West Coast – Margaret River to Cape Naturaliste

Having explored the coast South of the Margaret River the previous day, we set out to explore the coast to the North of the Margaret River. First stop Gracetown.

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This is from a lookout above Gracetown.

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Still at the same lookout, but looking north.

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Canal Rocks is another interesting spot. We thought this was great.

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But then we followed the walkway and came to this amazing canal between the rocks.(Lesley’s photo)(Lesley’s photo)
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Lookout on the road in and looking towards Canal Rocks.

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Yallingup

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Interesting plants.

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We have seen these flowers everywhere – could they be a native plant?

I am sure these are not native – all the same they fit in with the scenery.
We finally arrived at the other Cape, Cape Naturaliste. Quite incredible to think that people walk from cape to cape. I can’t imagine that this can be done in just 5 days. It took us 2 days in the car.

The Lighthouse was a bit of a disappointment. No views from the area around the lighthouse and $4 entry fee to get into  the area.

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Beautiful gardens with interesting plants.


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Another example of the earlier clockwork that turned the light.

We had lunch in the Dunsborough Tavern before proceeding to Busselton

It was interesting to read that Western Australia might well have become part of the French empire as the Baudin Expedition set foot on the Australian continent.

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As it was looking like rain we did not walk out along the jetty.

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The entrance fee to the lighthouse in Busselton was a reasonable $2/person. Showing my seniors card we even managed to get in for $2 for both of us. The view over the jetty was well worth it.

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Once again an interesting day along the south western coast.

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2 Responses to West Coast – Margaret River to Cape Naturaliste

  1. wandwill says:

    Love the photos, I have struck a blank spot again, cant find where the insert is, keep up the good work, Sandra and Dennis

  2. Leigh says:

    Looks like a really amazing region!

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