- The Margaret River region
Sample fabulous local wines in the Margaret River wine region.
Hang out with super cute Quokkas on Rottnest Island.
Relax on some of the country's finest pristine white sand beaches.
Wander through ancient Karri forests.
Enjoy dinner overlooking an Indian Ocean sunset.
Explore the historic town of Fremantle, with its convict jails, whaling ships and old taverns.
What our specialists say...
This well-paced itinerary reveals the natural beauty of the southwest. Starting in Perth you will visit beautiful national parks and idyllic small towns, and discover the glorious coastline of the Indian Ocean.
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- The Margaret River region
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Day 1 Perth
Day 2 Perth
Take a ferry trip across to Rottnest Island before hiring a bicycle to explore. When Dutch settlers first turned up here they thought the furry quokka inhabitants were giant rats, naming the island the Dutch for rat's nest; in fact the quokkas look more like fun size kangaroos and are extremely cute. There are many beautiful beaches here and you will probably leave wishing where you live had an offshore island quite so pretty.
Day 3 Perth
Hop on the train to Fremantle and spend your day exploring the markets and historic centre. 'Freo', as it's inevitably known by the locals, is a charming seaside town full of colonial buildings and a great place to enjoy some waterside dining.
Day 4 Albany
Day 5 Albany
Day 6 Albany
Day 7 Pemberton
Travel close to the Southern Ocean along the coastal road to Walpole and take the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk. This impressively engineered structure allows you to walk through the canopy of tingle forest 40 metres above the ground. There's a pretty walk at ground level for those less keen on heights.
Day 8 The Margaret River region
Continue your journey west today into the beautiful Margaret River region. The journey should take around three hours and once you reach here you will spend two nights. Enjoy a morning walk along coastal trails keeping an eye out for migrating whales. Spend the rest of your day sampling wine in a boutique winery; Margaret River only produces 3% of Australia's wine, but 20% of its premium wine.
Day 9 The Margaret River region
Day 10 Perth
Day 11 Return home
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