Monday, September 10, 2018

3 Itineraries For Your South-West Holiday

When it comes to the South-West, there’s no shortage of things to do and places to see. From tasting the region’s gourmet produce to exploring its forests and coastline or simply relaxing in your luxury holiday home, the list of options to while the days away is endless.

So how do you pack all that into a few days? We’ve done the legwork for you and come up with a two-day, five-day and 10-day itinerary. Follow it entirely or mix it up and choose how you want to spend your time down south. Alternatively, let us tailor an itinerary specifically to your party through our exclusive concierge service.

2-day South-West Itinerary

Stay in one of our beautiful homes in Yallingup, Dunsborough, Eagle Bay or Bunker Bay and explore the region from your luxury base.

Day 1

Sugar Loaf Rock

Day 2

  • Wander around the Dunsborough Central Markets every second and fourth Saturday of the month.
  • Visit Ngilgi Cave, near Yallingup. Continue on to picture-perfect Yallingup Beach for a swim. Stop for lunch at Caves House.
  • Spend the afternoon enjoying a game of minigolf and an ice cream at Simmos Ice Creamery.
  • Watch the sunset before dinner at Lamont’s Smith Beach.

5-day South-West Itinerary

Stay in one of our luxury homes in Margaret River and explore the region from there.

Days 1 & 2

Day 3

  • Spend the day exploring Dunsborough, Yallingup and Geographe Bay (see the 2-day itinerary for ideas).

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

Days 4, 5

  • Drive to Augusta, about 30 minutes south of Margaret River.
  • Visit the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse – the tallest lighthouse on the Australian mainland – then explore nearby Jewel Cave, home to the longest straw stalactites of any tourist cave in Australia.
  • Stop for lunch at Blue Ocean Fish & Chips before driving through the Boranup Karri Forest.
  • Or drive to Hamelin Bay, also 30 minutes south of Margaret River, and see the famed stingrays that like to come near the shore.
  • Spend a half-day playing a round of golf at the Margaret River Golf Club, or treat yourself to a pampering at BodyBliss day spa.

10-day South-West and Great Southern Itinerary

Based on stays in our holiday homes of two nights in Busselton, three nights in Margaret River, two nights in Denmark/Walpole and two nights in Albany.

Day 1

  • Start your visit to beautiful Geographe Bay at the historic Busselton Jetty, where you can embark on a whale-watching tour or explore the underwater observatory.
  • Hang around among the trees of Tuart Forrest with a zip-lining challenge at Forest Adventures.
  • Swim in the tranquil waters of Geography Bay.
  • Have a BBQ on the Busselton Foreshore or enjoy lunch or dinner at The Goose Bar and Kitchen.

Historic Busselton Jetty

Day 2

  • Spend the day in Dunsborough, Yallingup and Eagle Bay (see the 2-day itinerary for ideas).

Days 3, 4 & 5

  • Drive 40 minutes south to Margaret River. Spend three days exploring Margaret River, Prevelly, Hamelin Bay and Augusta (see the 5-day itinerary for suggested ideas).

Days 6, 7

Days 8, 9, 10

  • Drive 57km east to the port town of Albany and take in the sights of Western Australia’s oldest European settlement. [insert link to Top 10 things to do in Albany blog, once uploaded]
  • Tour the Historic Whaling Station, walk around the Stirling Terrace precinct, and learn about Australia’s World War I history at the National Anzac Centre.
  • Visit Torndirrup National Park and see the Blowholes, The Natural Bridge and The Gap, a 24-metre drop to the sea where the ocean roars up into a large cavern in the rocks. Then make your way to Stony Hill Lookout for 360-degree views of the Southern Ocean.
  • Try organic wine at Oranje Tractor Wine or visit the Mount Romance sandalwood factory and take part in a unique deep relaxation session using gongs and sandalwood.
  • For lunch or dinner, you might like Due South or Garrison Restaurant & Bar.

Garrison Restaurant Bar Cafe


Make the most of your South-West getaway with a dream Private Properties home. Browse our list for inspiration.


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