A regional map for discovering South West Western Australia (WA). On the reverse side of the map are detailed inset maps of Nambung National Park, Avon Valley National Park, Lane Poole Reservation, the South West Corner, Stirling Range National Park, D,Entrecastreaux National Park and Albany Coast. Also included is tourist information for the Coral Coast, Perth, Avon Valley, the Great Southern Region, Peel, Blackwood River Valley, the Southern Forests, the Margaret River region and the Southern Coast.
The southwestern portion of Western Australia has spectacular coastline, great surfing beaches, flowing rivers, tall forests, wineries, farms, quaint towns, bustling cities and numerous other attractions. While forest communities remain quiet, the coastal area from Bunbury to Margaret River and Augusta bursts at the seams on long weekends.
The Southern Forests feature many opportunities for memorable encounters of the tree kind, and the region also has stunning coastline. Almost the entire coast is within national parks and there are many great opportunities for four-wheel driving. To get a real taste for the vast wilderness protected by D’Entrecasteaux National Park, your best bet is by 4WD. Lake Jasper via Black Point is one of the favourite 4WD routes in the South West. The Great Southern area stretches from Denmark across to Albany and up to Mt Barker, taking in the Porongurup and Stirling ranges. Between Denmark and Albany is West Cape Howe National Park which offers challenging 4WD tracks, fantastic camping at Shelley Beach, remnant karri forest and Western Australia’s most southerly point at Torbay Head.
Blessed with milder summer temperatures than Perth, the South West corner is popular in spring for the wildflowers. The winter months are often wet and windy, especially along the southern coast. Visitors should also be aware that total fire bans apply in many areas throughout the summer months.