Are you seeking barefoot luxury and a deep connection to nature? This 9-14 day adventure around the South West Edge certainly delivers. Dive into encounters with dolphins, sip mind-blowing wines, walk amid towering karri forests, and unwind to the sounds of the ocean – all in the same day.
Hit the road from Perth (Boorloo) to reach the port town of Bunbury. Wade in the crystal clear waters while the cheekiest locals (wild dolphins) swim around you.
Point the compass towards Margaret River, a premium holiday destination with hills rich in vegetation and iconic surf breaks. Raise a glass at an award-winning winery and feast on sumptuous local fare, then explore the Boranup Karri Forest with its extraordinary network of ancient caves studded among soaring giant trees.
If visiting from September to November, admire the razzle-dazzle of wildflowers at Nannup, before resuming winery hopping in the lush landscape around Pemberton.
Touch the sky on the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk, a 40 metre high walkway through the humbling presence of 400 year old tingle trees. These mesmerising giant beauties are not found anywhere else on the planet.
Denmark provides adventure coupled with life’s little luxuries. Think snorkelling in bright blue waters, picture perfect scenery – from rugged rock formations to rolling green hills, and world class wines and culinary delights.
Albany (Kinjarling) is a haven for history buffs and whale-watchers, while Hopetoun lays out the welcome mat to the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage listed Fitzgerald River National Park and its phenomenally varied landscapes featuring wildflowers you won’t find anywhere else on earth.
Continue to Esperance (Kepa Kurl), home to the whitest sand beaches you’ll ever see, island adventures and wildlife cruises. Pry yourself away from the sea and drive through wheat field vistas to Hyden, where Wave Rock – a naturally formed, 15 metre high wall of curving granite.