The Gap Albany, by SKYPRINTS

The Great Southern is the largest and most diverse region within Australia’s South West. It varies from unspoilt coastline, and idyllic seaside towns to sprawling agricultural lands and national parks harbouring some of the world’s rarest species. Explore the the City of Albany and towns of the Great Southern. Image above, The Gap in Torndirrup National Park by SKYPRINTS.

Here our must dos for a visit to the Great Southern.

Map of the Great Southern region

1. Enjoy breathtaking scenery at the Granite Skywalk lookout in the Porongurup Range. Image by Philip Schubert Photography.

Image by Philip Schubert Photography

2. Marvel at the coastline from the Gap and Natural Bridge lookouts near Albany

The Gap lookout. Image by WA Parks and Wildlife

3. Rise up to the canopy of Tingle Trees at the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk near Denmark

Tree Top Walk by Nic Duncan and WA Parks and Wildlife

4. Find an abundance of wildflowers with the Hidden Treasures Bloom Festival from 16 September to 16 October

Scarlet Banksia, Fitzgerald River National Park, Bremer Bay

5. Discover Albany’s whaling heritage or get up close and personal to a whale on a cruise. Image by Nigel Hardy with Albany Whale Tours.

Image by Nigel Hardy with Albany Whale Tours

6. Hike one of Western Australia’s highest peaks, Bluff Knoll, for spectacular views in Stirling Range National Park. Image by Bosso Photography.

Bluff Knoll Bosso Photography

7. Spot whales and dolphins as you enjoy many of the walking and cycling trails along the coast in Denmark and Albany. Image by Matt Blakers.

Whale in Albany by Matt Blakers

8. Experience a cultural connection with the land on an Aboriginal tour

Kodja Place Kojonup, Jack Cox

9. Join a tour or self drive to explore magnificent inland and coastal landscapes

Point Ann near Bremer Bay

10. Experience the legend of the Anzacs in Albany and immerse yourself in the many regional museums

National Anzac Centre

Get the most out of your holiday and make a local visitor centre your first port of call as you arrive in a new town.

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