9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Dunsborough
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Hamelin Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
3
Augusta
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Bunbury
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  10 h
End: Sydney

3
nights
Dunsborough

Dunsborough is a coastal town in the South West of Western Australia, 254km south of Perth on the shores of Geographe Bay.Dunsborough is a popular tourist destination for Western Australians; in 1999 it was voted the state's best tourist destination and in 2013 awarded the Top Tourism Award for Population Under 5,000. You've now added Castle Rock to your itinerary. Explore Dunsborough's surroundings by going to Margaret River (Kayaking & Canoeing & Beer Tastings & Tours) and Lake Cave (in Boranup). There's lots more to do: stroll through Meelup Beach, do a tasting at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, savor the flavors at @ The Shed, and take in the exciting artwork at Tracie Anderson Ceramics.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dunsborough road trip planning app.

Sydney to Dunsborough is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Dunsborough due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Hamelin Bay.

Things to do in Dunsborough

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Margaret River, Cowaramup, Busselton, Island Brook Estate Winery, @ The Shed
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach

1
night
Hamelin Bay

Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay is a bay and a locality on the south-west coast of Western Australia between Cape Leeuwin and Cape Naturaliste. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Hamelin Bay Jetty, Head underground at Giants Cave, learn about winemaking at McLeod Creek Wines, then learn about winemaking at Glenarty Road, and finally look for gifts at Christmas in Karridale.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Hamelin Bay day trip planning site.

You can drive from Dunsborough to Hamelin Bay in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Augusta.

Things to do in Hamelin Bay

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

Karridale, Giants Cave
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Glenarty Road ©
Glenarty Road
Giants Cave ©
Giants Cave
Hamelin Bay Jetty ©
Hamelin Bay Jetty

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Augusta

Augusta ©
Augusta is a town on the south-west coast of Western Australia, where the Blackwood River emerges into Flinders Bay. To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Augusta vacation planning website.

Augusta is just a short distance from Hamelin Bay. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bunbury.

Things to do in Augusta

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Moondyne Cave ©
Moondyne Cave
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

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Bunbury

Bunbury is a growing city that attracts young workers, who in turn have fostered a vibrant nightlife.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bunbury Wildlife Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hungry Hollow Beach, and then kick back and relax at Back Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Wyalup-Rocky Point, then enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Sands Beach, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Emma Blyth Gallery.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Bunbury vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Augusta to Bunbury by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bunbury

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Mandurah
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Silver Sands Beach ©
Silver Sands Beach
Bunbury Wildlife Park ©
Bunbury Wildlife Park