Our next move was to Yallingup (place of love) and yes we loved it. A very easy going town with a good feel, great beaches and close to some more places we had to visit.
The caravan park is right next to the beach which had plenty of surfers out on the day we arrived. The town has a great bakery and a huge hotel, called Caves House with live music every night, a big outdoor eating area (dogs welcome) and the hotel itself is a stunning deco style inside. Well worth a visit just to take it all in.
From our base at Yallingup we went to see the iconic Busselton (Busso) Jetty. It is almost 2 kilometres long and is an interesting walk with information along the way. At the end of the jetty life size whale murals adorn the jetty and a signpost lets you know you’ve made it.
. If you’re visiting you must do the underwater observatory guided tour it’s well worth it. The guide will take you down a circular stairway with stops on the way to explain what you’ll see out of the viewing windows. After the tour you have around half an hour where you can go back to any of the windows from water level down to the 8 metre bottom level of the observatory and take photos, ask questions or just enjoy the beauty out there under the jetty. Included in the ticket price for the underwater observatory you will also get a ride back on the jetty train, which wasn’t a bad idea, looking at the dark clouds brewing on the day we went out.
Later that evening we finally got a good WA sunset over water- we are starting to face west now.
The next day we toured more of this area including the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, Bunker Bay, Eagle Bay and Meelup Beach.
Later we found Canal Rocks with a bridge you can take that goes over a series of rocks, which some little black crabs were loving.
Our last stop was Smiths Beach which had quite an unusual welcoming committee. The steps to the beach were lined with rows of galahs. They obviously know the spot to be!
Next stop Freo and Perth.