There’s no better place to traverse on wheels than the Southern Forests and Valleys region.
The Southern Forests and Valleys has some of the best 4-wheel driving in WA, from expansive forest adventures to dramatic coastline routes, lush green landscapes and rolling hills, our drives will take you through food and wine regions, towering forests and along stunning coastlines. The region is also home to many 2WD trails and tours for you to enjoy.
Combine a scenic drive with some serious 4WD at the Yeagarup Sand Dunes, explore three historic towns on the Blackwood River Valley Produce Trail, drive through the magnificent karri forest and along the Warren River on the Heartbreak Trail or drive a self-guided tour through a spectacular old-growth karri, jarrah and marri forests.
Choose a type of road trip, location and duration that suits your journey; there’s an experience waiting for you.
OUR DRIVE TRAILS
A TASTE OF THE VALLEY OF THE GIANTS
This trail takes you through the heart of Tingle and Karri environment where you will discover a vast array of local wines, fresh produce, home-cooked gourmet delights.
Half day | Easy | 57km
One of the most spectacular sites at D’Entrecasteaux is Black Point, a massive outcrop of hexagonal basalt columns formed 135 million years ago by volcanic lava flow.
Various | 4wd
BLACKWOOD RIVER TOURIST DRIVE
Winding bush drives, lush orchards, quaint towns, tall jarrah and marri forests and spectacular scenery are just some of the attractions of the Blackwood River Tourist Drive.
Full Day | Easy | 113km
BLACKWOOD RIVER VALLEY FOOD & BEVERAGE TRAIL
The Blackwood River Valley is the heart of food production in the south west. The region produces one of the widest ranges of food in Western Australia.
Full Day | Easy | 163km loop
BLACKWOOD RIVER VALLEY PRODUCE TRAIL
The Blackwood River Valley is the heart of food production in the southwest. The region produces one of the widest ranges of food in Western Australia.
Full Day | Easy | 260km loop
Appreciate the powerful beauty of the southern coastline from the lookout over the unspoiled beach. Conspicuous Cliff is easily accessible by two wheel drive, the walk trails and lookouts...
20 minutes | Easy | 20.8km
Moore’s Hut is a relic from the pastoral era and camping is provided in a nearby peppermint woodland.Towards the eastern end of the park you will find Coodamurrup Beach...
Various | 4wd
This pleasant gravel road drive links Donnelly River Village with the main road between Nannup and Manjimup, from which you can access the Four Aces, One Tree Bridge and Glenoran Pool.
Easy | 21km
GOLD GULLY LOOP & DRIVE
This beautiful short driving tour starts in Nannup and loops just to the south of town on very quiet, narrow and good quality roads. You'll likely encounter little or no traffic.
Various | 28km
GRIMWADE TO BALINGUP
Take Sandhills Road off the Donnybrook-Boyup Brook Road, meandering along what turns into Brookhampton Road. After about 15 minutes you will turn left onto the Kirup-Grimwade Road...
HEARTBREAK DRIVE TRAIL
This 12 km drive trail winds through the magnificent karri forest and along the Warren River. It offers access to camping and canoe launching sites as well as the Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree and...
1 - 3 hours | Easy | 12km loop
KARRI FOREST EXPLORER
The Karri Forest Explorer Drive was developed and funded by the department with support from the Pemberton tourism industry. It winds through some of the south-west’s most magnificent karri forest.
KONDIL PARK - WILDFLOWER WANDER
This walk is one of three in the Park and is a relaxed distance that should take around one hour. It has an even surface and winds through natural bushland of jarrah, marri, sheoak and balga.
1 - 3 hours | Moderate | 3.3km
Lake Jasper is the largest fresh water lake in South Western Australia, and together with Lake Wilson and Lake Smith forms part of an important wetland system.
Various | 4wd
LITTLE SCHOOLS DRIVE
The Little Schools Trail, part of the Geegelup Heritage Trails, is a 212km drive featuring the sites of 25 ‘little schools’ which served the Bridgetown Greenbushes district for various lengths of time...
Various | - | 212km
LONG POINT FOUR-WHEEL-DRIVE TRACK
Starting at Crystal Springs, this 9km four-wheel-drive track provides access to Hush Hush, Long Point, Little Long Point and Lost Beach. This track meanders through coastal heath, which...
Various | Moderate | 9km
Summertime Track is an easy, sandy 4WD only track to Malimup Springs, Black Head and Malimup Beach. Popular for fishing, particularly in the autumn salmon season...
Various | 4wd
Named after the Norwegian barque Mandalay, wrecked there in 1911, Mandalaly Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Walpole area.
Easy | 30mins from Walpole
MANJIMUP HERITAGE CONNECTIONS TRAIL
Heritage Connections Trail- Commencing in 2008 as part of the Shire of Manjimup Centenary, this trail comprises of a series of sculptural installations...
NANNUP, GREENBUSHES & BALINGUP LOOP
This is the cycling version of the Golden Triangle driving tour. It's a fun and varied route, but you will encounter cars so is best for experienced road cyclists. It can be ridden in either direction
Various | 107km
The calm waters of Peaceful Bay provide a welcome sanctuary from the rugged and wild south coast. There is always a lot to see and do at Peaceful Bay from swimming in the sheltered bays, surfing...
1/2 hour | Easy | 32.8km
PRESTON VALLEY DRIVE
Head out to the Preston Valley Store and take a left out to Gnomesville. This drive can take you out past King Jarrah Tree, Wellington Mills and the Wellington Dam....
SHANNON NP - GREAT FOREST TREES DRIVE
Great Forest Trees Drive is a self-guided, 50 kilometre drive that winds its way through spectacular old-growth karri, jarrah and marri forest in Shannon National Park .
1 - 3 hours | Easy | 48km loop
THE SOUTH WEST EDGE DAYS 5 & 6
The South West Edge is an epic road trip around the South Western edge of Western Australia. It meanders through wine regions, towering forests and along marine-life rich coast before looping...
Multiple days | Easy | 3000km loop
UPPER CAPEL DRIVE
Head out west off the South Western Highway in Kirup past the Kirup tavern and you’ll find spectacular scenery with hills and valleys a-plenty. This drive continues to the Upper-Capel Road...
WA CIDER TRAIL: THE CIDERY & TANGLETOE CIDERY
Passionately crafted from Western Australian fruit.
Come and meet the families that have passionately tended local apple and pear orchards for generations and experience...
WINDY HARBOUR - 4WD
Windy Harbour provides visitors with safe harbour on this wild coastline, rewarding fishing opportunities and stunning views of the Southern Ocean.
Various | 4wd
YEAGARUP DUNES TO WARREN BEACH
This track is in the D'Entrecasteaux National Park and starts at Leaning Marri campsite near Yeagarup Lake . The Lake is the 'Gateway' to the vast mobile sand dunes which stretch along...
1 - 3 hours | Difficult | 6km
YEAGARUP SAND DUNES WALK
Combine a scenic drive with some on-foot exploring by heading south to this walk which takes you into D'Entrecastraux National Park. To get there drive south along Ritter Road to...