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    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...

  • 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...

  • Scotsdale Valley Studios

    Scotsdale Valley Studios

    Denmark Accommodation WA

    3 Rating Hotel/Motels $$$$$

    Scotsdale Valley Studios offers accommodation in Harewood. Denmark is 10 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. All units feature 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...

  • Park Avenue Holiday Units

    Park Avenue Holiday Units

    Albany Accommodation WA

    3 Rating Hotel/Motels $$$$$

    Just 5 minutes’ walk from Middleton Beach, Park Avenue offers self-contained accommodation with a private patio, a flat-screen TV and DVD player. It features...

  • Cape Howe Cottages

    Cape Howe Cottages

    Albany Accommodation WA

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

    Just 5 minutes' drive from Lowlands Beach, Cape Howe Cottages offers self-contained accommodation with a balcony. Set on 150 acres, the property is ideally located fo...

  • Bremer Bay B&B

    Bremer Bay B&B

    Bremer Bay Accommodation WA

    3 Rating Hotel/Motels $$$$$

    Featuring free WiFi and a children's playground, Bremer Bay B&B offers modern, stylish accommodation in Bremer Bay. Free private parking is available on site. Some r...

  • Albany Waves

    Albany Waves

    Albany Accommodation WA

    3 Rating Hotel/Motels $$$$$

    Just 5 minutes' walk from Middleton Beach, Albany Waves offers a day spa and free on-site parking. It's self-contained villas feature a balcony and a spa bath.

  • Windrose B&B

    Windrose B&B

    Denmark Accommodation WA

    3 Rating Hotel/Motels $$$$$

    Windrose Bed & Breakfast offers uniquely decorated rooms, all with en suite bathroom and separate entry from the verandah. Free Wi-Fi and fully cooked hot breakfasts each ...

  • Walpole Lodge

    Walpole Lodge

    Walpole Accommodation WA

    1 Rating Hotel/Motels $$$$$

    Walpole Lodge offers free WiFi, barbecue facilities and an on-site laundry. For your entertainment, the property also offers billiards and access to a shared TV area. A c...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

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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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