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).
That was enough stalactites and stalagmites for one day so we settled in at Flinders Bay Caravan Park in Augusta.
The weather was off today so we shuffled our plans a little.
Kicked started the day by picking up a coffee (necessary) in Dunsborough then on to Sugarloaf Rock In Yallingup. There was a beautiful view of the rock at the lookout and the overcast weather provided perfect lighting for some snaps. Denver spotted a trail so we headed off-road for a closer look. Safe to say it rocked our world.
We zipped down the road to Injidup Natural Spa. This was a bit harder to find. Once parked walk to the left hand side of the car park, climb over some rocks and turn right to find the natural spa. On a warmer day this would’ve been a lovely place for a paddle. It was still a beautiful sight and a nice place to hang out for a while.
After all this rock climbing our tummy’s we’re hungry so we headed to Cheeky Monkey Brewery and Cidery. This is approx 20 minutes out of Yallingup down caves road. They have a lovely area outside where we shared some plates (try the wings!) and the beer and cider tasting board.
After lunch we took a drive into Margaret River to look through the boutiques and surf shops. As per my request, we stopped at the Margerat River Chocolate Company on the way back to Busselton (which did not disappoint).