Where would you go for 4 weeks??? Departing Perth

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 17:23
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Hi All

Just wanted to say what a great site this is, people very friendly and willing to give some good advice. Thanks to those who answered my last question about coral bay and exmouth.

I noticed a lot of people don't like the heat up north in summer so was just interested to find out where you would go if you had 4 weeks holiday towing your van and departing perth during February?

Cheers Neil

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Reply By: new boy - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 17:49

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 17:49
I reckon the sou'west corner Bunbury ,Margaret River ,Pemberton Walpole Albany and if time Esperance all have heaps to see.
Would have been doing that at the same time myself but we ordered a new van not ready till middle of March so plan put back.
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Follow Up By:- Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 23:23

Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 23:23
Boyup Brook and the country music festival might be a good starting point on the weekend of the 19th, 20th and 21st of February. Happy Days. Pauper.
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Reply By: Mike GU - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:03

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:03
Cape Le Grand NP is great, as is Fitzgerald River NP, Esperance, Walpole, While down there you have to stop for pies in Denmark.

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Follow Up By: Member - Duane A (WA) - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 22:28

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 22:28
I second that cape le grand and the areas down there are awsome this time of year the beaches down there are some of the best on the planet great spot for a holiday enjoy.
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Reply By: Member - Neville & Sally C (VI - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:30

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:30
Hi Neil,
You've placed a pretty broad acre question here. Not knowing your interests, the list here in our case would be too long. We have to put in fairly long days travelling but that's not a problem. We love to travel.
If you want to do that, it's a totally different thing to going & staying a couple of days here & there. It also depends on weather you like desert or sea. Sea is the obvious answer..for Feb.
The Inland trip is probably too hot in Feb. but we have some great trips in mind for there, we can never get enough although we have travelled inland Oz extensively.
Just one idea we would suggest for a cooler journey. Go to Albany,then up to Norseman then across the Nullarbor & on to the Great Ocean Road. (where we are), March is the best time for this trip we feel....... or do a trip down around Eyre Peninsular & or Yorke Peninsular. There's some beautiful beaches around both of them but mainly Yorke. This is presuming that you want to get away from W.A. You've got some fabulous places South of Perth as you'd know.
Take care. Safe travels.
Bye Sally.
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Follow Up By: Tonyfish#58 - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:47

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:47
I support What Ma & Gus said - Cheers
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Reply By: The Boss (Formerly Kroozer) - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:35

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:35
To tell you the truth, was in Perth a over Xmas/New Years and it was hotter there then it was back home in Broome. Got sunburnt just looking at cars.

The heat is very different and the sun is an absolute killer down there. The heat back home is much easier to handle i reckon. But when we passed through Roebourne it was reading 48 degrees, that wasnt very nice. But its a dry heat and not a red hot sun heat.

But if it was me, i would be doing the South Coast down through Bunbury, Margaret River, Albany, Esperance. I could spend some serious time down there i tell ya.
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian: SA - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 20:51

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 20:51
We were in the SW of WA for 6 weeks a few months back and would recommend it to anyone - it would be very easy to get 4 quality weeks of holidaying in those regions between the capes Leeuwin and Arid - wonderful coastline, plus those National Parks encountered in that region - of the beaches to stay at in national parks, we thought Lucky Bay was the top - for beaches in small town precincts, Bremer Bay was great (plenty of bream in the estuary too). Denmark was easy to soak up too. If going now, I guess the high summer's fire risk would alter our plans somewhat - hell.... there is some bushfire fuel over there !! Augusta was about as 'urban' as we could stand - we avoided the 'in' places like MR and after stumbling into Dunsborough, we tried to avoid any more sizeable towns and headed back inland !
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 21:48

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 21:48
I totally agree with that all Darian.

So long as school has gone back Neil, places like Lucky Bay are glorious (we were there in January and couldn't get a camping space so had to go bush). The southern coastline is wonderful, and apart from a few nasty days (like earlier this month when Esperance recorded 47º, the climate is usually very pleasant.


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Reply By: disco driver - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 23:24

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 23:24
Once school goes back, I'd head to Leeuwin for a few days then head off to Pemberton,Northcliffe and on to Walpole,Denmark, Albany and even across to Esperance.

If you are self sufficient there are some very nice campsites on the coast just north of Walpole.There's a caravan park at Walpole (Rest Point).

Between Walpole and Denmark are a couple of pleasant campsites to spend a day or two in, Coalmine Beach, Peaceful Bay and Parry's come to mind, and while you are in that area the Tree Top Walk and the Ancient Empire are well worth a visit.

There are 3 caravan parks, 19 wineries, the best pies in WA and plenty else to see and do in Denmark.

Further to the east at Cosy Corner in a very pleasant little campsite and then on to Albany (plenty of caravan parks) and plenty to see and do.

Must go to Whaleworld and the 10th Light horse Monument on Mt Clarence.

Albany to Esperance is ~500km but there are a couple of small towns on the way and you can often take roads to the coast and camp for a night or two there.

From Esperance back to Perth is ~750+km going back throught the inland but it may be a bit warm that way.


PS Please don't tell too many people about this loverly part of WA as too many visitors may spoil it
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