The South West Edge is an epic road trip around the South Western edge of Western Australia. It meanders through wine regions, towering forests and along marine-life rich coast before looping through the outback. It can be done in just 12 days and traverses through the tourism regions of Destination Perth, Australia’s South West and Australia’s Golden Outback

cities and towns 

The Edge begins in Perth City, spotlighting a day trip to beautiful Rottnest Island and a night in the quirky port city of Fremantle. Head south from here and find yourself in the port-side city of Bunbury and nearby rolling vineyard hills of the Ferguson Valley. The journey continues along marine-life rich coast through Busselton and Yallingup and lands at the world-famous town of Margaret River. Then, it’s on toward the inland playgrounds, ripe with history in towns Nannup, Manjimup and Pemberton. Surrounded by old-growth forests, the route heads through Northcliffe and Walpole before overnighting in Denmark. Next, spend a night in the historical city of Albany before sipping on boutique wines in Porongurup. Seasonally, deviate to Bremer Bay where the largest known pod of orca in the Southern Hemisphere congregrate each year from January to April. Next, explore Ravensthorpe before overnighting in Hopetoun. Then it’s on to the seaside beauty of Esperance and stunning wildlife hotspot Lucky Bay. Finally, return to Perth via Hyden and Wave Rock. Alternatively, the return route heads through living gold history and classic Aussie outback in Norseman and Kalgoorlie, before travelling via Merredin and Northam back to Perth. 

Two young boys face a view of Perth City at sunrise to show the beauty of the city juxtapositioned with nature at Kings Park
Perth City from Kings Park and Botanic Gardens
A drone shot of a long stretch of road next to pristine blue coastline
Great Ocean Drive