Perth - Margaret River - Sydney
This two week itinerary takes in Australia’s East and West coasts, starting in Perth and finishing in Sydney.
At a glance:
Fly into Perth (PER) where you can enjoy its beautiful beaches, top attractions, great restaurants in the suburban villages, and the gorgeous Kings Park with its rich Aboriginal heritage.
Book a day trip out of the city to Rottnest Island. Just a 45 minute ferry ride from Fremantle this is where the locals go to swim at white sand beaches, snorkel in turquoise waters over shipwrecks and to do some fishing. Rotto, as it is known is a car- free zone which adds to its relaxed feel. Hiring a bike is the best way to get around but watch out for the quokkas, the cute marsupials which were the inspiration for the islands name.
Take the time to explore the famous Margaret River wine region, approximately three hours south of Perth.
A small group tour or self-drive package will allow you to discover the character-filled vineyards. Stop in at these beautiful wineries and sample local premium wines direct from the cellar door.
Margaret River and Yallingup provide some of the best surf beaches in the world. There are also quiet and secluded bays – ideal for swimming and diving. For the outdoor enthusiasts there is abseiling, rock climbing, bushwalking and hiking available.
Between May and December the Margaret River region becomes a haven for whale-watching enthusiasts, with the best vantage points from Dunsborough to Augusta.
Fly from Perth to Sydney for some chic city living, to end your holiday in Australia.
Start in the cobblestone streets of The Rocks, the harbour-side precinct where modern Sydney began. Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge and take the ferry past the iconic Sydney Opera House to Taronga Zoo or one of the northern beaches.
A great way to explore the beautiful beaches along the New South Wales coast is by car. Both the north and south (as well as central coast) are easily accessible and offer so many amazing experiences.
Follow the coast north to Port Stephens home to over 150 resident wild dolphins and the largest continuously moving sand dune, Worimi Conservation lands (Stockton Bite Sand Dunes).