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Perth and Surroundings

Hi We are planning a family holiday in WA for easter 2014 school holidays (apr9 to 20). We have approx 10 days. Thinking of 3 or 4 days in Perth sightseeing. Can someone pls suggest options for remaining 6-7days. We have a toddler and parents who are joining us.

Coral coast or southern coast?

Thanks

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1. Re: Perth and Surroundings

Suggest you make up your mind and book asap as this is prime vacation time and a lot will already be booked solid.

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2. Re: Perth and Surroundings

Thanks. I have found that. Any suggested itirenary?

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3. Re: Perth and Surroundings

Without knowing what interests you have it's very difficult to make random suggestions. We don't create itineraries for people - we can assist in finessing yours when you come up with it.

A good place to start is the trip reports - top right of screen under the heading Top Questions. Lots of people past itineraries there.

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Thanks for the assistance so far. After some research and checking out other trip reports this is what I was thinking:

4 days to explore Perth including day trip to the pinnacles and wave rock if time permits.

Drive Perth to Albany.

Spend next day sightseeing Albany & Denmark. Night at Denmark/Albany

Next day drive to Margaret River. Stay overnight.

Spend next day in Margaret River and second night.

Next day drive to Dunsborough & spend rest of the day there. Overnight at Busselton or Bunsbury.

Next day morning at Bunsbury and leave in the afternoon straight to Perth Airport

Would this work or am I trying to fit in too many things?

Appreciate your help

Thanks

Amit

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5. Re: Perth and Surroundings

You need to look at a map. Wave Rock is an all day trip just to see a rock. Not sure it's worth it. Day trip to the Pinnacles is possible and you can see/do other stuff on the way.

Perth-Albany is about a four and a half hour drive without stops. So it will take you pretty much all day to get there, allowing for pit stops, meal breaks and general sight seeing.

Margaret River is also about four and a half hours from Albany. If you stop at the Treetop Walk in Walpole (recommended) that's pretty well another full day of travelling.

Dunsborough is about forty minutes from MR. Not really much point in splitting your time in the two accommodations, especially as in Easter/school holidays many places require a minimum stay. Similarly Busselton and Bunbury. You could feasibly visit Busselton from MR if you wished (and if your minimum stay required it) and then visit Bunbury on your last day on the way to the airport- MR is about three hours from Perth.

Edited: 8:53 am, January 26, 2014
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Thanks for the fine tuning. Is Albany worth a trip? Would you stay at Denmark or Albany?

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I love the South Coast- Albany and Denmark are terrific spots and you will find plenty to do for your mixed age group. I find this region less touristy than the MR region. Top places in Albany include Emu Point, Middleton Beach and the boardwalk, Wind Farm etc etc. Denmark has lovely wineries and of course William Bay. Stay in either location ( more options in Albany) but just get what you can because as Yorkfoodie says areas will get booked up as popular with locals.

http://www.rainbowcoast.com.au

If you want a less rushed option then choose either MR region OR south coast (Albany/Denmark/Walpole). Both regions are great destinations for your 6 days.

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8. Re: Perth and Surroundings

Thank you all for your help. All booked and can't wait for the holidays now.

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9. Re: Perth and Surroundings

If you drive up to the pinacles make sure you drive the coast drive and stop in at Cervantes for fish and chips its fantastic. there is also a lobster factory that does tours. On the way back go the other way home which will take you through the only Monk town in Australia called New Norica, very interesting. If you head to bunbury check out koombana bay and have lunch at Bucks Diner and check out the chilli dogs at Joes Pizza def an inexperience. heading down to albany walpole make sure you do the tree top walk and check out peaceful bay.

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