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Margaret River & The South West, WA

South West Australia and the Margaret River region is a place of endless adventure, with everything from mysterious geological formations and historic Aboriginal landmarks to rolling lush vineyards of renowned wineries and astonishingly pristine oceans.

The South West

The South West, the most sought-after tourist attraction in Western Australia, is home to a unique wildlife sanctuary that comprises a rich and diversified ecological landscape. The southwest part of the nation is one area acknowledged as a worldwide ecological diversity “hotspot” with unique natural ecosystems that require urgent conservation.

A Mediterranean climate characterizes the South West, with hot seasons and rainy winters. Most of the 900 mm of average yearly rainfall fall during May and September.

There is a lot of environment and fauna to see and encounter in the country’s 24 national forests, and connoisseurs can enjoy the finest fresh products and gastronomic adventures thanks to the rich fertile soils.

Ssurfer in Margaret River

Experience everything on your next vacation to Australia’s South West, whether you’d like to gorge on the fruits of nature’s bounty, savor fine wines, locate the most massive and smallest creatures on the planet, or surf the perfect wave.

Margaret River

Margaret River is the location of several of Australia’s most outstanding wineries. At these great winery excursions, you may talk to the producers, take the view, and sample some of the area’s best foods. The yearly Margaret River Pro draws professionals for a purpose.

Margaret River

The region that houses Margaret River has hosted one of the oldest active human settlements for over sixty thousand years, leading to incredibly profound cultural awareness and a relationship with the land. This is the Wadandi (Saltwater) People’s ancestral homeland.

Autumn is when it is less windy than Spring, it is the best time to visit Margaret River if you enjoy quiet, splendid days with light wind gusts. Alternatively, if you wish to experience whale spotting from the stunning coastline or admire the wildflowers that cover the lands, you might consider traveling during the Spring.

Busselton

Busselton is the ideal location for water enthusiasts with its sheltered seas in the harbor. Busselton draws many groups, families, and travelers looking for a destination with various services and safe beaches to swim in.

Busselton Jetty

Busselton’s 1.8-kilometer-long made-of-wood jetty has withstood a hurricane, harsh storms, and fires to maintain its title as the longest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere. Guests can learn about the past at an interpretative center at the beginning of the jetty.

The ocean life underneath the jetty is garnering international acclaim and has been dubbed among Australia’s most exceptional tourism areas and its best manufactured reef. Before, only snorkelers and scuba divers had the luxury of witnessing the vibrant reefs and a variety of fish. Today, individuals of every age can plunge 12 meters into the ocean floor to observe the more than 300 varieties of fish, reefs, corals, and crustaceans that call this particular environment home.

Bunbury

At Bunbury, renowned as the City of Three Waters, you can hear the Indian Ocean’s crashing waves in the west. Koombana Bay’s seas are quiet, and Leschenault Inlet is serene. Prominent water sports include boating, kayaking, and paddle boarding.

Bunbury

Bunbury has matured, yet it has kept the relaxed charm many will recall from previous family vacations. It’s a local community with fantastic pubs and eateries, a thriving arts scene with various cultural events, and plenty of coastlines and beaches to explore. And tons of dolphins to watch out for as well.

Albany

Around two and a half hours by car from the Margaret River region, Albany is across some of the most beautiful and historic country-sides you will ever encounter. In stark contrast to most of the Indian Ocean shoreline, this location is directly on the Southern Ocean. Many fantastic attractions, excellent dining options, and an extremely clean, contemporary town.

Elephant rocks located near Albany, Western Australia

Albany also served as the final point of call for troops leaving Australia during the First World War, and it plays a crucial position in the mythology of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. It was frequently the final time service members set foot on Australian territory, making it an important commemoration.

Dunsborough

Once thought of as a brief stopover on the way to Margaret River, Dunsborough has become one of southwest Western Australia’s most popular vacation spots. The further south has a more urban feel because of the abundance of beautiful restaurants and bars, the breathtaking shoreline, and other attractions.

You can find a charming, upscale resort community called Dunsborough at the northern Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park entry point. The area’s stunning and lovely coastline scenery, coastal jungle trekking, wildflower exhibits, and good whale viewing during September and December all contribute to its allure.

Canal Rocks

Yallingup is a short 10 minute drive south west of Dunsborough, Canal Rocks (pictured above) are unique rock formations on Yallingup’s rugged coast where the Indian Ocean surges endlessly along a rock girt channel.

Margaret River & The South West Destinations

Popular Activities

  • Bush Walking
  • Cycling
  • Kayaking
  • Scenic Flight
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • National Park
  • Fishing
  • Wilderness
  • Wildlife
  • Outback
  • Beach
  • Surfing
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Food and Wine

About Margaret River & The South West

Explore The Outback

Australia has a vast remote interior, much of it largely untouched. By night, the outback is deathly quiet, with the only light provided by the stars and the moon - a perfect oportunity for stargazing. Explore the isolated heart of the country, meet and connect with Aboriginal people and experience one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Go ‘walk-about’ and immerse yourself with Australia’s endless outback horizons.

Outback Experiences

Luxe Accommodation

Enjoy a distinctly Australian luxury experience, such as the unforgettable reefs, islands, beaches and coast; rugged mountain ranges, rainforests and vast national parks; and the many vibrant food and wine regions. Take a once in a lifetime adventure and discover the sheer indulgence of experiencing the wonders of Australia in style and stay in total luxury.

Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.

Accommodation

Glasshouse Mountains

The Glasshouse Mountains in the hinterland of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast are actually the cores of 20 million year old volcanoes. The sides of the volcanoes have eroded away leaving only the hardened rock spiremountain cores we see today. Learn more about this awe-inspiring landscape.

Glasshouse Mountains