for wildlife, beaches, historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, explore the activities along Yardie Creek, stroll through Turquoise Bay, and kick back and relax at Osprey Bay.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Exmouth journey site .

Drive from Purnululu National Park to Exmouth in 24.5 hours. March in Exmouth sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Exmouth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

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

8
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.
Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah), Penguin Island (in Rockingham) and Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & Fremantle Markets). Dedicate the 2nd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 6th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, find something for the whole family at Adventure World Perth Australia, enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach, and contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Perth trip builder website .

Fly from Exmouth to Perth in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Exmouth in March: high temperatures in Perth hover around 34°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cervantes.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Theme Parks

Side Trips

Fremantle, Penguin Island, Caversham Wildlife Park, Hillarys Boat Harbour, Adventure World Perth Australia
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

5
nights
Cervantes

Cervantes ©
Cervantes is a town in Western Australia off Indian Ocean Drive about 198km north-north-west of the state capital, Perth in the Shire of Dandaragan local government area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cervantes: Stockyard Gully National Park (in Eneabba), Hi Vallee Farm (in Warradarge) and Lancelin (Lancelin Island & Back Beach). Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Nambung National Park. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at The Pinnacles Desert, kick back and relax at Sandy Cape Recreation Park, don't miss a visit to Emu Downs Wind Farm, and stroll through Hangover Bay.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cervantes trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Perth to Cervantes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Busselton.

Things to do in Cervantes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jurien Bay, Lancelin, Hi Vallee Farm, Stockyard Gully National Park
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The Pinnacles Desert ©
The Pinnacles Desert
Fishing Charters & Tours
Nambung National Park ©
Nambung National Park

6
nights
Busselton

With a reputation for making things convenient and comfortable for visitors, Busselton has been voted Australia's best tourist town several times.
Get out of town with these interesting Busselton side-trips: Margaret River (Beer Tastings & Tours, Food Tours, & more), Bunker Bay (in Cape Naturaliste) and Dunsborough (Christian Fletcher Gallery, Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, & more). There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Busselton Jetty, enjoy the sand and surf at Yallingup Beach, do a tasting at Brookwood Estate, and stroll through Meelup Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Busselton road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Cervantes to Busselton in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Augusta.

Things to do in Busselton

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Margaret River, Dunsborough, Yallingup, Cowaramup, Margaret River Chocolate Company
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Busselton Jetty ©
Busselton Jetty
Food Tours

3
nights
Augusta

Augusta ©
Augusta is a town on the south-west coast of Western Australia, where the Blackwood River emerges into Flinders Bay. Get out of town with these interesting Augusta side-trips: Pemberton (Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree, Gloucester Tree, & more). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Lake Cave, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, and look for gifts at Christmas in Karridale.

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

You can drive from Busselton to Augusta in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Augusta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pemberton, Boranup, Christmas in Karridale
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

8
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albany: Denmark (Greens Pool, Elephant Rocks, & more), Bluff Knoll (in Stirling Range National Park) and Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, stroll through Little Beach, take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station, and appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Albany trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Augusta to Albany in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April in Albany, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Walpole, Lowlands Beach, Cheynes Beach, Bluff Knoll
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

7
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. Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Twilight Bay, stroll through West Beach, take a memorable drive along Great Ocean Drive, and take some stellar pictures from Observatory Point and Lookout.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Esperance sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Albany to Esperance in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Esperance are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Great Ocean Drive ©
Great Ocean Drive

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