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  • Readers Choice 2017 - B&B

    Kendenup Lodge and Cottages

    Kendenup Accommodation WA

    Guest Houses, Cottages, Bed and Breakfasts $$$$$

    Nestled on 40 acres of bushland overlooking the spectacular Stirling Range, Kendenup Lodge and Cottages feel a world away from everything. Yet, this boutiq...

  • Readers Choice 2017 - Regional
    Beach House At Bayside

    Beach House At Bayside

    Albany Accommodation WA

    Luxury Boutique Style Hotel/Motel $$$$$

    The Beach House at Bayside is located midway between Middleton Beach and Emu Point on Middleton Bay, 150 metres from the historic Albany Golf Course. Free interne...

  • Readers Choice 2017 - Modern Australian

    Ajar

    Denmark Restaurants WA

    Modern AustralianLicensed Restaurants in Stylish Surrounds $$$$$

  • Harbourside Motel

    Harbourside Motel

    Albany Accommodation WA

    1 Rating Hotel/Motels $$$$$

    Set amongst quiet surroundings for a peaceful getaway, Harbourside Motel Albany overlooks nearby hills and countryside. All accommodation includes cooking facilities, ...

  • Acclaim Rose Gardens Beachside Holiday Park

    Acclaim Rose Gardens Beachside Holiday Park

    Albany Accommodation WA

    Caravan Parks & Holiday Parks $$$$$

    Set on a 12-acre property just 6 minutes’ walk from Emu Point Bay Beach, Rose Gardens Beachside Holiday Park features a tennis court, child...

  • Balneaire Seaside Resort

    Balneaire Seaside Resort

    Albany Accommodation WA

    Self Contained Holiday Apartments $$$$$

    Balneaire Seaside Resort is a 4-star accommodation located in the heart of Middleton Beach, less than 300 metres from the beach. The resort offers a lovely gard...

  • Dog Rock Motel

    Dog Rock Motel

    Albany Accommodation WA

    3 Rating Hotel/Motels $$$$$

    Dog Rock Motel is conveniently located only 200m from the Town Centre and has a variety of accommodation options.

  • ibis Styles Albany

    ibis Styles Albany

    Albany Accommodation WA

    3 Rating Hotel/Motels $$$$$

    ibis Styles Albany offers all the comforts of a home away from home, in an ideal location in Albany, close to major tourist attractions.

  • Nutkin Lodge

    Nutkin Lodge

    Denmark Accommodation WA

    3 Rating Hotel/Motels $$$$$

    Set on a 200-acre property overlooking farmland and the ocean, Nutkin Lodge offers studio and cottage accommodation. Nutkin Lodge is a 12-minute drive from Peaceful Bay a...

  • Pelicans Holiday Village

    Pelicans Holiday Village

    Albany Accommodation WA

    Guest Houses, Cottages, Bed and Breakfasts $$$$$

    Just 5 minutes’ walk from Middleton Beach, Pelicans Albany Middleton Beach offers air-conditioned apartments with a private courtyard or balcony and free Wi-F...

  • The Floating Forest Retreat

    The Floating Forest Retreat

    Denmark Accommodation WA

    3 Rating Hotel/Motels $$$$$

    Experience a forest hideaway when you stay at The Floating Forest Retreat. Set on 30 acres of private karri and tingle forest on the Mount Shadforth Road to...

  • The Koorabup Motel

    The Koorabup Motel

    Denmark Accommodation WA

    2 Rating Hotel/Motels $$$$$

    Located less than 2-minutes’ drive from the centre of Denmark, The Koorabup Motel offers secluded accommodation less than 5-minutes’ walk to local shops and the ...

  • The Loft

    The Loft

    Denmark Accommodation WA

    3 Rating Hotel/Motels $$$$$

    Located 3 km from Denmark, on Weedon Hill, The Loft is set amongst trees and offers free private parking. Guests staying in this spacious 3-bedroom holiday home can take a sh...

  • 1849 Backpackers Albany

    1849 Backpackers Albany

    Albany Accommodation WA

    Guest Houses, Cottages, Bed and Breakfasts $$$$$

    Located in the centre of Albany and overlooking Princess Royal Harbour and Anzac Peace Park, 1849 Backpackers Albany features free unlimited WiFi and a spacious ...

  • Albany Holiday House

    Albany Holiday House

    Albany Accommodation WA

    3 Rating Hotel/Motels $$$$$

    Boasting panoramic views of the countryside, Albany Holiday House is just a 5-minute drive from both Albany Town Centre and Middleton Beach. Guests can relax by the...

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Great Southern

About Great Southern

The Great Southern is a place of incredible diversity, abound with high quality gourmet produce and premium wines. Meander through vineyards or trek through the Porongurup or Stirling Ranges. Along the rugged granite coastline the towns of Albany, Denmark and Walpole are not to be missed. Step back in time and explore Albany’s convict jails, old taverns, whaling ships and settlers’ cottages. Get some salty sea air and fantastic photos at the Gap, (boasting a dramatic 24-metre ocean drop), or take a whale-watching cruise to see magnificent Southern Right and Humpback whales close up. The coastline between Albany & Denmark is dotted with coves and bays, dramatic cliffs & gentle swell beaches. Whilst in Denmark your first stop should be the breathtaking William Bay. For water-based nature, head for Walpole and take an eco-cruise around the stunning Nornalup Inlet. This is also home to the world famous Valley Of The Giants Tree Top Walk, suspended 40 metres above the forest floor.

When to Visit Great Southern

The climate of the Great South is temperate with an average daytime temperature in summer of 23 degree's Celsius and an average winter daytime temperature of 15 degree's Celsius. Temperatures inland are generally several degrees hotter and colder. A major factor influencing the regions climate is the sea breeze off the Southern Ocean. Be aware that sudden cold changes can cause the temperature to drop and rain to set in. Most of the rain is received during the winter months but light rainfall in Summer is not uncommon. The driest month is February.

Getting Around Great Southern

By road the most direct route to the Great Southern region from Perth is via the Albany Hwy. The distance between Albany and Perth is approximately 410 km. The Great Southern region is an ideal region to self drive with a good network of roads and signs. There is an impressive variety of scenery throughout the region with facilities available at regular intervals. The option to travel by tour is also available with a variety of tour operators offering a range of different experiences. Scheduled commercial flights operate between Perth and Albany, and coach services connect all major towns.
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