Australia’s South West offers a destination of diversity. Experience it all by travelling the entire length of the region, or design your own self-drive journey. It can take you a couple of days or better still a couple of weeks.
Which season is best?
Summer - Best for sticking close to the coast. There’s over 1000km of coastline ranging from sandy beaches to rugged sea cliffs.
Autumn - Best for charming country drives, when golden vineyards contrast against a backdrop of green rolling farmlands.
Winter - Best for spotting migrating humpback whales. You can spot whales from any high vantage points, or take a whale watching tour from Albany, August or Dunsborough.
Spring - Best for spotting a beautiful array of wildflowers – there’s over 8000 species in Australia’s South West.
Road Safety Tips
- Vehicles are not the only road users in the South West.
- Try to avoid travel at the high risk time of dawn and dusk as this is when wildlife is most active.
- If you see an animal on the road in front of you brake firmly in a straight line and sound your horn. Do not swerve as it is safer to stay on the road.
- The blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for driving in Australia is 0.05. If you're planning to sample wines, beers or liquor, be sure to nominate a Designated Driver.
- The maximum speed limit in WA is 110 kilometers per hour, with a maximum of 50 kilometers per hour in built-up areas such as towns and estates.