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How long to see things

Bathurst, Australia
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How long to see things

We are planning a trip to Perth (self drive) and are wondering how long we should send in Perth it self. We would be spending other time at Margaret River, Albany, Geraldton, etc. Was originally going to spend 10 days in Perth but not sure if this is too much or not enough.

Colorado
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1. Re: How long to see things

Ten days is quite a lot (and quite refreshing to hear for a change)

It only takes a few days to see the city, Fremantle, the beaches and the Swan Valley, but with ten days you can wander much further afield. There's plenty to see and do within a few hours drive of Perth, just depends on what interests you.

Edited: 9:35 pm, October 29, 2013
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2. Re: How long to see things

Agree with Mel. Think I would spend say 5 days in Perth area and transfer those other 5 days across to the South West ( MR/Albany region) where it is easy spend extra time. Depends on interests of course.

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3. Re: How long to see things

The plan was 2 days in Kalbarri, 1each in Denham, Geraldton & Cervantes, 10 days in Perth, 1 in Bunbury, 4 in Margaret River, 3 in Walpole, 3 in Albany and 3 in Esperance.

Edited: 11:09 pm, October 29, 2013
A J
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4. Re: How long to see things

Perhaps throw in a day or 2 in Kalgoorlie after Esperance and before returning to Perth and reduce time spent in Perth by same amount?

Edited: 11:49 pm, October 29, 2013
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5. Re: How long to see things

Definitely dont need 10 full days in Perth itself.

I would put 2 or 3 days (maybe even 4) extra between Denham and Geraldton - adding Kalbarri into the equation. Gorgeous gorges etc to see there and the coastline is spectacular. You also have Shell Beach, Nanga Bay Station, Hutt River Province (for a true laugh) up there. And just south of Gero you have the Greenough historical village. And then heading back to Perth you could stop at New Norcia.

The southwest days is pretty much exactly how we do it regularly (we always do 4 in MR, 3 in Walpole, 3 in Albany). I would agree with AJ that coming back up from Esperance you could do 2 days in Kal.

You would have then seen some real extremes across the state but still at a nice pace - no rushing.

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6. Re: How long to see things

I'd add a day or two to Denham (and environs) , maybe add a day each to Esperance and Albany.

The SW is much more interesting than Perth - the more time there the better IMO.

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7. Re: How long to see things

Agree with ideas given- just thought- no need to stop in Bunbury, unless you have friends there. Much nicer spots in South West as Bunbury quite suburban IMO. You can easily get to MR area from Perth. even with some stops along the way.

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