The Geographe Region is located just one and a half hour’s drive from Perth, offering a delightful blend of quaint country towns and cosmopolitan urban areas.
Ideas on tours and activities in the Geographe region:
• Swim with or visit the Dolphins in Koombana Bay
• Pick up fresh fruit direct from the farm-gate along the Harvest Highway
• Visit a few cellar doors and breweries on a scenic drive through the Ferguson Valley
• Enjoy some bushwalking through the Wellington Dam area
• Savour fish and chips along the magnificent coastline
Incomparable premium wines have put this region on the map. There has been rapid and spectacular growth in the wine industry which has flowed on to an ever expanding tourism sector. Cellar door tastings and sales, vineyard cafes and classic restaurants fit comfortably alongside numerous boutique businesses that highlight local skills and talents. The region is the holy grail for foodies searching for a gourmet experience.
Ideas on tours and attractions in the Margaret River region:
• Walk or train the 1.8km down the Busselton Jetty to view the magnificent world under the water
• Walk a section – or all – of the Cape to Cape Track
• Enjoy the magnificent sunset from either Cape Leeuwin or Cape Naturaliste Lighthouses
• Go deep into a cave and discover the amazing world underground
• Meander through the many cellar doors in the region. Better still, hop on a tour and let someone else do the driving.
Valley and Forests
The Blackwood River Valley and Southern Forests are a nature lover’s paradise, tranquil and picturesque, boasting a real treasure trove of interesting history in the region.
The Blackwood River streams through the hills breathing life into the surrounding countryside. The area is ideal for picnics, swimming, canoeing, scenic drives and bushwalking.
Featuring mighty forests, the Southern Forests offers scenic river valleys and breathtaking coastline. The awe inspiring karri and tingle trees leave visitors spellbound. The region is fast becoming a foodie’s paradise with a developing reputation for wine tourism and the discovery of truffles has added a distinctive flavour to the town.
Ideas on tours and attractions in the Valley and Forest regions:
• Kayak down the Blackwood River
• Take part in a truffle hunt – see how they find this black gold
• Climb the Gloucester Tree – if you dare!
• Take an adventure tour to the landlocked Yeagerup Dunes
• Discover what birds feel like when you are among the treetops in Walpole
The Great Southern could easily have been so-named because of the great range of experiences for visitors along Western Australia’s southern coast. It varies from unspoilt coastline and idyllic seaside towns to sprawling agricultural land and national parks harbouring some of the world’s rarest species. There is plenty of history in these parts with an abundance of natural environments pioneering towns and extensive historic significance. Several wine regions interspersed with odes to local produce. Arts, culture, food and wine combine for a delicious experience.
Ideas on tours and attractions in the Great Southern region:
• Take a guided tour around the Kodja Place
• Meander along the Scotsdale Tourist Drive for food, wine & art
• Visit the last whaling station in Western Australia
• Enjoy panoramic views from the Castle Rock lookouts in the Porongorup National Park
• Immerse yourself in the military history of Albany at the Princess Royal Fortress