8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Port Kennedy
Drive:  7​h
1
Kalgoorlie-Boulder
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Esperance
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Port Kennedy
— Few hours
End: Port Kennedy


3
nights
Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Kalgoorlie-Boulder ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Goongarrie National Park and Goldfields Arts Centre. Visiting Red Hill Lookout and Gold Prospecting Kalgoorlie will get you outdoors.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Kalgoorlie-Boulder trip planner .

Port Kennedy to Kalgoorlie-Boulder is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. In January, daytime highs in Kalgoorlie-Boulder are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Golden Quest Discovery Trail, Red Hill Lookout
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Gold Prospecting Kalgoorlie ©
Gold Prospecting Kalgoorlie
Red Hill Lookout ©
Red Hill Lookout
Golden Quest Discovery Trail ©
Golden Quest Discovery Trail

2
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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): stroll through Rotary Lookout, then stroll through Twilight Bay, then stop by Mermaid Leather, and finally make a trip to Esperance Whale Tail. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Ten Mile Lagoon Wind Farm, then stroll through Salmon Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Haven Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Cindy Poole Glass Gallery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Esperance day trip planner .

Getting from Kalgoorlie-Boulder to Esperance by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kalgoorlie-Boulder in January, with highs in Esperance at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Denmark.

Things to do in Esperance

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Blue Haven Beach ©
Blue Haven Beach
Rotary Lookout ©
Rotary Lookout
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay

2
nights
Denmark

Denmark ©
Denmark's population of over 2,700 people grows to several times that number during tourist season because of its natural wonders.
On the 8th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Cosy Corner Beach, stroll through Shelley Beach, and then stroll through Lowlands Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Denmark Animal Farm & Pentland Alpaca Stud and then take in the dramatic natural features at Elephant Rocks.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Denmark tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Esperance to Denmark in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Port Kennedy.

Things to do in Denmark

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lowlands Beach, Cosy Corner Beach
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Cosy Corner Beach ©
Cosy Corner Beach
Lowlands Beach ©
Lowlands Beach
Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks

few
hours
Port Kennedy

Port Kennedy
Port Kennedy is an outer southern suburb of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia, located within the City of Rockingham.Port Kennedy is built on Becher Point and because of its geomorphological history it is home to an unusual wetland formation, called the Becher Wetland Suite. On the 11th (Fri), play a few rounds at The Links Kennedy Bay, choose your vessel at Mandurah Boat & Bike Hire, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Kennedy vacation planner.

Port Kennedy is very close to Mandurah. January in Port Kennedy sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Port Kennedy

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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