8 days in Margaret River Region & Perth Itinerary

8 days in Margaret River Region & Perth Itinerary

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8 days in Margaret River Region & Perth Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  12 h 45 min
1
Hamelin Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
2
Augusta
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Dunsborough
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Sydney

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 9th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Hamelin Bay Jetty, Head underground at Giants Cave, do a tasting at McLeod Creek Wines, then stop by Whirlwind Olives and Oil, and finally learn about winemaking at Glenarty Road.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamelin Bay day trip planning tool.

Sydney to Hamelin Bay is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Augusta.

Things to do in Hamelin Bay

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

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

1
night
Augusta

Augusta ©
Augusta is a town on the south-west coast of Western Australia, where the Blackwood River emerges into Flinders Bay. To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Augusta trip maker site.

Augusta is very close to Hamelin Bay. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dunsborough.

Things to do in Augusta

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Augusta Boat Harbour ©
Augusta Boat Harbour

2
nights
Dunsborough

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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Castle Rock. On the 11th (Sat), do a tasting at Pierro, then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Tracie Anderson Ceramics, then take a leisurely stroll along Busselton Jetty, then enjoy the sand and surf at Meelup Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape at Castle Rock.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dunsborough trip maker website.

You can drive from Augusta to Dunsborough in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Perth.

Things to do in Dunsborough

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Margaret River, Busselton, Surfers Point
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Beer Tastings & Tours

3
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kids will enjoy Adventure World and Perth Zoo. There's still lots to do: walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, take a leisurely stroll along Elizabeth Quay, kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Dunsborough to Perth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Perth sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, Perth Zoo, Adventure World
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Adventure World ©
Adventure World
Perth Zoo ©
Perth Zoo

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