A section of the south coast, the Great Southern is a region with national
parks, rolling green hills, karri forests that meet the sea, granite coastline,
pristine waterways, harbours, beaches, mountain ranges, abundant wildlife, and
stunning wildflowers. With a Mediterranean climate, it is one of the largest
wine regions in Australia and a popular touring destination for those seeking
For those into the natural wonders, you can plan your holidays around the whale
watching and wildflower seasons. During July to November the ocean around the
region is also a popular breeding and resting ground for whales. With granite ranges over 1,000 million years
old and other natural formation that include Castle Rock, the Gap, Natural
Bridge and Tree in the Rock, there is plenty to see and do and the perfect
holiday for those into the great outdoors.
The northern part of the Great Southern covers seven shires including the Shire of
Broomehill-Tambellup, Shire of Cranbrook, Shire of Gnowangerup (includes Borden and Ongerup), Shire of Jerramungup (includes Bremer Bay), Shire of Katanning,
Shire of Kent (includes Nyabing and Pingrup) and Shire of Woodanilling.
In the southern part of the Great Southern region are five sub-areas that include the towns of
Albany, Denmark, Frankland River,
Barker and Porongurup, with
Porongurup and Rocky Gully being the major
Check out our listing of
Southern Region accommodation.
In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local
tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local
maps and other information.