National parks are thriving with unique flora and fauna, much of it found nowhere else in the world. The town itself is surrounded by karri, marri and jarrah forest and is close to three of the region’s national parks; Warren, D’Entrecasteaux and Shannon (Header image of Northcliffe Forest by Wendy Eiby).

Right in the heart of Northcliffe, ‘Understory‘ is an art trail that provides an opportunity to view world class outdoor sculptures scattered through an attractive, 1.2 kilometre bush trail. A range of audio tours explain the pieces of art.

Energetic visitors will enjoy the 187 metre climb up the granite outcrop that forms nearby Mount Chudalup; a granite monolith in the popular D’Entrecasteaux National Park, with outstanding views of forests and coastline. The massive block of granite is surrounded by a sea of karri and marri forest.


Don’t miss out on these great events happening in the region.

Wildflower Season

01 August 2023 - 30 November 2023
Witness an explosion of colour during spring, set against the stunning natural scenery of the South West.

Things to Do

Looking for some inspiration on what to do in the South West? Here are some of our top picks!

D’Entrecasteaux National Park

Explore huge mobile sand dunes, volcanic rock columns by the sea, freshwater lakes and wildflowers.

Understory Art & Nature Trail

Discover artworks scattered like treasure in the forests of Northcliffe.

Mount Chudalup

Take a hike up this massive block of granite surrounded by a sea of karri and marri forest.

Other ideas for your trip

Looking for some inspiration on what to do in the South West? Read up on the different experiences and trips for the holiday of your dreams.

Where to Go to See Wildflowers in Australia’s South West

Your region-by-region guide to the colourful spring blooms.

Art Lover’s Road Trip

Australia's South West is a region with a rich historical past and a thriving arts community.


What brings you here

Hamelin Bay

One of the best beaches

in Australia

Pinot Picnic

28 – 30 April 2023


Plan your Visit

Check out the

South West Edge Road Trip