32 days in Western Australia & South Australia Itinerary

32 days in Western Australia & South Australia Itinerary

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Hyden
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Norseman
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Cocklebiddy
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Eucla
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Nullarbor
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Ceduna
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Streaky Bay
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Port Lincoln
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Wilmington
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Adelaide
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Coonawarra
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Tanunda
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Adelaide
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Hyden

The town of Hyden is located 292 km east-southeast of Perth, Western Australia in the Shire of Kondinin. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Wave Rock.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hyden tour itinerary planner.

Perth to Hyden is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Norseman.
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Norseman — 1 night

Norseman is a town located in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia along the Coolgardie-Esperance Highway, 726km east of Perth and 278m above sea level. Plan a Norseman trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Hyden to Norseman in 4.5 hours. On the 1st (Sat), you'll travel to Cocklebiddy.
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Cocklebiddy — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Eyre Bird Observatory.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cocklebiddy tour planning website.

Getting from Norseman to Cocklebiddy by car takes about 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Eucla.
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Find places to stay Apr 1 — 2:
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Eucla

Eucla is the easternmost locality in Western Australia, located in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia along the Eyre Highway, approximately 11km west of the South Australian border. To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Eucla trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cocklebiddy to Eucla by car takes about 3.5 hours. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll travel to Nullarbor.
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Nullarbor — 1 night

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Nullarbor route tool.

Traveling by car from Eucla to Nullarbor takes 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Eucla to Nullarbor due to the time zone difference. You will leave for Ceduna on the 3rd (Mon).
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Ceduna — 1 night

Ceduna is a town in South Australia located on the shores of Murat Bay on the west coast of Eyre Peninsula. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the world behind art at Arts Ceduna, then look for all kinds of wild species at Head of Bight, then stroll through Encounter Walking Trail, and finally don't miss a visit to Ceduna Jetty.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ceduna holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Nullarbor to Ceduna takes 5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Ceduna can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 4th (Tue), you're off to Streaky Bay.
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Streaky Bay — 2 nights

Streaky Bay is a coastal town on the western side of the Eyre Peninsula, in South Australia just off the Flinders Highway 303 km north west of Port Lincoln and 727 km by road from Adelaide. On the 4th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Whistling Rocks and the Blowholes and then stroll around Islands Caravan Park. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Murphy's Haystacks, fulfill a lifelong dream with Baird Bay Ocean Eco Experience, and then see the interesting displays at Great White Shark Replica.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Streaky Bay holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Ceduna to Streaky Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Port Lincoln.
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Port Lincoln — 2 nights

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
On the 6th (Thu), see what you can catch with Triple Bay Charters and then explore and take pictures at Winter Hill Lookout. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Glen-Forest Tourist Park & Vineyard, cruise along Whalers Way, and then take in the pleasant sights at Parnkalla Walking Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Port Lincoln itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Streaky Bay to Port Lincoln takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Wilmington.
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Wilmington — 1 night

Wilmington is a town in the Mid North region of South Australia. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Remarkable National Park.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Wilmington road trip planner.

Drive from Port Lincoln to Wilmington in 4.5 hours. In April in Wilmington, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Adelaide.
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Adelaide — 7 nights

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hahndorf (Australian Opal Company & Beerenberg Farm) and Granite Island (in Victor Harbor). Dedicate the 9th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, wander the streets of Rundle Mall, do a tasting at National Wine Centre of Australia, and take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide online holiday planner.

You can drive from Wilmington to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. In April in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Coonawarra.
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Coonawarra — 1 night

Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia. On the 16th (Sun), do a tasting at Wynns Coonawarra Estate, learn about winemaking at Katnook Coonawarra, then contemplate the long history of Petticoat Lane, then do a tasting at Rymill Coonawarra, and finally don't miss a visit to Father Woods Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Coonawarra road trip app.

Getting from Adelaide to Coonawarra by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Adelaide in April, expect Coonawarra to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tanunda.
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Tanunda — 2 nights

One of the cities of the Barossa Valley wine-producing region, Tanunda has an easygoing atmosphere stemming from its close connection with agriculture and viniculture.
On the 17th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Chateau Tanunda, then learn about winemaking at Rockford Winery, then do a tasting at Peter Lehmann Wines, and finally admire the natural beauty at Barossa Old Rose Repository. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Whispering Wall, indulge your senses at Jacob's Creek, then do a tasting at Seppeltsfield, and finally steep yourself in history at Gardner Knives.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tanunda trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Coonawarra to Tanunda in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Coonawarra in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Tanunda, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Adelaide.
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Adelaide — 7 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: Heysen The Cedars (in Hahndorf), Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach) and McLaren Vale (Primo Estate, Wine Diva Tours, &more). See even more of Adelaide: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, see Off-Road Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Waterfall Gully, and explore the world behind art at Carrick Hill.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Adelaide trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tanunda to Adelaide takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Esperance.
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Esperance — 4 nights

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. Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Great Ocean Drive, enjoy the sand and surf at Twilight Bay, examine the collection at Esperance Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lucky Bay.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Esperance journey planning site.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Adelaide to Esperance in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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Western Australia travel guide

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Western Australia's almost 12,000 km (7,450 mi) of coastline is broken up only by oasis-like towns and cities. Most of the state, however, is an arid region of mostly uninhabited, infertile land with an untamed physical aesthetic. The harsh climate cultivates a laid-back lifestyle centered on the coast’s shaded enclaves and picturesque beaches. Australia’s largest state, with an area of 2.65 million sq km (1 million sq mi), Western Australia contains over a third of the country’s landmass but just 11 percent of its population.
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South Australia travel guide

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Largely arid or semi-arid in terms of its climate and geography, South Australia nevertheless boasts several picturesque mountain ranges and grasslands, particularly in its coastal region. Founded in 1836 as a planned colonial province rather than a penal settlement, South Australia has a slightly different modern history than Australia’s other states. Economically prosperous and culturally rich, South Australia boasts a confident, easygoing personality.
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