8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
1
Perth
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Geraldton
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Kalbarri
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Lancelin
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Hyden
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Rockingham
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
7
Mandurah
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
End: Perth


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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, appreciate the history behind The Bell Tower, then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Perth trip planner .

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major airport is Perth International Airport. December in Perth sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Geraldton.

Things to do in Perth

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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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Geraldton

Geraldton ©
Geraldton is a coastal city in the Mid West region of Western Australia, located 424km north of Perth.At June 2015 Geraldton had an estimated urban population of 39,825. On the 10th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Museum of Geraldton, then steep yourself in history at Oakabella Homestead, and then step aboard HMAS Sydney II Memorial.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Geraldton sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Perth to Geraldton in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Geraldton can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Geraldton

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Oakabella Homestead, Tea Rooms and Campground
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HMAS Sydney II Memorial ©
HMAS Sydney II Memorial
Museum of Geraldton ©
Museum of Geraldton
Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre ©
Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Kalbarri Pelican Feeding and then get great views at The Loop and Z Bend Gorge.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kalbarri online day trip planner .

Getting from Geraldton to Kalbarri by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lancelin.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

The Loop and Z Bend Gorge
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Kalbarri Pelican Feeding ©
Kalbarri Pelican Feeding
The Loop and Z Bend Gorge ©
The Loop and Z Bend Gorge

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Lancelin

Lancelin ©
Lancelin is a small fishing and tourist town 127 km north of Perth, Western Australia. To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lancelin sightseeing planner.

Drive from Kalbarri to Lancelin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hyden.

Things to do in Lancelin

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Lancelin Adventures ©
Lancelin Adventures

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Hyden

Hyden ©
The town of Hyden is located 292 km east-southeast of Perth, Western Australia in the Shire of Kondinin. To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hyden vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Lancelin to Hyden takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rockingham.

Things to do in Hyden

Parks Nature
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Wave Rock ©
Wave Rock
Mulka's Cave ©
Mulka's Cave

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Rockingham

Rockingham ©
Rockingham is a local government in Western Australia south-west of the Perth city centre and south of Fremantle. To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rockingham trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Hyden to Rockingham in 4 hours. December in Rockingham sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can take a train to Mandurah.

Things to do in Rockingham

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Delta Force Paintball Bonneys
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Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach
Delta Force Paintball Bonneys ©
Delta Force Paintball Bonneys

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Mandurah

Mandurah is a coastal city in Western Australia, situated approximately 72km south of the state capital, Perth. On the 15th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Mandurah War Memorial and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mandurah route maker app .

Mandurah is very close to Rockingham. In December, daily temperatures in Mandurah can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Sun).

Things to do in Mandurah

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Mandurah War Memorial ©
Mandurah War Memorial

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