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.
There is near-endless fun and adventure to be had in south west WA, so what are some of these amazing experiences that await you in the charming and green part of Australia?
Walpole-Nornalup National Park
The lush Walpole-Nornalup National Park is full of giant, stunning trees and the only way to truly experience them is via the incredible Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk! The walk goes for an epic 600 metres and is a huge 40 metres high, so maybe it’s a good idea to give it a miss if you’re afraid of heights. For everyone else, however, it’s an amazing way to take in the expansive, forested scenery of this wondrous part of the state!
Margaret River easily takes the cake as one of Australia’s top wine making regions, and it’s also a pretty amazing place to spend a day or two! The rolling hills of the wineries, the tranquil forests, heritage architecture and the eponymous river are just some of the things that make a visit there so spectacular, with fine wine and sumptuous produce at the top of the itinerary.
William Bay National Park
Another national park situated right near Denmark, the William Bay National Park is a joyous testament to Mother Nature’s beauty. There are absolutely gorgeous white-sand beaches with cobalt waters, as well as the legendary Greens Pool – a stunning beach protected from the power of the Southern Ocean by a series of massive granite boulders!
Experience Busselton Jetty at sunset
This may not sound like much, but when you consider Busselton Jetty is an outrageous 1.84km in length, you can see why a sunset stroll along the jetty is going to be a rather serene experience. Before you stroll back along at sunset, however, be sure to head to the Underwater Observatory at the far end of the jetty, where you can see plenty of marine species that inhabit the waters of this most charming town…