Cape to Cape of Margaret River Valley
07 Sept to 18 Sept 2012
Day 06 Wed. (12.09.2012) Dunsborough is about 100km to Molloy Caravan Park passing by Cowaramup, Margaret River, Witchcliffe, Karridale and Kudardup
At 8.15am after breakfast, we drove out to town to return the house key and continued our 20km journey to our 1st stop at Injidup Beach, Cape Clairault Rd. at 8.50am. We drove another 11km to our 2nd stop at Laurance Wines, 3518 Caves Road at 9.20am. We drove another 15km to our 3rd stop at Willyabrup Dreaming Pottery, Willyabrup Road at 9.50am.
We drove another 17km to our 4th stop at Cowaramup at 10.22am and had lunch at Cowaramup Bakery. We drove another 18km to our 5th stop at Voyager Estate Cellar Sales, 1 Stevens Road at 12.05pm. We drove another 3km to our 6th stop at Leeuwin Estate, Leeuwin Estate Winery Stevens Road at 1pm.
From Leeuvin we drove 44km down south to Molloy Caravan Park at about 2pm passing through Witchcliffe, Karridale and turn off at Kudardup into Fisher Rd towards Molloy Island. We took a rest and drove 14km to Augusta to buy grocery at Augusta IGA and have a look at the Hardy Inlet with a riverfront view. All in all we have been driving a total of 140km for the day.
We had a very fantastic dinner of burnt BBQ beef burger, chicken and sausages - and of course with plenty of beer and wine to wash away the carbon.
Molloy Caravan Park situated about 15kms north-east of Augusta and within the Margaret River Wine Region, Molloy Caravan Park can offer you a relaxed holiday that includes boating, water skiing, canoeing and fishing. A tranquil bush land setting on the banks of the Blackwood River with excellent modern facilities.
Augusta is a small town near Cape Leeuwin at the southern extremity of the Margaret River region. It is close to some good beaches and can also be used as a base for exploring the Margaret River wine region. There’s a Jewel cave 8km north of the town and the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse where the Southern and Indian Oceans splash into each other.
Sleeping: Molloy Caravan Park - each cabin is $70.00 per night for 2pax and each extra person is $10.00. Temperature: Cloudy 18°C/11°C
|our 1st stop at Injidup Beach, Cape Clairault Rd. at 8.50am|
|a great scenic drive down there and there is a lovely large sand dune which we saw|
|clear blue water, with rocks to climb on the northern end and a large dune to slide down at the southern (Cape Clairault) end|
|rocks to climb on the northern end|
|a beautiful scenic spot|
|its happiness standing up here with the cool breeze blowing|
|a stunning beach to look at and walk along, would not recommend for swimming with young children|
|our 2nd stop at Laurance Wines, 3518 Caves Road at 9.20am|
|Laurance Cellar, with its rustic charm and European sophistication, offers visitors a tasting with a difference in magnificent surroundings.|
|The building has been constructed of prefabricated concrete and its unique finish gives the perception of age. Iron-bark timbers sourced from the old Wooloomooloo Wharf in Sydney feature throughout the building.|
|the Rose Garden|
|Willyabrup Dreaming is a small but beautiful gallery full of unusual and original designs. All the work is made on the premises by artist/potter Bill Meiklejohn. Bill instills his love of the ocean into many of his spectacular fish & shell designs.|
|for 17 years artist/potter Bill Meiklejohn has worked here making a variety of conventional pottery|
|ladies under the lemon tree|
|the Black Boy in the bush|
|We enjoyed a delightfully lunch at Cowaramup Bakery.|
|"this is Moon's Haven", said Kee Moon|
|Candy Cow supplies a vast array of delectable confectionery that is sure to tantalize your taste buds. Products include fudges, nougats & honey crunch, among other scrumptious sweeties.|
|our 5th stop at Voyager Estate Cellar Sales, 1 Stevens Road at 12.05pm|
|the grounds feature stunning gardens and lawns|
|These gardens are the perfect setting for showcasing plants such as Agapanthus Blue, Yellow Day Lilies, Ponytail Palm and Dwarf Date Palm.|
|The estate is 150 years of farming underpin my family's dedication to Voyager Estate.|
|our 6th stop at Leeuwin Estate, Leeuwin Estate Winery Stevens Road at 1pm|
|we saw this in the garden|
|beautiful flowers in the garden|
|From Leeuvin we drove 44km down south to Molloy Caravan Park at about 2pm passing through Witchcliffe, Karridale and turn off at Kudardup into Fisher Rd towards Molloy Island.|
|a tranquil bushland setting on the banks of the Blackwood River with excellent modern facilities|
|Pacific black duck family|
|Pacific black duck family|
|this Australian Ringneck (TwentyEight) is a parrot native to Australia is plentiful here|
|the ladies enjoyed feeding the birds|
|We took a rest and drove 14km to Augusta to buy grocery at Augusta IGA and have a look at the Hardy Inlet with a riverfront view.|
|fishing on the banks of the beautiful Blackwood River|
|this is a King George Whiting fish|
|Uncle Rudy and Kee Moon kick start the bon fire for BBQ|
|We had a very fantastic dinner of burnt BBQ beef burger, chicken and sausages - and of course with plenty of beer and wine to wash away the carbon.|
|after dinner we gather around the fire for warmth and chitchat|
|reflecting our experiences on the adventure from cape to cape of the Margaret river region so far|
|an unexpected visitor called on us for apple which we gave...|