There really is something for everyone in Australia’s South West. For lovers of the ocean, this region offers truly spectacular coastal scenery giving way to white sandy beaches with calm aquamarine waters. Inland, you’ll find winding rivers and ancient forests reaching towards a bright blue sky. Stunning caves are waiting to be explored, and seasonal wildflower displays transform this region into a magical carpet of natural colours.
Here are some of the region’s most amazing tracks:
The longest and most famous track is the Cape to Cape Track. The 140 kilometre (five to six day walk) track traverses along the ridge and beaches of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park following the coast from Cape Naturaliste, Dunsborough to Cape Leeuwin, Augusta. The walk takes in amazing views of sea and landscapes including wildflowers in spring and the stunning Indian Ocean. However, you do not need to do the entire walk as short walks along the track are easily accessed and include some of the best highlights! Parts of the track are boardwalk or hard paved to allow access for all levels of fitness and abilities including those using wheelchairs and prams.
Other scenic bush and coastal walks including the Meelup Reserve Trail in Dunsborough, the dual-use walking and cycling track Rails to Trails with sections open from Busselton to Vasse and Cowaramup to south of Margaret River, the Busselton to Dunsborough Bike and Walk Path and more.