Make a self catering apartment or holiday rental in South West Australia your home away from home
The extreme southwest tip of Australia is the area around Bunbury and Albany. It has a sparse population of around 123,000 inhabitants. South West Australia is the most popular area in Western Australia for tourism outside Perth and has beautiful beaches and charming small towns.
Things to Do in South West Australia
Along the coast, South West Australia has some beautiful sandy beaches. Its rolling waves makes it ideal for surfers. Scuba divers are drawn to the HMAS Swan Dive Wreck and even snorkelers can see the wreck from the surface in the clear waters. Whale watching trips are popular in this area from September to November when humpback whales are migrating south to feed. Boating and canoeing can be enjoyed on the Blackwood River near Albany or take an eco-cruise at Walpole. Further inland you can go horseriding through the bush to see some of the native wildlife. One unusual thing to do during your stay in South West Australia is take a Tree Top Walk on a lightweight bridge in the Valley of the Giants or walk beneath the tree canopy on a boardwalk.
Places to Visit Around South West Australia
Those staying in holiday rentals in South West Australia will discover some unique natural attractions in the area such as the Naturaliste Lighthouse and Discovery Centre,
Ngilgi Cave, Jewel Cave and Mammoth Cave. Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is on the extreme southwesterly point of Australia and serves as a navigational aid and a weather station. The town of Albany is known for its whaling history and has an interesting museum on the waterfront. Wine lovers can explore the wine region around Margaret River and tour some of the 138 boutique wineries.
Weather in South West Australia
Holiday rentals in South West Australia enjoy a Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and mild wet winters. The climate is heavily influenced by the area’s proximity to the ocean. February is the hottest month, averaging 29-31°C (84-88°F) and July is the coldest with daytime highs around 17°C (63°F). The rainy season is from May to September and the amount of rainfall varies with the location. From December to March the region has almost no rainfall at all.
Travel to South West Australia
Holiday rentals in South West Australia are served by Perth (PER) airport which is 20km outside the city and handles both domestic and international flights. There are a number of charter buses that transfer visitors from the airport to the centre of Perth. Perth is the hub for Qantas, Alliance Airlines, Skywest, making it easy for visitors to make connecting flights from other parts of Australia. Local airports include Albany (ALH) Airport, Esperance (EPR) Airport, Kalgoorlie-Boulder (KGI) Airport and Kalbarri (KAX) Airport which can all be reached on domestic flights, depending on the location of your South West Australia holiday rental.