If you’re looking for a change of pace, look no further than Australia’s South West – a destination designed for ultimate relaxation. Take time to unwind in a truly tranquil environment renowned for its romantic escapes, spa and wellness retreats and connectivity free locations that allow you to disconnect from technology and spend some quality time with loved ones.
Here are some ways you can Escape and Connect in the South West:
Go on a romantic getaway.
The South West is WA’s go-to destination for weddings, anniversaries and romantic getaways. With its idyllic setting and plethora of attractions and experiences, looking for romantic things to do in the South West isn’t hard. The summer season sees many couples getting engaged and ‘tying the knot’ in the region, while winter is a beautiful time for love birds to reconnect.
Escape to the beach or forest.
With more than 1000km of coastline and over 24 national parks, Australia’s South West is the ideal destination for a beach or forest escape. Discover the therapeutic nature of the ocean with a seaside holiday, or head to the forest and try your hand at shinrin-yoku – forest bathing.
Sharing a bottle of champagne as you watch the sunset, while soaking in a bubble-filled hot tub? Yes please! Lap up luxury in the South West by indulging in gourmet food experience, spend a day (or two) getting pampered at a day spa, go on a private helicopter or plane ride, or cruise up and down the coast. The ideas are limitless, the end goal ¬– a happy, spoilt self.
Go on a Winter break.
There’s something oh-so-magical about snuggling in front of a wood fire. The Danish call it Hygge; cosy contentment felt by enjoying the simple things in life. Want to experience hygge in the South West? With a vast array of accommodation options – think snug cabins warmed by wood-fuelled fireplaces and glamping options with 360-degree views of the stars – it’s easy to create. Just bring your favourite book, a bottle of red wine and some hot chocolate for the kids, and you’ll be getting the warm and fuzzies in no time at all.
Focus on your health and wellbeing.
The South West is the perfect place to relax and recuperate. The region is a health and wellbeing haven, home to a large collection of wellness centres, day spas and yoga retreats. There’s something to suit anyone’s needs – from those after an in-hotel room massage, to those seeking secluded yogi spots surrounded by beautiful forest and coastal settings. For the fitness fanatics, there’s exercise centres galore, as well as beautiful walking and running trails for the outdoors-inclined.