South Western Australia


Things to do in Busselton and Surrounds, WA 3

The Margaret River Region has long been a favourite holiday destination for West Australians.  The region extends from the southern town of Augusta up to the town of Busselton  – making it the closest point (a mere 225km or a 2½ hour drive) from the West Australian capital city Perth.  Therefore a great base for anyone driving […]


Ngilgi Cave: the Original Margaret River Tourist Attraction 13

Before the Margaret River Region became know for its great surf, delicious wines and its yummy tasting Margaret River trails, tourists from Perth use to come down to see the natural 500 000 year old formations of the Margaret River cave system.  The closest of which to explore was Ngilgi Cave (pronounced Nil Ghee). On our […]

Ngilgi cave review

beachlands holiday park

My BIG4 Beachlands Holiday Park Review 6

During the recent school holidays of April 2016 we took a welcome family getaway/holiday to Busselton with kid(s) with the aim of exploring the entire Margaret River Region. I quite like using Busselton as a base for our family holidays to the Margaret River Region as: Busselton is only 2½ hours from Perth I consider […]


taste Margaret River Region

Tasting Our Way Around the Margaret River Region 14

The Margaret River Region in Western Australia’s South West has long been known for its great surfing and delicious wines.  But now it is also becoming known for its home-made produce and tasty foods. During the recent school holidays we took a short getaway 2½ hours south of Perth to Busselton (staying at the BIG4 […]


Photo Flashbacks: Busselton Mandalay Resort (Review) 16

As the summer holidays are rapidly approaching I am starting to think about a short getaway to escape Perth’s heat, just 2 and half hours south to Busselton.  As such I am considering the different accommodations available and this has made me reflect on our family getaway to Busselton in 2013 with my sister and her family […]

Mandalay Resort Review

Busselton Jetty

Photo Flashbacks: Busselton Jetty 25

In October 2013 we went on short family holiday to Busselton with my youngest sister’s family. Busselton is just over a 2 hour road trip from Perth. [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m28!1m12!1m3!1d858488.0013253265!2d115.01157214332294!3d-32.806342657115884!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!4m13!3e0!4m5!1s0x2a32bad5293bd573%3A0x504f0b535df4ee0!2sPerth+CBD%2C+Western+Australia!3m2!1d-31.9535959!2d115.8570118!4m5!1s0x2a2e39202360d0cb%3A0xdc1ff2e4b85ae6f9!2sBusselton+Jetty%2C+Busselton%2C+Western+Australia!3m2!1d-33.644018599999995!2d115.3442252!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sau!4v1440646082227&w=850&h=450] Our arriving into Busselton our first stop was to meet at Busselton Jetty. Busselton Jetty is the longest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere.  It is also a […]