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Travel suggestions for Western Australia 14 days

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Travel suggestions for Western Australia 14 days

Planning to Western Australia this year end, last year been there but quite a rush. This year planned to travel througn north part and south part of Western Australia. 14 days enough to cover up all tourist attraction? My main is to Kalbarri,Monkey Mia, Bonarup Karri Forest, Diamond Tree, Valley Of The Giant Tree Walk.Thanks.

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1. Re: Travel suggestions for Western Australia 14 days

So Kalbarri and Monkey MIA are in the north.

Here’s a 6 day itinerary.

australiascoralcoast.com/holiday-planner/iti…

Others are in the south. Note that the Tree Top Walk is just out of Walpole. Would be best to have an overnight in Pemberton ( Karri forests)or Walpole rather than driving from Margaret River Region. Maybe 3 nights MR region and 2 nights Pemberton unless you want to push on after Walpole to Denmark and Albany where you need another 2 nights. Depends on how much driving you want to do.

A few days in Perth/ Fremantle before you do any road trip makes for a 2 week holiday.

Edited: 22 January 2018, 21:04
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2. Re: Travel suggestions for Western Australia 14 days

Hi Libbylms!

14 days to go north to Kalbarri and Monkey Mia and also going south to the locations you've mentioned might be a bit of a tight squeeze but it isn't impossible if you don't mind long days of driving :)

Driving times for your reference:

Perth --> Kalbarri: 6 hours

Perth --> Monkey Mia: 9 hours

Kalbarri <---> Monkey Mia: 4 hours

Perth --> Margaret River/Augusta/Manjimup/Pemberton (the bigger towns close to Boranup Forrest and Diamond Tree): Approximately 3.5 hours

Perth --> Walpole/Denmark (near the Valley of the Giants tree top walk): 4.5 - 5 hours

If you are interested or decide to only go one of the two routes of the north and south, I can recommend an itinerary of the southern options that includes a few of your ideas but adds in the beautiful towns of Esperance and Albany as well :)

Personally if you want to do both north and south and are driving, I'd recommend heading north first out of the city to get the big days of driving done early in the trip before you're tired as the roads south are (in my opinion) a bit easier to drive on as lots more people (including locals) head down that way.

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3. Re: Travel suggestions for Western Australia 14 days

What time of year are you coming?

Usually when the weather is ideal for travelling north, it's not so good in the south, and vice versa. Food for thought.

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4. Re: Travel suggestions for Western Australia 14 days

Proximate on end of November arrive Perth

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5. Re: Travel suggestions for Western Australia 14 days

So that mean if I wanted to head to South will proximately need 6 days 5 nights to cover up southern?

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6. Re: Travel suggestions for Western Australia 14 days

That would be a good amount of time, though you could easily spend longer.

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7. Re: Travel suggestions for Western Australia 14 days

6 days 5 nights - hmmm.

Day 1 - You will use most of the first day travelling to Perth from KL. Its seriously not recommended to arrive by plane and get straight into a hire car and drive for hundreds of km on unfamiliar roads/road rules when you are tired.

Day 2 - If you stay in Perth or Fremantle for the first night, then head off the second morning, you could reach busselton for lunch then your accommodation in the Margaret River Region that afternoon.

Day 3/4/5 - Allow three full days of exploring in the MR Region (as the attractions are spread out - mainly in the wider area north of Margaret River town - around Yallingup, Dunsborough, Wilyabrup and Prevelly) with maybe a trip down to explore Hamelin Bay/Augusta/Cape Leeuwin on one of these days.

Day 6 - Head back to Perth (4 hrs driving) in time to catch your plane home.

Here's some ideas for your trip:

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Travel-g25536…

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8. Re: Travel suggestions for Western Australia 14 days

If you want Tree Top Walk ( near Walpole) plus Karri forests- Diamond Tree near Manjimup and Glouster Tree near Pemberton then you need an overnight stay somewhere.

Drive from the south of the MR region across to Pemberton then Walpole. So cut a night of MR region and stay maybe somewhere like Balingup on your return to Perth.

I am a fan of the Southern Forests area ( more so than Margaret River Region) but that’s because I like the forests and wilderness.

So night 1 in Perth/ Fremantle

Then north for 6 nights- as far as Shark Bay.

1 night in Perth/ Fremantle ( if driving from Geraldton) or say Mandurah or Busselton if driving from Pinnacles.

Then 5/6 nights in the south.

Could be 2 nights Denmark/ Albany- 1 night Pemberton - 2 nights MR region-Perth

OR for less driving and bit more leisurely drive :

3 nights MR region -(maybe 1 night Pemberton) - 1 night Balingup or similar-Perth

That’s your 2 week holiday!

Edited: 23 January 2018, 11:55
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9. Re: Travel suggestions for Western Australia 14 days

Thanks you for all the suggestion, ihad my plan as below:

Day 1: Lancelin Sand Dunes - Lobster Shack - Lake Thetis - Geraldton ( Overnight at Geraldton )

Day 2: Hutt Lagoon - Kalbarri National Park - Monkey Mia (Overnight at Monkey Mia )

Day 3: Shark Bay - Carventas ( Overnight at Carvantes )

Day 4: Thirsty Point Lookout - Pinnnacles - Perth (Overnight at Perth )

Day 5: Lake Cliffton Trombolites - Bunbury Dolphin Discovery + Mariston Hill Lookout - Busselton (Overnight at Busselton ) sunset at Buseelton Jetty

Day 6: Busselton Jetty -Cowaronup - MR( Mammoth Cave+Bonarup Karri Forest) - Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (Overnight at MR)

Day 7: Witchcliffe - Northcliffe- Diamond Tree+Glouster Tree - Augusta (Overnight at Augusta)

Day 8: Valley of Giant Tree Walk - Green Pools - Elephants Rocks -Albany (Overnight at Albany )

Day 9: Mandurah? - Wave Rock? - Muka's Cave? - Perth (Overnight at Perth ) Thinking to Mandurah or Wave Rock

Day 10: Fremantle whole day (Overnight at Fremantle )

Day 11: Rottnest Island wholde day (Overnight at Rottnest Island )

Day 12: Swan Valley ( Vineyard + Wildlife Park )- John Forrest Natinal Park - Perth (Overnight at Perth)

Day 13: Subiaco Farmer Market - Perth City

Day 14: Perth - Home

Above are the itinerary that been planned but is it too rush or need to be change some places? Thanks you.

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10. Re: Travel suggestions for Western Australia 14 days

That’s a hellova lotta driving with not much enjoying the places you’ve come to see. And no way can you go Albany-Wave Rock-Perth in a day safely.

Way too rushed. I’d drop at least half of it so you can actually enjoy the other half.

Edited: 24 January 2018, 10:23
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