Best Ten-day Trips From Perth to the South West of Western Australia
Mere ten days may not do justice to Western Australia’s allure. From sublime beach days, wine tasting, cultural highlights to lush forest, the list goes on. Here is our suggested itinerary.
Day 1 – Explore Perth
Get on Transperth’s free public transport to catch some of Perth’s finest attractions. You can keep an eye on the red FTZ logo on bus stops to figure out free travel zones. After you soak up the views of Perth and Swan River, make your way to Kings Park.
Day 2 – Explore Bunbury
Rise and shine early to go to Bunbury. Here are some of the well-loved attractions in Bunbury.
- Swimming with dolphins at the Dolphin Discovery centre
- Visiting Bunbury wildlife park
- Wandering around the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
- Visiting the Marlston Hill Lookout Tower
Day 3 – Explore Dunsborough
Here is your chance to lounge about on a silky, sandy beach and breathe sensually, salty air. Dunsborough is a true beach destination and here are some of the best attractions.
- Meelup Beach
- Geographe Bay
- Bunker Bay
Day 4 – Explore Margaret River
This picturesque, coastal town is all about beaches, famous surf-breaks, boutique wineries, craft breweries and gourmet stores.
Day 5 – Explore Augusta
Augusta is a sleepy little town. If you are travelling between June and August, you’ll spot whales passing across Augusta’s coast. But, here are the top attractions in Augusta from which you can choose a few, depending on your time availability.
- Climb Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
- Checkout Jewel Cave
- Visit the Hardy Inlet and Blackwood River (for dolphins, birds and water sports)
Day 6 – Explore Pemberton
Pemberton is at the very heart of Karri Tree County. Here, you can climb the Gloucester Tree and sip wine. If you have the time to spare, go to the desolately beautiful Yeagarup Dunes.
Day 7 – Explore Walpole
Walpole is a small town blessed with forests full of extraordinarily tall trees, inlets and rugged coastlines. The most famous attraction in this town is Tree Top Walk to the Giant Tingle Tree.
Day 8 – Explore Denmark
Denmark is known for its dramatic coastlines and enchanting forest. You’ll enjoy the ride from Walpole to Denmark. Check out the town’s farmlands, go berry picking or visit galleries displaying timber works, exquisite glass work, ceramic and paintings.
Day 9 – Explore Albany
This is where the first European settlers arrived in Western Australia. Their legacy is still alive in the colonial architecture, now turned art galleries, restaurants and museums. Go to the whaling station museum to catch a glimpse of Albany’s whaling industry.
Day 10 – Back to Perth and Swan Valley
Swing by Swan Valley (30 minutes away from the city) to discover its storybook charm. You can go wander through a beautifully laden trail or hop your merry way around wineries. How about feasting on some inspired dishes to finish the night off?
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