The South West region of Western Australia has an allure that is hard to resist. It offers its visitors the opportunity to indulge in premium Western Australian wines and gourmet food, amidst towering old growth karri forests, beautiful beaches and scenic rolling farmlands.
In the South West there are 3 wine regions to experience; excellent fishing, swimming and surfing spots; the largest dive wreck in the southern hemisphere; caves to explore; fine art and craft galleries to browse through and quaint historic towns.
Also on offer, a variety of unique nature-based experiences including the opportunity to swim beside wild dolphins; wildlife spotting at night with torches; and a walk amongst some of the oldest and tallest trees in the State.
The best way to absorb the sights and sounds of the South West is by car. The drive from Perth takes approximately 2 - 3 hours depending on how deeply into the region you travel, but there are numerous coach companies and air charters that travel to the region for those who are limited by time.
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- Forests of the South West - Photo courtesy of Western Australia Tourism Commission
In WA?˘¬Ä¬ôs South West the climate offers warm dry summers and mild, wet winters. This region is hottest in January when temperatures are around the 28°C and coolest in July with 16°C. June/July are the wettest months.