57 days in Western Australia Itinerary

57 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Australia trip planner

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Fly to Kalgoorlie, Bus to Esperance
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Esperance
— 4 nights
Drive
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Albany
— 8 nights
Drive
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Margaret River
— 9 nights
Bus to Perth, Fly to Geraldton
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Geraldton
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kalbarri
— 7 nights
Drive
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Denham
— 4 nights
Drive
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Exmouth
— 6 nights
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Kununurra
— 6 nights
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Broome
— 7 nights
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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. Escape the urban bustle at Lucky Bay and Twilight Bay. Do some cultural sightseeing at Esperance Museum and Esperance Stonehenge. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Frenchman's Peak, hike along Rotary Lookout, take a memorable drive along Great Ocean Drive, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hellfire Bay.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Esperance route planning app.

Brisbane to Esperance is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Brisbane to Esperance due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in September, with highs in Esperance at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Esperance

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Albany

— 8 nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum and Princess Royal Fortress. Visiting Middleton Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Giant Tingle Tree (in Walpole), Stirling Range National Park (Stirling Range Drive & Bluff Knoll) and Denmark (Shelley Beach, Elephant Rocks, &more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at Emu Point, trek along Granite Skywalk,Castle Rock, and kick back and relax at Little Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Albany online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Esperance to Albany takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or take a bus. September in Albany sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Margaret River

— 9 nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hamelin Bay and Sunflowers Animal Farm. Relax by the water at Meelup Beach and Surfers Point. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Cape Naturaliste (Bunker Bay & Sugarloaf Rock), Yallingup Beach (in Yallingup) and Naturaliste Charters (in Dunsborough). There's still lots to do: cruise along Caves Road, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre, kick back and relax at Margaret River Mouth Beach, and do a tasting at Cape Mentelle Wines.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Margaret River trip planner.

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Geraldton.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wineries

Side Trips

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Geraldton

— 5 nights
Geraldton is a coastal city in the Mid West region of Western Australia, located 424km north of Perth.At June 2015 Geraldton had an estimated urban population of 39,825. Let the collections at Museum of Geraldton and Old Geraldton Gaol Craft Centre Inc. capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Oakabella Homestead, Tea Rooms and Campground and St Francis Xavier Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Central Greenough, enjoy the sea views from Point Moore Lighthouse, view the masterpieces at Geraldton Visitor Centre, and stroll through Greenough Wildlife & Bird Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Geraldton driving holiday planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Geraldton in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Geraldton

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Kalbarri

— 7 nights
Isolated and lapped at by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the town of Kalbarri boasts a picturesque location amid the dunes and sands of westerly Western Australia.
Visiting Nature’s Window and Kalbarri National Park Coastal Cliffs will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Chinaman's Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Holes, take some stellar pictures from Hawk's Head Lookout, admire all the interesting features of Island Rock & Natural Bridge, and get to know the resident critters at Rainbow Jungle.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kalbarri trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Geraldton to Kalbarri takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Denham.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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Denham

— 4 nights
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Perfect Nature Cruises and Hamelin Pool Stromatolites. Visit Shark Bay and Little Lagoon for some beach relaxation. Spend the 28th (Thu) exploring nature at Francois Peron National Park. There's more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Denham tour app.

Drive from Kalbarri to Denham in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Exmouth.

Things to do in Denham

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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Exmouth

— 6 nights
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Get in touch with nature at Yardie Creek and Ningaloo Reef. Discover out-of-the-way places like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Scuba & Snorkeling. Go for a jaunt from Exmouth to Coral Bay to see Ningaloo Marine Park about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Charles Knife Canyon, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Shothole Canyon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Range National Park, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Exmouth itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Denham to Exmouth takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Kununurra.

Things to do in Exmouth

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Kununurra

— 6 nights
A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
Step out of the city life by going to Emma Gorge and Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve. Explore hidden gems such as Mirima National Park and Five Rivers Lookout. Take a break from Kununurra with a short trip to The Grotto in Wyndham, about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kangaroo Haven, stop by Zebra Rock Gallery, and take some stellar pictures from Kelly's Knob Lookout.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kununurra trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Exmouth to Kununurra in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Exmouth in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Kununurra: highs are around 46°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can fly to Broome.

Things to do in Kununurra

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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Broome

— 7 nights

Yawuru Country

A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Get some cultural insight at The Courthouse Collection and Japanese Cemetery. You'll get in some beach time at Broome Town Beach and Reddell Beach. see Off-Road Tours. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Broome Bird Observatory, get outside with Staircase To The Moon, enjoy the sand and surf at Roebuck Bay, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Broome road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Kununurra to Broome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kununurra in November: highs in Broome hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches
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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.