Travelling is always a good idea!
I had the pleasure to travel away from the city for my birthday this year. Thanks to my amazing husband – he planned the most amazing weekend away. Travelling is really becoming more about experiencing things as a family now, taking everything in with fresh eyes. So I was very happy to hear it was Yallingup, Western Australia that we going to travel to. Yallingup is a perfect base to travel around the beautiful Margaret River region. Cape Naturaliste, Dunsborough, Busselton, Margaret River, Prevelly, Augusta, Boranup & Cape Leeuwin are between 15 minutes and one hour away by car.
First stop: Busselton
We are very lucky to also call Busselton our second home, as Brock’s family lives down there. Having the luxury to have a free stay for the night we decided to travel on Thursday evening after Serena had her dinner and was going to sleep through the road trip down to Busselton. We left Perth around 7pm and reached Busselton just before 9.30pm with very little traffic on the way.
Busselton is home to the longest wooden jetty (pier) in the southern hemisphere leading to the under water observatory which has the life in a coral reef on view. From the most peaceful beaches to the stunning Busselton jetty (which stretches for 1.84km, a beautiful scenic walk or a little train ride), Busselton has a little something for everyone.
We had a early kickstart to our three day weekend. We headed straight to the beach. Travelling with a baby means having everything ready. So we carried our little beach tent, towels, hats, sunscreen, change of nappies, and plenty of water to stay hydrated.
To plan your stay or for more information on how to make the most of your visit to the region, contact the friendly staff at one of the two local Visitor Centres servicing the City of Busselton. Click here!
We checked in our Air BnB stay at Yallingup. To check out the house we rented for the weekend click here The check in time was 2pm and we made it just in time for Serena’s feed. We had a little rest and went to the beach to enjoy a beautiful sunset at Yallingup beach, which was a 5 minutes walk from where we stayed.
As a family with a little one we decided to AirBnB it instead of staying in a hotel. The property was a renovated unit with 3 bedrooms and fully functional kitchen, laundry and living area. I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to get in contact with Rebecca and she had very easy and clear instructions on how to leave the property at the end of our stay there.
View from our rental property from AirBnB
If you are looking for more options please head to the Your Margaret River Region website. To find your absolute perfect stay. Click here!
Saturday morning to went to Cape Lavender for some tea and scones, then followed by exploring the town and sight seeing. I am wearing a white dress from Dotti.
The Laurance Winery
After a great start to the morning we went to The Laurance Winery which we found was locally known as the chick on a stick for the feature in the lake. The gardens at Laurance are breathtakingly beautiful, just like walking in a rose heaven. The archway is a perfect spot to indulge in a few selfies.
We indulged in a the February special which included a platter for two – starters and desserts, and getting to pick our own main meals. Brock and I would suggest this option if you would like to try a few things out. The food was amazing and we really loved the friendly service. To check out their menu click here!
Serena is wearing Pumpkin Patch dress and Ollie’s Place shoes.
Part II of this holiday will be up soon. Lots of love Maddy x