Backpacking to Perth
Cape to Cape of Margaret River Valley
07 Sept to 18 Sept 2012
07 Sept to 18 Sept 2012
Day 07 Thr. (13.09.2012) Total return journey from Molloy Caravan Park to Perth is 347km
Breaking camp at 9.30am after breakfast. We drove 23km to visit the Water Wheel at 9.55am and the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Leeuwin Rd. Augusta at 10.30am. The Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse was built in 1895 and marks Australia’s most southwestern point. The view from the top of the lighthouse could see where the Indian and Southern Oceans meet.
Had 11am early lunch at the Colourpatch restaurant and later adjourned to Augusta Hotel for cold beer.
At 1pm, we were at the Jewel Cave (17km from Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse) for a 45 minute cave tour.
At 3.30pm we were at the 145 year-old Busselton Jetty (94km from Jewel Cave), in a sheltered shore of Geographe Bay. Voted one of the top 10 places to visit in the world by Lonely Planet, the region is famed for its breathtaking natural beauty. Jetty $2.50 - With a length of 2km, this is the longest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere. There is good snorkeling off the jetty and also a small museum at the entrance and an underwater observatory at the end of it at $20 admission.
Driving for another 215km, we finally reach Seah’s Haven at 7.30pm and Monica had already prepared curry chicken and pork stew for dinner.
The 4day outing to explore the southern Margaret River Region was awesome with a total road journey of 847km. Many thanks to Dave who was our trip planner, driver, tour guide and a fantastic cook as well.
Sleeping: Seah’s Haven
Temperature: Sunny 21°C/09°C
|We drove 23km to visit the Water Wheel at 9.55am and the nearby Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Leeuwin Rd. Augusta at 10.30am.|
|the Water Wheel was used to pump water up to the lighthouse in the past|
|The easily accessible site offers picturesque views of the surrounding coastal scenery and is within the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park.|
|at low tide we could walk on the exposed rock|
|Lighthouse is situated 9km south of Augusta on Australia's most southwesterly tip.|
|This is truly one of the great capes of the world and also Western Australia''s tallest lighthouse – Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.|
|had lunch at the Colourpatch restaurant - the last eating house before the antarctic!|
|a view of the beautiful Blackwood River|
|adjourned to Augusta Hotel bar for cold beer|
|the dinning and bar area of Augusta Hotel|
|the old lighthouse beside the jetty|
|seals swimming under the bridge|
|an underwater aquarium at the end of the jetty|
|on the right; this train driver is the president of the rotary club of Busselton|
|Dave served us the special Port Wine in a special glass to the guys after dinner|
|Dave served us the special Port Wine to the guys after dinner..|
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