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South West Western Australia

Western Australia's South West Region is a hub of activity. With over one million visitors per year it is the most popular area of holiday interest in the state. Wineries, farmstays, caves, surfing, beaches, shipwrecks, wildflowers, kangaroos, birdlife, dense forest, rolling hills and pastures, it's all here.


At a Glance

Everywhere you look is coloured green or blue and the country atmosphere surrounds you at every turn.

With easy access and world-class facilities to suit every budget, the area is easily accessible from Perth. You should plan for an extended holiday to this region.

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Albany

Albany


The first established WA settlement, now one of the largest cities outside Perth. Discover King George Sound, the largest natural harbour in Western Australia. Hundreds of wind turbines power Albany and can be seen on coastal hills.

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Augusta

Augusta


Situated on Cape Leeuwin and at the mouth of the Blackwood River. Coastal scenery around Augusta will simply take your breath away, the outstanding tone of the shallow, aqua blue water is a pleasure to the eyes. Make sure you visit Jewel Cave.

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Bridgetown

Bridgetown


Once WA's Apple growing capital, now famous for its idealistic country lifestyle. The Blackwood River flows through town, which has a remarkable similarity to southern England with trees and an abundance of green rolling pastures.

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Bunbury

Bunbury


The largest city outside Perth, a working port exporting alumina and woodchips. Situated on a Peninsula and Inlet which surrounds the city on three sides with water, creating an aquatic playground home to a large pod of friendly dolphins.

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Busselton

Busselton


Nestled on the gentle shores of Geographe Bay and banks of the Vasse River, you'll love the clear aqua colour of the ocean. The Busselton Jetty is the longest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere and features an underwater aquarium.

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Denmark

Denmark


Nestled on the Denmark River and home to hundreds of Black Swans. From the moment of arrival you will marvel at the giant trees in the forest surrounding town. Coastal scenery includes beautiful rock features and safe swimming pools.

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Dunsborough

Dunsborough


Local beaches here are protected from the elements of the weather, leaving waters crystal clear for much of the year. In Geographe Bay lies the dive wreck of HMAS Swan where you can explore this sunken ship in the clear and calm waters.

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Manjimup

Manjimup


A bustling centre for industry in the South West region. Over eighty percent of the surrounding land is composed of National Park featuring native Australian Jarrah and Karri trees, some at up to eighty metres tall.

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Margaret River

Margaret River


Famous worldwide for the local wines and surf. Bounded by ocean to the west and the majestic oasis of towering forest to the east and wineries in between, the area is stunning and the quality of accommodation here is outstanding.

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Nannup

Nannup


A beautiful and historic town surrounded by picturesque views and winding rivers. Locally renowned for its arts and crafts. Also known as the Garden Village because of the many cottage flower gardens open to the public.

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Pemberton

Pemberton


A beautiful town, surrounded by tall forest with up to eighty metre tall trees. Climb the Gloucester Tree and gain a three hundred and sixty degree view of the forest. Kangaroos and Australian birds are easily seen in the National Park.

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Walpole

Walpole


A tranquil town located amongst some of the tallest trees in the world. The surrounding scenery will place you in a peaceful state of mind. Don't miss the Valley Of The Giants Tree Top Walk, an elevated walkway through the forest canopy.

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Yallingup

Yallingup


A friendly coastal town, home to some of the best surfing reefs in the world. Great viewing vantage points from the green hills that rise from the ocean here. Fantastic for admiring the amazing coastal scenery. Visit famous Smiths Beach.

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