The South West is home to about 123,000 people and is Western Australia’s most popular tourist destination outside of Perth.
Locals enjoy a Mediterranean climate with an average daily temperature of 32 degrees in summer and 16 degrees in winter. Winters are wet with almost all rainfall for the year falling between May and September.
Due to its climate the region is known for its local food and wine. Local specialities such as dairy, crabs, beef and crisp fruit are all grown locally. The area is also the gateway to the Margaret River Wine Region.
The region is within easy reach of Perth, making it a popular day trip for those in the metropolitan area.
Natural attractions such as local wild and marine life (including dolphins) plus pristine beaches, wine regions, green pasture and fertile orchards makes the south west a great place to live and relax.