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is the coastal
playground for West Australians. It is easily accessible and
just a few hours drive south of
Local people are working hard to ensure that the natural beauty and magic of the area is maintained for future generations through groups like the Smith Beach Action Group .
seaside towns of Busselton and Dunsborough are nestled along the wide
sandy shores of Geographe
on the western side of Cape Naturaliste, and features beautiful rugged cliffs, rolling green
hills and native bushland. Yallingup is world famous for its
excellent surf breaks and the sandy beaches and coves.
A wide range of accommodation is available - from caravan, camping and chalet parks to serviced apartments, resorts, luxury retreats and B&Bs. Many of the resorts and restaurants have well equipped convention and function facilities perfect for weddings, seminars, conferences and expos. Visitors can experience the huge array of tours, wineries, award winning restaurants and chefs serving the best local produce.
are over 80 wineries in the
Margaret River Wine Region providing tastings
and sales from the cellar door. Most are within a one hour radius
of Dunsborough. Meet the people who make the wine, or enjoy the
superb cuisine available from the many winery cafes or restaurants.
Geographe Bay hosts many local and international events, such as the Western Australia Ironman, Busselton Beach Festival, Festival of Busselton, The Bluewater Classic, Geographe Bay Raceweek, The Busselton Jetty Swim, Leeuwin Estate Concert, Forest Rally, Festival of Triathlon and the Margaret River Wine Region Festival. Events are regularly updated on the Geographe Bay Tourism Association website: www.geographebay.com .
When you come to Busselton, you are coming to one of the world's great winemaking regions. Be it the intense Chardonnay's, rich Semillons, robust cabernets or soft Merlots. Busselton wines have a reputation for distinguished character and quality and have been awarded numerous Australian and international awards. While you're here take the time to enjoy not only the wines, but also their heritage and the picturesque countryside.
Enjoy your West Australian holiday.
Barry Green, Managing Director, Western Tourist Radio.