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Australia’s South West is an adventure-filled paradise brimming with remarkable landscapes, epic experiences, and friendly locals. For those eager to explore the very best this region has to offer, let us guide you on an unforgettable journey along the South West Edge, a dream road trip route from Peel to Esperance that takes in the best of the coast, the forest, and everything in between.
South West Edge Journey: Your Adventure Awaits
Stop 1: Peel and Rockingham
Begin your journey by taking a dolphin-watching cruise with Rockingham Wild Encounters. Their swim-with-dolphins experience is a must-try, offering a unique chance to observe these playful creatures up close in their natural habitat.
Stop 2: Penguin Island and Mandurah
Visit Penguin Island, a nature reserve and home to Western Australia's largest colony of little penguins. Afterwards, reconnect with nature through Salt and Bush Eco Tours in Mandurah, offering immersive outdoor experiences designed around sustainability and local culture.
Stop 3: Bunbury
Head towards Bunbury, where you can meet the dolphins at the Dolphin Discovery Centre or take part in a cultural tour with Troy Bennell Tours, a local Aboriginal guide who shares Indigenous stories and bush tucker knowledge.
Stop 4: Busselton and Margaret River
Busselton is home to the longest timber-piled jetty in the southern hemisphere, the Busselton Jetty. It's a perfect location for eco-friendly marine activities like snorkeling and scuba diving. In Margaret River, discover the region's natural beauty and Indigenous heritage with Koomal Dreaming or choose from an array of eco-conscious tours like Margaret River Discovery Tours or McLeod Tours.
Stop 5: Nannup
In Nannup, marvel at the lavender fields at the Nannup Lavender Farm, sample sustainably-produced beverages at the Nannup Brewery, and explore Chestnut Brae, a sweet chestnut farm practicing regenerative agriculture.
Stop 6: Manjimup
Journey to Manjimup, where the Manjimup Heritage Park offers an eco-friendly look into the region's significant timber industry. Stop by Gatsby's, a unique cabaret lounge adding a dash of culture and entertainment to your trip.
Stop 7: Pemberton
Arrive in Pemberton for a wide range of eco-friendly experiences. Discover the local forests with Pemberton Discovery Tours, climb Gloucester Tree or Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree, and admire the cascading Beedelup Falls. Stay at the environmentally-friendly Pemberton Lodge, offering sustainable accommodation options.
Stop 8: Northcliffe
Venture to Northcliffe to discover Understory Art & Nature Trail, an art walk set in native bushland, and hike up Mt Chudalup, a granite peak offering panoramic views of the region.
Stay tuned as the next leg of our eco-friendly South West Edge Journey takes you through Walpole, Albany, and Esperance, where more sustainable and awe-inspiring experiences await.
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