must see, must do
Lush and green, the South West has its own flavour. Explore limestone caves, national parks with towering old growth forests, spectacular mountain ranges and a glorious rugged coast. Experience unique natural wonders like the humpback whale migration, from the beautiful and popular Margaret River wine region, to quiet and remote national parks and beaches.
Australia's South West is full of gourmet delights. Let your tastebuds take over as you get your mouth around some of the best wines in the world and the freshest of produce. A visit to the South West can be whatever you wish to make of it, but the promise of relaxation and beautiful surroundings is there for everyone.
when to go?
Summer in the temperate South West is absolutely beautiful – long, hot days and balmy nights make this the best time of year for beaching, watersports and getting outdoors in this part of the state. Towns come to life with outdoor concerts, festivals, and Sunday sessions spring up in pubs around the region. There are four distinct seasons in the South West, and while winter can be quite chilly in the south, it's the perfect time for peace, log fires and just relaxing. For more information about climate and weather in Australia's South West, have a look at the Bureau of Meteorolgy.
where to go?
Check out the links above for the areas in Australia's South West, or head HERE for Australia's South West maps and self-driving itineraries.