The majestic South West of Australia brings together an eclectic collection of landscapes, from lush rolling vineyards, to wild and rugged ocean scenery, and dense forests that break away into desert. There are plenty of things to get stuck into here, whether you’re looking for adventurous pursuits or a laidback trip full of lush landscapes and peaceful scenes.
From the coast, you can spot magnificent humpback whales as they break the water’s surface, explore ancient caves that stud the cliff faces, and wander through forests lined with timber galleries.
Forming one of the world’s 34 biodiversity hotspots, the South West promises a breath-taking experience, from the jaw-dropping views of the Granite Skywalk and the pretty Greens Pool, to the smattering of wineries at Margaret’s River, where you can kick back with a glass of tipple, local truffles, and a fresh supply of crayfish. When the vineyards close for the day, head to the Margaret River Mouth and Southside to cool off.