8 days in Perth Hills, Margaret River Region & Perth Itinerary

8 days in Perth Hills, Margaret River Region & Perth Itinerary

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8 days in Perth Hills, Margaret River Region & Perth Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Darlington
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Yallingup
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Adelaide

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Darlington

Darlington ©
On the 10th (Thu), cruise along Zig Zag Scenic Drive, learn about winemaking at Tyler's Vineyard, and then trek along Railway Reserve Heritage Trail.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Darlington trip tool .

Adelaide to Darlington is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Adelaide to Darlington, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Darlington are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yallingup.

Things to do in Darlington

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Tyler's Vineyard, Zig Zag Scenic Drive, Railway Reserve Heritage Trail
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Tyler's Vineyard ©
Tyler's Vineyard

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Yallingup

Yallingup ©
Situated right at the southwestern tip of Australia, the town of Yallingup lies on the shore of the Indian Ocean.
On the 11th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Bunker Bay, then take in the waterfront at Busselton Jetty, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Meelup Reserve Trail, do a tasting at Willespie, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Meelup Beach.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yallingup travel planner .

Traveling by car from Darlington to Yallingup takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Yallingup

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Dunsborough, Busselton, Willespie
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Busselton Jetty ©
Busselton Jetty
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Cape Grace Wines, Head underground at Lake Cave, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Margaret River trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Yallingup to Margaret River in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Perth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trips

Lake Cave, Cape Grace Wines
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Food Tours
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

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.
Step out of Perth with an excursion to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle--about 32 minutes away. Dedicate the 17th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Western Australia, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Perth tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Perth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Perth, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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