Off The Beaten Track
Get off the beaten track and experience one of Australia’s most beautiful scenic drives
Australia’s South West is a haven of hikes, trails, and drives all set within breath-taking terrain. From sweeping coasts to awe-inspiring treetop views, the opportunities to explore are endless.
The south west corner of Australia is the stuff of road trip dreams. A vast land of turquoise ocean, jaw dropping beaches and ancient forests, wander among towering stands of karri trees; chase breaks that surfers cross the globe for; set off on world-class walks, and chill out on postcard-worthy beaches where dolphins jump between the waves. Catch the annual profusion of wildflowers in September and October, or watch migrating whales cruise past from June to December.
Hike the Bibbulmun Track, one of the world’s great long distance walk trails, stretching nearly 1,000 kilometres from Kalamunda, in the Perth Hills, to the historic town of Albany.
Hike to the peak of Bluff Knoll, southern Western Australia’s tallest peak, for a chance to see snow!This icon of the Stirling Range National Park provides stellar views across the landscape. Enjoy the moods of the mountains on other winter walks while here.
Explore The South West Edge, an epic 12 day adventure that traverses 1200km from Perth to Esperance, a road trip that will fill your lungs, leave you in awe, and have you breathing more deeply.
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The South West’s vast landscape provides the perfect environment for outdoor adventures. It’s easy to go off the beaten track, with beautiful coastal scenery, ancient mountain ranges and towering old growth forests waiting to be discovered.