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Ultimate Perth Family Campervan Road Trip

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From frolicking dolphins in Bunbury to ancient caves in Augusta, the Australian road trip between Perth and Albany offers some incredible scenery and experiences. And as many families have discovered, the best way to enjoy everything on offer is with a Britz campervan hire.

To help you make the most of your Australia campervan holiday, we’ve put together an unforgettable nine-day road trip. Totalling 738 km, this road trip planner will take you from Perth to Prevelly, over to Peaceful Bay, finishing up in Albany.

This Australian road trip is ideal for families with children of all ages, with loads of family-friendly experiences along the way. You’ll discover some of the best things to do in Australia including swimming at white sandy beaches, meeting Australian wildlife, and enjoying great food and wine. But that’s just a fraction of the fun, there’s plenty more to be had!

Travel

9 days


Route

Perth to Albany

738km


Best Time of the Year

Anytime

Highlights

  • Bunbury Wildlife Park
  • Geographe Bay
  • Ngili Cave
  • Valley of the Giants treetop walk
  • Torndirrup National Park

The Journey

Days

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

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Day 1
Perth to Bunbury

Distance 169km - Driving Time 1 hour 51 minutes

Day one of your Australia campervan holiday starts when you pick up your campervan from our Britz Perth branch at 471 Great Eastern Highway, Redcliffe.

The friendly team at Britz will help you get familiar with your campervan and make sure you’ve got everything you need for a fantastic Australian road trip.

Today, you’ll drive to the coastal town of Bunbury, known for its wild bottlenose dolphins that swim near the coast of Koombana Bay. To see these incredible mammals up close in their natural environment, book a tour with the Dolphin Discovery Centre.

Other great things to do in Bunbury include a visit to the Bunbury Wildlife Park where you can see some of Australia’s unique marsupials, reptiles, and native birds.

If you’ve got little ones travelling with you, plan a stop at Sykes Foreshore Play Space.

Park up for the night at Bunbury Foreshore Holiday and Caravan Park.

Day 2
Bunbury to Busselton

Distance 53km - Driving Time 43 minutes

Today you’ll be heading to the city of Busselton on the southwest tip of Western Australia.

There’s plenty to do and see while you’re here, including a trip to Geographe Bay which is known for its white sandy beaches and calm turquoise waters. Another great spot to add to your itinerary is Busselton Jetty which has an underwater observatory.

Enjoy an overnight stay at BIG4 Breeze Holiday Park. Don’t forget that all BIG4 Holiday Parks offer a 10% discount to Britz customers.

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Day 3
Busselton to Yallingup

Distance 35km - Driving Time 31 minutes

Day three of your Australia campervan holiday is another easy drive, just 30 minutes to the town of Yallingup.

Once you arrive, plan a few hours to explore the Ngilgi Cave. This amazing natural cave is brimming with stalactites, stalagmites, and beautifully coloured rock formations.

Next, book yourself into the Cheeky Monkey Brewery for a tasty lunch. This family-friendly brewery has a fantastic playground to keep the kids busy too! And if the kids still have energy to burn, head to Yallingup Maze. This awesome attraction has mazes, play areas, a bouncy castle and lots more.

Plan a stay at Tasman Holiday Parks – Yallingup Beach.

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Day 4
Yallingup to Prevelly

Distance 39km - Driving Time 32 minutes

If you’re in the mood for some adventure and exploration, you’re going to love visiting Prevelly!

Situated on the coast at the mouth of the Margaret River, the tiny township of Prevelly is the perfect spot to relax and reconnect with nature.

Plan to explore the Mammoth Cave and Lake Cave. These ancient cave systems offer a magical experience for all ages. Next, cool off with a swim at Gnarabup Beach. With its white sands and walking trails along the dunes, it’s a great place to soak up some sunshine and truly relax.

Park your campervan up for the night at the Prevelly Caravan Park.

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Day 5
Prevelly to Cape Hamelin

Distance 45km - Driving Time 40 minutes

You’re over halfway through your amazing Australia campervan holiday! Today, enjoy kicking back and taking in the sights around Hamelin Bay. One of the top highlights here is seeing the stingrays that often visit the clear waters of the beach.

If you’re a keen snorkeller, you’ll find plenty of interesting marine and plant life in the waters of Hamelin Bay. There are even some underwater shipwrecks and caves to explore.

Enjoy a relaxing night at Hamelin Bay Holiday Park.

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Day 6
Cape Hamelin to Augusta

Distance 18km - Driving Time 17 minutes

Less than 20 minutes’ drive from Cape Hamelin, Augusta is another of Australia’s natural beauties. Enjoy a walking trail or explore the Jewel Cave – the biggest show cave in Western Australia.

Learn a little about the town’s maritime past at the historic Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Built in 1895, this lighthouse is the tallest on mainland Australia.

Enjoy lunch at Thousand Suns Café on Blackwood Ave before an afternoon dip at Cosy Corner beach.

Tonight, park up your campervan at Flinders Holiday Park.

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Day 7
Augusta to Pemberton

Distance 125km - Driving Time 1 hour 22 minutes

The next leg of your Australian road trip takes you to the quaint timber town of Pemberton. Known as one of Western Australia’s ‘green jewels’, Pemberton is brimming with lush forest and natural beauty.

Start your day off with morning tea at the Lavender & Berry Farm where you can indulge in one of the café’s famous lavender berry pancakes or some homemade ice cream.

For some fun on the water, head to One Mile Lake where you can have some stand-up paddleboarding fun or a refreshing swim. Be sure to plan a stop at the Gloucester Tree. This giant karri tree measures 58 metres high and is the world’s second tallest fire lookout tree.

Tonight, enjoy a stay at Pemberton Caravan Park.

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Day 8
Pemberton to Walpole and Peaceful Bay

Distance 153km - Driving Time 1 hour 47 minutes

As you travel to Peaceful Bay today, plan a stop to head into the wilderness at the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk in the township of Walpole. This magnificent walkway spans 600 metres. From a height of 40 metres, you can marvel at the lush karri forest below.

When you arrive in Peaceful Bay, it’s all about taking it easy and making the most of the beautiful beach and surrounding walks. If you’re in the area during spring, you’ll be treated to a carpet of colourful wildflower blooms along the dunes and coastal bushlands.

Put your feet up for the night at Peaceful Bay Caravan Park.

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Day 9
Walpole and Peaceful Bay to Albany

Distance 105km - Driving Time 1 hour 16 minutes

It’s day nine and the last day of your amazing Australian road trip from Perth. Today, you’ll arrive in Albany where you can check out the Historic Whaling Station. You can also explore a fully restored whaling ship and the interactive museum.

Next, head to Torndirrup National Park. Check out the incredible views over the ocean and coast from The Gap and Natural Bridge. Follow the raised pathway that leads from the car park and picnic area across the top of the exposed granite ramparts to reach the viewing platform.

While in Albany, visit some of the historic sites including the Old Gaol on Residency Road. The gaol buildings were constructed in the 1850s as the Albany convict hiring depot. Today it is leased by the Albany Historic Society and is part of the Western Australian Museums.

You might also like to check out Albany’s Goldrush Buildings on Stirling Terrace. The Western Australian goldrushes of the 1890s led to thousands of hopeful prospectors flocking to Albany.

Park up your campervan for the night at Albany Gardens Tourist Park.

Get ready for your next family road trip with Britz

From exploring caves to walking along the treetops, your Australian campervan holiday from Perth to Albany is packed full of fun!

If you’re excited to explore some of Western Australia’s townships, coastline, and white sand beaches, the very best way to do so is by motorhome or campervan. Travelling with children by campervan means you’ve got space to carry all those extra must-haves, and you never have to worry about finding a toilet along the way!

At Britz, we have a wide range of the best motorhomes available for hire for your next campervan road trip. Britz campers come in a variety of sizes to suit every traveller. And to help you stay on budget, make sure you don’t miss out on our latest deals.

Not sure which is the right campervan for you? Some popular choices are the 2 Berth Britz Venturer, the 4 Berth Britz Voyager and the 6 Berth Britz Frontier.

Ready to get started? It’s easy! Simply book online today and follow this ultimate itinerary, or check out our popular routes to help inspire your own awesome road trip planner.