in the west through to
Albany in the east, in the
area of Western Australia, is a beautiful region promoted as the
Encompassing a number of national parks and reserves, this area contains native
flora and fauna found no where else in the world.
It also includes part of one of the worlds greatest long distance walking
which winds it way through the heart of the Rainbow Coast region.
Located in the
region (one of Western Australia 9
main regions), the Rainbow Coast is a popular tourism destination being
based along the
coastline stretching from Albany to Walpole in the west.
The Rainbow Coast gets its name
the fast-moving weather fronts which buffet the coast.
In winter (this is when we get the most chance of rain), when the sun hits the
rain that come off the Great Southern Ocean locals and visitors can witness
rainbows. Indeed, this region must be the pot at the end of the rainbow.
The main towns in the Rainbow Coast include
Mount Barker. Young Siding is a small hamlet
located between Albany (35 km west) and Denmark (19 km east).
This stretch of coast has a number of national parks and nature reserves
including Walpole-Nornalup National Park, Mount Frankland National Park, William
Bay National Park, West Cape Howe National Park, and Torndirrup National Park.
Check out our listing of
accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information,
contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more
attractions, tours, local maps and other information.