Planning to explore the Great Southern? We're here to make your trip all the more exciting! Make sure you visit the northern parts of the Great Southern region, which features towns such as Cranbrook - the gateway to the Stirling Range National Park - and Katanning, a hotbed for historical buildings, wildflowers and street art.
Don't miss Field of Light: Avenue of Honour - an immersive art installation illuminating Mt Clarence in Albany - and FORM's PUBLIC Silo Trail.
Have you been to the towns of Cranbrook and Katanning? If not, here's some inspiration on what to see and do. Need some accommodation tips? We've got that too.
Things to do in Cranbrook
A 19km drive from Cranbrook - a great place to try some local wines.
Bluff Knoll, Stirling Range National Park
A 80km drive from Cranbrook, Bluff Knoll is one of the highest peaks in Western Australia. It's a beautiful hike and the views are out of this world.
Granite Sky Walk, the Porongurup Range
71kms (55mins) - a beautiful viewing platform set between giant granite boulders.
If it’s warm bring your bathers and go for a swim, it’s absolutely beautiful here!
You can swim in the lake, but it is mostly used for skiing by locals.
Wildflower Walk in Cranbrook
Go on a self-guided or guide-led tour of Cranbrook and Sukey Hill Lookout, where you'll find lovely wildflowers in bloom.
Cranbrook Wildflower Drive
Spectacular wildflowers await you on this scenic drive.
Gordon River Hall
A beautiful old hall that has fallen down but you can still feel how it was once a beautiful local town hall.
It sounds like it wouldn’t be very fun, but Yeriminup is a very beautiful natural bush cemetery with only 12 or so graves that shows the beautiful landscape and history of the region.
Kenny Tank & Wandoo Forest
On the Frankland Cranbrook Road, the forest is a lovely stop over and we suggest going for a walk through the area - a former stock route.
An old aboriginal reserve.
In Mount Barker there is a lovely old country church called St Werburghs, built on a hill and still used today and is very very lovely!
Traveller's Rest B&B, Tenterden
Closest to our secret dinner location, and the best. Owners have great knowledge of the Cranbrook area.
10km (10 minutes) from venue.
A 55 minute or 75km drive from the venue, Lily Dutch is a quirky accommodation option. Why? You can sleep in a plane.
For a true bush experience, try camping at Mt Trio, a 35 minute/50km drive from site.
Chalets located 57km from Cranbrook.
Cottages 62km from Cranbrook.
This option hosts Southern Artists in Oils, as part of Southern Art & Craft Trail, and is a 35km drive from Cranbrook.
Other accommodation options in Cranbrook town are listed with the shire at https://www.cranbrook.wa.gov.au/visitors/accommodation/cranbrook
Things to do in Katanning
Via the Albany Hwy - visit Kodja Place for a unique Aboriginal experience, and Potts Memorial.
Great Southern Hwy – Wagin & Giant Ram, the pub in Woodanilling for lunch.
Satay with Alep (local Imam) at Daily Grind, and visit the mosque.
Lake Ewlymartup - small walk to bird hide and the Piesee Lake development.
Check Katanning Farmers Market (Saturday).
See the street art around Katanning, which was developed by arts organisation FORM.
The site of Fervor Foraging Feast Katanning - a beautiful boutique hotel featuring 22 rooms.
Hostel-style accommodation. Call Heather on 0434 313 689 for more details.
19 Clive Street, Katanning. Call 9821 7007 to book.
170 Clive Street, Katanning. call 9821 1788 for more information.
Katanning Jumbuck Motel
38 Albion Street, Katanning. 9821 1657.
9 Forrest Street Katanning 9821 1120.
Henry Jones Winery & Café, Broomehill
22kms (20mins) from Katanning.
Need a taxi? Call Katanning Taxi on 041893357.