Duration: 2 Days
Set off from Perth in the morning, taking the Old Coast Road down to Dunsborough, the journey will take just over three hours.
Once in Dunsborough take a short 14 km drive north of the town to the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, located at the top of the cape and surrounded by the beautiful Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park.
Take a fully guided half hour tour of the lighthouse and enjoy the stunning views from the top, maybe even spot a whale during the season.
If feeling energetic take one of the short walks from the lighthouse car park down to the whale lookouts or part of the Cape to Cape walk track.
Only a couple of minutes from the lighthouse is Bunker Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches in the area, and also a great spot to stop for lunch, with a café right on the beach overlooking the bay.
After lunch head back towards Dunsborough, stopping also on the way at Sugar Loaf Rock, a great spot to see local dolphins surfing the waves.
Further down the road towards Dunsborough call into Eagle Bay and Meelup Beach, the most popular beach for families in the area. Its sheltered waters offer safe swimming and a shaded area to relax.
Some beautiful walks can be taken from the beach, which follow the coastline taking in the gorgeous view.
Take the short drive back to Dunsborough and spend the rest of the afternoon wandering the shops and galleries in Dunsborough. As the sun is setting wander down to the beach front to take a walk along the beach. The sky and water turn a dusky pink as the sun goes down.
Finish the day with dinner at one of Dunsborough’s fabulous restaurants.
If keen get up early to take a walk along the beach, this is a great opportunity to watch the sun come up over the waters of Geographe Bay, followed by breakfast at one of the cafes in town.
Head west towards Yallingup, a few kilometers down the road you will find Ngilgi cave. Ngilgi Cave was the first cave in Western Australia to be opened for tourism and offers stunning formations.
After the cave keep heading west to Yallingup, always a popular spot for surfers, further south is the natural rock formations of Canal Rocks. A boardwalk has been built across the ‘canal’ and offers a great chance to stand above the ocean as the water rushes beneath.
Spoil yourself for lunch and dine at one of the world class winery restaurants.
After lunch visit some of the local wineries or food producers choosing from ice cream, olive oil, wood fired bread, bruschetta, or beers to name a few.
Take the reluctant drive back to Perth.