17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Kalbarri
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Carnarvon
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Exmouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Coral Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Denham
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Dongara
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Perth


2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see the vivid underwater world at Blue Holes, identify plant and animal life at Kalbarri Pelican Feeding, take some stellar pictures from Red Bluff, then explore the striking landscape at Island Rock & Natural Bridge, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pot Alley Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Rainbow Jungle, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then get great views at The Loop and Z Bend Gorge.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kalbarri online trip maker .

Perth to Kalbarri is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Exmouth.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Kalbarri National Park
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:
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Rainbow Jungle ©
Rainbow Jungle
Kalbarri Pelican Feeding ©
Kalbarri Pelican Feeding
Blue Holes ©
Blue Holes

2
nights
Carnarvon

Carnarvon ©
Carnarvon is a coastal town situated approximately 900km north of Perth, Western Australia. On the 28th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum, then make a trip to OTC Satellite Earth Station Carnarvon, then explore and take pictures at Carnarvon Speedway, and finally take in the waterfront at The Fascine. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Carnarvon Heritage Precinct, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Augustus, and then don't miss a visit to Carnarvon Blowholes.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Carnarvon trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Kalbarri to Carnarvon in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In April, daytime highs in Carnarvon are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Carnarvon

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Mount Augustus
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:
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Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum ©
Carnarvon Heritage Precinct ©
Carnarvon Heritage Precinct
Carnarvon Speedway ©
Carnarvon Speedway

3
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ningaloo Reef and Scuba & Snorkeling. Attractions like Shark Diving and Safaris make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area, take in the exciting artwork at The Ningaloo Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Potshot Memorial.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Exmouth trip planner .

Traveling by car from Carnarvon to Exmouth takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 3:
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Shark Diving
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

2
nights
Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ningaloo Marine Park and The Coral Bay Shark Nursery. Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Dolphin & Whale Watching make great kid-friendly stops. There's more to do: head outdoors with Aqua Rush.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Coral Bay tour builder tool .

Traveling by car from Exmouth to Coral Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Denham.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Aqua Rush ©
Aqua Rush

3
nights
Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Kids will appreciate attractions like Little Lagoon and Shell Beach. Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Francois Peron National Park. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Ocean Park Aquarium, get great views at Eagle Bluff, and stroll through Shark Bay.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Denham trip planner .

Getting from Coral Bay to Denham by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dongara.

Things to do in Denham

Parks Nature Beaches
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Ocean Park Aquarium ©
Ocean Park Aquarium
Shell Beach ©
Shell Beach
Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay

3
nights
Dongara

Dongara ©
Dongara is a town 351km north-northwest of Perth, Western Australia on the Brand Highway. On the 9th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Back Beach, then view the masterpieces at Latitude Gallery Jewellers, and then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Tin Heads, brush up on your military savvy at HMAS Sydney II Memorial, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Town Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dongara trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Denham to Dongara in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dongara

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Geraldton, South Beach
Find places to stay May 8 — 11:
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HMAS Sydney II Memorial ©
HMAS Sydney II Memorial
Latitude Gallery Jewellers ©
Latitude Gallery Jewellers

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