Bunbury To Albany

On leaving Bunbury for inland attractions, you immediately enter intensive farming areas. Many forests provide much needed timber; minerals such as gold and bauxite are mined and national parks have magnificent forest reserves and spectacular scenery. Once you reach Manjimup it is worthwhile driving to the coast via Pemberton and Northcliffe.

The Warren National Park outside Pemberton has some magnificent virgin karri forest. These trees, the third tallest in the world, are unique to the south-west of WA and are up to 800 years old.

After stopping at Northcliffe, return to the South Western Hwy and head for Walpole, a scenic holiday resort. Nearby is the Walpole-Nornalup National Park and Valley of the Giants, the world’s tallest and longest tree top walkway.

The South Coast Highway will take you to Denmark, a picturesque town surrounded by karri forests, farmland and rolling hills, before continuing to Albany, a popular holiday resort with many facilities and attractions.