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2 Weeks Perth to Albany

Sydney, Australia
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2 Weeks Perth to Albany

Hi, travelling to Perth late March to Mid April. Just 40yr old active Adults. Need advice on what to see and do, plan is end in Albany for a wedding so we have 12 full 13 free days. What to see, where to stay, things to do. 1st time to Perth.

Fremantle, Australia
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1. Re: 2 Weeks Perth to Albany

Just to help you start your research have a look at some previous posts about travelling in The South West- there's been some great suggestions for the route of Margaret River, Nannup, , Balingup, , Bridgetown, Pemberton, Walpole, Denmark and the Albany. Great areas for beaches, stunning coastline, forest, wineries,Walking trails etc. You could easily spend up to a week doing this loop. Leave at least 3 days for Albany then go straight back to Perth on Albany Hwy.

I would spend say 2/3 days in Perth/Fremantle and then the remaining time in the South West.

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2. Re: 2 Weeks Perth to Albany

13 days is a very generous allowance!

You could spend at a day at Rottnest Island (maybe try going during the week, us locals use it as an easy weekend getaway spot). You can hire a bike (no cars allowed on the island) and ride around, stopping off for snorkelling (you'll be sweaty from exercising!) sightseeing and quokka spotting!

you can easily cover off the island in a day, and ferries operate from both Fremantle (Freo) and Perth.

Freo is definitely a place I recommend to visit on a weekend- the vibe of the markets, buskers and whatever else is going on. The "cappuccino strip" is good for people watching. I highly recommend Little Creatures brewery/restaurant- great food and a relaxed vibe on the ocean.

If you want to experience a Perth icon, do a sunday session. Nothing beats watching the sun set into the ocean while sinking a cold beverage.

The best place to do this is Cottesloe beach! It's also a very nice beach if you fancy a pre-swim (nobody wpuld bat an eyelid if you wander into the pub in beach wear).

Both Freo and Cott can be accessed by train- they're on the same line.

Kings Park is good for bushwalking and views of the city, pack a picnic and find a tree.

You can walk there from the city, or a few buses run that way.

The actual CBD can be knocked off in a day. It's not very exciting, to be honest. Spots of shopping, no real attractions though.

Northbridge is the "party spot". Heaps of restaurants, bars and clubs. However, it has more than it's fair share of drunken idiots.

During the day, it's good for Asian cuisine.

For something a bit classier and cultured in terms of nightlife, head to either Mt Lawley (Beaufort St) or Leederville (Oxford St).

You could also make a few day trips from Perth, such as Swan Valley or the Pinnacles.

Pinnacles are strange sandstone formations (perhaps google it), but not much else.

The Swan Valley, you could also look at staying the night there if you wanted. A lot of wineries and restaurants, chocolate factory and golf.

You can get coach trips out to either of these.

or hire a car and do it yourself.

Final advice would be to book accom as far in advance as possible. Perth can get ludicrously expensive due to the mining industry.

Apart from that, pack your sunscreen and enjoy! :)

Perth, Australia
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3. Re: 2 Weeks Perth to Albany

My suggestion would be:

5 nights in Perth (walking round the city, the beach, Freo/Rotto, Kings Park, hiking in John Forrest NP)

Drive down to the Southwest checking out Busselton, Margaret River, Nannup, Bridgetown, Manjimup (climb the Gloucester tree!), Walpole (valley of the giants), Denmark then Albany.

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