60 days in Western Australia Itinerary

60 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Kununurra
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Broome
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Denham
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Kalbarri
— 6 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
5
Exmouth
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h
6
Bunbury
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Margaret River
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Albany
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Esperance
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
10
Kalgoorlie-Boulder
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Melbourne

5
nights
Kununurra

Kununurra ©
A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Emma Gorge and Ord River. Kids will enjoy Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve and Kangaroo Haven. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kununurra: Wyndham (Five Rivers Lookout, The Grotto, & more). Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Mirima National Park. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at ZEBRA ROCK MINE GALLERY & CAMPGROUND, stroll through El Questro Wilderness Park, snap pictures at Ivanhoe Crossing, and stop by The Sandalwood Factory.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kununurra trip planner.

Melbourne to Kununurra is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Kununurra. When traveling from Melbourne in June, plan for warmer days in Kununurra, with highs around 36°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Kununurra

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Wyndham
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Mirima National Park ©
Mirima National Park
ZEBRA ROCK MINE GALLERY & CAMPGROUND ©
Five Rivers Lookout ©
Five Rivers Lookout

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Roebuck Bay and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Helicopter Tours and Japanese Cemetery. On the 22nd (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: get outside with Staircase To The Moon, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Reddell Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Broome trip planner .

Getting from Kununurra to Broome by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. June in Broome sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Denham.

Things to do in Broome

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Helicopter Tours
Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay
Reddell Beach ©
Reddell Beach

2
nights
Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Shark Bay and Eagle Bluff. Bring the kids along to Ocean Park Aquarium and Shell Beach. Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Francois Peron National Park. There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Hamelin Pool Stromatolites and stop by Blue Lagoon Pearl Shop.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Denham trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Broome to Denham takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Denham

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:
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Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay
Shell Beach ©
Shell Beach
Ocean Park Aquarium ©
Ocean Park Aquarium

6
nights
Kalbarri

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Red Bluff and Nature’s Window. Family-friendly places like Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Chinaman's Beach will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Hutt Lagoon, admire all the interesting features of Big River Ranch, look for all kinds of wild species at Kalbarri Pelican Feeding, and explore the striking landscape at Zuytdorp Cliffs.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kalbarri travel planner.

Drive from Denham to Kalbarri in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Exmouth.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kalbarri National Park
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Rainbow Jungle ©
Rainbow Jungle
Chinaman's Beach ©
Chinaman's Beach
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

6
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yardie Creek and Ningaloo Marine Park. Kids will enjoy Fishing Charters & Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Spend the 5th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Mandu Mandu Gorge. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area, contemplate the long history of Potshot Memorial, and see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Reef.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Exmouth attractions app .

Traveling by car from Kalbarri to Exmouth takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bunbury.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Coral Bay, Ningaloo Reef
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 9:
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area ©
Yardie Creek ©
Yardie Creek

5
nights
Bunbury

Bunbury ©
Bunbury is a growing city that attracts young workers, who in turn have fostered a vibrant nightlife.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Apple Fun Park and Bunbury Wildlife Park. Bring the kids along to Back Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with these side-trips from Bunbury: Busselton (Ludlow Tuart Forest & Dolphin & Whale Watching), Gnomesville (in Wellington Mill) and Mandurah (Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Eastern Foreshore Park, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Koombana Bay, savor the flavors at Bunbury Farmers Market, take in the dramatic natural features at Wyalup-Rocky Point, and make a trip to Marlston Hill Lookout Tower.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bunbury vacation planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Exmouth to Bunbury in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Bunbury

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mandurah, Busselton, Bush Shack Brewery, Gnomesville, Apple Fun Park
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 15:
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Apple Fun Park ©
Apple Fun Park
Bunbury Wildlife Park ©
Bunbury Wildlife Park
Wyalup-Rocky Point ©
Wyalup-Rocky Point

7
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 Sunflowers Animal Farm and Wonky Windmill Farm & Eco Park. Kids will enjoy Hamelin Bay and Gnarabup Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Dunsborough (Christian Fletcher Gallery & Meelup Beach), Sugarloaf Rock (in Cape Naturaliste) and Yallingup (Injidup Beach & Yallingup Beach). The adventure continues: get your game on at Amaze'n Margaret River, stop by Gabriel Chocolate, take in the exciting artwork at Boranup Gallery, and kick back and relax at Surfers Point.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Margaret River route planner .

Getting from Bunbury to Margaret River by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pemberton, Yallingup, Dunsborough, Giants Cave, Wonky Windmill Farm & Eco Park
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 22:
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Sunflowers  Animal Farm ©
Sunflowers Animal Farm
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Giants Cave ©
Giants Cave

7
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Denmark Animal Farm & Pentland Alpaca Stud. Kids will enjoy Emu Point and Little Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Waychinicup National Park (in Cheynes), Granite Skywalk (in Porongurup National Park) and Denmark (Forest Hill Vineyard, Wilson Inlet, & more). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, enjoy the sand and surf at Middleton Beach, take some stellar pictures from Padre White Lookout, and contemplate the long history of The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Albany online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Margaret River to Albany by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Denmark, Granite Skywalk, Giant Tingle Tree, Waychinicup National Park
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 29:
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Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
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. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Twilight Bay and Cape Le Grand National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lucky Bay and Frenchman's Peak. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Great Ocean Drive, don't miss a visit to Esperance Whale Tail, view the masterpieces at Cindy Poole Glass Gallery, and trek along Rotary Lookout.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Esperance trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Albany to Esperance takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. July in Esperance sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Things to do in Esperance

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:
Highlights from your plan
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay
Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park

6
nights
Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Kalgoorlie-Boulder ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Museum of the Goldfields and Kalgoorlie Town Hall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kalgoorlie-Boulder: Coolgardie (Warden Finnerty's Residence & Goldfields Exhibition Museum). Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Boorabbin National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kalgoorlie-Boulder online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Esperance to Kalgoorlie-Boulder takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Kalgoorlie-Boulder sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Coolgardie
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 9:
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Hammond Park ©
Hammond Park
Museum of the Goldfields ©
Museum of the Goldfields
Hannans North Tourist Mine ©
Hannans North Tourist Mine

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