A twenty minute drive west of Busselton in the township of Dunsborough. It is hard to believe this vibrant town has permanent population of just 4000 when in peak summer season numbers triple and the town is buzzing with life.
For the serious shopper it’s worth putting aside a day to meander the streets lined with boutique clothing, shoe and home ware stores where you will be sure to find something unique.
If you’ve shopped up a bit of an appetite then stop in at one of the trendy sidewalk eateries where strong food philosophies celebrating fresh local produce will leave you fully satisfied.
Venturing down Dunn Bay Road to the water’s edge, the grassed picnic areas, boardwalks and innovative gym equipment of the Dunsborough Foreshore are great for those looking to stretch their legs.
A five minute drive along Cape Naturaliste Road is the secluded and calm waters of Meelup Beach, Eagle Bay and Bunker Bay the perfect spot for a swim en route to Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse. Climb the tower for breathtaking views across the Indian Ocean and Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park or join a guided Nature Trail Tour helping you uncover some of the region’s marvels. Nature puts on a show during spring with whales frolicking in the waters below and dazzling wildflowers in full bloom. Not far off the coast is the Swan Wreck, an awesome opportunity for snorkelers and divers to get up close and personal with more than 100 fish species.
In and around Dunsborough you will find a fantastic range of accommodation, from family friendly self contained apartments to secluded adult-only retreats.