The South West portion of Western Australia is teeming with nature; walking trails take you through forestry, past beaches and over undulating hillsides.
Nearly 80 per cent of the plant life here can’t be found anywhere else on the planet, making this truly one of the prettiest corners of the continent and a unique place to visit.
Whale watching is a popular activity along the coast and there are some beautiful unspoiled beaches where you can take a dip in the waters and explore the marine life on a snorkeling excursion. Inland, those seeking world-class wine and gourmet cuisine will love a trip to the wineries of Pemberton and Mount Barker.
Top reasons to visit the South West:
The South West region is just two and a half hours from Perth by road, so it’s a fantastic option for a day trip or as part of a self-drive itinerary
Visit the ancient caves and learn more about the geographical history of this area
Go surfing off the coast before heading to the soft sands of the beach to unwind and admire the scenic views
The mild climate makes the South West a year-round destination and a great choice if you’re looking to explore a different side to Australia
Explore the nearby Margaret River region, which is edged by forests and the coast, and is a gourmand’s paradise