The south west of Western Australia is a region full of contrast: from limestone cliffs, to stunning Karri forests to pristine beaches to fine wine and food. There is literally something for everyone in this spectacular part of WA.
Here are some of my favourite things to do and places to go in the south west and great southern:
If you're looking for a place to escape to the bush to find some peace and quiet, unwind and reconnect with nature, Forest Rise in the Margaret River region is the perfect place to do it. We loved our getaway, and were surprised to get a little more nature than we bargained for!
It’s the epic 135 kilometre trail in south west WA which runs from Cape Naturaliste in the north to Cape Leeuwin in the south. But instead of walking the whole Cape to Cape track, we decided to do it in style and signed up for a guided hike with Walk into Luxury.
It was an unforgettable experience over four amazing days. Here are some of the highlights:
The State Buildings in Perth have undergone an amazing transformation as part of a $110 million restoration. But for many of us, negotiating what at first seems like a complex maze of new places to eat, drink, shop and play can be a bit overwhelming.
So, I decided to check into the spectacular COMO the Treasury hotel and spend 24 hours unraveling the mysteries of the iconic buildings.
The hours are long. The work can be back breaking and heart breaking. The conditions are often tough. And on top of all that, you don't get paid. In fact, you may actually pay for the privilege. So the question is: why would anyone give up their hard earned holidays to shovel bear poo, teach English to orphans or pull ticks off scabies-ridden street dogs?