The "Down South" Lifestyle
Living the Dream
The South West of Western Australia attracts lovers of fine things both natural and creative. From sensational coastlines and surrounding bushland to fine dining, boutique shopping and art galleries, the best of the best can be found in the region.
Families who want to live a relatively stress free life in the country without compromising their childrenís opportunities are also attracted to the South West. With a number of quality schools to choose from - both public and private, a huge range of sporting and community groups, the chance to enjoy endless outdoor activities and a growing township that offers dynamic employment opportunities, many families are drawn to the region because it offers the best of both worlds.
Within the region, a diverse range of activities are on offer to take advantage of. From the extensive range of restaurants, artisan food producers, world-class wineries, breweries and funky cafes which are there to explore, you will also find stunning golf courses, wildlife parks, limestone caves, an archery park, mazes and specialty farms as well as much more.
For those who just want to enjoy the great outdoors, there are a huge number of coastal and inland walk trails, an abundance of surf breaks to choose from (which become awesome places to enjoy diving when the swell is low) as well as beach and rock fishing spots and a number of boat ramps where you can launch your craft for some angling, diving or pleasure cruising.
The Karri forests south of Margaret River, tranquil Geographe Bay and the stunning tree-lined Cape Naturaliste beaches as well as the surf breaks at Yallingup, Gracetown, Prevelly (and everything in between and beyond) are the natural backdrop to what is essentially an outdoor loverís playground.
Combine that with a comprehensive range of essential services, great shopping precincts and plenty of well-maintained public open spaces and you begin to understand why the Down South lifestyle is a dream come true for many people.
The region is a treasure trove of discoveries just waiting to be uncovered. Begin your South West adventure today.
For more information visit the Geographe Bay Tourism Association &/or the Augusta Margaret River Tourist Centre websites.