Western Australia's Southwest offers some of the most diverse and spellbinding travelling opportunities. The entrance to the South West is only 2 short hours from Perth, meaning it is close enough for a weekend trip. But once you reach here, the mesmeric rainforests, delicious foods, pristine waters and the fantastic accommodation will all keep you here for more than the weekend. It so easy to get immersed in Australia's southwest, you may never end up going home! Indulge yourself and stay at some the luxury hotels and resorts throughout the region, to give yourself an amazingly extravagant holiday experience.
Whale watching, natural parks, surfing and scuba diving are just some of the amazing experiences you can have throughout the south west corner of Australia. Margaret River has over 40 surfing locations, some for beginners and other for more advanced surfers. Stay the night in the Margaret River, at any of their great hotel and motel accommodation. Next drive over to Denmark, where the forest meets the sea. The scenic coastal drive to get here is astounding by itself and the mystical Tree Top Walk overlooking the Valley of the Giants is visually breathtaking. Your journey can next take you to Bridgetown. Sample the local wines, wonder through the bewitching rainforests, and rest your head at some of the great self contained apartments or cottages available.
Next stop is Pemberton, which will lead you into the enchanting Karri Forest. Couples will love the romantic lakeside accommodation, as well as the romantic B&B's on offer. Albany is near by, and was the Western Australian capital before Perth. There is some amazing scuba diving opportunities, including exporting the wreck of the HMAS Perth. Travel west along the coast to Augusta, where whales are frequently spotted off the coast. Next stop is Busselton, just up the road, and on the edge of the Tuart Forest National Park, where you will find long walks in the tranquil setting a most relaxing experience. All this can be done with modest funds, as there are numerous budget hotels and motels, as well as several backpacker hostels available.
On your way back to Perth, make sure you stop off at Preston Beach, for the final relaxation phase of your journey. Soak in the sun on the beautiful golden beaches. Wherever your journey takes you within Australia's South West, there is no shortage of thins to do and places to stay which will suit all tastes and budgets. From bushwalking to surfing, from luxury stays to a more modest budget, there is something for everyone, ensuring all travellers can enjoy the South West at their own pace.