8 days in Margaret River Region & Perth Itinerary

8 days in Margaret River Region & Perth Itinerary

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8 days in Margaret River Region & Perth Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
1
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Sydney

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cape Naturaliste Walking Trails and Surfers Point. Step off the beaten path and head to Carpe Diem Vineyards and Gnarabup Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Yallingup Beach (in Yallingup) and Cape Naturaliste (Bunker Bay & Sugarloaf Rock). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Brookwood Estate, kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay, look for gifts at Margaret River Venison Farm, and identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Margaret River day trip planning tool .

Sydney to Margaret River is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Margaret River is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Perth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dunsborough, Cowaramup, Wilyabrup, Yallingup Beach, Surfers Point
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Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Mary's Cathedral and Leighton Battery Guns. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. George's Cathedral and Fremantle Prison. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Mullaloo Beach (in Mullaloo) and Rockingham Beach (in Rockingham). Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at John Forrest National Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at City Beach, look for gifts at Aspects of Kings Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Trigg Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Perth day trip planning website .

You can drive from Margaret River to Perth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Perth can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Trigg, Leighton Battery Guns, Mullaloo Beach, Rockingham Beach, City Beach
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Mullaloo Beach ©
Mullaloo Beach
City Beach ©
City Beach
Mettam's Pool ©
Mettam's Pool

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