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Winter Down South 2024

WINTER DOWN SOUTH 2024

Explore south west winter offers

Cosy crackling fires, endless starlit nights, warm hearty farm produce piled high on your plate, and delectable deep red wines overflowing with flavour. Winter Down South is an adventure for the senses.

From storms rolling in over the coastline to the magical mists and dewy mornings of the forest, the cooler months are all about embracing your wild side during the day and indulging in luxurious wonder come night.

Here on this page, you’ll discover the best specials for your dream escape down south. Explore winter treats for fine-dining, accommodation, breweries, wineries, and experiences, as well as itineraries highlighting how to rug up, wind down, and make the most out of the region’s top destinations once the rain begins to fall.

LUXurious escapes

Looking for an escape from the ordinary this winter? Imagine waking to the soft warble of birds, cocooned in bed with a warm brew, as the chill of the season glistens off the frost-kissed landscape outside. Book your stay with these luxury accommodation providers today to receive a discount on your Winter Down South stay. Offers valid from May 1st – July 31st.

Looking for an escape from the ordinary this winter? Contact these luxe accommodation providers between May 1st – July 31st.

Beach resort between Busselton and Dunsborough with chalets, glamping and camping.

Winter Special: Stay 3 nights, pay 2

Luxury meets unrivalled natural beauty on the banks of the Donnelly River.

Stay 3 nights, receive a $150 dining voucher | Promo code Tonic150

Beachside resort in Busselton with hotel-style or self-contained accommodation.

Winter Special: Stay 4 Pay 3 or Stay 3 get $100 off

Enjoy bushwalking, kayaking and fishing at this lakeside retreat and restaurant.

Winter Speacial | Stay for 2 nights Monday - Thursday and receive 20% off from your stay.

Welcome to a new way to stay and play down south

WINTER SPECIAL: 10% on a two night stay PLUS a complimentary 45 min Spa Oasis Experience | Promo code WDS

An unparalleled experience of relaxation and rejuvenation, in the heart of Denmark’s wine region

Charming CARAVAN PARKs

Ready for a treasured trip away but don’t want to break the bank? These caravan parks offer affordable yet priceless accommodation. Wake each morning to views of the grand karri forest and snuggle up by the shores of picturesque inlets. Book your stay with these caravan park providers today to receive a discount on your Winter Down South stay. Offers valid from May 1st – July 31st.

Offers valid from May 1st – July 31st.

Stay 4 nights, pay 3 in roofed accommodation, get $25/night powered sites or $23/night unpowered sites.*

Holiday park in the centre of town, with accommodation options to suit all travellers.

Winter Special | Stay 4 nights, pay 3 in holiday units, get $25/night powered sites or $23/night unpowered sites.*

Walking distance to Margaret River townsite, with the forest, river and trails nearby.

Winter Special | Stay 4 nights, pay 3 in cabins and units, get $25/night powered sites

Relax and unwind nestled on the edge of the Walpole-Nornalup Inlet.

Winter Special | Stay 4 nights, pay 3 in park homes, get $25/night powered sites or $23/night unpowered sites.

Perfect base to explore Busselton, for savvy guests travelling on a budget.

Adventurous experiences

As winter descends over the South West, the mornings turn cool and crisp, the night sky erupts in a twinkling tapestry, and the days are quiet and full of promise. Embark on a wild expedition to learn about whales, delve into the ancient land beneath your feet on a cave tour, or hear about the brave sacrifices made by our countrymen. Book an experience today to receive a discount on your Winter Down South escapades. Offers valid from May 1st – July 31st.

Book an experience today to receive a discount on your Winter Down South escapades. Offers valid from May 1st – July 31st.

Home to over 3,000 gnomes, no one knows how this magical place chock full of whimisical creatures came to be.

Winter Special | 10% off Adult or Family entry ticket from 1 May to 31 August 2024. Use code WINTER2024

Visit the only complete whaling station tourism attraction in the world.
Experience the Wadandi and Bibbulman country through the eyes of the traditional owners with these cultural tours.
Immerse yourself in the ANZAC legend and the stories of the soldiers who departed here.

WINTER INSPIRATION

With more than 1000km of rugged coastline, 450sq miles of spectacular mountain country, and ancient forests boasting towering 60m high trees it can be hard to pick where to start when it comes to winter in the South West. 

Bunbury Geographe region

From the country charm of Harvey and Balingup, through the deep green forests of Collie, and to the striking south west coast of Capel, the Bunbury Geographe region offers a mosaic of memories this winter.

Rug up in cosy coats for family outdoor adventures, exploring playgrounds and parks, meeting wild dolphins, cuddling with kangaroos and more. 

Warm up your hands and stomachs by the fire, with a glass of local wine and delicious meal at one of the many wineries and restaurants in the region. 

Head indoors for a coffee at one of the region’s vibrant art galleries or hit the sidewalks to admire captivating street art. 

Pop your hiking boots on and grab the camera as you hit the walking trails and tall-timber forests on a crisp Winter morning or rainy afternoon.

Or take it up a notch and invite adventure into your day as you mountain-bike down dew-drenched trails, taking in the stunning natural beauty. 

BUNBURY CITY

Explore the heart of the bright South West region, as you dive into the magic of Bunbury.

Let the kids skate up a storm, practice parkour, and work on their mini golf swing at the ultimate youth precinct Koolambidi Woola.

Or get adventurous during interactive encounters with the hundreds of native species that call Bunbury Wildlife Park home.

Grab a bite to eat in town before wandering through the vibrant Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, showcasing local artists and nation-wide exhibitions.  

History buffs can get their fair share of excitement too, with the Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre hosted within one of the city’s timeless 138-year-old buildings, preserving the spectacular stories of the south west.

Harvey

Home to quaint country charm, rolling green hills and cosy cottage gardens, Harvey is full of natural wonders and winter delicacies that will have you drooling!

Indulge in unforgettable food and drink experiences, from the finest cheeses and meats to delectable drops of wine.

Embrace the great outdoors with a stay under the stars and an early morning ice-dip at Lake Brockman, for awe-inspiring views.

Wander the soft sand beach of Binningup, an untouched coastline that dazzles each afternoon as the sun begins to set.

Immerse yourself in a vibrant arts community and rich cultural heritage, full of warm smiles, and welcoming grins.

Collie

Renowned for its rich mining history, it might surprise you to learn there’s plenty of cultural and natural wonders to explore this winter in Collie.

From the gushing rapids nestled in Wellington National Park through the peaceful campgrounds of the karri and marri forest and to the cool waters of Honeymoon Pool, adventure is just a breath away.

Marvel at the murals hidden throughout the main town, before continuing the trail out to the magnificent lookout over the world-class Wellington Dam.

Steer your handlebars down the rocky paths of the dozens of mountain-biking trails or be stunned by the bluest water you’ve ever seen at Stockton Lake.

Nothing says winter quite like camping under the milky way’s canopy, beanie on, and a toasted marshmallow in hand.

BUNBURY geographe MUST DO's

GREAT SOUTHERN region

Slip into life in the slow lane this winter and discover the hidden treasures of the Great Southern.

Experience grand history and glorious eats in the heart of the country, with a stay at boutique accommodation such as the Premier Mill Hotel. 

Follow a trail of vintage and quirky tractors along the Horsepower Highway from Broomehill, through Gnowangerup township, and to the Stirling Range National Park. 

Immerse yourself in culture at The Kodja Place, home to a multifaceted display of artifacts, stories, interactive displays, exhibits, pictures, and the stunning Rose Maze.  

From art to food and wine, 4WD tracks and heritage walks: it’s a choose your trail, choose your pace vibe in the Great Southern Treasures. 

Wander through nature in the unique biosphere of the Fitzgerald River National Park, which sits on the edge of Jerramungup and is home to wilderness, wildflowers, walking, and whale watching.

ALBANY CITY

A whale of a time awaits you this winter in Albany, with historical stories, interactive displays, heart-pounding views, and some of the best hiking in the state.

Hear the tales of the troops who departed for the First World War and the National ANZAC Centre memorial, spending your visit as one of the soldiers and learning your fate upon leaving!

Clamber up the full-scale replica of the Brig Amity on the foreshore, or wonder at the lifesize whale skeleton at the former whaling station. If you’re lucky you might even see the wild counterparts breaching off the shore.

No winter in Albany is complete without a hike, and when the weather clears there is a kaleidoscope of colour atop Stony Hill come sunset.

great southern MUST DO's

MANJIMUP

The forests and countryside around Manjimup whisper tales of magic during the winter, from the tree-lined groves of the orchards through to the Donnelly State Forest.

Take a truffle tour and discover why the region is the largest producer of black Perigord truffles in the southern hemisphere.

Or take your pick of the juiciest produce on your plate, with apples, pears, chestnuts, and plenty of hearty winter vegetables waiting to be served up.

Let the kids run amok at the Manjimup Timber and Heritage Park, with the Adventure playground famous for its 17 metre viewing platform and giant slide.

And if you’ve got the energy (pun intended) take a visit to the Power Up Electricity Museum to learn about the history of electricity in WA from the 1800s – 1900s.

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