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TASTE GREAT SOUTHERN 2020

Discover world-class wine, quality primary produce, artisan dining amongst pristine forests & coastal seascapes, within easy access of Perth, Western Australia’s vibrant capital city.

The Great Southern is the largest and most diverse region within Australia’s South West. It varies from unspoilt coastline, and idyllic seaside towns to sprawling agricultural lands and national parks harbouring some of the world’s rarest species of flora.

Autumn In The Great Southern (March to May)
The festival is held during one of the most idyllic seasons on the South Coast. Mild daytime temperatures, make this a perfect time to bushwalk and sightsee to compliment your experience of our festival events. Between March to April, winemakers are harvesting and there is an abundance of fresh produce to be experienced at cafes and restaurants throughout the region.  Evenings are cool and light showers are followed by lengthy bursts of sunshine.

 

Throughout the region, a range of accommodation is available to suit all traveller’s needs. Whether you are travelling as a couple, a family or a globe-trotting youth, there is plenty of choice. 
 

ALBANY

Albany Visitor Centre

08 6820 3700

info@amazingalbany.com.au

www.amazingalbany.com.au

 

Quality Apartments Banksia Gardens

08 9842 4111

admin@banksiagardens.com.au

www.banksiagardens.com.au

DENMARK

Denmark Visitor Centre

08 9848 2055

bookings@denmark.com.au

www.denmark.com.au

MOUNT BARKER

Mount Barker Visitor Centre

08 9851 1163

info@mountbarkertourismwa.com.au

www.mountbarkertourismwa.com.au

KATANNING

Katanning Visitor Centre

08 9821 2634

visitors@katanning.wa.gov.au

www.katanning.wa.gov.au

Ongerup CRC Ph 9828 2325

Gnowangerup CRC Ph 9827 1635

Premier Mill Hotel

08 6500 3950

www.premiermillhotel.com

KOJONUP

Kojonup Visitor Centre

08 9831 0500

kojonupvisitors@bigpond.com

www.kojonupvisitors.com

For more accommodation options, please click here!
 

 

GETTING THERE

Albany is the major city and gateway to the Great Southern region, and can be conveniently accessed by a 50 minute cost effective direct flight from Perth aboard Rex Airlines 4 times per day Mon - Fri and 1 per day  Sat - Sun. To book flights visit
www.rex.com.au or call  13 17 13 (within Australia)

 

Self-drive or hire a car from Perth to visit the region via Albany Hwy – approx. 4 ½ hours drive. Easy road access from Margaret River is approx. a 3 hour drive to Denmark in the West. Access from Esperance is approx. 4 hours.

EVENT TRANSPORT

Once settled in your accommodation consider leaving your car and letting the below services do the driving. 

 

Some events have a transport option which means you can relax while the skipper duties are taken care of! Book ahead to ensure your safe return home.

BUS SERVICE

Busy Blue Bus

08 9842 2133

www.busybluebus.com.au

Denmark Wine Lovers

0427 482 400

denmarkwinelovers@gmail.com

www.denmarkwinelovers.com.au

TAXI SERVICE

Albany City Cabs & Transport 
08 9841 7000

www.albanycitycabs.com.au

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

PTA
13 62 13

Bus 1, 2 & 4 Timetable

Bus 3 & 5 Timetable

SELF DRIVE ITINERARIES

With over 30 events to choose from there are plenty of options for everyone. Use our suggested itineraries to help you create your own Taste Great Southern experience.  

TOP THINGS TO DO IN THE GREAT SOUTHERN

  1. Enjoy a beach day at the beautiful Green's Pool and lose yourself at Elephant Rocks, near Denmark.

  2. Hike one of Western Australia's highest peaks, Bluff Knoll, for spectacular views, located in the Stirling Range National Park.

  3. Marvel at the coastline from the Gap and Natural Bridge lookouts in Torndirrup National Park, Albany.

  4. Attend the weekly Albany Farmers' Market on Saturday morning or the Boatshed Markets on Sunday morning to fill your picnic basket with delicious treats.

  5. Discover the whaling heritage of Albany, plus WA's flora and fauna at Discovery Bay.

  6. Check out the largest sheep sale yards every Wednesday morning in Katanning.

  7. Climb The Granite Skywalk in The Porongurup National Park for awesome 360 degree views of the countryside.

  8. Drive the Scotsdale Road tourist drive, stopping regularly to taste produce and wines, near Denmark.

  9. Spot the endangered Malleefowl which lives in the Mallee trees near Ongerup.

  10. Visit Kodja Place in Kojonup and learn how the stories of settlers, aboriginals and migrants intertwine.

Head to The Amazing South Coast website and browse through hundreds of amazing experiences, tastes and stays from across the region.