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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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