Our move to the Rainbow Coast was delightful. We bought our house the weekend of our very first visit and have settled in, watching rainbows daily from our front window.
Having lived in almost a dozen different countries since we married, it took us an instant to recognise that the Rainbow Coast was, and is, a very special place.
During our first visit to the coast, we toured with two children and saw everything that could be seen (thanks to the Visitors Centres - so friendly!)
We recorded our tours, laughing and playing along the way. The more we explored the more wonderful we knew this place to be.
Having shared our experiences of our world travels for over a decade on our travel websites, we knew that the beauty of the Rainbow Coast had to be shared too.
The photos and travel-clips were taken by all of us, a few by our four-year-old son! We hope you like this site and get to experience the Rainbow Coast, virtually.
When you visit, I'm sure you'll find the environment outstanding and the people open, friendly, helpful, and kind. We do. I've never seen so many smiles and bright eyes. It must be all the fresh air from Antarctica, and all the rainbows, of course!
"A family of five had come for a share, of the wonderful southernmost air. They looked all around from the sky to the ground, heard the sea on the breeze as it rustled the trees, and they knew it was right on the very first night for the rainbows had put them at ease."
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
Special thanks to our children for suggesting so many creative and playfully creative ideas including many of the icons and graphics. We are blessed to have such tech-savvy children!
We would also like to acknowledge also their photographic skills, as some of the photos you'll see are theirs. We are grateful to of our friends who have lived in the region their whole lives - your suggestions make this site a better resource for everyone.
The great map making needs a mention - excellent coding and creating the interactive maps, Tila - and thanks to Google for providing the open source solution!
We appreciate the the creativity and playfulness that created such a pretty (and useful) website.
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And finally to the great mystery of the universe which created such spectacular diversity in this wonderful south west corner of the great Outback, just at the western end of the Great Australian Bight.
We are so blessed to be here on this planet. It is important that we preserve it. Take care and responsibility when travelling. Have a positive impact.
Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk, Denmark
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
More information on the south-west coast in our other Western Australian travellers guides:
The Rainbow Coast is a national biosphere area and deserves our care and respect, please try to reduce your environmental impact when visiting the coast. Your safety while visiting the region iis your responsibility, please obey the signs and be careful. THANKS FOR VISITING!
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