The Rainbow Coast is one of the most beautiful places on Earth and includes Albany, Denmark & Walpole on the South Coast of Western Australia.
The region ovrelaps with the Southern Forests and is sometimes called the Great South West Edge.
The Rainbow Coast is an amazing travel destination.
National Parks of the South Coast of WA
Forests along the South Coast of Western Australia
Walks, Walking Trails and Hikes on the South Coast
Inlets of the South Coast of Western Australia
Rainbows & The Rainbow Coast
Whales of the Rainbow Coast
Wildflowers along the South Coast of WA
Birds of the South Coast of WA
Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk, Denmark
With over a dozen National Parks and Reserves, the Rainbow Coast encompasses an international biosphere reserve with species of plants and animals which you will find no where else in the world.
An internationally recognised wedland area the Rainbow Coast is home to thousands of migratory waterbirds.
It is also home to many shipwrecks including the sand-covered wreck of the Mandalay at Mandalay Beach in Walpole as well as the naval ship sunk in the King George Sound in Albany - the Albany Region is a real divers adventure playground.
Don't be fooled by the name! The yearly average rainfall along the coast is the same as Perth and Broome!
The name comes from the angle of the sun as it hits the rain coming off the Great Southern Ocean during winter. [Read more about Why it's called the Rainbow Coast]
Visitors to Albany should visit the Torndirrup Peninsula and see The Gap and Natural Bridge which were once connected to Antarctica, or walk up Stony Hill and view the spendor from atop the ancient granite rocks, all close to Albany along Frenchman Bay Road.
Explore the white beaches of Flinders Peninsula and Frenchman Bay.
Well, geographically, it's perfectly placed for making rainbows (in winter, of course!) The angle of the sun in relation to this southern coast of Western Australia is less than 42 degrees above the horizon (especially in winter).
So when the sun shines from the north on the rain that comes off the water from the south, you see Rainbows throughout the day! (in winter, if it's raining, of course!)
This website is a virtual resource for visitors to the area offering the chance to explore the region in an up close and personal way.
It is also a way for locals to share their home with their friends and families. We were so taken with the beauty of the place that we created this website, rainbowcoast.com.au