There are four sub-regions that make up Australia’s South West, each offering their own unique experiences. From the awesome urban experiences of Geographe to the raw beauty of the Great Southern, each region has all the essential ingredients for an enjoyable holiday in the South West.
Starting less two hours’ drive south of Perth, Geographe is very popular for short getaways. The natural beauty of the region's green pastures and rich orchards contrast nicely with the urban buzz of WA's largest regional city, Bunbury.
Further south, the Southern Forests and Valleys are characterized by lush, rolling hills and charming country towns. Think Devonshire tea, quaint main streets and antique stores aplenty. The clear, crisp air means it's not just the magnificent karri, marri and tingle forests that grow in abundance here. There are more than 50 types of fruit and vegetables that are produced in the Southern Forests and Valleys too.
Premium wines, picturesque vineyards and breweries, world-class surf and gourmet produce can be found in the Margaret River Region, which stretches between the Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin.
In the Great Southern region, dramatic forested cliffs are pounded by the wild Southern Ocean, providing shelter for cozy coves and calm bays. Both rolling pastoral landscapes and one of WA's highest mountain ranges are home to a rich variety of flora and fauna.