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 Self-Drive Western Australia, Option 3, 9 days

 Best undertaken between June and August

 

                                      Perth Barracks Arch          

 

Day 1   Arrive Perth

  

Picture of the Merlbourne Hotel, Perth.

 

 

Proceed to the car (or motor home) rental office to take delivery of your pre-arranged rental.

 

 

  

Hotel: The Melbourne

 

Day 2 Perth

 


At leisure in Perth for local sightseeing
 

 

 Day 3       Perth to Wave Rock
 
 
 
Wave rock motel
Depart Perth and travel along the Great Eastern Highway to the historic town of York, Western Australia's oldest and most historic inland settlement with many fine old buildings. Continue via Quairading through the wheat belt country to Hyden for overnight.  
          
Hotel: Wave Rock Motel
 
 
 
 
 
 
Day 4        Wave Rock to Kalgoorlie 
 
 
 
wave rockDuring the morning visit Wave Rock, one of nature's great wonders. Also see Gnamma Hole and Bates Cave, on the walls of which are handprints in the stone, said to be those of Mulka the Terrible, who according to legend terrorised the local Aborigines, killing and eating them, one of his victims being his own mother.
 
Depart for Kalgoorlie late morning. Kalgoorlie is the historic centre of Western Australia's gold mining industry. Stop en route at the Coolgardie Museum. Tour the town centre including the Two-Up Gambling School, Aboriginal Art Centre and the imposing gold rush architecture in Hannan Street. Overnight Kalgoorlie.
 
 
 
 
Day 5       Kalgoorlie to Esperence.
 
 
 
The Gaycoyne River bed in dry season
Visit Hannans North Tourism Gold Mine, view current open cut mining practices at the Super Pit and then depart for Esperance, a pleasant town on the South coast. The journey, which takes about 4 hours, travels through salt lakes and natural bushland. Esperance is wonderfully situated on a sheltered bay with excellent beaches and over 100 islands in the offshore archipelago.
 
Overnight Esperance. 

Hotel: Best Western Hospitality Inn Esperance
 
 
 
 
Day 6       Woody Island and Flinders
 
 
 
 Woody Island
 
 
Enjoy a morning cruise to Woody Island, spotting seals and other marine life, before departing for Albany via the Great Ocean Road Drive with its breathtaking beaches and coastline. Ensure you include a visit to Pink Lane on the way.
 
Overnight Albany.
 
Hotel: Flinders Park Lodge
 
 
 
 
 
Day 7       Albany to Margaret River
 
 
 
 Albany to Margaret River.
 
 
Drive to Alexandra Bridge in time for the river ferry "Jewel Cave".               
                      
Stay overnight in picturesque vineyard country at Margaret River.
Hotel: The Noble
 
 
 
 
 
 
Day 8       Margaret River to Perth 
 
 Perth skyline.
 
 
 
 
 
Continue north via Canal Rocks, along the coastline to Busselton and Bunbury, Western Australia's second city, to Perth.
 
Hotel: The Melbourne
 
  
 
 
 
 
Day 9
 
 
 
Surrender the self-drive car or motor home.
 
 
 
 Depart Perth
 
 

This suggested itinerary can be tailored to suit your own requirements. It can also include other destinations in Western Australia or elsewhere in Australia.