After our brief stop at Bunbury, we moved on to Busselton town enroute to Margaret River. Every town has a city centre where the locals can purchase almost everything they need and want. It just has a very homely feel whenever I pass by a city centre, it’s like everyone knows everyone in this town.
Just like a true tourist, even in a little common town area, everything seems so nice and special.
All the above photos were taken on the road to Busselton Jetty, the real reason why we stopped at this town. Busselton Jetty is the longest jetty in the Southern Hemisphere, extending 1.8km across the amazing Geographe Bay.
Besides the chilling weather (best to bring a thicker jacket, especially for the kids), you can hop on the famous Jetty Train that will bring you to the Underwater Observatory.
The cost for a family package (2 adults 2 children) is A$75. Slightly on the steep side but I think some money are not to be spared during holidays.
The Underwater Observatory is a building that descends 8m down to the ocean floor via a spiral staircase to discover an awesome forest of vividly coloured tropical corals, fishes, and invertebrates. Simply saying, it’s a different world of itself. If you are thinking about the Underwater World @ Sentosa Singapore, this is totally different.
(Pardon me as the photos did not do any justice to the actual beauty of the corals and fishes. But just an idea of what you will get to see.)
This is a jellyfish I am trying to capture in photo.
Jayne was a bit bored after I was spending way too much time to her liking watching the fishes. Hahaha..
Show you a video of what it feels to be half way down the stairs in the Observatory. Even though we are watching the waves through the viewing window, but the feeling is still so real like it was about to crash on us.
Before you leave the jetty, it would be a great idea to stop by this cafe to have an ice-cream.
Nothing beats eating ice-cream on a super cold day. The chocolate flavour is nice!
Time to drive to our night’s stay at Margaret River. It’s like a motel apartment with living room and kitchen. As compared to Perth City, the accommodation out of the capital city is much cheaper.
A huge queen-size bedroom & an additional single bed plus a sofa bed in the living room.
Kitchen and bathroom.
The exterior is a picture of peace and tranquillity. Even provided a BBQ pit if you need.
Our unit is the one on the right.
The Station House aka Lobby.
After settling in, it was time to search for dinner. By chance we drove to one of the famous mentioned dining places in Margaret River – Sea Gardens.
Dog friendly too.
The restaurant sits on top of a hill and looks over the sea, hence the name of the place.
Food was fantastic. One of their specials was the pizza.
The young ones enjoyed their fish & chips.
The oldies (Kless & I) enjoyed our pot of earl grey tea with lemon.
To be continued.