My trip to Western Australia was a blast. Even though we were there for only full 4 days, it was definitely great but slightly tiring. Since it was very short, I had to fit everything into it. Most importantly, it was a road trip. If you are travelling with family like me (seven of us), road trip is a good way to bond and rekindle the relationships. Check out my trip in great details here. Here is the itinerary:

27 January 2017 

Arrive 340pm – Perth (visa= AUD 20)

28 January 2017 

Drive from Perth to:

  • Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park (3h)
  • Stop at Lake Clifton Thrombholites (nice for geologist or nature enthusiast)
  • Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse (donate any amount of money for entrance)
  • Sugarloaf Rock (highly recommended, extremely pretty and less tourist)
  • Ngilgi Cave ($22.50) – we didn’t go due to time constraint
  • Canal Rock (too many tourists but still pretty to see)

Check-in Geographe/Busselton

29 January 2017

Drive from Geographe to:

  • Margaret River Chocolate Company (open 930am)
  • Dairy Factory to buy cheese (very close to Choc factory)
  • Margaret River Town
  • Margaret River Mouth (very pretty. Don’t miss)
  • Hamelin Bay (famous with stingrays swim at beach but we arrived late)
  • Augusta – Leeuwin Cape Lighthouse (Southern Ocean-Indian Ocean Meet) Pay for entrance fee.
  • Drive from Augusta and stop at Busselton Jetty (entrance fee applicable)

Return to Geographe

30 January 2017 (stay at Belmont RM1867.49)

Drive from Geographe to Perth (3h)

  • Lunch at Kaili’s Seafood (try grill seafood), Fremantle Harbor (it was weekdays and rainy so not many people)
  • Fremantle (E-Shed Market only open weekend), but shops around Fremantle is still open. Murray St at Perth Downtown (alternative for cheap souvenir but close at 5pm)
  • Heirisson Island (we didn’t go because of rain but here, kangaroo roam around for free)
  • Caversham Park (play with Kangaroo. Suitable for family. It is advisable to arrive before 3pm or come in the morning)
  • Shopping (if needs chocolate and corelle can go to any mall/supermarket. Big W and Woolworth is not bad)

 

Drive from Perth to:

  • Lancelin Sand Dunes (rent sand board at Lancelin gas station before heading to the sand dunes) 1 h 30m from Perth
  • Pinnacles Desert ($12 per car) (1 h from Lancelin) (driving in the dirt road is possible but if rain the road is flooded)
  • Driving along Indian Ocean Drive (scenic route but no gas station except at Lancelin and Cervantes)
  • Cervantes: Thetis Lake to see stromatolites (dirt road. If rain may flood)

Eat at Lobster Shack Cervantes (but quite touristy. Lobster price is reasonable)

Return to Perth: Charcoal Chicken at Dianella for dinner (portugeuse chicken and lamb ribs highly recommended and halal)

1 February 2017

Budget can drop off the key at airport at 3am

Flight depart at 640am

Car Rent: Budget Kia Carnival (Van) = RM2021.17 (pick up at 5pm 27 jan and drop off at 5.45pm 1 feb at airport)

Honorable Mentions

If I have time, I would go to Hutt Lagoon, Wave Rock, Valley of The Giants Tree Top Walk and Albany.

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