Destination guide

Experience the South West region in holiday homes to rent

With its rolling vineyards, breathtaking coastal scenery and lush forests, the South West region of Western Australia is a beautiful destination for an escape. You can relax with a glass of world-class wine, enjoy a gourmet meal, watch migrating humpback whales, find gems in ancient caves and experience the natural treasures in the wilderness, all within reach of holiday homes to rent.

Things to do

Things to do near South West holiday rentals

The South West region is filled with unique attractions and stunning scenery to explore on your trip. Holiday homes can be found near places like the Busselton Jetty, an iconic wooden pier with an underwater conservatory, interpretive centre, museum and train, and the Cape to Cape Walk Track, a renowned coastal walking trail with abundant plants and wildlife. The Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, a historic tower with a visitor centre and sweeping views of the coast, and Hamelin Bay, with sandy beaches, campsites and clear waters for snorkelling, are also popular.

Beaches

Beaches near South West holiday homes

The beautiful beaches of the South West are perfect for families, couples and solo travellers alike. Holiday homes can be found near locations like Geographe Bay, an ocean inlet with sandy shores, rock caves and wilderness trails, and Smiths Beach, a soft-sand beach with a tranquil atmosphere. Meelup Beach, a lively area that’s perfect for swimming, paddleboarding, kayaking and picnicking, and Yallingup Beach, a serene beach and popular surf destination, are also great spots to visit.

Food & drink 

South West cuisine and delicacies

As one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world, Western Australia produces a rich blend of local flavours, succulent seafood, fine wines and highly sought black truffles. The state boasts nine wine regions, ranging from the world-class Margaret River to the historic Swan Valley, all offering tasting tours and complementary restaurants and boutique breweries. With so many options, you’ll be spoilt with choices for what to eat and drink near your holiday accommodation in the South West.

Family friendly

Family fun near South West holiday accommodation

Kids will enjoy the range of outdoor and indoor fun of the South West region. Family-friendly holiday homes are available near places like Ngilgi Cave Yallingup, an underground cavern with colourful stalactites, stalagmites and helictites to be viewed on guided tours, and Cape Leeuwin, a mainland point with islands and parklands for outdoor recreation. Kids will also enjoy the Gloucester Tree, a giant karri tree with a platform for viewing the surrounding forrest, and Mammoth Cave, an ancient limestone cavern with striking formations and audio tours. You could also climb Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree, a massive karri tree that was pegged for climbing to celebrate the Australian anniversary in 1988.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday rentals in the South West

The South West is ideal for adventurous and cultured couples alike. In addition to the many wineries and fine-dining restaurants in the region for a night out, you can also visit the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, a picturesque lighthouse with a balcony and sea views, and Jewel Cave, a large cave system with guided tours. Couples will also enjoy Lake Cave, a subterranean cave system with a lake and group tours, and Injidup Natural Spa, a serene set of rock pools that offer natural massages and a tranquil atmosphere. For a day out, you can try the Leeuwin Estate, a sprawling winery with tasting tours, restaurants and a contemporary art gallery.

Where to stay near South West?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,664 holiday rentals near South West. From 1,097 Houses to 151 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near South West for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in South West?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in South West. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Margaret River: 345 holiday rentals
  • Dunsborough: 569 holiday rentals
  • Busselton: 989 holiday rentals
  • Albany: 100 holiday rentals
  • Yallingup: 565 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in South West! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in South West?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in South West with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Margaret River: 345 holiday homes
  • Dunsborough: 569 holiday homes
  • Busselton: 989 holiday homes
  • Albany: 100 holiday homes
  • Yallingup: 565 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in South West?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in South West. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Meelup Beach: 766 holiday rentals
  • Busselton Jetty: 763 holiday rentals
  • Middleton Beach: 112 holiday rentals
  • Margaret River Vistors Centre: 431 holiday rentals
  • Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory: 765 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around South West listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.