A week in South Western Australia
You could spend your days packed full of activities, or take a leisurely lunch in the vineyard, and sit in the sun with a good book. There is no pressure or pace to the Australian pace of life, unlike days spent in the city.
For more insight, visit our Destinations blog pages:
Western Australia: Part 1 - The Journey
Western Australia: Part 2 - Fremantle
Western Australia: Part 3 - Margaret River
And here's a summary of how we spent our time:
Day 1-3: Fremantle. Wander around the coffee shops, markets and harbour. Eat fish and chips and test the local micro brewery. Learn about the colonial history at Fremantle Prison and the Shipwreck Museum.
Day 4: Drive to Margaret River. A wander around the town and dinner at the Settlers' Tavern, Margaret River.
Day 5: A walk around the trails of Margaret River, lunch at Leeuwin's Wine Estate.
Day 6: Breakfast at Morries, drive to Busselton. Busselton has a fantastic 1.8km pier. You can buy a combined ticket that allows you to ride the train there and back, as well as visit the underwater aquarium at the end of the jetty.
Day 7: Lake cave, lunch at Cafe Boranup, Leeuwin Cape Lighthouse, dinner at Swings Taphouse & Kitchen, Margaret River.
Day 8: Wine, coffee, cheese and chocolate tour with Neil McLeod.
Day 9: Drive to Perth. Lunch at Cottesloe Beach Club.
Western Oz in pictures