Western Australia is home to the sunniest city in the country, the best wine region and some incredibly diverse scenery. It truly is an amazing place for travellers – newbies and veterans alike – to visit. There are many ways to travel this part of the country – have a look at this spectacular coastal route from Perth to Margaret River, including stops to add to your bucket list.
Stop in Bunbury to stretch your legs and visit the Dolphin Discovery Centre, including a 90-minute tour to see the wild bottlenose dolphins playing in their natural habitat. There’s also a few historic tours around the town itself. Find out how the indigenous people lived many decades ago.
Sandy beaches and a nationally-renowned jetty make Busselton a wonderful place to stop on your way to Margaret River. Take a tour down to the coral reef here and perhaps join a whale watching cruise.
Overlooking the gorgeous Geographe Bay, Dunsborough is home to crystal clear waters and rugged coastline. Try and spot some of the wrecks along this shore – such as the HMAS Swan. This place is also home to some surfer-favourites – Meelup Bay, Eagle Bay and Bunker’s Bay.
There are many amazing places to stay once you’re in Margaret River. Check out some of the beautiful ranch-style retreats outside of town for a spot of relaxation. Or if you’re in the mood for some pampering you can always choose from one the spas available.
There are lighthouses, historical and nature tours available as well as some of the country’s best vineyards. Travelling this alternative route is a great way to experience the lesser toured side of WA, while experiencing some of the great things that this part of the world has to offer.