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Winter Down South

Plan your winter down south in WA with winter accommodation specials

Winter in South West WA is a magical and underrated time to visit. During winter down south, temperatures cool, crowds dissipate, and it’s common to find an affordable winter getaway with an abundance of winter specials on offer.

There’s also lots of things to do in winter in South West WA – from whale watching in Busselton and Margaret River, to hiking and bushwalking in the lush forests of Walpole, to truffle hunting in Manjimup, to enjoying a red wine by a cosy log fire of the region’s cellar doors, to catching a winter surf wave in Margaret River, or attending an indulgent winter foodie event.

Winter down south offers travellers a chance to slow down, unwind and spend quality time with family and friends.

A couple at Margaret River Tourist Park sit outside a cottage enjoying winter down south with a glass of red wine

Book your winter down south accommodation today with these winter specials in Margaret River, Busselton and Walpole.

Terms, conditions and exclusion dates apply, so scroll down for full details.

Winter Special for Roofed Accommodation 

Book 4 nights for the price of 3*

Book a stay of 4 nights or more in any of the roofed accommodation options at Busselton Lazy Days Caravan Park, Margaret River Tourist Park, Riverview Tourist Park and Walpole Rest Point Caravan Park from 1st June to 31st August 2024 and get one night complimentary.

To redeem, use code: WINTER4PAY3 at the check out.

Book at Busselton Lazy Days Caravan Park

Book at Margaret River Tourist Park

Book at Riverview Tourist Park

Book at Walpole Rest Point Caravan Park

*T&Cs and exclusion dates apply. Scroll down for details.

Winter Specials for Caravan & Campers

$25/night Winter Special for Powered Sites* 

Book a powered site stay at Busselton Lazy Days Caravan Park, Margaret River Tourist Park, Riverview Tourist Park and Walpole Rest Point Caravan Park from 1st May to 31st August 2024 for $25/night

To redeem, use code: WINTER25 at the check out.

Book at Busselton Lazy Days Caravan Park

Book at Margaret River Tourist Park

Book at Riverview Tourist Park

Book at Walpole Rest Point Caravan Park

*T&Cs and exclusion dates apply. Scroll down for details.

$23/night Winter Special for Unpowered Sites* 

Book an unpowered site stay at Margaret River Tourist Park, Riverview Tourist Park and Busselton Lazy Days Caravan Park from 1st May to 31st August 2024 for $23/night

To redeem, use code: WINTER23 at the check out.

Book at Busselton Lazy Days Caravan Park

Book at Margaret River Tourist Park

Book at Riverview Tourist Park

*T&Cs and exclusion dates apply. Scroll down for details.

10 Reasons to Visit During Winter Down South 

Here are ten reasons why you should visit the South West of WA in winter - trust us, it'll be a winter down south holiday you'll never forget! 

1. Winter in South West WA means whale season! 

Join a whale watching tour in winter with humpback whales frequenting Augusta from May to July, and humpback whales, southern right and even pigmy blue whales cruising in the bays from Busselton to Dunsborough from July - September. Hop on board with one of the local whale watching companies in Margaret River to see these majestic marine giants up close! 

2. Truffles! 

Winter in WA's South West means truffle season in Manjimup and surrounds. Unearth this black gold on a winter truffle hunt tour, or attend the annual Truffle Kerfuffle festival to indulge in truffle-inspired dishes by world-renowned chefs.

3. Surf's up! 

Margaret River in winter is known for its world-class surf breaks. The annual Margaret River Pro Surfing Competition often takes place in April or May to kick-start the winter surfing season. Surfers of all abilities will enjoy the winter surf breaks around the region, while beginner groms can join a winter surf lesson or two.

4. Wine time is here...

For those that enjoy a good drop of vino, winter down south is the perfect time to sip your way through the region's cellar doors, stretching from Busselton, Margaret River and beyond to Walpole and Denmark. Cellar doors get a lot more cosy in winter as they light up the log fires, so get ready to settle in and sip your way through some of the best drops this side of the equator.

5. Campfires are back! 

Winter down south means caravan and campers can once again light up a cosy campfire (but always be sure to check the campsite restrictions and Emergency WA websites first, just to be sure!) At our caravan parks Busselton Lazy Days Caravan Park and Walpole Rest Point Caravan Park we've got fire pits for caravan and campers to enjoy this winter.

6. Winter rains = waterfalls. 

Forget what TLC said ("don't go chasing waterfalls"), we say DO go chasing waterfalls. Winter down south fills up some of the region's most impressive waterfalls. Some of our favs are Quinninup Falls in Margaret River (culturally sensitive site so walk with respect for Wadandi Boodja), and Fernhook Falls in Walpole, which are at their most impressive in winter.

7. Winter is the perfect time to indulge in a South West foodie event. 

There's so much on during winter down south, so be sure to check out the impressive line up of wintery South West events - most focused on delicious food and wine, with the occasional arts and culture event also in the mix.

8. You'll escape the crowds in winter. 

Enough said.

9. It's the perfect time for quality time with those who matter most. 

Winter in South West WA is a chance to slow down, recharge, get back to nature and make memories with your family and friends that you'll cherish forever. 

10.  Everyone loves a saving! 

Winter down south is known as the 'low' or 'quiet' season for South West WA, so its likely you'll be able to snag some great winter specials on accommodation, tours and experiences. Check out our Summerstar Tourist Park winter specials at Busselton Lazy Days Caravan Park, Margaret River Tourist Park, Riverview Tourist Park and Walpole Rest Point Caravan Park and book your winter down south today.

Convinced yet? It's time to enjoy an affordable getaway and quality time spent with family and friends this winter down south! 

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Winter Specials Terms & Conditions 

4 nights for the price of 3 WINTER4PAY3 Special T&Cs: 

Terms & Conditions 

Discount is only applicable to select parks: Busselton Lazy Days Caravan Park, Margaret River Tourist Park, Riverview Tourist Park, and Walpole Rest Point Caravan Park.

Discount is only valid for bookings made direct through our website at summerstar.com.au or direct with the park over the phone or via email. Not available on any third-party websites. Available for walk-in bookings.

Discounted nightly rate includes 2 adults, fees apply for extra adults and children. 

Offer is redeemable for travel dates between 1st June 2024 and 31st August 2024 inclusive at Busselton Lazy Days Caravan Park, Margaret River Tourist Park, Riverview Tourist Park, and Walpole Rest Point Caravan Park, however exclusion dates apply. Exclusion dates are during public holidays, long weekends, and special event dates, including: 

All Parks: 

31st May 2024 – 3rd June 2024 (Western Australia Day Long Weekend)

Busselton Lazy Days Caravan Park: 

4th – 5th May 2024 (Busselton Festival of Triathlon) 

12th – 21st July 2024 (Cabin Fever Festival) 

Margaret River Tourist Park and Riverview Tourist Park:

11th – 12th May 2024 (Margaret River Ultra Marathon) 

17th – 19th May 2024 (Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival) 

12th – 21st July 2024 (Cabin Fever Festival) 

Walpole Rest Point Caravan Park: 

28th – 30th June 2024 (Truffle Kerfuffle Festival) 

$25/night WINTER25 Special T&Cs:

Terms & Conditions 

Discount is only applicable to select parks: Busselton Lazy Days Caravan Park, Margaret River Tourist Park, Riverview Tourist Park, and Walpole Rest Point Caravan Park.

Discount is only valid for advanced bookings made direct through our website at summerstar.com.au or direct with the park over the phone or via email. Not available on any third-party websites or walk-in bookings (unless extending an existing booking).

Maximum 14 nights stay with discount applied.

Discount rate includes 2 adults, fees apply for extra adults and children. 

Offer is redeemable for travel dates between 1st May 2024 and 31st August 2024 inclusive at Busselton Lazy Days Caravan Park, Margaret River Tourist Park, and Riverview Tourist Park, and Walpole Rest Point Caravan Park however exclusion dates apply. Exclusion dates are during public holidays, long weekends, and special event dates, including but not limited to: 

All Parks: 

31st May 2024 – 3rd June 2024 (Western Australia Day Long Weekend)

Busselton Lazy Days Caravan Park: 

4th – 5th May 2024 (Busselton Festival of Triathlon) 

12th – 21st July 2024 (Cabin Fever Festival) 

Margaret River Tourist Park and Riverview Tourist Park:

11th – 12th May 2024 (Margaret River Ultra Marathon) 

17th – 19th May 2024 (Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival) 

12th – 21st July 2024 (Cabin Fever Festival) 

Walpole Rest Point Caravan Park: 

 28th – 30th June 2024 (Truffle Kerfuffle Festival) 

$23/night WINTER23 Special T&Cs: 

Terms & Conditions 

Discount is only applicable to select parks: Busselton Lazy Days Caravan Park, Margaret River Tourist Park, and Riverview Tourist Park.

Discount is only valid for advanced bookings made direct through our website at summerstar.com.au or direct with the park over the phone or via email. Not available on any third-party websites or walk-in bookings (unless extending an existing booking).

Maximum 14 nights stay with discount applied.

Discount rate includes 2 adults, fees apply for extra adults and children. 

Offer is redeemable for travel dates between 1st May 2024 and 31st August 2024 inclusive at Busselton Lazy Days Caravan Park, Margaret River Tourist Park, and Riverview Tourist Park however exclusion dates apply. Exclusion dates are during public holidays, long weekends, and special event dates, including but not limited to: 

All Parks: 

31st May 2024 – 3rd June 2024 (Western Australia Day Long Weekend)

Busselton Lazy Days Caravan Park: 

4th – 5th May 2024 (Busselton Festival of Triathlon) 

12th – 21st July 2024 (Cabin Fever Festival) 

Margaret River Tourist Park and Riverview Tourist Park:

11th – 12th May 2024 (Margaret River Ultra Marathon) 

17th – 19th May 2024 (Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival) 

12th – 21st July 2024 (Cabin Fever Festival)

Frequently asked questions

  • When is the best time of year to visit Southern WA?

    The best time to visit southern WA depends on what you like to do. Summer in southern WA is from December to February, bringing hot sunny days perfect for spending days at the beach. However summer is the peak tourist season, bringing crowds and advanced bookings are often required. In contrast, winter in Southern WA from June to August brings cooler temperatures, mild rainfall and is a beautiful time to visit for bushwalking, hiking, winter surfing, foodie events and arts festivals and enjoying a quieter winter getaway with less crowds. Autumn and spring in Southern WA are lovely in-between seasons to visit, bringing vibrant wildflowers and great hiking weather.

  • Is Margaret River nice in winter?

    Margaret River in winter is a beautiful time to visit. In Margaret River, winter temperatures average between 8 degrees Celsius and 17.5 degrees Celsius, with rain on roughly 15-16 days each month. Compared with many other places in the world, winter in Margaret River is mild, often with warm and sunny blue-sky days. Families will enjoy less crowds at popular attractions such as Margaret River caves, mazes, mini golf, breweries with playgrounds, horse-riding tours and much more. Couples and solo travellers are spoilt for choice when it comes to award-winning red wine served beside cosy log-fires of cellar doors, and indulgent foodie events.

  • What is the weather like in Walpole in winter?

    The weather in Walpole in winter is a bit wetter, with an average 99mm of rain from June - August, though roughly 10 days each month see rain. Walpole in winter sees minimum temperatures average 9.9 degrees Celsius and maximum temperatures average 15 degrees Celsius. The average daily temperature sits around 12 - 13 degrees Celsius. The winter rains fill up the waterfalls, rivers and lakes, making winter a beautiful time to visit Walpole. The forests of Walpole are lush in winter, with perfect temperatures for hiking and mountain biking.