My husband and I will be leaving Fremantle on 28th January 2012 to visit the Margaret River Wine Region and will be there till 2nd February 2012.
It will be the first time my husband will have driven in Australia do people recommend taking the costal route from Fremantle or taking the new freeway?
The first two nights we will be staying in MR town at the Darby Park Apartments.
Is it advisable to book at restaurant for 1st night, given it’s a weekend in peak summer time?. If so, any restaurant recommendations within walking distance of our accommodation for dinner?
Whilst in MR region we have booked two tours, a wine tour with Top Drop Tours on Sunday 29th January and the Discovery Tour with Margaret River Discovery Tours on 31st January.
On Monday 30th January we move accommodation to Quay West Bunker Bay so that our last few days in Australia are by a beach setting. On that day, I was thinking of leaving MR travelling to Augusta to visit the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, then travelling back down the Caves Road towards Bunker Bay and stopping at Hamelin Bay, Gnarabup or Prevelly (for lunch) before checking in at Bunker Bay. Does this seem like a sensible plan for the day?
Wednesday 1st February will be relaxing by the beach near hotel. Our flight home isn’t to 10pm on the 2nd February so I was thinking of stopping at Busselton for Lunch and to visit the Busselton Jetty. What other places are worth stopping off for a quick coffee and a stroll between Busselton and Perth Airport?
Any help will be appreciated. Gemma