9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
train:  45​min
1
Rockingham
— 1 night
train:  30​min
2
Mandurah
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Bunbury
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Perth

1
night
Rockingham

Rockingham ©
Rockingham is a local government area in Western Australia, south-west of Perth city centre and south of Fremantle. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Penguin Island, then identify plant and animal life at Point Peron, and then pause for some photo ops at The Catalpa Memorial. On your second day here, stroll around Cohunu Koala Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rockingham Beach, and then appreciate the history behind City of Rockingham War Memorial.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rockingham journey maker tool .

Perth to Rockingham is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. May in Rockingham sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Mandurah.

Things to do in Rockingham

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Cohunu Koala Park
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Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach
Penguin Island ©
Penguin Island
Point Peron ©
Point Peron

2
nights
Mandurah

Mandurah is a coastal city in Western Australia, situated approximately 72km south of the state capital, Perth. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours, contemplate the long history of Mandurah War Memorial, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally walk around Eastern Foreshore Park. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Dolphin Quay, get to know the resident critters at Peel Zoo, then admire the sheer force of Serpentine Falls, and finally contemplate the long history of Old Blythewood.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mandurah trip itinerary planner.

Mandurah is just a short distance from Rockingham. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bunbury.

Things to do in Mandurah

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Pinjarra, Serpentine Falls
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Peel Zoo ©
Peel Zoo

2
nights
Bunbury

Bunbury is a growing city that attracts young workers, who in turn have fostered a vibrant nightlife.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Koombana Bay, then browse the fresh offerings at Bunbury Farmers Market, then get to know the resident critters at Bunbury Wildlife Park, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Marlston Hill Lookout Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then don't miss a visit to Gnomesville.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Bunbury trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Mandurah to Bunbury in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Bunbury

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Gnomesville, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bunbury Wildlife Park ©
Bunbury Wildlife Park
Bunbury Farmers Market ©
Bunbury Farmers Market

3
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.
You've now added Busselton Jetty to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, and then learn about winemaking at McHenry Hohnen Vintners. On your second day here, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Margaret River vacation maker website .

Getting from Perth to Margaret River by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trips

Whirlwind Olives and Oil, Lake Cave, Jewel Cave, Busselton Jetty
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Food Tours

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