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When to visit

The South West is a year-round destination and we enjoy a temperate climate with four seasons. The summer sunshine provides perfect beach weather with a maximum temperature of around 32 degrees, and winters are pleasantly cool and mild with an average of 14 degrees.

But which season is best?

There’s an ideal season to visit for the experiences you want:

Summer is best for

Sticking close to the coast. There’s over 1000km of coastline ranging from sandy beaches to rugged sea cliffs. Road trips with friends. Plenty of sunshine means you can make the most of your days!

Autumn is best for

Charming inland drives, when golden vineyards contrast against a backdrop of green rolling farmlands. Adventure outdoors – mild days are great for mountain biking or hiking, and the mellow winds mean surf conditions are good.

Winter is best for

Spotting migrating humpback whales. You can spot whales from any high vantage points, or take a whale watching tour from AlbanyAugusta or Dunsborough. Taking time out with loved ones; there’s hearty comfort food, good red wine and plenty of cosy accommodation for a winter retreat.

Spring is best for

Spotting a beautiful array of wildflowers – there’s over 8000 species in Australia’s South West. Bushwalking – the weather is mild and wildflowers add another dimension to trails.

More detailed information about the South West’s weather and climate can be found by visiting the Bureau of Meteorology’s website.


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