๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ AUSTRALIA (WA &NT)


Monkey Mia, Australia - Australia travel planBig and with a sparse population, Western Australia and the Northern Territory are full of spectacular natural sights both above and below the water. Click for Luxury, Mid-range or Budget.

Here’s your Northern Territory and Western Australia travel plan:

Luxury Perth, Australia
1 โœˆTo Perth (Book >) Dep: Morning ๐Ÿจ In flight!
2 Arr: Afternoon ๐ŸจComo The Treasury (Book >) All hotels >
You will need a visa for this Australia travel plan. More info here.
3 Take a walk through Kings Park and Botanic Garden to admire the views of the city, Swan River and Darling Range. Cruise to Fremantle, or learn about the Australian gold rush at the Perth Mint. It’s easy enough to get around by foot in Perth, but if you’re planning to use public transport then consider investing in a Smartrider card.
4 ๐Ÿš—Perth to Nambung drive (Hire car >)
๐Ÿš—Nambung to Kalbarri drive
Dep: 09:00
Dep: 14:00
Arr: 11:30
Arr: 18:30
๐ŸจGecko Lodge (Book >) All hotels >
The first long day of driving, broken up with a visit to the Pinnacles in Nambung National Park. You can relax when you get to beautiful Kalbarri and enjoy sunset from the beach. Plan your fuel stops carefully – it can be a long way between stations – and take plenty of water.
5 ๐Ÿš—Kalbarri to Shark Bay drive Dep: 11:00 Arr: 15:30 ๐ŸจShark Bay Seafront Apartments (Book >) All hotels >
A little more time to enjoy Kalbarri before setting off to Shark Bay. When you arrive into Denham, Shark Bay, you can enjoy a cruise, a 4WD tour or a vast range of other activities. Book accommodation well in advance as it can be hard to come by during holidays.
6 ๐Ÿš—Shark Bay to Carnarvon drive Dep: 14:30 Arr: 18:30 ๐ŸจTropical Farm Stay (Book >) All hotels >
Head over to Monkey Mia to meet the dolphins before your drive to Carnarvon. The dolphins get fed three times between 07:45 and 12:00.
7 ๐Ÿš—Carnarvon to Exmouth drive Dep: 08:00 Arr: 12:00 ๐ŸจMantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort (Book >) All hotels >
If you don’t feel like rushing off then pay a visit to Carnarvon’s Space & Technology Museum. Exmouth is the gateway to Ningaloo Marine Park and so you’ll want to find yourself a tour on which you can swim with whale sharks, meet humpback whales, go snorkelling and any of a vast range of aquatic activities. The sun is incredibly strong here, fortunately sun cream is cheap in Australia.
8 A full day in which to enjoy Ningaloo. Whale Shark season is from March to June
9 ๐Ÿš—Exmouth to Port Hedland drive Dep: 09:00 Arr: 17:30 ๐ŸจThe Esplanade (Book >) All hotels >
A long drive with few highlights today – make the most of the open road! For an even longer journey drive to Port Hedland inland via Karijini National Park. Be especially vigilant for wildlife if driving at dawn, dusk or night.
10 ๐Ÿš—Port Hedland to Broome drive Dep: 09:00 Arr: 15:30 ๐ŸจMantra Frangipani Broome (Book >) All hotels >
Drive on to Broome, stopping off at Eighty Mile Beach if you need a break. Broome’s Cable Beach is a fantastic place from which to watch sunset or embark on a camel tour. This is a good point at which to return to Perth and either fly home or fly on to Darwin.
11 โœˆBroome to Kununurra flight (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Afternoon ๐ŸจFreshwater East Kimberley Apartments (Book >) All hotels >
Spend more time on the beach before getting your flight to Kununurra. Save the environment by using a filter water bottle.
12 Go on a flight over the Bungle Bungle Range, or if you’re feeling more active embark on a guided day tour. After something more serene? Relax on a cruise of the Ord River. Kununurra may be remote but there are three ATMs as well as dining options.
13 โœˆKununurra to Darwin flight (Book>) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening ๐ŸจApartment (Book >) All hotels >
Spend the morning taking in more of the Kimberley scenery before heading to Darwin. Darwin is a cosmopolitan city and boasts excellent Asian cuisine.
14 Visit the historical landmarks along Darwin Wharf Precinct, look around the old Fannie Bay Gaol and The Old Court House and Police Station. In the evening see a performance at Browns Mart Theatre. It’s easy enough to walk between the sights in Darwin if you’re able.
15 ๐Ÿš—Darwin to Katherine drive (Hire car >) Dep: 09:00 Arr: 13:00 ๐ŸจCicada Lodge (Book >) All hotels >
Drive to Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) and take in the natural marvels here. Hire a 4wd vehicle to see as much of Kakadu National Park as possible.
16 ๐Ÿš—Katherine to Jabiru drive Dep: 09:00 Arr: 18:00 ๐ŸจMercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (Book >) All hotels >
Head into Kakadu Naitonal Park and swim in the pool at Maguk Gorge, visit the Aboriginal rock art galleries at Ubirr, check out Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls. End your day with a cruise along Yellow Water. Check road conditions in advance as flooding can occur.
17 ๐Ÿš—Kakadu to Darwin drive Dep: 15:00 Arr: 18:00 ๐ŸจApartment (Book >) All hotels >
Take in any sights you missed yesterday before driving back to Darwin. If you want to extend your Australia travel plan then consider taking The Ghan to Alice Springs and Adelaide.
18 โœˆDarwin to home (Book >) Dep: Morning Arr: Afternoon Connect this West/North Australia travel plan with the Australia, Fiji & Samoa, New Zealand North or New Zealand South itinerary
Book your airport transfer here.
Mid-range Bungle Bungles, Australia
1 โœˆTo Perth (Book >) Dep: Morning ๐Ÿจ In flight!
2 Arr: Afternoon ๐ŸจAlex Hotel (Book >) All hotels >
You will need a visa for this Australia travel plan. More info here.
3 Take a walk through Kings Park and Botanic Garden to admire the views of the city, Swan River and Darling Range. Cruise to Fremantle, or learn about the Australian gold rush at the Perth Mint. It’s easy enough to get around by foot in Perth, but if you’re planning to use public transport then consider investing in a Smartrider card.
4 ๐Ÿš—Perth to Nambung drive (Hire car >)
๐Ÿš—Nambung to Kalbarri drive
Dep: 09:00
Dep: 14:00
Arr: 11:30
Arr: 18:30
๐ŸจKalbarri Sunsea Villas – Villa 5 (Book >) All hotels >
The first long day of driving, broken up with a visit to the Pinnacles in Nambung National Park. You can relax when you get to beautiful Kalbarri and enjoy sunset from the beach. Plan your fuel stops carefully – it can be a long way between stations – and take plenty of water.
5 ๐Ÿš—Kalbarri to Shark Bay drive Dep: 11:00 Arr: 15:30 ๐ŸจShark Bay Seafront Apartments (Book >) All hotels >
A little more time to enjoy Kalbarri before setting off to Shark Bay. When you arrive into Denham, Shark Bay, you can enjoy a cruise, a 4WD tour or a vast range of other activities. Book accommodation well in advance as it can be hard to come by during holidays.
6 ๐Ÿš—Shark Bay to Carnarvon drive Dep: 14:30 Arr: 18:30 ๐ŸจCarnarvon Motel WA (Book >) All hotels >
Head over to Monkey Mia to meet the dolphins before your drive to Carnarvon. The dolphins get fed three times between 07:45 and 12:00.
7 ๐Ÿš—Carnarvon to Exmouth drive Dep: 08:00 Arr: 12:00 ๐ŸจMantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort (Book >) All hotels >
If you don’t feel like rushing off then pay a visit to Carnarvon’s Space & Technology Museum. Exmouth is the gateway to Ningaloo Marine Park and so you’ll want to find yourself a tour on which you can swim with whale sharks, meet humpback whales, go snorkelling and any of a vast range of aquatic activities. The sun is incredibly strong here, fortunately sun cream is cheap in Australia.
8 A full day in which to enjoy Ningaloo. Whale Shark season is from March to June
9 ๐Ÿš—Exmouth to Port Hedland drive Dep: 09:00 Arr: 17:30 ๐ŸจThe Esplanade (Book >) All hotels >
A long drive with few highlights today – make the most of the open road! For an even longer journey drive to Port Hedland inland via Karijini National Park. Be especially vigilant for wildlife if driving at dawn, dusk or night.
10 ๐Ÿš—Port Hedland to Broome drive Dep: 09:00 Arr: 15:30 ๐ŸจThe Billi (Book >) All hotels >
Drive on to Broome, stopping off at Eighty Mile Beach if you need a break. Broome’s Cable Beach is a fantastic place from which to watch sunset or embark on a camel tour. This is a good point at which to return to Perth and either fly home or fly on to Darwin.
11 โœˆBroome to Kununurra flight (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Afternoon ๐ŸจThe Kimberley Grande Resort (Book >) All hotels >
Spend more time on the beach before getting your flight to Kununurra. Save the environment by using a filter water bottle.
12 Go on a flight over the Bungle Bungle Range, or if you’re feeling more active embark on a guided day tour. After something more serene? Relax on a cruise of the Ord River. Kununurra may be remote but there are three ATMs as well as dining options.
13 โœˆKununurra to Darwin flight (Book>) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening ๐ŸจArgus Apartments Darwin (Book >) All hotels >
Spend the morning taking in more of the Kimberley scenery before heading to Darwin. Darwin is a cosmopolitan city and boasts excellent Asian cuisine.
14 Visit the historical landmarks along Darwin Wharf Precinct, look around the old Fannie Bay Gaol and The Old Court House and Police Station. In the evening see a performance at Browns Mart Theatre. It’s easy enough to walk between the sights in Darwin if you’re able.
15 ๐Ÿš—Darwin to Katherine drive (Hire car >) Dep: 09:00 Arr: 13:00 ๐ŸจBeagle Motor Inn (Book >) All hotels >
Drive to Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) and take in the natural marvels here. Hire a 4wd vehicle to see as much of Kakadu National Park as possible.
16 ๐Ÿš—Katherine to Jabiru drive Dep: 09:00 Arr: 18:00 ๐ŸจMercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (Book >) All hotels >
Head into Kakadu Naitonal Park and swim in the pool at Maguk Gorge, visit the Aboriginal rock art galleries at Ubirr, check out Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls. End your day with a cruise along Yellow Water. Check road conditions in advance as flooding can occur.
17 ๐Ÿš—Kakadu to Darwin drive Dep: 15:00 Arr: 18:00 ๐ŸจArgus Apartments Darwin (Book >) All hotels >
Take in any sights you missed yesterday before driving back to Darwin. If you want to extend your Australia travel plan then consider taking The Ghan to Alice Springs and Adelaide.
18 โœˆDarwin to home (Book >) Dep: Morning Arr: Afternoon Connect this West/North Australia travel plan with the Australia, Fiji & Samoa, New Zealand North or New Zealand South itinerary
Book your airport transfer here.
Budget Jim Jim Falls, Australia
1 โœˆTo Perth (Book >) Dep: Morning ๐Ÿจ In flight!
2 Arr: Afternoon ๐ŸจSpinner’s Backpackers (Book >) All hostels >
You will need a visa for this Australia travel plan. More info here.
3 Take a walk through Kings Park and Botanic Garden to admire the views of the city, Swan River and Darling Range. Cruise to Fremantle, or learn about the Australian gold rush at the Perth Mint. It’s easy enough to get around by foot in Perth, but if you’re planning to use public transport then consider investing in a Smartrider card.
4 ๐ŸšŒPerth to Kalbarri bus (Book >) Dep: 08:30 Arr: 16:55 ๐ŸจKalbarri YHA (Book >) All hostels >
The first long day of bus travel. You can relax when you get to beautiful Kalbarri and enjoy sunset from the beach. Consider buying YHA membership which will save you money if you plan to often stay in their hostels.
5 ๐ŸšŒKalbarri to Binnu General Store shuttle (Reserve >)
๐ŸšŒBinnu to Overlander Roadhouse bus (Book >)
๐ŸšŒOverlander Roadhouse to Monkey Mia shuttle (Book >)
Dep: 04:25
Dep: 05:25
Dep: 07:30
Arr:05:25
Arr: 07:30
Arr: 09:30
๐ŸจRAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort (Book >) All hotels >
When you arrive into Monkey Mia, you can enjoy a cruise, a 4WD tour or a vast range of other activities. Integrity Coach Lines times vary by day – shuttles will meet the at the appropriate time (you’ll save money if you book the Kalbarri shuttle with the YHA there).
6 Head over to Monkey Mia to meet the dolphins and enjoy more time in and around Shark Bay. The dolphins get fed three times between 07:45 and 12:00.
7 ๐ŸšŒMonkey Mia to Overlander Roadhouse shuttle (Book >)
๐ŸšŒOverlander Roadhouse to Exmouth (Book >)
Dep: 06:00
Dep: 08:00
Arr: 08:00
Arr: 15:00
๐ŸจRAC Exmouth Cape Holiday Park (Book >) All hostels >
Wake early for the journey to Exmouth, gateway to Ningaloo Marine Park. Whale Shark season is from March to June.
8 Go a tour on which you can swim with whale sharks, meet humpback whales, go snorkelling and any of a vast range of aquatic activities. Exmouth has a small population but is fairly spread out and so may take time to walk around.
9 ๐ŸšŒExmouth to Broome bus (Book >) Dep: 15:30 ๐ŸจBus
A long drive with few highlights today – make the most of the open road! For an even longer journey take the weekly bus via Karijini National Park. Book accommodation well in advance as it can be hard to come by during holidays.
10 ๐ŸšŒPort Hedland to Broome drive Arr: 08:15 ๐ŸจBeaches of Broome (Book >) All hostels >
Broome’s Cable Beach is a fantastic place from which to watch sunset or embark on a camel tour. This is a good point at which to return to Perth and either fly home or fly on to Darwin.
11 โœˆBroome to Kununurra flight (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Afternoon ๐ŸจKununurra Backpackers (Book >) All hostels >
Spend more time on the beach before getting your flight to Kununurra. If you wish to continue overland then Greyhound offer a 14-hour bus to Kununurra and on to Darwin.
12 Go on a flight over the Bungle Bungle Range, or if you’re feeling more active embark on a guided day tour. After something more serene? Relax on a cruise of the Ord River. Kununurra may be remote but there are three ATMs as well as dining options.
13 โœˆKununurra to Darwin flight (Book>) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening ๐ŸจDarwin Hostel (Book >) All hostels >
Spend the morning taking in more of the Kimberley scenery before heading to Darwin. Darwin is a cosmopolitan city and boasts excellent Asian cuisine.
14 Visit the historical landmarks along Darwin Wharf Precinct, look around the old Fannie Bay Gaol and The Old Court House and Police Station. In the evening see a performance at Browns Mart Theatre. It’s easy enough to walk between the sights in Darwin if you’re able.
15 ๐Ÿš—Darwin to Katherine drive (Hire car >) Dep: 09:00 Arr: 13:00 ๐ŸจPine Tree Motel (Book >) All hotels >
Drive to Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) and take in the natural marvels here. Hire a 4wd vehicle to see as much of Kakadu National Park as possible.
16 ๐Ÿš—Katherine to Jabiru drive Dep: 09:00 Arr: 18:00 ๐ŸจKakadu Lodge (Book >) All hotels >
Head into Kakadu Naitonal Park and swim in the pool at Maguk Gorge, visit the Aboriginal rock art galleries at Ubirr, check out Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls. End your day with a cruise along Yellow Water. Save more money by bringing camping equipment.
17 ๐Ÿš—Kakadu to Darwin drive Dep: 15:00 Arr: 18:00 ๐ŸจDarwin Hostel (Book >) All hostels >
Take in any sights you missed yesterday before driving back to Darwin. If you want to extend your Australia travel plan then consider taking a bus to Alice Springs.
18 โœˆDarwin to home (Book >) Dep: Morning Arr: Afternoon Connect this West/North Australia travel plan with the Australia, Fiji & Samoa, New Zealand North or New Zealand South itinerary
Book your bus to the airport here.

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