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Activities

When planning your stay in the Great Southern, Karribank is the ideal choice as a base. You will be central to most of the main attractions of the region.

WITHIN THE PORONGURUP AREA

There are four main walks in the Porongurup National Park, with the Granite Skywalk at Castle Rock the main attraction. Flora and Fauna abound with wild flowers present all year especially in the spring and early summer. The Porongurup is a subregion of the Great Southern, producing world class wines, especially Riesling and Shiraz. Other primary produce range from olives, sheep cheeses, beef, cherries and dorper lamb.

ALBANY AND THE SOUTHERN COAST

Historic Albany is one of the first settlements in Western Australia and home to the last land based whaling station, which is now a museum and interpretive centre. In 1914 Albany was the last port of call for  many of the ANZACS leaving for the Middle East and Europe. A new interpretive centre and memorial have been built for the centenary. You may wish to take a whale watching cruise or play a game of golf when visiting Albany 35 minutes from Karribank.

The rugged coast with scenic beauty and it’s beautiful beaches are ideal for fishing, swimming and exploring.

MOUNT BARKER AND REGION

Mount Barker was the early centre for agriculture. Today it has a broad spectrum of produce from premium wines, free range chicken and pork, beef, fruit, and grains.

The banksia farm is a must to visit with a complete collection of banksias. The old museum takes you back to life of the early settlers.

THE STIRLING RANGE

A visit to the Stirling Range is a another must while staying at Karribank and is only a 45 minute drive.

DENMARK AND WALPOLE

To add another day in paradise, a visit to Denmark and Walpole with the Treetop Walk,great coast, vineyards, galleries and markets.

As you can see you can be fully occupied for many days.

 

Things To Do

Castle Rock Granite Sky Walk and many other walks
Wildflowers most times of the year.  
Abundant bird and wildlife.  
Many Porongurup wineries and Olive Farm  
Fine wood, metal and art galleries.  
Restaurants and cafes featuring local food and wines.  
Mt Barker Banksia farm. 15 mins
Mt Barker wine and olive district. 15 mins
Frankland wine and olive district. 45 mins
Stirling Range National Park. 40 mins
Sandalwood factory cosmetics and gifts. 35 mins
Historic Albany. 35 mins
Rugged coast and magnificent swimming beaches. 35 mins
Whale World Museum. 45 mins
Wind Farm. 40 mins
Scenic flights. 35 mins
Scuba diving. 35 mins
Whale watching and scenic cruises. 35 mins
Golf. 20 mins
Scenic Denmark. 45 mins
Walpole tree walk and forests. 90 mins
Porongurup Range mountain walks on door step.