To really see Western Australia – road tripping is the only way to go. The Margaret River and Albany areas are not only close (by Australian standards) to Perth but you can design a roundtrip that is manageable if you only have a week, even though you might prefer to take 10 – 14 days and relax a little along the way.
Beauty abounds alongside wineries, pristine beaches, National Parks, wildlife and wildflowers. It’s really a terrific touring area.
Don’t forget to pay your respects to the Noongar people, the traditional owners of the land in South West of W.A.
Just two hours drive south of Perth to arrive in Bunbury.
To look around town, hire a bike from the Bunbury Visitor Centre
The most essential activity for visitors is to go dolphin spotting. The main bay is home to more than 150 bottlenose dolphins, all of which can be admired from the shallow waters. Or, like many nature lovers, you can take a tour and go swimming with wild dolphins. Head to the Dolphin Discovery Centre. Still need more wildlife?- Bunbury Wildlife Park.
Stay – Busselton Jetty Tourist Park
Margaret River wine So many, think Cape Mentelle, Evans and Tate, Leeuwin Estate, Vasse Felix to just scratch the service. Do your homework before you leave, there is no way you can go to them all. Decide what wine you are interested in, do you want to do lunch or dinner with your visit? And get your purchses shipped home.
Stay – River View Tourist Park
Adventure just half an hour south of Margaret River and you’ll come across a coastal town that’s often left out on most traveller’s itineraries. Australia’s most south-western town is close to the stunning Jewel Cave, Boranup Forest and Hamelin Bay. Augusta’s hiking tracks and bayside scenery make it an ideal place for adventurers and keen fishermen.
Trees here are up to 350 years old, it’s an historic
Walpole is about 245km southeast of Augusta. Walpole is famous for its Valley of Giants Tree Top Walk. This nature-based ecotourism attraction boasts a scenic 600m walk which takes you high into the canopy, allowing you to explore the world from the trees above.
Stay – Big 4 Emu Beach Holiday Park