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The Ultimate Perth to Bremer Bay Road Trip

The Ultimate Perth to Bremer Bay Road Trip

Prepare for the road trip of a lifetime as we journey to Bremer Bay for a Killer Whale Watching Experience of a lifetime. We will take you on a thrilling adventure from the vibrant city of Perth to the coastal beauty of Bremer Bay. This journey is a perfect blend of scenic landscapes, beautiful beaches, charming towns, and unique experiences, promising an unforgettable road trip through the stunning South West, Western Australia.

Day 1: Perth to Pemberton

Karri Forest near Pemberton_Perth to Pemberton Trails

3 hr 47 min (325.8 km) via State Route 2 and National Route 1

Begin your road trip by heading south from Perth towards Pemberton, a picturesque town nestled in the heart of the Karri Forest and a great place to unwind. Take the South Western Highway for a scenic drive, and don’t forget to make a pit stop at Serpentine Falls for a refreshing break. In Pemberton, explore the towering Karri trees at Gloucester National Park and experience the thrill of climbing the iconic Gloucester Tree.

Day 2: Pemberton to Denmark

Green Pools Elephant Rocks_Pemberton to Denmark

2 hr 10 min (186 km) via National Route 1

As you continue your south west journey, immerse yourself in the beauty of the Western Australian landscape. Depart Pemberton and head towards Walpole, a town surrounded by natural wonders, known for its stunning Valley of the Giants. Visit the Tree Top Walk, a suspended bridge that offers breathtaking views of the ancient Tingle Forest, stand still for a moment and enjoy the spectacular views. Be sure to explore the Circular Pool and the peaceful Walpole-Nornalup Inlet. Then continue on to Denmark.

As you travel eastward, the charming town of Denmark awaits. Enjoy the scenic drive along the Southern Ocean, stopping in at one of the best places, the mesmerising Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks. Enjoy the glistening turquoise waters and white sand and of course the rocks shaped like elephants! Discover the artistic side of Denmark at the numerous galleries and studios.

Day 3: Denmark to Albany

Natural Bridge_Denmark to Albany

46 min (54.9 km) via National Route 1

Head further east to Albany, a historic town with a rich maritime heritage. Explore the stunning coastline at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and learn about the region’s history at the National ANZAC Centre. Stroll through the historic Whaling Station and immerse yourself in the stories of Albany’s whaling past.

Day 4: Albany to Bremer Bay

Amazing oceanic view_Albany to Bremer Bay

1 hr 57 min (179.2 km) via National Route 1 and Borden-Bremer Bay Rd

Your final stretch takes you to a quaint small town Bremer Bay, a drive that takes around 2 hours which leads you to a hidden gem on the south coast. Marvel at the beauty of Fitzgerald River National Park, home to diverse flora and fauna. As you reach Bremer Bay head out and explore one of the many white sandy beaches, there are stunning beaches in every corner, one of the best beaches would have to be Short Beach. Once you have arrived and got settled be sure to get some rest as you prepare for your upcoming Bremer Bay Whale Watching Experience.

Whale Watching in Bremer Bay

Killer whale watching tours in bremer bay

The highlight of your journey awaits in Bremer Bay – the Bremer Bay Canyon Killer Whale Expedition with Naturaliste Charters. Join this once-in-a-lifetime experience to witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of killer whales in their natural habitat. Naturaliste Charters stands out with expert guides, a purpose-built vessel, and a commitment to sustainable and respectful whale watching. The Bremer Canyon is a hotspot for orcas, and you may also encounter sperm whales, pilot whales, and other marine life.

Ensure you plan your visit during the peak season, typically from December to April, for the best chances of witnessing these magnificent creatures in action. Naturaliste Charters’ eco-friendly approach and knowledgeable crew make them the go-to choice for an ethical and educational whale-watching adventure.

Key Attractions on your Perth to Bremer Bay Road Trip

Natural Bridge attraction in Torndirrup national park, Albany

It is now time to recap on some of the best things to do on your Perth to Bremer Bay Road Trip.

Valley of the Giants: Walk among the giants of the forest on the Tree Top Walk, an elevated bridge that provides panoramic views of the ancient Tingle Forest.

Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks: Relax on the pristine beach of Greens Pool and witness the unique granite formations at Elephant Rocks, creating a stunning natural landscape.

The Gap and Natural Bridge: Experience the power of the Southern Ocean at The Gap and Natural Bridge situated in the Torndirrup national park in Albany, where waves crash against the rugged cliffs.

Fitzgerald River National Park: Explore the diverse ecosystems of Fitzgerald River National Park, home to rare and endemic plant species.

Accommodation and Dining

Dining experience with wine on a tour

Pemberton: There are a few accommodation options in Pemberton however we recommend staying at the Pemberton Hotel for a cosy and convenient option in this small town. Dine at The Karri Grill, offering a diverse menu in a relaxed atmosphere.

Walpole: Experience the charm of Walpole by staying at the Walpole Lodge, a boutique accommodation option. Enjoy fresh seafood at the award-winning Nornabar less than 30 minutes away.

Denmark: Choose the Denmark Waterfront Motel for a comfortable stay with spectacular views. Indulge in organic and locally sourced cuisine at The Lake House Denmark.

Albany: There are several accommodation options in Albany, however a great place to stay is the Albany Hilton Garden Inn, it’s close to town and offers spectacular beach views. Savour contemporary Australian cuisine at Liberte.

Bremer Bay: We recommend enjoying the coastal laid back vibe in Bremer Bay and staying at one of the two Caravan Parks that are available in town. There is the Bremer Bay Beaches Caravan Park and the Bremer Bay Caravan Park. Both options offer a great place to stay with good amenities.

Travel Tips and Packing Essentials

Items for your travel by car_Ocean view

Comfortable Clothing: Pack layers for varying weather conditions, and don’t forget comfortable shoes for exploring.

Snacks and Water: Keep a supply of snacks and water for the road, especially when venturing into national parks.

Camera and Binoculars: Capture the breathtaking landscapes and wildlife encounters, and enhance your whale-watching experience.

Maps and Navigation Apps: While a physical map is handy, ensure you have navigation apps for real-time updates on the best routes.

Emergency Essentials: Carry a first aid kit, roadside assistance contacts, and a spare tyre for peace of mind.

Cap off your incredible south west road trip with a thrilling Killer Whale watching tour by Naturaliste Charters in Bremer Bay. Book your tour now for an unforgettable encounter with the largest congregation of Killer Whales in the Southern Hemisphere. Connect with nature, experience Western Australia’s coastal wonders, and make memories that will last a lifetime. Don’t miss the chance to witness the Bremer Canyon come alive with the magic of killer whales – an adventure like no other!

Back home to Perth or an Esperance Road Trip?

Kangaroo near the ocean shore in Australia

When it’s time to head home the quickest way back to Perth is via the Albany Hwy/State Route 30 which is around a 5 hr 32 min drive (504.5 km). If you are not restrained for time then perhaps have the Western Australia Road Trip of a lifetime and take a detour to Esperance, home to the Cape Le Grand National Park. Whilst there be sure to visit Lucky Bay which is known for the stunning turquoise waters and white sand beach. Enjoy, stay safe and have fun!

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