Great Western Australia Road Trip
Day One: Arrive at Perth Airport in Western Australia from Sydney in New South Wales, Australia and catch a shuttle taxi to the hotel near Swan River. Then catch a ferry trip to Rottnest Island, the playground widely popular with locals in Perth to check out about the history of penal colony for Aboriginal people and First World War 2 internment camp for Austrian and German dissidents, old lighthouse on Rottnest Island and follow the Wreck Trail to see the gravesites of ships who has been wrecked in the waters off the beach of Rottnest Island, 20km off the coast of Fremantle in Perth, Western Australia then visit Perth Zoo, take Fremantle Lunch Cruise, City of Lights Dinner Cruise then visit Swan Valley to do Lunch Cruise, take a scenic helicopter flight to enjoy the ultimate bird-eye view of Australia’s sunniest capital city, do Hop-on Hop-off Tour, and Bus, Lunch and Tram Tour, do Discover Rottnest with lunch Tour then do Pinnacles, Koalas and Sand boarding 4WD adventure plus Perth’s Famous Wine Cruise and New Norcia and Wildflowers tour plus visit Garden Island off the coast of Perth in Western Australia.
Day Two: Visit Albany, 413km from Perth to visit the old buildings to check out its rich history then visit Whaleworld, the whaling museum at Frenchman’s Bay, 20km around Princess Royal Harbour from Albany’s town centre then visit Torndirrup National Park, do Eagle Coast Guided Nature Trail, Dolphin and Scenic Canal Cruise and Ngilgi Cave Adventure Tour- The Explorer trips. Day Three: Visit Kalgoorlie, 597km east of Perth, to see its mining history and visit two old mines close to the town’s shopping centre. Then explore an old mine, ride the train around the Golden Mile, visit an emu farm and The School of Mines, Museum of the Goldfields.
Day Four: Visit Pinnacles Desert on the Swan Coastal Plain, 245km north of Perth to see the immense collection of limestone spires that rise from bare golden sand.
Day Five: Visit Kalbarri, 590km north of Perth, to see Rainbow Valley, Pot Alley Gorge, Goat Gulch, Eagle Gorge, Shell House, Layer Cake Gorge and Madman’s Rock in Kalbarri National Park then take a five-minute walk at The Loop to Nature’s Window.
Day Six: Visit Shark Bay and continue for another 130km to Denham then from there continue for another 25km to a small settlement, Monkey Mia and enjoy the interaction with bottlenose dolphins that approach people in knee-deep waters of Monkey Mia. Relax in the waters and feed the dolphins and take Ningaloo Escape 5 days/4 nights tour.
Day Seven: Visit Dampier Archipelago and take a commercial boat trip to some of the islands including Rosemary, Dolphin and Angel Island and check out the Flying Foam Passage between Dolphin and Angel Island.
Day Eight: Visit Hamersley Range, a length of nearly 400km and visit the old mines then check out the waterfalls below the carpark.
Day Nine: Visit Cossack to see the Court House and take a ferry trip to Jarman Island and take a helicopter trip to small town of Newman. Take a horseriding tour along Eighty Mile Beach from Karratha to Port Hedland.
Day Ten: Visit the town of Port Hedland to see the red beaches, mining industry and old freight trains.
Day Eleven: Take a 4WD safari tour to see the West’s deserts on Canning Stock Route and explore the old wells.
Day Twelve: Starting in Broome region situated 2213km from Perth, take a trip to the beach to enjoy the views of azure waters and if lucky, humpback whales can be seen in these azure waters off the cliffs of Broome and visit the pearl farm, check out the annual festival “Shinju Matsuri”- Festival of the Pearl held for ten days every August-September at the time of a full moon and see the magical event called “Golden Staircase to the Moon” plus take Broome Sunset Camel Ride Tour, 4WD Cape Leveque Adventure trip and 4WD Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek Adventure tour.
Day Thirteen: Visit Bungle Bungle Range in Kimberley Region and take a helicopter tour to enjoy the views of Bungle Bungle Range, Echidna Chasm, Piccaninny Creek, Kununurra Creek, Halls Creek and visit the Kurrajong Camp running throughout the tourist season plus take Bungle Bungle and Lake Argyle Scenic Flight and Buccaneer Explorer.
Day Fourteen: Visit Ord River in Kimberley Region and take a boat trip from Argyle Village to learn something about the area then visit Bush Camp, House Roof Hill on Carlton Hill Station.
Day Fifteen: Visit Geikie Gorge National Park in Kimberley Region to tour Fitzroy Crossing and maybe even see Johnstone’s freshwater crocodiles sunning themselves on rocky ledges and muddy banks.
Day Sixteen: Visit Mitchell Plateau in Kimberley’s north coast and take a 4WD tour to see the waterfalls called Mitchell Falls and Surveyors Pool and enjoy the views of Boab trees.
Day Seventeen: Fly to Darwin from Broome and visit Crocosaurus Cove to admire the huge saltwater crocodiles then go to Territory Wildlife Park to take a photos of birds of prey.
Day Eighteen: Fly to Brisbane and visit Australia Zoo to take a photo of Bindi Irwin before catching a flight home to Wellington in New Zealand.
Went to Perth to visit my sister who lived in Freemantle. We took a ride out to Rotness Island, Played with the strange creatures, bit like our opposums
very ugly,but cute at the same time.
The sun was perfect,beaches devine,attractions unbeatable, would go again in a heartbeat, especially now I have learn’t my girlfriend Vicky who lives there is battling Bone Cancer. only 40 years old.
I touched down in Perth on my way home from Africa and had 3-4 hours to explore perth.Friends picked me up and gave me a whirlwind tour around the city and the beautiful park over looking the swan river.It was a gorgeous day and it ended all too soon.I would love to revisit and go further a field.I would love to visit the Kimberelys and in fact any part of western Austalia.I under estimated the beauty of the country and fell in love with the place.
My wife and I had a wonderful holiday in WA about 15 years ago. A friend in Perth loaned us aged Mercedes car. We travelled North and had a great time for 7 days, enjoying the scenery and magnificent wild flowers. We rented caravans in camping grounds for accommodation. It was one of the most enjoyable that we ever had, and would just love to go back and revisit the area.
Because I have never been to Western Australia, I would love to visit old fort lighthouse in Albany, view beautiful rock called
“The Gap” at Albany, admire the lighthouse in Bunbury, visit old post office in Kalgoorlie, visit the world’s longest jetty called “Busselton Jetty” in Busselton, visit the oldest building called “Round House” in Fremantle, see HMS Sydney in Geraldton, handfeed the bottlenose dolphins in Monkey Mia and take a photo of famous bottlenose dolphins being fed in Monkey Mia, Western Australia
I would love to see old mining towns in Western Australia including Port Hedland, feed the dolphins in Monkey Mia, Western Australia plus visit Rottnest Island, Perth’s famous playground and of course visit Shark Bay,
plus go swimming in Monkey Mia, Western Australia.
The beautiful city of Perth and just up the road to Fremantle with all its history. The Margret River area with all its vineyards, the fantastic beaches around Esprerence. I want to see more.
Lancaster Winery, Swan Valley