Australia – Perth & Surrounds Aug 2015 (10 Days 9 Nights) Part 2 of 4

Day 4 to 6. Perth & Surrounds - Busselton, Margaret River and Albany. I am finally going to Margaret River. The famous wine region. But I am not going to the wineries haha. Just continue to enjoy the sceneries and farms along the way to Albany. ~Day 4~ We heat up the pizza from last night as a light breakfast before we made our way to famous Timber Jetty at Busselton.

~Busselton Jetty~
Address: Busselton beachfront (beach end of Queen St), Busselton WA, 6280
Website: [View Website]
Tripadvisor: [View Reviews from Tripadvisor]
My Rating (3 out of 5)
Quick Review: This is a MUST-GO! I understand that it is the longest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere. It actually stretches out almost 2 km to the sea. The water is shallow so they needed a long jetty to transport cut timber to ships. It is no longer in operation. There is now a underwater observatory! Descending down 8 metres below sea level, Visitors can view the corals and fish life through windows. There is also a jetty train where you can jus enjoy the view no need to walk all the way. I chose to walk myself and slowly enjoy the breeze and scenery. If you are bringing little kids, do bring your strollers along or take the train. The little ones may not enjoy walking such a long distance.

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After a long walk, we were famished. We drove to Squid Lips (Dunsborough) but to find that they are close. So sad. Nevertheless, we went to Dome instead for light lunch. There were not many other choices nearby.

~Dome~
Address: Dunn Bay Road, Dunsborough 6281 AUSTRALIA
Website: [Visit Website]
Tripadvisor: [View Reviews from Tripadvisor]
My Rating (3 out of 5)
Quick Review: We had a simple lunch at Dome. We ordered Beef & Ale Pot Pie (served with a lid of flaky pastry, creamy mash, broccolini and honeyed carrot and a cheese cake. Not forgetting my cappuccino. Not awesome but still a good lunch.
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After lunch, We drop by Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park and immerse in the awesome scenery. I love the clear blue sea!

~Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park~
Address: Cape Naturaliste Rd, Dunsborough WA 6281, Australia
Website: [Visit Website]
Tripadvisor: [View Reviews from Tripadvisor]
My Rating (3 out of 5)
Quick Review: Another MUST-GO! Gorgeous Nature. Breathtaking Views. People even go there for camping. There is just so much to see! Amazing plants and wild life.
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Yeah! It is Afternoon Tea Time. I have never been to a Lavender Farm. My mum and friends love lavender! Souvenir Shopping Time!

~Cape Lavender~
Address: 2 Canal Rocks Road, Yallingup WA 6282
Website: [Visit Website]
Tripadvisor: [View Reviews from Tripadvisor]
My Rating (4 out of 5)
Quick Review: A lovely Cozy Place. Great for Lavender Souvenir Shopping! Lavender Lovers should definitely come and take a look. They also serve afternoon tea. We had lavender afternoon tea - Scone and Ice cream. Love the Lavender inspired design tea set! So Pretty!
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We continue our drive to Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse. A lovely Sunny Day with little clouds.

~Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse~
Address: Cape Naturaliste Rd, Dunsborough WA 6281, Australia
Website: [Visit Website]
Tripadvisor: [Book Room with Tripadvisor]
My Rating (3 out of 5)
Quick Review: We were a bit late. The lighthouse was closing so we didn't get to see much. But we were fortunate to catch a photo of a wild kangaroo.
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We dropped by Bunker Bay. Guess what! We caught a tiny weeny glimpse of Whales!!! My first encounter with Whales. Although they were very very far out at sea, we can hear them and see little glimpse of them. So Excited! There were some people using binoculars. My camera have to zoom to maximum to catch these shots. Perth_650_109 Perth_650_110

We also make a quick stop at Meelup Beach. Isn't it beautiful. Love the awesome colors! Perth_650_111

Time for dinner and we decided to try Red Rooster. I have never try Red Rooster before. My first try!

~Red Rooster~
Website: [Visit Website]
Tripadvisor: [View Reviews from Tripadvisor]
My Rating (2 out of 5)
Quick Review: I have never try before Red Rooster. I always saw a lot of their outlets. Finally, we thought of trying it out. I didn't really like the fried chicken. Still prefer KFC.
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Time to go back and have a good night rest!~~ ~Day 5~ Woke up early and off we go to Margaret River Chocolate Company.. Yum Yum Chocolates ... Here we come!

~Margaret River Chocolate Company~
Address: 415 Harman’s Mill Rd, Metricup WA 6280
Website: [Visit Website]
Tripadvisor: [View Reviews from Tripadvisor]
My Rating (3 out of 5)
Quick Review: A great place to shop for Chocolates. Perfect for Souvenirs! Smooth and Creamy. There is also free samples for tasting. I love their milk chocolate most. They also sell Simmo's Ice Cream. Yum Yum.
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We went on our way and reach The Berry Farm.

~The Berry Farm~
Address: 43 Bessell Rd, Rosa Glen Western Australia 6285
Website: [Visit Website]
Tripadvisor: [View Reviews from Tripadvisor]
My Rating (3 out of 5)
Quick Review: A bit disappointed. I actually thought they will be selling the berry itself. Mainly, they are selling jams and sauces. We decided to have our lunch at their cottage cafe. We ordered Boysenberry Pie and their famous Beef and Red Wine Pie. Wow double Pie! The birds actually fly into the cafe and try to eat up the leftover crumbs.
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Here we set off to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse!

~Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse~
Address: Leeuwin Rd, Augusta WA 6290, Australia
Website: [Visit Website]
Tripadvisor: [View Reviews from Tripadvisor]
My Rating (4 out of 5)
Quick Review: A Must-GO for Lighthouse and Scenery Lovers! I understand that Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is situated at the most south westerly tip of Australia! You can actually stand at the point where the Indian and Southern Oceans meet! The stunningly gorgeous Blue Sea! The wind was very strong! Bring your jacket along! Stroll the grounds and soak up the amazing history.
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Continue our drive and drop by for a ice cream break...

~Millers Ice Cream~
Address: 140 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River WA 6285
Website: [Visit Website]
My Rating (3 out of 5)
Quick Review: Lovely smooth ice cream with great variety of flavours! Always love Australia ice cream!
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Time to get some wine from Margaret River...

~Margaret River Regional Wine Centre~
Address: 9 Bussell Hwy, Cowaramup WA 6284, Australia
Website: [Visit Website]
Tripadvisor: [View Reviews from Tripadvisor]
My Rating (3 out of 5)
Quick Review: All the way to Margaret River region.. Sure need to get some wines! Haha Instead of going to the wineries. We decided to just go Margaret River Regional Wine Centre for convenience. They have a great variety of wines.
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We went to catch sunset at Prevelly Beach. A lovely place to watch Sunset! Stunning View! Perth_650_146 Perth_650_147

Time to continue the road trip and check in to our Vintages Margaret River Accommodation...

~Vintages Margaret River Accommodation~
Address: 31 Le Souef Street Margaret River Wine Region, Australia 6285
Website: [Visit Website]
Tripadvisor: [View Reviews from Tripadvisor]
Agoda: [Agoda Website]
My Rating (3 out of 5)
Quick Review: I only stay for 1 night. It is spacious, clean apartment. Just like the name. It is vintage decor haha. There are a few near by restaurants and supermarket too. Quite accessible.
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After checking in, we quickly went out to get Dinner as the area is quite quiet at night.

~Muster Bar & Grill~
Address: 107 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River WA 6285, Australia
My Rating (3 out of 5)
Quick Review: I checked Google and noticed that it might be already permanently closed. What a waste. Thought it had a great ambience and delicious steak.
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~Day 6~ Woke up early and off we go start to make our journey to Albany. We made a couple of stops before checking into Albany Airbnb Accommodation.

~Beedelup National Park~
Address: Beedelup WA 6260, Australia
Website: [Visit Website]
Tripadvisor: [View Reviews from Tripadvisor]
My Rating (3 out of 5)
Quick Review: Lovely walk up to see the Beedelup Falls and Suspension Bridge. The Suspension Bridge is a bit scary but exciting. You can also drop by Bicentennial tree near by Via Old Vasse Road, Pemberton WA 6260, Australia. I think the place is great for Family and Kids.
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Woke up early and off we go start to make our journey to Albany. We made a couple of stops before checking into Albany Airbnb Accommodation.

~Lavender & Berry Farm~
Address: LOT 65 Browns Rd, Pemberton WA 6260, Australia
Website: [Visit Website]
Tripadvisor: [View Reviews from Tripadvisor]
My Rating (3 out of 5)
Quick Review: Awesome place for Pancake!!! My most memorable pancake - The Famous "Pemby Pancake". It is delicious. Nom Nom. I am so glad that we stop by. My friend bought me their salad dressing before. Delicious! It is a lovely place for photos as well.
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Continue our drive to William Bay National Park - Greens Pool

~William Bay National Park - Greens Pool~
Address: Denmark WA 6333, Australia
Website: [Visit Website]
Tripadvisor: [View Reviews from Tripadvisor]
My Rating (4 out of 5)
Quick Review: Gorgeously Peaceful Beach. The water is crystal clear and amazingly calm. Perfect for swimming! The rocks are smooth and great for you to just lie down and enjoy the sun dancing on you!
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We rushed quickly made our way to Albany..

~Airbnb Accommodation - Proudlove Parade Foreshore House~
Address: Proudlove Parade Foreshore House, Albany, WA 6330, Australia
Website: [Visit Website]
Tripadvisor: [Book Room with Tripadvisor]
Agoda: [Book Room with Agoda]
My Rating (3 out of 5)
Quick Review: Lovely spacious apartment with a great host. The kitchen was well-equipped with even fresh fruits and even rice for us to cook. The laundry room is outside of the apartment. I just find the surroundings a bit too quiet to my liking.
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We whipped up a delicious meal in the apartment. We love cooking in Australia. The ingredients are so fresh and delicious! The vegetables, mushrooms and steak together with red wine! Superbly Awesome! How I miss going back to Australia! Perth_650_186 Perth_650_187

Check out My Australia Trip - Perth & Surrounds Aug 2015 (10 Days 9 Nights) Part 3 of 4.
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