59 days in Western Australia Itinerary

59 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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Halls Creek
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Fitzroy Crossing
— 1 night
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Derby
— 2 nights
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Broome
— 5 nights
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Port Hedland
— 2 nights
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Karratha
— 4 nights
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Exmouth
— 3 nights
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Carnarvon
— 1 night
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Monkey Mia
— 2 nights
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Kalbarri
— 4 nights
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Geraldton
— 4 nights
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Cervantes
— 3 nights
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Middle Swan
— 6 nights
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Fremantle
— 7 nights
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Margaret River
— 10 nights
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Walpole
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Halls Creek — 1 night

Halls Creek is a town situated in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at China Wall.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Halls Creek online route planner.

Kununurra to Halls Creek is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also drive. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Fitzroy Crossing.
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Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:
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Fitzroy Crossing — 1 night

Fitzroy Crossing is a small town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, east of Broome and west of Halls Creek. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Geikie Gorge National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fitzroy Crossing trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Halls Creek to Fitzroy Crossing in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Derby.
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Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

Derby — 2 nights

Derby is a town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. On the 3rd (Tue), take a leisurely stroll along Derby Jetty & Wharf and then don't miss a visit to Boab Prison Tree. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Horizontal Falls.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Derby trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Fitzroy Crossing to Derby in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, daily temperatures in Derby can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Thu) before leaving for Broome.
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Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Broome — 5 nights

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.
Broome is known for beaches, wildlife, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach, explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Reddell Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Broome online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Derby to Broome in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Broome sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Port Hedland.
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Port Hedland — 2 nights

Port Hedland is the second largest town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, with an estimated urban population of 15,191, including the satellite town of South Hedland, 18 km away. To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Port Hedland itinerary planning site.

Getting from Broome to Port Hedland by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Port Hedland can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Karratha.
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Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

Karratha — 4 nights

Karratha is a city in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, adjoining the port of Dampier. Spend the 15th (Sun) exploring nature at Murujuga National Park. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Dampier Port, explore the landscape on two wheels at Yaburara Heritage Trail, and see a world frozen in time at Cossack Heritage Trail.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Karratha trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Port Hedland to Karratha by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Exmouth.
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Find places to stay Aug 12 — 16:

Exmouth — 3 nights

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Exmouth is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with Turquoise Bay and visit a coastal fixture at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read our Exmouth online trip planner.

You can drive from Karratha to Exmouth in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Carnarvon.
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Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:

Carnarvon — 1 night

Carnarvon is a coastal town situated approximately 900km north of Perth, Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): make a trip to One Mile Jetty and then take in the exciting artwork at Gwoonwardu Mia - Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Culture Centre.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Carnarvon travel planner.

You can drive from Exmouth to Carnarvon in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Carnarvon sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Monkey Mia.
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Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:
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Monkey Mia — 2 nights

Monkey Mia is a popular tourist destination located about 900 km north of Perth, Western Australia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with Perfect Nature Cruises and then stroll through Monkey Mia Reserve.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Monkey Mia trip planning tool.

Drive from Carnarvon to Monkey Mia in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Kalbarri.
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Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:
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Kalbarri — 4 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.
Kalbarri is known for nature, sightseeing, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the activities along Murchison River, take in the dramatic natural features at Kalbarri National Park Coastal Cliffs, and get to know the resident critters at Rainbow Jungle.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kalbarri vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Monkey Mia to Kalbarri in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 26th (Thu), you're off to Geraldton.
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Find places to stay Aug 22 — 26:

Geraldton — 4 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geraldton: Oakabella Homestead, Tea Rooms and Campground (in Northampton), Coalseam Conservation Park (in Mingenew) and Russ Cottage (in Dongara). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of HMAS Sydney II Memorial, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Geraldton, cast your line with Eco Abrolhos Cruises, and see the interesting displays at The Tin Heads.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Geraldton journey planner.

Traveling by car from Kalbarri to Geraldton takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Geraldton sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cervantes.
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Find places to stay Aug 26 — 30:

Cervantes — 3 nights

Cervantes is a town in Western Australia off Indian Ocean Drive about 198km north-north-west of the state capital, Perth in the Shire of Dandaragan local government area. Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring nature at Nambung National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at The Pinnacles Desert, cast your line with a fishing tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hangover Bay.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cervantes trip site.

You can drive from Geraldton to Cervantes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Middle Swan.
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Middle Swan — 6 nights

Step out of Middle Swan to go to Carmel and see Myattsfield Vineyard, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Dedicate the 5th (Sun) to wine at Top Gun Tours. Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at John Forrest National Park.

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You can drive from Cervantes to Middle Swan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Middle Swan, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fremantle.
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Fremantle — 7 nights

Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
Change things up with these side-trips from Fremantle: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah), Penguin Island (in Rockingham) and Scarborough Beach (in Scarborough). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Fremantle Prison, browse the eclectic array of goods at Fremantle Markets, examine the collection at WA Shipwrecks Museum, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Fremantle travel route app.

Traveling by car from Middle Swan to Fremantle takes an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Fremantle can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Margaret River.
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Find places to stay Sep 8 — 15:

Margaret River — 10 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse). Spend the 15th (Wed) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. On the 16th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, do a tasting at Stella Bella Wines, sample the fine beverages at The Grove Distillery & Brewery, and explore the striking landscape at Wilyabrup Sea Cliffs.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Margaret River trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Fremantle to Margaret River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Walpole.
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Find places to stay Sep 15 — 25:

Walpole — 3 nights

Walpole is a town in the south-western region of Western Australia, located approximately south southeast of Perth and west of Denmark.Location and descriptionWalpole lies very close to the northern point of the 100ha Walpole Inlet, from which it takes its name.The inlet in turn is named for the Walpole River, discovered in 1831 by Captain Thomas Bannister, and named by Governor Stirling for Captain W. Walpole, with whom he had served aboard HMS Warspite in 1808.The first European settlers to arrive in the area were Pierre Bellanger and his family in 1909. Get out of town with these interesting Walpole side-trips: Pemberton (Gloucester Tree & Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree). There's still lots to do: trek along Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk, explore the activities along Walpole-Nornalup Inlet, take a peaceful walk through Giant Tingle Tree, and stroll through Conspicuous Cliff.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Walpole route planner.

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Walpole takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 28th (Tue), you're off to home.
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Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:

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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