8 days in Western Australia Itinerary

8 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
Drive:  3​h
1
Dunsborough
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Pemberton
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Albany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Perth

3
nights
Dunsborough

Dunsborough ©
Dunsborough is a coastal town in the South West of Western Australia, 254km south of Perth on the shores of Geographe Bay.Dunsborough is a popular tourist destination for Western Australians; in 1999 it was voted the state's best tourist destination and in 2013 awarded the Top Tourism Award for Population Under 5,000. Explore hidden gems such as Sugarloaf Rock and Gabriel Chocolate. Go for a jaunt from Dunsborough to Margaret River to see Caves Road about 40 minutes away. Dedicate the 23rd (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: stroll through Yallingup Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Meelup Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Canal Rocks, and tour in harmony with nature at Eco Tours.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dunsborough tour itinerary planner.

Perth to Dunsborough is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pemberton.

Things to do in Dunsborough

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Yallingup, Caves Road, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Sugarloaf Rock ©
Sugarloaf Rock
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
Pemberton

Pemberton ©
Go to Pemberton to enjoy beautiful natural surroundings, nearby national parks, and local wines.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree, see human ingenuity at work at Big Brook Dam, and then take in panoramic vistas at Gloucester Tree.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Pemberton trip website .

You can drive from Dunsborough to Pemberton in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Pemberton

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Gloucester Tree ©
Gloucester Tree
Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree ©
Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Replica of the Brig Amity and Princess Royal Fortress. Get out of town with these interesting Albany side-trips: Denmark (Rising Star Winery, Denmark Animal Farm & Pentland Alpaca Stud, & more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Little Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Middleton Beach, take some stellar pictures from Convoy Lookout, and pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Albany holiday tool .

You can drive from Pemberton to Albany in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Denmark
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Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks
Replica of the Brig Amity ©
Replica of the Brig Amity
Princess Royal Fortress ©
Princess Royal Fortress

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