Discovering Dunsborough

Our holiday to Fiji was doomed, Nadi was flooded and there was a cyclone approaching. This was 6 days before we were due to fly out to Denarau Island for a week. Thank goodness Wyndham came to our rescue.

With the help of the consultant, an alternative location was found for the 2 families travelling together. We had not thought of going to Dunsborough in WA before but what a fabulous place it turned out to be. There are activities suitable for everyone in the area. The resort is on the beach which proved an excellent spot to fish. My husband and son caught 11 crabs (pity they were not a little bit bigger so we could have eaten them!) as well as a few small fish. The men enjoyed a round of golf at the Dunsborough Lakes Resort Golf Club which is only 5 minutes up the road and Flame Tree Wines is across the road if you run out of wine.

We had perfect weather for the beach despite being April. We explored all the beaches in the area and fell in love with Bunker Bay and Injidup Beach. The gorgeous turquoise water is so clear you can see the schools of fish swimming beside you at these two beaches. Bunker Bay has gentle waves which meant the kids could learn to stand up paddle board. There is a cafe right on the beach as well, so lunch and coffee was not a problem.

Being at the top of the Margaret River region also meant we could visit wineries, galleries, chocolate makers, olive farms, cheese factories and many other gourmet food producers. Do not miss Margaret River (MR) Chocolate Co as I doubt there another place anywhere with so much chocolate under one roof. MR Providore, MR Dairy Co and Natural Olive Oil Soap Factory & Vasse Virgin are also excellent for taste tastings. Our teenagers enjoyed visiting Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, Ngilgi Caves, A Maze’n Margeret River and Simmos Icecreamery. Visit Canal Rocks for a great photo opportunity. There was so much to see and do we could not get to everything in a week. On the drive back to Perth we had dinner at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, a great place for seafood.

Thank you to Wyndham and Virgin for allowing us to change our plans with no penalty at the last minute. It gave us the opportunity to discover what an incredible place this region is.

Peggy

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