10 Day South West Edge
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10 Day South West Edge
Perth to Bunbury 168KM
Rise early and hit the road: travel south on the Kwinana Freeway & Forest Highway and head straight to the Bunbury Dolphin Discovery Centre. Embark on a Dolphin Eco Cruise and learn all about dolphins and the local marine life.
This afternoon enjoy a few thrills at Collie and Wellington National Park ideal for walkers and mountain bikers.
Choose from a wide array of accommodation options in and around Bunbury for your overnight stay.
Overnight Quality Hotel Lighthouse
Bunbury to Margaret River approx. 105km
From Bunbury travel to Busselton and walk (or take the train) on the longest timber jetty (1.8km) in the Southern Hemisphere overlooking Georgaphe Bay. Enjoy the Underwater Observatory of Australia’s greatest artificial reef, opt to snorkel or dive the jetty for a closer encounter.
Continue to Dunsborough (25 minutes) for lunch prior to experiencing the history and legends of Ngilgi Cave. Back on the road to Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse to catch an Indian Ocean sunset, stroll Bunker Bay. Continue onto Margaret River.
Accommodation: Margaret River Nature Park
Margaret River Day at Leisure
Rise and shine, take a walk up Cape to Cape Track: a diverse coastal trail. If you enjoy a surf you are in luck with up to 40 top surfing spots on offer. Take a scenic drive south to find tall karri trees of Boranup Karri Forest, enjoy a picnic complete with premium wines and gourmet produce under the 60 metre timber giants.
Caves – take a guided tour of Mammoth, Lake or Jewel Cave and find the world’s longest publicly accessible straw stalactite.
Overnight: Margaret River Continued
Margaret River to Pemberton Approx 130km.
Travel inland to the old timber town of Nannup and enjoy colour filled gardens, spring wildflowers and country crafts.
National Parks to be explored: Beedelup and Warren National Parks *attention mountain bikers – Bibbulmun Track
4WD Enthusiast add on a day here to enjoy D’Entrecasteaux National Park, ideal for bushwalking & fishing adventures.
Overnight: Karri Valley Resort (21km from Pemberton) 2 Bedroom Cabin.
Pemberton to Denmark approx. 210km
Stop off at Walpole and walk through the first of its kind: 40metre high treetop walkway. Revealing breathtaking views of the forest.
Continue East towards William Bay National Park where the towering forest meets the Southern Ocean. Have a swim or snorkel at the sheltered Greens Pool or explore the Elephant Rocks.
Overnight: Denmark. Suggested Accommodation: Karma Chalets , Tranqulity Chalet
Denmark to Albany Approx. 55km
Pay tribute to the Anzac’s at the National Anzac Centre Discovery Bay.
Torndirrup: one of WA’s most dramatic coastlines, located 10 minutes from Discovery Bay. Gaze at the Gap, Natural Bridge and Blowholes (spot whales between July – October).
Overnight: Albany, Dog Rock Motel Standard Room
Albany to Hopetoun Approx: 331km
If your visit falls on a weekend, enjoy the fresh local flavours of the iconic Farmer’s Markets.
Stretch your legs on a two hour walk to Castle Rock and the Granite Skywalk (wildflowers August – December)
Continue your drive through Chester Pass to Stirling Range National Park and walk the Bluff Knoll Trail.
*Great spot for bird and wildflower lovers (Between August – December).
Overnight: Hopetoun Motel & Chalet Village, 2 Bedroom Chalet
Hopetoun to Esperance Approx. 182km
Make your way to Esperance and join the Great Ocean Drive Tourist Loop, explore white-sand beaches, snorkelling, and swimming at Blue Haven Beach, even a surf.
Accommodation: Esperance Chalet Village
Esperance Day at Leisure
Enjoy a wildlife cruise, spot sea eagles and New Zealand fur seals. Travel to Woody Island wilderness for mini land-based adventures.
Check out the Bubblegum-pink Lake Hillier, a Pink lake only viewable by the air.
National Park: Cape Le Grant National Park & Lucky Bay, bushwalking tracks & escorted 4WD tours.
Esperance to Hyden Approx. 380km
Walk the Wheatbelt towns of Ravensthorpe, Lake King and Hyden to reach one of Australia’s biggest breaks; Wave Rock: a 15 metre high cresting wave of solid granite shaped by natural forces of two billion years. Whilst here be sure to visit: Mulka’s Cave where a local Aboriginal legend is retold through more than 450 ancient rock paintings.
Overnight: Wave Rock Motel
Hyden to Perth Approx. 332km
Detour east to the town of Kulin: the Wheatbelts quirkiest attractions: The Tin Horse Highway. Continue onto the town of Corrigin and visit: Corrigin’s Dog Cemetery. The town of York will be your next stop, Victorian Federation architecture this will be the ideal spot for lunch.
From York continue onto Perth where your self-drive concludes.
Prices from $3100.00 2 Adults and 2 Kids Under 12.
*Prices subject to change.