South West WA; the ultimate weekend escape

We are super lucky to have the south west of WA only a few hours away from our home. The Margaret River, Dunsborough and Busselton area is home to some of the best beaches in Australia, incredible natural produce and amazing 4WD tracks. In the warmer months especially, the South West is our go to location to spend a weekend away.

There’s so much to see in each of the locations in the south west; you can stay anywhere and have an incredible time.

A few weeks back we stayed at the brand new DPAW campsite in between Margaret River and Hamelin Bay and had an amazing time. You can read about the campsite here – Jarrahdene; brilliant bush camping in the south west.

Just last weekend, we stayed at Island Brook Estate in a small chalet, which is pretty much smack bang in between Dunsborough, Margaret River and Busselton.

What can you do in the south west?

Probably the better question would be to ask what you can’t do in the south west! There’s something for every single age, adventure level and budget.

  • World class restaurants, wineries and breweries
  • Incredible coastline including some of the best beaches around
  • Beautiful produce including chocolate, cheese, fruit, wood fired pizza and bread,  fudge, nuts and coffee
  • Amazing underground caves to explore on guided and non guided tours
  • Epic 4WD tracks leading to some of the most pristine locations
  • World renown surf breaks, brilliant fishing and diving
  • A huge variety of amazing accommodation
  • Fantastic camp sites
  • A huge array of entertainment for the little ones
  • Lots of wildlife and beautiful scenery to explore

I meet a number of people in my travels, and its amazing how many have never been to the south west of Western Australia. If you haven’t been there either, book a break away. You’ll love it.

I’ll leave you with some photos of our weekend, and a link to the 4WD tracks in Margaret River:

Margaret River farmers markets
Enjoying the Saturday morning markets in Margaret River
Margaret River market food
Amazing local produce to snack on
Island Brook Estate chalet
Our little chalet at Island Brook Estate
Island Brook Margaret River
Exploring the vineyard at Island Brook
Margaret River coastline
The south west has some of the most magic coastline in the country
Margaret River surfing
You’ll see hundreds of people surfing at Margaret River
Dmax coastline exploration at Margaret River
Exploring the Margaret River coastline in our Dmax
Margaret River 4WD Tracks
There are so many 4WD tracks around Margaret River
Indjidup Beach at Margaret River
An amazing little lagoon off Indjidup Beach
Enjoying the Margaret River coastline
What a place
Waves in the south west
Picture perfect waves
Walking along the beaches at Margaret River
Quality time on the beaches
Yallingup wood fired bread
Wood fired bread anyone?
Amazing bread from Yallingup Wood fired bread
Yummo. Absolutely delicious
Ollie loving the water at Margaret River
Oliver getting used to the water!
Wonky windmill Margaret River
Hand feeding the animals at Wonky windmill animal farm
Feeding the rabbits carrots at Wonky Windmill in Margaret River
Anyone for a carrot?

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