9 days in Western Australia Itinerary

9 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  12​h
1
Kalbarri
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
2
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Albany
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
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.
On the 27th (Sun), take a memorable tour with Tours, then take in the dramatic natural features at Island Rock & Natural Bridge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kalbarri Pelican Feeding, and finally explore the striking landscape at Nature’s Window. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Hutt Lagoon, explore the striking landscape at Kalbarri National Park Coastal Cliffs, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kalbarri route builder website .

Sydney to Kalbarri is an approximately 12-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 Sydney to Kalbarri due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Kalbarri National Park
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Off-Road Tours
Nature’s Window ©
Nature’s Window
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Sugarloaf Rock and Bunker Bay. Get outdoors at Gnarabup Beach and Yallingup Beach. Step out of Margaret River with an excursion to Meelup Beach in Dunsborough--about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Margaret River Mouth Beach, learn about winemaking at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, explore and take pictures at Caves Road, and kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Margaret River travel route planner.

You can drive from Kalbarri to Margaret River in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Naturaliste, Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, Meelup Beach, Yallingup Beach
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Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Sugarloaf Rock ©
Sugarloaf Rock

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): kick back and relax at Little Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Middleton Beach, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Elephant Rocks and then take in the awesome beauty at Bluff Knoll.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Albany driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bluff Knoll, Elephant Rocks
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Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Bluff Knoll ©
Bluff Knoll
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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