42 days in Western Australia Itinerary

42 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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Broome
— 4 nights
2
Karijini National Park
— 4 nights
3
Ningaloo
— 2 nights
4
Denham
— 3 nights
5
Kalbarri
— 4 nights
6
Geraldton
— 4 nights
7
Margaret River
— 5 nights
8
Albany
— 5 nights
9
Esperance
— 5 nights
10
Kalgoorlie-Boulder
— 2 nights

4
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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.
Get outdoors at Roebuck Bay and Staircase To The Moon. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Courthouse Collection and SSJG Heritage Centre Broome. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Broome Bird Observatory, tour the water at your own pace with Diversity Charter Company, stroll the grounds of Japanese Cemetery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral.

Make your Broome itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Warrnambool to Broome is an approximately 11-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Warrnambool to Broome due to the time zone difference. April in Broome sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Karijini National Park.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 2:
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Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay
Broome Bird Observatory ©
Broome Bird Observatory
Reddell Beach ©
Reddell Beach

4
nights
Karijini National Park

Karijini National Park ©
Karijini Visitor Centre has been added to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Karijini National Park and Dales Gorge Campground. Discover out-of-the-way places like Weano Gorge (Handrail Pool) and Kalamina Gorge. Take a break from Karijini National Park with a short trip to Mount Nameless in Tom Price, about 58 minutes away.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Karijini National Park vacation planning site.

Getting from Broome to Karijini National Park by car takes about 10 hours. In May, Karijini National Park is little chillier than Broome - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ningaloo.

Things to do in Karijini National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Mount Nameless
Find places to stay May 2 — 7:
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Dales Gorge Campground ©
Dales Gorge Campground
Karijini National Park ©
Karijini National Park
Weano Gorge (Handrail Pool) ©
Weano Gorge (Handrail Pool)

2
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Ningaloo

Ningaloo ©
Escape the urban bustle at Ningaloo Reef and Shothole Canyon. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Potshot Memorial. Venture out of the city with trips to Exmouth (The Ningaloo Gallery & Charles Knife Canyon).

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ningaloo day trip tool.

Drive from Karijini National Park to Ningaloo in 8 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Denham.

Things to do in Ningaloo

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Exmouth
Find places to stay May 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Shothole Canyon ©
Shothole Canyon

3
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Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Shark Bay and Little Lagoon. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Francois Peron National Park and Eagle Bluff. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Shell Beach and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ocean Park Aquarium.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Denham driving holiday app.

Drive from Ningaloo to Denham in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Denham

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay May 10 — 13:
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Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay
Francois Peron National Park ©
Francois Peron National Park
Little Lagoon ©
Little Lagoon

4
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Chinaman's Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Island Rock & Natural Bridge and Blue Holes. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Murchison River, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ross Graham Lookout, take some stellar pictures from Hawk's Head Lookout, and take in the dramatic natural features at Eagle Gorge.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kalbarri trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Denham to Kalbarri by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Geraldton.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Island Rock & Natural Bridge ©
Island Rock & Natural Bridge
Chinaman's Beach ©
Chinaman's Beach
Blue Holes ©
Blue Holes

4
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Geraldton

Geraldton ©
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Town Beach and Back Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore HMAS Sydney II Memorial and Geraldton Regional Art Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geraldton: Illegal Tender Rum Co (in Dongara), South Beach (in Port Denison) and Ellendale Pool (in Greenough). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, take in the waterfront at The Esplanade, identify plant and animal life at Waminda Wildlife Sanctuary, and browse the exhibits of Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Geraldton travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kalbarri to Geraldton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Geraldton, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Geraldton

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Illegal Tender Rum Co, South Beach, Ellendale Pool
Find places to stay May 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Waminda Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Waminda Wildlife Sanctuary
South Beach ©
South Beach
St Francis Xavier Cathedral ©
St Francis Xavier Cathedral

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Stirling Cottage and Hamelin Bay Jetty. Museum-lovers will appreciate Sensei Pots Art Gallery Yallingup and Boranup Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Water wheel (in Augusta), Cape Naturaliste (Sugarloaf Rock & Bunker Bay) and Injidup Beach (in Yallingup). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Surfers Point, look for gifts at Margaret River Venison Farm, explore the world behind art at Featured Wood Gallery & Museum, and learn about winemaking at Cape Grace Wines.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Margaret River trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Geraldton to Margaret River in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Cape Naturaliste, Sensei Pots Art Gallery Yallingup, Hamelin Bay Jetty, Surfers Point
Find places to stay May 21 — 26:
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Injidup Beach ©
Injidup Beach
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach

5
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Shelley Beach and Peaceful Bay. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Elephant Rocks and Torndirrup National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Bluff Knoll (in Stirling Range National Park), Giant Tingle Tree (in Walpole) and Denmark (Moombaki Wines & Denmark Animal Farm & Pentland Alpaca Stud). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Western Australian Museum - Albany, contemplate the long history of Princess Royal Fortress, and admire the striking features of The Church of Saint John the Evangelist.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Albany tour planner.

Getting from Margaret River to Albany by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Denmark, Bluff Knoll, Giant Tingle Tree
Find places to stay May 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks
Shelley Beach ©
Shelley Beach
Bluff Knoll ©
Bluff Knoll

5
nights
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. Visit Lucky Bay and Hellfire Bay for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Rotary Lookout and Thistle Cove. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Haven Beach, don't miss a visit to Esperance Whale Tail, stroll around Esperance Foreshore, and head off the coast to Woody Island.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Esperance trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Albany to Esperance takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. May in Esperance sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Things to do in Esperance

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 5:
Highlights from your plan
Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay
Rotary Lookout ©
Rotary Lookout
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove

2
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Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Kalgoorlie-Boulder ©
Kalgoorlie, part of the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, is a city in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, Australia, located 595km east-northeast of Perth at the end of the Great Eastern Highway. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): tee off at Kalgoorlie Golf Course, go deep underground at Hannans North Tourist Mine, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Beaten Track Brewery. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum of the Goldfields, then take some stellar pictures from Mount Charlotte Reservoir and Lookout, then stroll around Karlkurla Bushland Park, and finally take some stellar pictures from Red Hill Lookout.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kalgoorlie-Boulder trip planner.

You can drive from Esperance to Kalgoorlie-Boulder in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Golf · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Red Hill Lookout
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:
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Museum of the Goldfields ©
Museum of the Goldfields
Red Hill Lookout ©
Red Hill Lookout
Kalgoorlie Golf Course ©
Kalgoorlie Golf Course

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