Traditionally, we think to visit Australia’s South West in the summer months for beachside holidays, but there’s something truly magical about the south west in winter.

It is those long winter nights, warm log fires, hearty red wines and watching storms roll in over the southern and Indian Oceans. The Southern Forests is one of the South West’s unique regions that capture the beauty of winter in the South West.

To get you excited about wintertime, visit the Winter Down South website  for inspiration, planning and holidays deals for your next South West winter trip. Or view more RAC member exclusive offers.  Members are also eligible for exclusive Travel Member Benefits to make your trip down south even more memorable.

Plus for a chance to experience a true Southern Forests winter thanks to RAC Travel & Australia’s South West, upload a south west winter image! One winner per month (June and July).  See below for more details on how to win and prizes.

To win, simply:

  1. Go to
  2. Upload and share your photos
  3. You are now in the draw to win a South West Winter Indulgence! Good luck

Don’t forget to use #winterdownsouth and #GottaGoWA on social media to see what others have posted and to get more inspiration about wintertime activities in the South West!

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Retreat from the gloom of Perth’s winter and journey to the Southern Forests.  Stay two nights at Hawke Brook Chalets in Pemberton in private self-contained cedar cottages. Cradled in the majestic Karri forest of Warren National Park Hawke Brook Chalets are among the best accommodation in Pemberton. Fully self-contained, these chalets are a truly a home away from home. Hawke Brook Chalets is also a working farm featuring avocado and kiwi fruit orchards for visitors to explore.

Wander to Northcliffe with an Understory experience for two.  Understory is a nationally treasured art in nature experience that everyone can enjoy with thought-provoking sculptures, stories, poetry and music located along a 1.2km walk trail through pristine native forest. Complete with audio guide this trail allows visitors to uniquely explore their relationship with nature and the ‘spirit of place’.

Hawke Brook Chalets

Prize announced August 8

Prize has been drawn! Congrats to the winner.

Stay two nights at the luxurious self-contained Scarlet Wood Chalets. Scarlet Woods Chalets have been designed for the utmost privacy so you will be able to relax and rejuvenate whilst being captivated by the unique nature and magnificent views of the surrounding Karri forest. Cosy up to a warm wood fire or relax on the balcony in your very own private spa inclusive of breath taking views.

Indulge further with a truffle hunt for two at the Truffle and Wine Co in Manjimup where you will go out with specially trained truffle sniffer dogs and find this lucrative gourmet treasure.

Scarlet Wood Chalets

Prize announced in July 5



Terms and Conditions 8-8-14 June-July 2014 Winter Photo Competition.