Couple sunbathing on the beach next to 4WD at Cape Le Grand National Park © Australia's Golden Outback

2 week road trip along Western Australia’s South West Edge

Written in partnership with Tourism Western Australia 

The South West Edge

VIDEO: 14 days driving Australia's South West Edge
Headshot of Jarrad Seng © Jarrad Seng

The South West Edge is one road trip everyone should add to their travel list.

Jarrad Seng, Australian photographer and filmmaker

2 weeks road trip along Western Australia’s South West Edge

Quokka on Rottnest Island © James Vodicka

Quokka, Rottnest Island, Western Australia © James Vodicka

Couple walking through vineyards at Willow Bridge Estate © Frances Andrijich

Willow Bridge Estate, Ferguson Valley, Western Australia © Frances Andrijich

Aerial view of a woman sitting on a rock in Injidup Natural Spa © Jarrad Seng / Tourism Western Australia

Injidup Natural Spa, Yallingup, Margaret River, Western Australia © Jarrad Seng / Tourism Western Australia

When to go

Spot migrating humpbacks, southern right, and sometimes blue whales from high vantage points along the coast or on a whale watching tour with Naturaliste Charters between August and October.

Wine barrels at Amelia Park Winery © Australia's South West

Amelia Park, Margaret River, Western Australia © Australia's South West

Two travellers with a tour guide in caves on a Koomal Dreaming tour © Archie Sartracom

Koomal Dreaming, Margaret River, Western Australia © Archie Sartracom

Explore by foot

Why not explore by foot along part of the 135-kilometre (83-mile) Cape to Cape Track, which treads along ocean cliffs, behind powdery beaches and through tall forests.

Gloucester Tree in Pemberton © Australia's South West

Gloucester Tree, Pemberton, Western Australia © Australia's South West

Girl standing in the water at Green Pools © Australia's South West

Greens Pool, Denmark, Western Australia © Australia's South West

Walk through giant trees

After visiting the Valley of the Giants, descend to the boardwalks below and explore the Ancient Empires Walk through a grove of veteran tingle trees, some more than 400 years old.

The Gap in Albany from above © Airloft

The Gap, Albany, Western Australia © Airloft

Man looking at the view from Mt Toolbrunup Summit in Stirling National Park © Australia's South West Inc.

Mt Toolbrunup Summit, Stirling Range National Park, Western Australia © Australia's South West Inc.

Orca jumping out of the ocean in Bremer Bay © Keith Lightbody

Orca, Naturaliste Charters, Bremer Bay, Western Australia © Keith Lightbody

Did you know?

Fitzgerald River National Park is recognised as one of the most biodiverse botanical regions on earth. Nearly 20 per cent of Western Australia’s native flora species occur here, many of which can only be found in the park. 

Kangaroos with a person on Lucky Bay beach © Australia’s Golden Outback

Lucky Bay, Esperance, Western Australia © Australia’s Golden Outback

Twilight Cove along the Great Ocean Drive © Tourism Western Australia

Twilight Cove, Great Ocean Drive, Esperance, Western Australia © Tourism Western Australia

Aerial view of Lake Hillier © Ockert le Roux

Lake Hillier, Middle Island, Esperance, Western Australia © Ockert le Roux

See it from above

For a bird’s-eye view, take Goldfields Air Services scenic flight to witness the striking juxtaposition of the bubble-gum pink Lake Hillier against the blue ocean.

Person standing below Wave Rock in Hyden © Australia's Golden Outback

Wave Rock, Hyden, Western Australia © Australia's Golden Outback

This article was written in partnership with Tourism Western Australia. For more information about road trips in Western Australia, go to westernaustralia.com.

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