Dunsborough is a great place to visit and somewhere most Perthians escape to at least once a year. There are beautiful beaches to explore, lots of fantastic artisan food producers (anything from cheese to chocolate and bread to berries), art & craft galleries and a choice of stylish boutique hotels or holiday villas to stay at.
Even if Nick and I are not big wine connoisseurs we always visit at least one of the many wineries for a tasting. 30% of Australia’s premium wines are produced in the Margaret River area so it’s easy to find a wine that you’ll love.
The experience varies widely, from large tasting areas at the best-known wineries, to more informal Cellar Door shops. I particularly enjoy the smaller wineries where you might have a personal tasting with the owner surrounded by vats and barrels.
We drove down Caves Road and stopped at Stormflower Vineyard as we’ve bought their Dry Red in Perth a few times and really enjoyed it.
The tasting area at Stormflower reflects their bout...
The Grande Dame of Broome resorts with a spectacular location overlooking Cable Beach. A drink at the Sunset Bar & Grill is a must for everybody. Book a Bungalow or Villa for the full experience.
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Bali Hai Resort
A more low-key resort with 31 freestanding units located a short walk from Cable Beach. Our favourite is the Deluxe Studio with a four-poster bed, outdoor garden shower and a freestanding tub inside the room.
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Pinctada McAlpine House
Boutique hotel with 8 rooms in a converted Pearling Masters home. Retains the charm and character of Broome. Located in the centre, near China Town.
Image courtesy of Pinctada McAlpine House
.... Camel ride optional!
Broome’s multi award winning microbrewery. You can join a tour learning about their beers or just enjoy the historic photos of Broome in the 1880s.