Southwest Coast Australia Self Drive

Let us take you on a self drive trip to one of Australia's most beautiful cities, visiting local towns and forests. A journey to remember!

This tour takes you through stately forests and rolling vineyards. The picturesque town of Margaret River is noted for its wineries and surfing beaches. Experience the beauty of the karri and jarrah forests further south in one of Western Australia’s most stunning regions.

What you will see:

  • Busselton – with long beaches and sheltered coves
  • Margaret River – its picturesque vineyards
  • Albany – historic site and Western Australia’s first settlement

Tour Itinerary

Arrive in Perth and spend the day at your own leisure to discover the city. Take a 10-minute scenic ferry ride to Penguin Island or visit Aqwa to see a variety of exotic marine life.

Pick up your car and commence your drive to Margaret River via the port city of Freemantle and the seaside town of Busselton. En route drive through the picturesque Tuart Forest National Park. Overnight in Margaret River.
Approximate distance: 267 km/ 166 mi. Estimated journey time: 2hrs 50mins.

A full-day to discover the area. Perhaps a visit to the Leeuwin or Cape Mentelle Estates or a  visit the coastal resort of Prevelly Park is also recommended.

Today you drive south to Pemberton, the best place to experience the magic of the magnificent karri forest. You also have the opportunity to visit several smaller vineyards en route.Overnight in Pemberton.
Approximate distance: 138 km/ 86 mi. Estimated journey time: 1hr 55mins.

Commence your drive to Albany, Western Australia’s first settlement and once a major whaling centre. En route you travel past the town of Walpole, where you can enjoy the Tree Top Walk, the world’s largest (600 meters) and highest (up to 40 meters) treetop walkway which gives you a unique perspective of the southern forest. Overnight in Albany.
Approximate distance: 238 km/ 138 mi. Estimated journey time: 2hrs 50mins.

Today you drive back to Perth via Albany Highway. Drop off your car at the Perth Airport Depot before you take your onward or return flight.
Approximate distance: 138 km/ 86 mi. Estimated journey time: 1hr 55mins.

Package Includes:

  • Return flights from Johannesburg to Perth
  • 5 nights’ accommodation
  • 5 day car rental from day 2 (Hertz SCAR Group S with max cover)
  • Room tax, services charges, airport departure tax and fuel surcharge

Package Excludes:

  • All Meals
  • Excursions, tours & Entrance fees
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Items of Personal Nature

Suggested Accommodation:

  • Perth - To be confirmed at time of booking
  • Margaret River - Quality Inn Margaret River or similar
  • Pemberton - Karri Forest Motel or similar
  • Albany - Comfort Inn Albany or similar

Peak season surcharges & block out dates may apply during school holidays and public holidays. Prices are subject to change due to increase in airfare, currency fluctuations & availability. Exact amount will be confirmed at time of booking as taxes, fuel levies & surcharges are approx & are subject to change. Terms & Conditions apply.