The Place with a Beautiful View


July is one of my favourite times in the South-West. The crowds thin (sort of), nature puts on a show (awe-inspiring) and there is plenty of time for serenity and cosy afternoons (cue the wine). The uninterrupted views and sparsely occupied nature trails give new meaning to the name Kwirreejeenungup which translates to, ‘the place with the beautiful view’. Perfectly named by the first nations people of Cape Naturaliste, who also recognised that the South-West has six seasons, Birak, Nunuru, Djeran, Makuru, Djilba and Kambarang. Each season is nuanced by what it brings and how the landscape changes.

July is part of Makuru, the bringer of life-giving rain. One of the reasons I love the South-West region in Makuru, is how the community and businesses embrace this enchanting season to create magical winter warming experiences. From wineries firing up their fireplaces, to forest adventures, to festivals, and events galore. There is so much to do and all of it is beautiful and delicious!

This July we are extra proud to part of the South-West community with the region recently becoming the first Eco Certified Destination in Western Australia. Add this to the region’s accolades for wine, food and fun and why wouldn’t you want to come here. Check out below to see our locals pick of places to visit, tours to take and festivals to buy tickets to.

For Eco Experiences we love Koomal Dreaming for an immersion into Indigenous culture and landscape and the Cape Naturaliste Road Drive for spectacular views and serenity.

For Festivals and fun times, Cabin Fever Festival brings the goods. This multi day festival is amazing, from street food to gourmet long tables, music and more. Also coming up is CinefestOZ in August for more good times and the best of Australian cinema.

For Food & Booze with Fireplaces head to Cullens Wines or Glenarty Road. These amazing, paddock to plate wineries crank up their fireplaces and consistently serve mouth-watering food and delicious wine.