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Our natural environment

The South West region of Australia occupies a patch of Earth so special it is recognised as a biodiversity hotspot. It is home to natural ecosystems supporting a variety of plants, animals and micro-organisms.

The region boasts landscapes including fertile agricultural and farmland, coastal plains and mountain ranges along the Darling Scarp. It is well-known for its magnificent karri, jarrah and tuart forests, unique underground cave systems, rivers and wetlands and its spectacular coastlines and estuaries.

Useful links:

South West Catchments Council
South Coast Management Group

Nature's playground

Towering forests, pristine surf beaches, ancient underground cave systems and spectacular coastlines. It's all here in the dynamic South West region of Australia where you can hike through scenic bushland one minute and cast a line in the ocean the next.

In the South West, people take pleasure in an outdoor life that's filled with afternoons at the beach, nights enjoying barbecues with friends and weekends camping in national parks.

The region's typical Mediterranean climate makes the South West ideal for exploring.

Popular natural attractions include the Bibbulmun walking track, Munda Biddi cycling trail, Bunbury Dolphin Discovery Centre, Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk and Gloucester Tree. Find out more on the region's attractions at Australia's South West.

 

 

The South West is renowned for its great outdoors.

The South West is renowned for its great outdoors.