South West Australia road trip: Perth to Esperance

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Duration (in days): 7

From: Perth

To: Esperance



Exc. International flights (per person, based on 2 sharing) 
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Set off on a spectacular South West Australia road trip from Perth to Esperance. The stunning south-west, an often overlooked area of Australia, is home to some of the most beautiful beaches you will find anywhere in the world. Easily accessible by the Western Australian capital, Perth, this region is certainly one to consider when planning a trip to Australia. Experience outstanding food and wine in Margaret River, explore the sleepy seaside town of Albany and visit the extraordinary Cape Le Grand National Park, where it’s not unusual to spot kangaroos lying on the vast stretches of beach!

This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements, please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.


    • Sample a local beer in the Little Creatures Brewery, Fremantle
    • Enjoy some gourmet cuisine and local wines in Margaret River
    • Take in the local art scene in Albany
    • Feel the white sands between your toes on the stunning beaches
    • Spot wild kangaroos in Cape Le Grand National Park
    Perth and the sublime South West coast | map



    Itinerary in brief:

    • 1 night Perth     
    • 2 nights Margaret River
    • 1 night Albany  
    • 2 nights Esperance         


    Day 1: Arrive Perth

    On arrival in Perth, make your own way to your hotel in Perth city. The rest of the day is yours to explore, take a walk around the CBD or jump on a bus and head to one of the lovely beaches located just outside Perth. Fremantle is a firm favourite with not only a lovely beach, but a quirky feel and a brewery for Little Creatures beers, a great place to stop off for some food and a taste of some local offerings!

    Days 2 & 3: Perth to Margaret River

    Today you will collect your car and begin your drive to Margaret River, approximately 3 hours away. On arrival check into your hotel for a 2-night stay.

    You now have the rest of today and tomorrow to explore the region, be sure to book yourself onto a wine tour or head out to the vineyards – after all, that’s what Margaret River is all about! If you need any ideas or suggestions for your time here just ask your consultant who will be able to help you.      

    Day 4: Margaret River to Albany

    We suggest an early start today as you have a 5-hour drive to Albany (if you take the scenic route along the coast) Make sure to stop along the way, Peaceful Bay is a great spot to jump out and enjoy a paddle or a stroll.

    On arrival check into your hotel and enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.

    Days 5 & 6: Albany to Esperance

    It’s off to Esperance today, just under a 5-hour drive away. We have given you a whole extra day here, be sure to head to the Cape Le Grand National Park, home to some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in the whole of Australia as well as a whole host of wildlife including pygmy possums and grey kangaroos, some of which can regularly be found lounging on the vast expanses of white sands, we guarantee this will be one of your favourite destinations.      

    Day 7: Depart Esperance

    Depart Esperance at any time today, head north to visit the gold mining town of Kalgoorlie before looping back to Perth or continue east across the famous Nullabor Plain, the longest single stretch of road in Australia and your pathway to South Australia.



    Perth is officially the sunniest capital city in Australia enjoying 131 days of perfect sunny weather every year, the average temperature in summer (November to February) is around 29°c and around 12°c in winter (Jun to Aug). The South West enjoys temperatures between 25°c & 35°c in summer and the cooler winter months are perfect for walking. Prices will be higher during the summer months and at a premium over Christmas, New Year and Easter.

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    What's included: 

    • 6 nights accommodation
    • Car rental
    • Inclusive insurance         
    • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary

    Not included: 

    • Flights
    • Any meals not mentioned
    • Any excursions not mentioned
    • Personal expenses
    • Tips & gratuities               


    6 nights in 3* standard accommodation.

    Hotels in this category include:

    • Quality Inn Margaret River

    • Best Western Albany Motel & Apartments





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