The Great Southern Route : 2013 - 2014
GSR | 195 WESTERN AUSTRALIA Australia’s south West was chosen by Lonely Planet as one of the world’s Top 10 Regions for 2010. The journey south along the western coastline brings you to the ocean paradise of Margaret River with its legendary surf breaks. The Margaret River wine region is an adventure playground boasting amazing fishing, diving, snorkelling and sailing experiences. The beautiful limestone caves nearby also attract many visitors. There’s an array of first class wines, fresh produce and unforgettable gastronomic delights to be discovered at the region’s fine dining restaurants, casual cafes and cellar doors. From towering forests to whale watching. Australia’s south West offers some of the most varied travel experiences in Western Australia. A huge drawcard for scuba divers is the HMAs swan dive wreck, also visible to snorkellers from above the ocean surface. The Busselton Jetty, almost two kilometres long, and underwater Observatory provide another amazing view of the colourful world beneath the sea. Further south, in Albany, are even more fascinating diving experiences, including the HMAs Perth dive wreck. But this buzzing town is better known for its whaling history, now preserved in an oceanside museum. Whale-watching boat trips are a must along the southern Ocean and right up to Augusta on the Indian Ocean coast. After canoeing on the Blackwood River, do the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk, suspended 40 metres above the forest floor in Walpole, or see the wildflowers in the stirling Range National Park. Linking the whole region is the Bibbulmun Track, a walking trail that stretches more than 1000 kilometres from Perth to Albany. There really is something for everyone in Western Australia.
2010 - 2011