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Where to stay between Perth and Margaret River

Melbourne, Australia
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Where to stay between Perth and Margaret River

Could someone tell me a nice town to stay overnight on our drive from Perth to Margaret River. We're travelling with our one year old and preferably would like to stay near the beach.

We thought maybe Bunbury as that seems to be about half way but have no idea about the area.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Where to stay between Perth and Margaret River

Unless you have a specific reason for wanting to stop overnight, Perth - MR is easily doable in one go (with comfort stops of course).

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2. Re: Where to stay between Perth and Margaret River

We just thought it would be nice to have a look at somewhere else while we're in WA. We're planning on driving back to Perth in one go though!

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3. Re: Where to stay between Perth and Margaret River

I would drive straight to Margaret River and have the extra night there. Way too much to do and see and explore and taste to be depriving yourself of a night and staying elsewhere.

Edited: 17 July 2012, 13:54
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4. Re: Where to stay between Perth and Margaret River

I'll try and convince the husband then! Thanks for your advice.

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5. Re: Where to stay between Perth and Margaret River

I suggest driving straight to MR too. Busselton would meet your beach requirements, but as it's only about 30 minutes from MR, it's easy to visit on the way. If you're looking for beach type accommodation in MR, you might take a look at Yallingup.

Enjoy WA.

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6. Re: Where to stay between Perth and Margaret River

Another vote for driving straight there. Better to spend your holiday time in the MR region. Road down is not difficult-maybe stop in Mandurah for refreshments and let you one year old have a break?

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7. Re: Where to stay between Perth and Margaret River

Thanks everyone! You've all been so helpful. So we're skipping the break and heading straight to MR!

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8. Re: Where to stay between Perth and Margaret River

Busselton is a nice stop as there is a beach and the 2km jetty that is the longest in the Southern Hemisphere.

Rather than spend a night you can easily just spend a couple of hours on the way to MR from Perth

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