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Getting Around Western Australia

 

Western Australia offers great opportunities to get out and explore on your own if you have a caravan, campervan or want to stay in motels and hotels if you only have a normal car. The southern portion of the state is dotted with towns and although distances are long when you go too far too fast, if you take your time and split up the journey, you can travel to many areas quite easily.

 

Below are some suggestions for self-drive tours around W.A. Click the links to various towns along each route so you can find out more about accommodation and local attractions.

 

Bear in mind that the times given are for driving and fuel stops only. You will need to add extra time for any exploring you want to do.

 

Some of these routes are in remote areas and some require 4x4 vehicles. When in remote areas always make sure you have a reliable vehicle, plenty of food and water and a way to contact help if you break down.

 

Wyalkatchem

 

 Route 1 - Pioneer Pathway

3 day trip return to Perth

 

Day 1 - Perth - Toodyay - Goomalling - Dowerin 2 hour drive 160 km

 

Day 2 -  Dowerin - Wyalkatchem - Trayning - Kununoppin - Nungarin - Merredin 2 hour drive 155 km

 

Return to Perth via Great Eastern Highway 3 hour drive 260 km

 

Esperance

 

Route 2 - Esperance

2 day trip one way but allow more time to explore

 

Day 1 - Perth - Williams - Arthur River - Wagin - Dumbleyung - Lake Grace 4 hour drive 350 km

 

Day 2 - Lake Grace - Newdegate - Lake King - Ravensthorpe - Hopetoun - Munglinup - Esperance 4 hour drive 370 km

 

Some unsealed roads between Hopetoun and Munglinup but ok for 2wd vehicles.

 

Boulder Town Hall

 

Route 3 - Goldfields Pipeline

2 day trip 1 way

 

Day 1 -  Perth - Northam - Cunderdin - Kellerberrin - Merredin 3 hour drive 260 km

 

Day 2 - Merredin - Southern Cross - Coolgardie - Kalgoorlie 3.5 hour drive 340 km

 

Mullewa

 

Route 4 - Monsignor John Hawes Trail

3 day trip 1 way

 

Day 1 -  Perth - Bullsbrook - Bindoon - New Norcia 2 hour drive 130 km

 

Day 2 - New Norcia  - Moora - Watheroo - Coorow - Caranamah - Perenjori - Morawa 4 hour drive 370 km

 

Day 3 - Morawa - Yalgoo - Mullewa - Geraldton

 

New Norcia

 

Route 5 - Northern Wheat belt

3 day trip return to Perth

 

Day 1 -  Perth - Bullsbrook - Bindoon - Calingiri - Wongan Hills 2.5 hour drive 180 km

 

Day 2 - Wongan Hills - Ballidu - Dalwallinu - Miling - Moora 2 hour drive 165 km

 

Day 3 - Moora - New Norcia - Bindoon - Bullsbrook - Perth 2.5 hour driver 170 km

 

Wave Rock

 

Route 6 - Wave Rock

3 day trip return to Perth

 

Day 1 -  Perth - Brookton - Corrigin - Kondinin - Hyden 4 hour drive 340 km

 

Day 2 - Hyden - Lake King - Newdegate - Lake Grace - Kulin - Kondinin - Narembeen - Bruce Rock 3.5 hour drive 305 km

 

Day 3 - Bruce Rock - Quairading - York - Perth 2.5 hour drive 250 km

 

Wagin

 

Route 7 - Southern Wheat Belt

3 day trip return to Perth

 

Day 1 -  Perth - Wandering - Pingelly - Wickepin - Narrogin 3 hour drive 265 km

 

Day 2 - Narrogin - Wagin 30 minute drive 50 km

 

Day 3 - Wagin - Arthur River - Williams -  Perth 2.5 hour drive 235 km

 

Bottle brush

 

Route 8 - Wildflower Way

3 day trip 1 way

 

Day 1 -  Perth - Bullsbrook - Bindoon - New Norcia - Miling - Dalwallinu 3 hour drive 250 km

 

Day 2 - Dalwallinu - Wubin - Perenjori - Morawa 2 hour drive 150 km

 

Day 3 - Morawa - Mullewa - Geraldton 2.5 hour drive 200 km

 

Dowerin

 

Route 9 - Central Wheat Belt

4 day trip return to Perth

 

Day 1 - Perth - Toodyay - Goomalling - Dowerin - Wyalkatchem 3 hour drive 215 km

 

Day 2 - Wyalkatchem - Koorda - Bencubbin - Beacon 3 hour drive 200 km

 

Day 3 - Beacon - Mukinbudin - Westonia 4 hour drive 260 km

 

Day 4 - Westonia - Burracoppin - Merredin - Nungarin - Trayning - Wyalkatchem - Dowerin - Goomalling - Toodyay - Perth 4 hour drive 325 km

 

Albany

 

Route 10 - Albany to Esperance

2 day trip 1 way

 

Day 1 - Albany - Wellstead - Ravensthorpe - Hopetoun 2.5 hour drive 205 km

 

Day 2 - Hopetoun - Munglinup - Esperance 4 hour drive 340 km

 

Some unsealed roads between Hopetoun and Munglinup but ok for 2wd vehicles.

 

Great Australian Bight

 

Route 11 - Nullarbor W.A side to Kalgoorlie

2 day trip 1 way

 

Day 1 - Eucla - Mundrabilla - Madura - Cocklebiddy - Caiguna - Balladonia 5 hour drive 550 km

 

Day 2 - Balladonia - Norseman - Widgiemooltha - Kambalda - Kalgoorlie 4 hour drive 480 km

 

Eyre Highway

 

Route 12 - Norseman to Hyden

2 day trip 1 way

 

Day 1 - Norseman - Breakaways Campsite 3 hour drive 135 km

 

Breakaways Campsite - Hyden 3 hour drive 165 km

 

This is an unsealed road so care must be taken when picking the time of year to attempt it.

 

Katanning

 

Route 13 - Holland Track

3 day trip 1 way

 

Day 1 - Broomehill - Katanning - Nyabing Pingrup - Lake Grace - Newdegate 2.5 hour drive 250 km

 

Day 2 - Newdegate - Hyden (via Holland Track)

 

From Hyden there are 2 options:

 

1 - 2wd vehicles - Take the Hyden to Norseman road and stop at the Breakaways Campsite overnight. 3 hour drive 135 km

 

2. 4wd vehicles. Follow the Holland Track to Sandalwood Campsite. 4 hour drive 220 km

 

Day 3 - 2wd vehicles -  Breakaways Campsite - Norseman - Widgiemooltha - Coolgardie 5 hour drive 250 km

 

4wd vehicles - Sandalwood Campsite - Coolgardie via Victoria Rock Road 6 hour drive 220 km

 

Mount Magnet

 

Route 14 - Miner's Pathway

4 day trip 1 way

 

Day 1 - Paynes Find - Mount Magnet - Cue - Meekatharra 4 hour drive 340 km

 

Day 2 - Meekatharra - Sandstone 3 hours 195 km (unsealed road)

 

Day 3 - Sandstone - Mount Magnet - Yalgoo 3 hour drive 280 km

 

Day 4 - Yalgoo - Paynes Find 2 hour drive 155 km

 

Carnarvon

 

Route 15 - Kingsford Smith mail run

3 day trip 1 way

 

Day 1 - Carnarvon - Gascoyne Junction - Mount Augustus 5 hour drive 450 km (part unsealed road)

 

Day 2 - Mount Augustus - Mount Gould 2 hour drive 100 km (unsealed road)

 

Day 3 - Mount Gould - Meekatharra 3 hour drive 160 km

 

Exmouth

 

Route 16 - Wool Wagon Pathway

3 day trip 1 way

 

Day 1 - Geraldton - Murchison Settlement 5 hour drive 400 km (part unsealed road)

 

Day 2 - Murchison Settlement - Gascoyne Junction 4 hour drive 300 km (unsealed road)

 

Day 3 - Gascoyne Junction - Carnarvon - Minilya - Exmouth 8 hour drive 610 km (part unsealed road)

 

Green Lake

 

Other drives in Western Australia include:

 

Canning Stock Route

 

Gibb River Road

 

Also see the

 

 Fuel Watch Trip Planner

 

 

I'm lost please take me home...


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