Australia is big, and this can be deceiving. When you look at a map of Australia the south west corner looks small in comparison to the rest, but in fact with an area of approximately 140,000 square kilometers it is 3.3 times bigger than the Netherlands (41,526 square km’s) and slightly bigger than England (130,395 square km’s)! So when you are planning a holiday to this region please take into consideration how big this area is. Three days is the standard length of a tour around the region for backpackers.There is also a great value 4 day motel style tour if you like a little comfort like me. This is really at best a flying visit. I would recommend five or six days to see all the highlights, and longer if you want to explore the smaller towns – some of which are fascinating.The best way to do this is by Car or camper van which we can assist with. Car and camper van prices vary throughout the year with demand. However we are able to get better quotes for you because we are located here in Perth and we book lots of them.
Driving times are relatively short, due to good roads through unpopulated areas, but driver fatigue is something that needs to be kept in check. Perth to Margaret River is approximately 3 hours. Margaret River to Albany approximately 4.5 hours, and Albany to Perth five hours.
Margaret River has become the most famous and most popular town for visitors in the region, and this is well deserved. It has a diverse range of activities and a huge range of accommodation providers, so there is something for everyone here. From luxury hotels and private ‘spa’ retreats offering weekend pampering packages to setting-up your own camp beside a stream in some picturesque bushland, the Margaret River region is delightful. It is the area around the town though that makes it special. Wineries dot the landscape some being spectacular buildings.
The further south you travel the trees get taller as with Boranup forest.
We have a Tourist information center in Perth you are welcome to visit us or call +61 0417 985 509 where we can supply you with FREE maps and booklets to make your journey an interesting one.