Top 5 Things to See in the South of Western Australia

On our latest guide we chosen the top 5 things to see on a slightly longer road trip.

Top 5 things to see: 1. The Busselton Jetty

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The Busselton Jetty is the longest timber-piled jetty in the southern hemisphere and stretches and impressive 1.8km out to sea. There is even an underwater observatory at the end, with viewing windows, so you can marvel at the underwater scenery without getting wet!
Busselton is a 2-hour-40-minute drive from Perth.
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Top 5 things to see: 2. Margaret River

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Margaret River, or “Margs”, as it is affectionately known by locals, is famous for its top quality wineries and world-class restaurant fayre, but the region also boasts stunning beaches, sprawling forests and ancient caves.
This magical escape is only a 3-hour-20-minute drive south of Perth.
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Top 5 things to see: 3. Jewel Cave

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40 minutes south of Margaret River, nestled in the Leeuwin-Naturliste National Park lies the spectacular Jewel Cave, one of Australia’s largest show caves. It also boasts the world’s largest straw stalactite!
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Top 5 things to see: 4. Greens Pool & Elephant Cove

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If you’re heading to Denmark or Albany, make sure you stop by one of Australia’s iconic beaches, Greens Pool. The shelter of the bay makes it a great spot for swimming and snorkelling or simply lie back and relax on the pristine white sand.
Denmark is a four-and-a-half hour drive south of Perth.
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Top 5 things to see: 5. Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk

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The Tingle Trees of Western Australia are a variety of Giant Eucalyptus unique to this region – they aren’t found anywhere else on Earth! The treetop walk allows you to explore these massive Giants from the canopy 40 meters in the air – but don’t worry, its perfectly safe.
The walks are located in Walpole-Nornalup National Park, which is a four and a half hour drive from Perth.
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Top 5 things to see: Bonus. Albany & Esperance

If your travels take you further along the coast be sure to visit the old whaling hub of Albany and the picturesque beaches of Esperance.

 

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