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Where in Western Australia is most similar to Apollo Bay

Colorado
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Where in Western Australia is most similar to Apollo Bay

We travelled to Southeast Australia three years ago and now want to see WA...our favourite place on that trip was Apollo Bay outside of Melbourne...where would anyone recommend in Western Australia that might be at all similar to Apollo Bay...we would like to spend three weeks travelling in WA but don't think we want to do long drive trips as we did three years ago...would like a more relaxing trip but would still like to see some things...am interested in Darwin, Perth, Esperance looked nice...Denmark looked good!....thanks for your input...Ana

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1. Re: Where in Western Australia is most similar to Apollo Bay

Have a look at this web site:

http://www.geographebay.com

You could base yourself in one area, such as Dunsborough and do short trips in the Geographe Bay region.

If you have 3 weeks you could travel as far as Esperance covering the south west corner. i.e. Perth - Dunsborough or general MR Region - Pemberton or Denmark - Albany then Esperance.

Depending on the time of the year you are travelling, you could do the big loop and travel inland from Esperance to Kalgoorlie and back to Perth that way but that would include a couple of long drives, which you say you don't want to do...The attached link below is a commercial tour but gives plenty of accurate information to assist in your planning of a similar trip.

goozgo.com.au/where_to_go/kalgoorlie_esperan…

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2. Re: Where in Western Australia is most similar to Apollo Bay

If you're looking for good beaches, Esperance has the best beaches I've seen anywhere - not that the other beaches in WA are too shabby either, but Esperance...wow.

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3. Re: Where in Western Australia is most similar to Apollo Bay

I think the Albany, Esperance area of WA reminds me most of Apollo Bay.

A J
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4. Re: Where in Western Australia is most similar to Apollo Bay

Yep, Esperance would be the closest match to Apollo Bay IMO too.

Another beach, although a bit off the track, is Shelley Beach in West Cape Howe NP west of Albany. Unsealed road through dense Karri forest opens up to a "hairy" cliff top road and eventually arrives at a secluded bay surrounded by steep hills. Often Ive sighted seals frollicking here and whales offshore.

Map ref:

http://goo.gl/maps/kPAo

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5. Re: Where in Western Australia is most similar to Apollo Bay

Another vote for Esperance - absolutely beautiful beaches.

tripadvisor.com/GoListDetail-i23867-Getting_…

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6. Re: Where in Western Australia is most similar to Apollo Bay

Surely the whole point of travel is to see different things rather than try to find things that look like what you've seen already?

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7. Re: Where in Western Australia is most similar to Apollo Bay

Augusta, Esperance (is a long drive from Perth) but well worth it. Perhaps even Denmark.

If you're looking for something closer to Perth try the greater Mandurah area - lots of great places along the coast to choose from and has a train service to/from Perth.

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