Western Australia: Part One

A few weeks ago we headed back to Australia with Taylor’s parents. We flew Saturday morning from Singapore to Perth(a 5 hour flight) and then drove about 3 hours south to Margaret River Valley in South Western Australia. In total, we stayed for a week.  The area is best known for its wineries and beaches. While I personally had to sit out from the wine drinking fun, there was plenty to keep us all occupied and I was a great designated driver. We had a fabulous time and I would highly recommend it for a getaway!

We rented a house situated half way between the town of Margaret River and the Ocean. The house was called Selador (get it? “cellar door” ), which Taylor found and booked online. It was a great 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath house with a great kitchen and living room. We had some kangaroo appearances outside too!

The Kitchen

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Sunday, we headed off to visit some of our first wineries. We headed to Leeuwin Estate for the first stop of the day. This vineyard also had a nice art gallery attached to it.

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The next stop was a Voyager Estate Winery. This winery had beautiful grounds. We strolled around the rose garden. untitled-42untitled-35 untitled-38

Up next, we headed to Xanadu winery.

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Our last wine stop of the day was at Cape Mentelle Vineyards. Taylor decided to have a little childhood fun here. untitled-51

We rounded out the day with a nice lunch in Margaret River at the Settlers Tavern. I had a great BBQ sandwhich(which they were proud that they had just got a smoker/grill from the USA.) It was delicious!

The rest of the day was spent picking up some groceries and relaxing at the house!

On Monday, we headed south towards Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse which is the most Southwest point in Australia. Along the way we stopped at Gnarabup Beach and Surfers Point Beach. Surfers Point is a very famous surfing beach on the west coast. The week after we left a big competetion was gearing up. untitled-52 untitled-55 untitled-56 untitled-58 untitled-59 untitled-60

On our adventure we also saw this giant lizard!

untitled-62On our way to the lighthouse we had a lunch break in a small town of Augusta and stopped at a cute resturant called Deckchair Gourmet. We all had tasty sandwhiches and then got back on the road to head to the lighthouse. We had beautiful weather this day and a great blue sky. It was great for taking pictures!

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

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Our day ended with dinner out near the beach at Sea Garden Restaurant. We had some wood fired pizzas and seafood. We had great meals both of these days all from recommendations from the Lonely Plant books! I wish I would have taken pictures of all the wonderful food we ate, but I forgot!

I can’t wait to share more from our trip next week!

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