The South West region of Western Australia is a very popular holiday destination for both Australians as well as tourists. It’s 2 to 3 hours drive by car from Perth, depending on which part of the South West you want to visit. These photos are a personal view with short notes, no way is everything covered here. If you want more, you can Google South West holidays or Bunbury or Margaret River or Augusta – there’s plenty of tourist websites. We visit this area a lot and are lucky to be able to stay at Karridale farm, where our good friends Annette and Les live. There’s plenty of other accomodation though, ranging from 5 star holiday resort, to camping in tents!
Busselton Beach. The ocean is extremely calm here, so it’s popular with families who have young children. Busselton has many holiday resorts. The Mile Long jetty is very popular.
Dunsborough Beach. About 30 minutes by car past Busselton, Dunsborough also has some beautiful beaches, some with pretty coves.
Margaret River is the name of the small inland town around which are many famous wineries. At Xmas and New Year holiday time, the streets are jam-packed with holiday goers. The beaches near Margaret River are renowned for their spectacular surf.
The Boranup Forests. These are mainly Karri Trees. As you can tell, some of them are pretty tall! Along the road which you can see, are many large underground caves. They are very popular with tourists.
Cape Leeuwin This sensational place is where two oceans meet – The Southern Ocean and the Indian Ocean. The sea here is dangerous and many ships have been wrecked! So they built a lighthouse! Augusta is the town nearest to Cape Leeuwin.
Augusta is a small but very pretty town with spectacular ocean and river views. Flinders Bay is a fantastic spot.
Karridale Farm. My good and long-time friends Annette and Les live here, about 10 kilometers from Augusta. It’s not a commercial farm. A large part of their property is made up of quite thick forest. Around the house they also have trees and pretty bushes which attract lots of birds and other small animals. They have chickens; some fruit trees and also grow vegetables. It’s a picturesque and very relaxing place. In the evenings Les will often light a fire outside to sit next to, chat and enjoy a glass of wine.