Long before planning our big lap of Australia we had heard of the amazing Margaret River region. It was definitely high on our ‘to do’ list and it certainly didn’t disappoint.
Basing ourselves out of Ayr Sailean we found the location to be central to everything, meaning we could easily access some of the amazing places throughout the South West, Western Australia region.
The diversity of the Margaret River region, and surrounding Busselton and Bunbury areas is amazing. Beautiful beaches lead to stunning forests, natural wonders abound, allowing many great tours, different experiences free and paid, and of course many food and beverage options. So many wineries and breweries!
We visited the Beer Farm twice as a splurge of choice, but also visited many free things and attractions in the region. Beautiful sunsets were seen at Yellingup, a great free cave down near the Margaret River Mouth, many beach days, stunning visits to Canal Rocks and the Injidup Natural Spa. But our absolute favourite?
We went out to Busselton from the same location, and basically spent an entire day on or around the jetty. There is great swimming, fishing, tours and even a train ride out along the jetty.
We were planning where to go next and had heard some great things about Bunbury. Further, they recently opened themselves up for 48 hour free camping, which coming out of the Margaret River region with none, was a rare treat for the family budget. We headed there and loved our 2 nights in Bunbury.
Our stay in Bunbury coincided with a big milestone for us, 100 days on the road! We were happy to be able to celebrate with two other travelling families, enjoying fishing at sunset and then a great bbq on the grass behind the foreshore.
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