Ready to get the heart rate pumping? Like any good holiday destination, the South West has host of adrenaline-pumping activities on offer, from some soft adventure such as caving to downright crazy, like throwing yourself out of a plane.
The fact that the South West is considered one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots means that there’s plenty of beautiful natural environments for your adventure. The South West is predominantly known as a surfing and mountain bike destination with consistent waves and dedicated trails. Read on below for what else is on offer in Australia’s South West.
Climbing and abseiling
Abseiling in the region is sure to get the adrenaline pumping. Abseil down 40 metres to the landing at Brides Cave near Margaret River or witness spectacular coastal views when taking on the Wilyabrup Sea Cliffs. Castle Rock in the Porongurup Range offers stunning views over the Great Southern landscape, as do abseiling adventures at Bluff Knoll. Those with experience and their own equipment wishing to do their own self-guided climb must notify the park ranger. Alternatively, join a tour or operator. Check weather conditions and permits.
The numerous national parks offer an endless number of tracks for four-wheel driving and off-road adventure. Try the Fitzgerald River National Park, a biodiversity hot spot near Bremer Bay or Cheyne Beach near Albany which is popular for fishing and whale watching (between June and October). Tackle the extraordinary Yeagerup Dunes in D’Entrecasteaux National Park, or for a bit of outback fun try the Holland Track from Broomehill. The Yeagerup Dunes offer adventurers the chance to witness vast mobile sand dunes which are steadily moving inland, swallowing up forest, lakes and woodlands as they go. Better still, combine your camping holiday with off-road adventure at places like Black Point. Read our list of top off-road adventures.
Skydiving and scenic flights
For a bird’s eye view of the region, try skydiving or a take a scenic flight. Local skydiving companies’ operator from Busselton, meaning you’ll jump over the beautiful Geographe Bay, with the best view the Busselton Jetty. Scenic flights are on offer from Albany and Busselton.