Prevelly Surfing Beach
Prevelly Beach, south of Margearet River is where the Margaret River Surfing Classic is held.
The day we visited the weather was very windy and the surf us up for the few breave enough to face the cold
A great spot to look at or surf if you are so inclined
Sea Gardens Cafe - Prevelly
When touring south or Margeret River and you are near the beach, think of the Sea gardens Cafe in Prevelly
The food here is great, well priced and with friendly service
You will like it
9 Mitchell Dr, Prevelly WA
Visit the Berry Farm
The Berry Farm which is located south west of Margerat River is a great place for morinig and afternoon tea, also lunch.
The cottage gardens are great, the food wonderful and the shop there stocks not only jams, but chutneys, sauces and fruit wines.
The bird life here is great, and you get to see many of the winged inhabitants in the area.
Well worth a detour for a visit
To get there
One km south of Margaret River turn left at Rosa Brook Road, travel 8 km and turn right at Rosa Glen Road, travel 5km and turn left at Bessell Road.
Visit the Mammouth Cave
The Mammouth cave, which is situated about 20Km south of margaret river is in the Leeuwin-Naturaliste national Park.
The cave which was discovered in 1850 (cir) but was not explored untill 1895.
Many fossils have been fond here, some of which are on display.
This cave is well eorth a visit, Very easy access and walking, although there are a number of steps on the way out.
Cost per adult $24
- Historical Travel
Getting Ink Done
If you are interested in getting some ink done (or even getting a few piercings), check out the tattoo shop in Fearn Avenue called Artful Ink. Nice clean studio and friendly staff.
Karlost has done my last three tattoos (the latest one which is the phoenix pictured) and he's done an awesome job.
- Arts and Culture
Yallingup Shearing Shed
Here you can watch traditional shearing and detailed displays of shed activities, as well as sheepdogs working with their master. This show is well worth the visit, the shearer makes a great show of including the kids in the all the activities of the shearing shed, and you get to bottle feed the lambs at the end of the show.
The Yallingup Shearing Shed is located a short drive from Yallingup, Busselton and Margaret River situated on four hundred acres of grazing paddocks along Wildwood Road.
There is also a shop filled with beautiful woollen products on the grounds.
Shearing most days 11.00 a.m. Admission to the show is $7 for adults and $4 for kids - a really affordable day out - I went with a group of three grown girls and we thought it was the highlight of our trip to the South West.
Wildwood Road, Yallingup
Open 10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Closed Friday)
- Historical Travel
- Family Travel
Wise Winery is north of Margaret River inbetween Dunsborough and Yallingup. This winery was started in 1991 when both the Eagle Bay Estate and Geographe Estate were combined. The winery sits with a 180 degree view overlooking the vineyard, the Meelup Valley and Geographe Bay. Their wines have won numerous awards over the years Australia wide and all are available for tasting.
Location : Eagle Bay Road, Eagle Bay
Yalgorup National Park
Lake Clifton lies within Yalgorup National Park, an area which encompasses coastal tuart forest as well as part of the lake sysytem. Wildflowers, kangaroos and birds of all sorts abound here. There are marked walk ways and nature trails.
Visitors are particularly asked not to walk on the fragile salt crust of the lake edge - a boardwalk will take you out over the thrombolites and you will get a good view of them without damaging these extraordinary structures. Scientists believe that it was formations such as these that were the first living matter on our planet and their formation was the catalyst that turned a barren world of rock and water into the living, breathing beautiful planet we live on today.
- National/State Park
On the way back
Returning to Perth via the old highway (see update below) you will pass a sign that says "Lake Clifton Lookout". Taking a detour here will bring you to the shore of one of the many salt lakes that lie between the highway and the coast - part of an extensive chain of important wetlands all down this southern region.
Lake Clifton is one of the loveliest, and is definitely the most unusual. Apart from its serene beauty and stillness, the lake is unique for the formations of thrombolites that ring its shores.
What are thrombolites? Rocky mounds of calcified micro-organisms that are a direct link to the earliest forms of life on earth. In winter they are underwater but you can still see them clearly from the board walk that goes out to the summer lake edge. Come summer when the lake has shrunk, the shore is ringed with these strange "living rocks"
2009 update The opening of the new Forrest Highway south of Mandurah has taken the main road right away from the Lake Clifton turnoff. If you are travelling on this section of the highway you'll need to look out for the Old Bunbury Road turnoff and follow the signs to Lake Clifton.
Where to eat and drink Cape Bouvard winery just near the boardwalk does excellent lunches and their wines are not a bad drop either.
The cliffs surrounding Cowaramup Bay are made out of Granite and Limestone. The bay is a showcase for the areas biodiversity. You can find anything from Southern Right to Giant Humpback Whales who fish the waters around the bay to Honey Possums and lizards who hunt for food on the shores.
Putting on the Brakes
If you're up for a picnic, bbq, spot of camping or a swim, head to Canebrake Pool. This spot is beautiful. Located on Canebrake Pool Road (of course), you get there by turning off the Bussell Highway into Osmington Road and travelling pretty much to the end of it until you get to Canebrake Pool Road. The journey there seems to take forever, but it is well worth the while when you get there.
Plus there are some beautiful wildflowers when in season and you can catch marron (just not the hairy ones!)
- Family Travel
The Honeymoon is over...or is it?
Mead has long been associated with revelry and romance, and was consumed on special occasions such as weddings and honeymoons. The term honeymoon got its name from the drinking of honey wine for a full cycle of the moon after the wedding.
Wines at Blackwood Meadery are made with honey, not grapes.
Wine styles include:-
Honey Mead Wine 2003 & 2002 (Dry medium and sweet]
Traditional Honey Mead Liqueur 2002 & 2003
Fruit Liqueur: Boysenberry - MUST TRY
Opening Hours are 7 Days 10.00am to 4.30pm
Lot 1 Brockman Highway, Karridale
- Road Trip
- Wine Tasting
Located along the Bussell Highway next to the Gull Service Station in Stratham (on the left hand side heading towards Bunbury). Watch out for the large sign proclaiming the Gull Service Station 500m away and the small black signs by the side of the road advertising Naughty Nectaries, Amorous Apricots and Sexy Strawberries preceeding that. Beautiful fruit and vegetables - ‘Any fresher and it’d slap your face’ as their logo proclaims - with decent prices and friendly staff. Try the Cheeky Cherries – they’re extra delicious at the moment.
- Road Trip
- Family Travel
- Food and Dining
Cape to Cape Walk Track
The Cape to Cape Walk Track follows the spectacular South West coastline from Cape Naturaliste at the northern end to Cape Leeuwin at the southern end.
At approximately 20km's per day this is a 7 day walk following miles and miles of ever changing coastal scenery.
- Adventure Travel
- National/State Park
- Hiking and Walking
Margaret River farm
Margaret River was very much a farming place and you still see farms with cows, sheep and venison but these days, more farms are being converted into wineries and Colin at Stellar Ridge wines told us that there's a new winery being opened up every day in Margaret River, which of course is good news us wine lovers as the price of wine will no doubt be coming down ,...but bad news for the farmers. Anyway this fella wanted to be on vt, so who was I to argue lol.
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