We started off our tour of South-west WA heading out of Perth, south along the Canning Highway. We followed the coast south – quite a bit slower than taking the freeway, but much more interesting and picturesque.
We kept to the coast all the way through Rockingham, then down as far as Mandurah, then got onto the main highway and continued down past Bunbury, Capel and on to Busselton, where we stopped for some lunch.
After lunch, we headed west through Dunsborough, and then up to Cape Naturaliste. We wanted to go and look at the lighthouse and look at some of the views from the area, but it was very cold, windy, and drizzling – and we would have to wait for the next tour to get to the lighthouse and we just didn’t have time, so we continued on.
From here, we headed south along the Caves Road all the way down to Augusta, where we stopped to look at the Cape Leeuwin lighthouse and the old waterwheel. Pity about the weather – bitterly cold. Was interesting to see the most south-westerly point of Australia, and the point at which the Indian Ocean meets the Southern Ocean. Some pretty large seas happening in the strong winds – would hate to have been out in it !
After Augusta, we headed back north up the Bussell Highway to Margaret River, where we stayed the night. Pity we didn’t have time to spend looking around the area – it looks like a lovely place !