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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Margaret River Region, Western Australia

Mr SE and I had a wonderful time last weekend in the beautiful Margaret River region of Western Australia. I flew to Perth (Mr SE was already in Perth on business) and then we hot footed it in the car 2.5 hours south....

This is where we stayed - Empire Spa and retreat. Very relaxing with an Eastern influence.

Photos above and below taken in the hotel grounds.

Loved the cascading water fountain below ....

We walked the 2kms out (and back !) along Busselton Jetty - the longest pier in the Southern hemisphere.

Although it was sunny the wind was pretty fierce... these seagulls were trying to keep their heads down out of the gale!

Beautiful sunrise.

Mr SE was interested in exploring the Ngligi Caves - where there were plenty of stalactites and stalagmites to spy!

All quite eerie and interesting if not a tad geographical for my tastes!

Mr SE loved it though...

I rather liked these sheep with their black faces which we passed on the way to one of the region's many wineries. The Margaret River region is one of Australia's most prolific wine producing areas.

The vines above looking very Autumnal. And below the Howard Park Estate where they produce the range of wines that are one of our favourites....
We ordered a case to be shipped back to Melbourne! Free postage too - great value.

Last pic for the post today - Mr SE....

We had a wonderful weekend. And hope you are enjoying yours wherever you are and whatever you may be doing.


  1. Looks like you had a lovely long weekend, Semi Expat!
    I found it interesting to see Howard Park, I visited the Margaret River about a week or two after that building opened, I think it was about 2000?
    Good work on the case purchase!

  2. hello! i'm bug, rachael, from A Bug's Life over at clayrachael.blogspot.com

    I'm an American who just moved with her husband to Sydney for about 3 years and love reading about other expat experiences in Oz

    I want to go on this sort of holiday soon! great post, i look forward to future ones~

  3. So much fun to see this part of the world. Thank you.

  4. It looks like lovely country! Visiting wineries is always a treat. The caves look fascinating too and the sheep are quite adorable (they remind me of Shaun from Wallace and Grommit).

  5. The weekend retreat looks like such a wonderful way to relax... a long stroll on the pier with the beautiful scenery and your sweetheart would be romantic.

    The spa retreat looks like a serene spot to stay and just focus on restoration and rejuvenation, a place of peace.

    I love those kind of getaways.

  6. So glad you had a good weekend. It is a beautiful place to visit.

  7. Looks lovely - being from Blackpool I do like a walk along a pier!

  8. What an awesome holiday! We went to Margaret River for our honeymoon three years ago and loved it. We stayed at Cape Lodge. Highly recommended. It's such a beautiful region - I am itching to go back now! Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself!

    K xx

  9. Looks like a great trip. You picked a stunning place to stay which is great for pampering. Great pictures of the caves as these are very difficult to capture. Come back again as there is lots more, whale watching season is now on, horse riding and how about a micro brewery?

  10. Looks like you had a great weekend, love the photos of the geographical bits! It's made me all wistful - we went to Oz for our honeymoon..

  11. Wonderful place to stay. Love the look of that pier, too!


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