The Beaches of Margaret River

The Margaret River region has an incredible number of beaches, and we did our best to visit as many of these as possible during our short visit.

We started off in Dunsborough, a very nice little town just 30km along the coast from Busselton. Our visit was timed with the Easter holidays, and its clearly a popular holiday destination, with the town centre full of people. However it was early, and the beach itself was still quiet with just a few paddle boarders.

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Not far from this is Meelup beach where we also made a quick stop. This was very secluded and again there was beautiful white sand and clear blue sea, with lots of families swimming and sunbathing.

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Perhaps the most impressive waves we have seen so far were at Canal Rocks, where we sat and watched as they came crashing over the huge rock formations – great fun from a distance, and a complete contrast from some of the more secluded beaches we had visited earlier.  Continue reading

Our Tour of Margaret River

We started our tour of the Margaret River region with what we thought was going to be a short stroll along Busselton Jetty. However, it turns out it’s actually the Southern Hemisphere’s longest wooden jetty at 1.8km long. No wonder there is a train to the end!

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We were a little concerned when we did make it to the end and looked at the sign showing the distance to all of the World’s major cities, as well the largest Australian ones. Only 3,670km to Brisbane then, and that’s in a straight line.

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