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South West WA / Margaret River

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At a Glance

With rolling vineyards set against a backdrop of breathtaking coastal and forest scenery, your next adventure is never far away. In a single day, you can relax with a glass of the region’s world-renowned wine, matched with local truffles and freshwater crayfish, and experience some of the natural treasures that make the South West one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. Watch humpback whales on their annual migration. Find hidden gems in ancient caves. Climb the Granite Skywalk near Albany. Take a postcard-perfect snap of Greens Pool while in Denmark. Stroll through forests of timber giants. Discover rare flora and fauna found nowhere else on Earth.

When to visit

The Mediterranean climate of this region means it's a good time to visit any time of year. Spring and autumn conditions are cooler and the best beach weather is in December, with summer temperatures between 25-35°C. The cooler winter months 10 - 15°C) are better for forest walks or a glass of wine by a log fire.

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Climate

The region has a Mediterranean climate affected by dry winds from the north in summer and Antarctic fronts in the winter. Summers are dry and warm and winters wet with most rainfall between May and September. Daily maximum temperatures range from about 16 °C in winter to over 30 °C in the height of summer.

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Watch a film about the region

Find out more about Margaret River and WA's South West Climate by watching a film introducing these unique destinations.

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