Planning Your Visit

The Region

The Region

The Great Southern Region covers approximately 40,000 square kilometres and features some of the most rugged and awe-inspiring scenery Australia has to offer.

Extending from the western town of Walpole - home of the famous Tree Top Walk - to the beautiful eastern shores of Bremer Bay, the Great Southern's main and largest location is the port city of Albany. Comprising of the beautiful Princess Royal Harbour and King George Sound, it is a location steeped in Australian history with many natural and man-made gems you will never forget.

Here and in the nearby shires of Mount Barker and Denmark, the region's renowned fresh produce and award-winning wines (produced by wineries both world-class and locally loved) await your sampling delight. The Albany and Denmark region combined has over 50 wineries, with many varieties achieving international recognition. Whether it’s cheese or chocolate, honey or some of the most delicious fresh seafood you’re likely to find, the Great Southern has it all.  

Widely recognised as one of the cleanest and most eco-diverse growing areas in the Southern Hemisphere, the Great Southern’s ever-changing coastline is, in turns, beautifully tranquil and intensely dramatic. It offers superb fishing opportunities and also provides protection to pods of Southern Right, Sperm and Humpback Whales and on occasions, the endangered and majestic Blue Whale.

When moving away from the coast, the terrain evolves into a mosaic of contrasts. Pastured landscapes, vineyards, forests, rolling hills and the towering peaks of the Stirling Ranges will capture your imagination and heart forever.

You haven’t experienced WA until you’ve visited the Great Southern!

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