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Day 43 - Sunday 17 June 2012

Margaret River

We awoke to an improvement in the weather with a bit of sun. After breakfast we packed up for a day touring the countryside. We started with a visit to Voyager Estate Winery just south of Margaret River. Voyager Estate was established in 1978 and has developed some well laid out gardens to complement the winery buildings. The Estate buildings are undergoing a refurbishment program and the tasting room and restaurant had been moved to a large marquee in the gardens. They had three whites and three reds for tasting and all were very good, if a little expensive - we purchased one bottle of each wine for a total cost of $200.00 for the 6 wines. After tasting the wines and making our purchases we had a wander around the gardens that would be outstanding in the spring - the estate employs 6 gardeners.

Voyager Estate

Voyager Estate

Di in the rose Arbour

Di in the rose Arbour

Voyager Estate temporary tasting rooms in a marquee

Voyager Estate temporary tasting rooms in a marquee

Di checking out the box hedges

Di checking out the box hedges

Voyager Estate buildings from the gardens

Voyager Estate buildings from the gardens

Voyager Estate rose garden

Voyager Estate rose garden

After leaving Voyager Estate we drove north along Caves Road to Dunsborough where we turned north west to Cape Naturaliste and its Lighthouse. On the way back to Dunsborough we called into Bunker Bay for a couple of photos, before stopping in Dunsborough for a late lunch.

Cape Naturaliste Lightkeepers house

Cape Naturaliste Lightkeepers house

Cape Naturalistse Lighthouse

Cape Naturalistse Lighthouse

Point Marchant near Cape Naturaliste

Point Marchant near Cape Naturaliste

Bunker Bay

Bunker Bay

After our lunch we moved on to Busselton to have a look at the jetty. The 145-year-old Busselton Jetty, measured at 1,841 metres, is the longest timber-piled jetty in the southern hemisphere. For those who are not up to the walk out and back there is a tourist "train". We had our daily exercise and walked out and back. The jetty is a very popular fishing spot, but we did not see too many keepers.

Busselton foreshore from the jetty

Busselton foreshore from the jetty

Nautical Lady Fun Park from the Busselton Jetty

Nautical Lady Fun Park from the Busselton Jetty

The Busselton Jetty Train

The Busselton Jetty Train

David at the end of Busselton Jetty

David at the end of Busselton Jetty

Busselton from the end of the jetty

Busselton from the end of the jetty

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