West Coast – Augusta to Margaret River

After lunch at the Augusta Bakery we headed north. But instead of returning the way we came down to Augusta, we took the caves road and deviated to the coast whenever we saw an opportunity. All along the scenery is spectacular. Writing this a few days after we travelled along the coast, I am not so sure the photos match the location indicated. It is all a bit of a blur.

I think this is at Cosy Corner.

(Lesley’s photo)

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This is at Hamelin Bay. The cape to cape track goes from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin. This is a walking track of around 135km, not an afternoon stroll. They say it takes some 5 to 7 days. In Hamelin Bay we actually saw a group of walkers that just had completed their section of the track. They were mainly children in their teens. We chatted with one of the leaders and she suggested we take the Boranup Drive to Boranup lookout and then continue on along the dirt road until it re-joins the Cave Road.

(Lesley’s photo)
The track follows well trodden paths – but in other areas walkways have been constructed just like the ones you can see in the following photos.

(Lesley’s photo)





Hamelin Bay used to be an important port for the export of karri timber – this explains it better than what I could.


(Lesley’s photo)


Just a few poles remain of the jetty.

(Lesley’s photo)
(Lesley’s photo)
We did take the advice and took the Boranup drive to the Boranup lookout. From the lookout you get a good impression of the vastness of this National Park, but the sea is quite a long way from the lookout. No photos from the lookout. But the drive through the trees was quite special.

(Lesley’s photo)


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Eventually we arrived at the Margaret River where it flows out to the sea.

(Lesley’s photo)


(Lesley’s photo)



W
e returned to Big Valley farm stay after a full day of exploring. Amazing what we could see in this drive down to the South West tip of Western Australia (see my previous post) and then back to Margaret River.

 

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One Response to West Coast – Augusta to Margaret River

  1. Sue Lee says:

    Erich & Lesley, your photo’s are fantastic. Some reminiscing for me whilst looking them. I absolutely loved the entire coast of WA with it’s ruggedness, wild seas, rocky outcrops & the history. You’ll love the southern coast of WA & SA when you get there too…..that’s if you already haven’t seen it before 🙂 Enjoy your trip back east….Sue Lee

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