31 days in Western Australia Itinerary

31 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Bristol
train + Fly:  25​h
1
Broome
— 4 nights
2
Kununurra
— 3 nights
3
Esperance
— 1 night
4
Albany
— 4 nights
5
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive + ferry:  4​h 30​min
6
Rottnest Island
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  7​h 15​min
7
Kalbarri
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Denham
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
9
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  28​h
End: Bristol

4
nights
Broome

Broome ©
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Roebuck Bay and Reddell Beach. Get some historical perspective at Japanese Cemetery and Chinese Cemetery. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Broome Bird Observatory, view the masterpieces at The Courthouse Collection, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and head outdoors with Staircase To The Moon.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Broome trip planner .

Bristol, UK to Broome is an approximately 25-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Bristol to Broome due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kununurra.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Broome Bird Observatory ©
Broome Bird Observatory
Fishing Charters & Tours
Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay

3
nights
Kununurra

Kununurra ©
A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
Escape the urban bustle at Emma Gorge and Mirima National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Ord River and ZEBRA ROCK MINE GALLERY & CAMPGROUND. Go for a jaunt from Kununurra to Wyndham to see Five Rivers Lookout about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve, take some stellar pictures from Kelly's Knob Lookout, and take in the exciting artwork at Artopia Kununurra.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kununurra online vacation maker .

Fly from Broome to Kununurra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Broome in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kununurra: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Kununurra

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Five Rivers Lookout
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Mirima National Park ©
Mirima National Park
Five Rivers Lookout ©
Five Rivers Lookout
ZEBRA ROCK MINE GALLERY & CAMPGROUND ©

1
night
Esperance

Esperance ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Esperance Stonehenge, kick back and relax at Lucky Bay, and then view the masterpieces at Anything & Everything Esperance. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Great Ocean Drive, kick back and relax at Twilight Bay, and then stroll through Adventureland Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Esperance online road trip planner .

You can fly from Kununurra to Esperance in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kununurra in September, plan for colder days in Esperance, with highs around 22°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Great Ocean Drive ©
Great Ocean Drive

4
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bluff Knoll and Emu Point. We've included these beaches for you: Little Beach and Middleton Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albany: Denmark (Elephant Rocks & Singlefile Wines) and Giant Tingle Tree (in Walpole). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, contemplate the long history of Princess Royal Fortress, pause for some photo ops at Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and make a trip to Mt Melville Lookout.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Albany online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Esperance to Albany takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Denmark, Bluff Knoll, Giant Tingle Tree
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bluff Knoll ©
Bluff Knoll
Giant Tingle Tree ©
Giant Tingle Tree

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Water wheel and Brookwood Estate. Get in touch with nature at Sunflowers Animal Farm and Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough), Yallingup Beach (in Yallingup) and Cape Naturaliste (Bunker Bay & Sugarloaf Rock). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Margaret River Mouth Beach, stroll through Surfers Point, and cruise along Caves Road.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Margaret River trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rottnest Island.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dunsborough, Yallingup Beach, Surfers Point, Water wheel, Brookwood Estate
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Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach

2
nights
Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. On the 26th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at The Basin, then stroll through Jeannies Lookout, then kick back and relax at Salmon Bay, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Wadjemup Lighthouse. On your second day here, visit a coastal fixture at Bathurst Lighthouse, then get engrossed in the history at Rottnest Island Museum, then steep yourself in history at Oliver Hill Battery, and finally kick back and relax at Parakeet Bay.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rottnest Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Margaret River to Rottnest Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Rottnest Island can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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The Basin ©
The Basin
Parakeet Bay ©
Parakeet Bay
Wadjemup Lighthouse ©
Wadjemup Lighthouse

3
nights
Kalbarri

Kalbarri ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature’s Window and Kayaking & Canoeing. Visiting Kalbarri National Park Coastal Cliffs and Blue Holes will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Chinaman's Beach, don't miss a visit to Meanarra Hill Lookout, take in the dramatic natural features at Island Rock & Natural Bridge, and identify plant and animal life at Kalbarri Pelican Feeding.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kalbarri day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Rottnest Island to Kalbarri in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Denham.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kalbarri National Park
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 1:
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Nature’s Window ©
Nature’s Window
Blue Holes ©
Blue Holes
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. On the 2nd (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Francois Peron National Park and then go for a stroll along the water at Shark Bay. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Eagle Bluff, then take in the dramatic natural features at Hamelin Pool Stromatolites, and then take some stellar pictures from Steep Point.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Denham visit planner .

Getting from Kalbarri to Denham by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Exmouth.

Things to do in Denham

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Steep Point
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Francois Peron National Park ©
Francois Peron National Park
Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay
Hamelin Pool Stromatolites ©
Hamelin Pool Stromatolites

2
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Visiting Charles Knife Canyon and Ningaloo Reef will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Yardie Creek. There's more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Exmouth online journey maker .

You can drive from Denham to Exmouth in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Exmouth can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Exmouth

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Fishing Charters & Tours
Charles Knife Canyon ©
Charles Knife Canyon

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