Driving Point Piquet, near Dunsborough

    

Suggested Itineraries

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.

Drive the Great South West Edge

Experience the wonders of Western Australia's varied landscapes in one great 11 day road trip along the edge. More...

Take the Loop in the Geographe Region

Enjoy an easy getaway to the Geographe Wine Region. Starting just one and a half hours drive south of Perth. More...

Getting High in Nature

A growing number of national parks in the South West are providing thrills for visitors with a penchant
for heights. Make a trip of it! More...

Culture, History and the Arts Itineraries

The South West is rich in cultural diversity. With a history steeped in Aboriginal dreaming, ANZAC spirit and early pioneers. More...

       

Eat and Drink Itineraries

Take a wine wander through the picturesque south west complimented with fine dining and fresh produce. More...

Bunbury Drive Trails Itineraries

Local blogger and lifestyle writer Johanna Castro shares with us her favourite things to do in Bunbury and the surrounding towns. More...

Nature and Wildlife Itineraries

Adventure through part of Australia’s only biodiversity hotspot – and one of just 34 biodiversity hotspots around the world.  More...

Gourmet Escape Weekender - November

Seekers of premium wines and fine food hit the scenic Margaret River region each November for Gourmet Escape. More...

     

The Ultimate Road Trip Down South

Self-drive through the Geographe, Margaret River Wine region, Blackwood River Valley, Southern Forests and Great Southern. More...

Complete six day taster

For travellers on a time frame, this itinerary allows you to see the best that the south west has to offer in just six days. More...

Complete Gourmet Getaway Itinerary

From Denmark cellar door hops, to Southern Forests fresh produce from the farm gate, this drive has your gastronomic needs covered.  More...

Great Southern Weekender ItineraryGet a taste of the offerings of the Great Southern on a 3 day tour through vineyards, coastal lookouts and the region's history. More...

     

Learn more about South West regions

Learn more about the five regions that make up Australia’s South West, each offering their own unique experiences. More...


Which season is best?

SummerBest for sticking close to the coast. There’s over 1000km of coastline ranging from sandy beaches to rugged sea cliffs.

AutumnBest for charming country drives, when golden vineyards contrast against a backdrop of green rolling farmlands.

WinterBest 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.

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