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Western Australia Self-Drive Option 1, 9 days 

        

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Day 1       Arrive Perth 

 

 

Take delivery of your self-drive car (or motor home)

Hotel: The Melbourne

 

 

Day 2      
 
 
 
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 Captain James Stirling founded the City of Perth in 1829 as the political centre of the Swan River Colony. It is served by the port of Fremantle, which is also a City in its own right and had been established a few years previously. Perth is the fourth city of Australia and is rapidly developing.
 
 
 
 
  
 
Day 3      Perth to Margaret River 
 
 
 
Depart Perth for Margaret River in the heart of one of Western Australia's premier wine regions. While in the area, visit limestone caves, enjoy the pristine beaches, tall Karri tree forest and rolling countryside. There are many attractive wineries in the area offering premium wines to taste. Overnight at Margaret River. 
 

Hotel: The Noble Grape Guesthouse

 

 

Day 4      Touring from Margaret
 
 
 
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Margaret River is now most famous for its vineyards. Some of Australia's finest wines are from Margaret River and they are exported all over the world. In addition, there are many wonderful sandy beaches for relaxation and swimming. Just off the coastline are numerous islands, Woody Island is one of these.
 
  
 
 
Day 5     Margaret River to Albany via Pemberton
 
 
 
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This scenic drive through Karri forest and farmland is especially beautiful between August and November when the wildflowers are at their best. Pemberton, a timber town, is a good centre for a lunchtime stop. Ensure that you arrive at the Valley of the Giants walkway, near Walpole, before 4pm so that you are able to enjoy this spectacular walk in the canopy of the Tingle trees, sometimes as high as 40 metres above the forest floor.
 

Overnight in Albany. Hotel: Flinders Park Lodge.

  

 

Day 6      Albany
 
 
  
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Albany is Western Australia's oldest town and one of its most attractive. Its spectacular position on Princess Royal Harbour and its sense of history make it the second most popular visitor destination after Perth. Albany retains many wonderful old buildings which give its history a living quality.
 
There are many wonderful beaches, historic sites, wineries and good restaurants to enjoy in and around Albany.
 
 
  
 
Day 7     Albany and Torndirrip National Park
 
 
 
 
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Touring from Albany. The Torndirrup National park, stretching into the wild Southern Ocean, is well worth a visit, as are the Stirling Ranges and Porongurup Mountains. This area is world famous for its number and diversity of stunning flowers in spring. Overnight again in Albany.
 
 
  
 
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Day 8       Albany to Perth
 
 
 
Return to Perth, taking the scenic Muirs Highway from the town of Mt. Barker to the timber town of Manjimup. Drive north through beautiful countryside to Bridgetown, Balingup, Donnybrook and on to Bunbury before arriving in Perth.
 
 
Hotel: The Melbourne
 
 
 
 
Day 10      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.