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The city of Bunbury, located one and half hour's drive from Perth is the regional capital of the South West. Bunbury has one of the biggest regional ports in Australia.
Margaret River is a popular tourist destination with its vineyards, caves, forests, national parks, art galleries, world class beaches and fine food.
The city of Busselton is a popular holiday destination and is best known for its two kilometre long jetty and beaches. Busselton’s agriculture, mining and tourism industries all contribute to the local economy.
Collie is located 60 km from Bunbury and produces all of Western Australia’s coal. Mining and power generation are major contributors to the local economy. Visitors to Collie will find scenic forests, waterways and connections to the Bibbulmun track and the Munda Biddi cycle trail.
Augusta is a fishing town set on the most south western tip of Western Australia. Between June and September whales can be spotted from the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.
*Figures sourced from Main Roads Western Australia
See the Tourism Western Australia website for more information on towns in the South West region.
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