Day four: goodbye Busselton, hello Augusta

Coffee in hand and we set off on a coast drive with my friend Emma (the lucky girl now calls Dunsborough home). She was the perfect tour guide showing us her beautiful backyard. Our favourite stop was Meelup beach which is less than ten minutes out of Dunsborough. 

That afternoon we cruised south through Gracetown for a bite to eat and to gawk at the surfers in amazement. 

Then to the caves! Mammoth and Lake cave. Which are only 4km apart on caves road (thirty minutes before you get to Augusta). Mammoth cave was mammoth in size and in spectacle. Headphones on for an educational audio guide and an optional 700m bush hike to finish. Lake cave newly fitted with a light show was a beautiful sight. It took a few hundred stairs down a sinkhole to reach the cave entrance (note: if you go down, you must come back up).

Entrance to lake cave “titanic”/“star destroyer” rock
“Straws” 
“Levatating table” 

That was enough stalactites and stalagmites for one day so we settled in at Flinders Bay Caravan Park in Augusta. 


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ROAD TRIP

After hearing about the amazing South-West coast of Australia we decided we had to see it for ourselves. Nothing but a couple of amateur surfers, amateur campers (well one of us) but a keen sense of adventure and a few spare weeks on our hands.   If you’re trying to plan a great Australian adventure and don’t know where to begin, this blog might shed some light on the highs and lows of crossing the Nullarbor form Perth to Adelaide