Western Australia Self-Drive Guide

Perth & Margaret River Self-Drive

Discover some of Western Australia’s highlights; savour fine wines, roam the local markets and walk white sandy beaches.

Create your own CheapTickets.sg free and easy self drive of Perth and Western Australia by booking your flights, hotels & car hire online with our itinerary guide. With 5 night self drives from only $820 per person based on 2 adults travelling together you can get the best deal on your trip to Australia

Key Self Drive Facts: Duration 5 Days, 4 Nights • States covered: Western Australia • Flight Gateway: Perth • Highlights: Beaches, Eats & Nature. Margaret River, Pemberton, Manjimup wine regions.

Day 1: Perth City

Familiarise yourself and take in the city from a scenic river cruise along Perth's Swan River - a relaxing way to start your Australia trip. To whet your appetite with fresh local produce choose from the endless line up of bars and restaurants, particularly in Perth's West End. Expect funky cafes, swanky bars, and intimate restaurants!

Day 2: Perth to Margaret River

Take a scenic 3-hour drive by the coastline of Geographe Bay along the Bussell Highway, passing the seaside towns of Busselton and Dunsborough before the final stretch to Margaret River along Caves Road. Stop for lunch at Busselton Jetty to view the longest timbre jetty in the Southern hemisphere, one of many natural phenomena to watch this trip.

Day 3: Margaret River during Gourmet Escape

Make sure to visit the Margaret River Gourmet Village during the Gourmet Escape, located in the well known Leeuwin Estate Winery. During the Gourmet Escape weekend (16 - 19 Nov) you can visit this vineyard and meet the world's best chefs and wine experts, including Andre Chiang, Curtis Stone, Alex Atala and May Chow.

Day 4: Margaret River to Pemberton

Drive south to Augusta to visit the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, the meeting point of the Indian & Southern Oceans. Then continue heading deep into karri tree country to reach the old timer milling town of Pemberton.

Day 5: Pemberton to Perth

Heading north via the Vasse Highway and South Western Highway, you’ll reach Manjimup in just under 30 minutes. Here, you can get a taste of the sensation that’s coveted by top chefs the world over – WA black truffles – as well as a few more cool climate wines.

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