Down South Again!

This year easter long weekend once again was spent down at the beachside town of Dunsborough, about a 3 hour drive south of Perth. As usual for this time of year it was cold in the morning, but pleasant, mild and sunny during the day. Baby A (who btw turned 3 while down here so perhaps shouldn’t be called a ‘baby’ anymore) loves coming down here – she loves the beach, loves going for walks at dusk to go hunt for kangaroos and spot native birds, and most of all, just loves running around the wide open spaces. It is a real joy coming down here.

This time I was lucky to enough to have some time for myself to go explore some of the coastal trail of the Cape Naturaliste National Park. I only did 6km, which isn’t much of a hike at all, but it was better than nothing and it felt great to be on some sort of trail again! I did the section from the carpark at Castle Rock, to the end of Eagle Bay beach. The actual whole trail starts at the township of Dunsborough and finishes at the light house at Cape Naturaliste, an easy day walk full of stunning vistas off coastal cliffs, gorgeous bays and pockets of bushland too.

One day the dream is to carry on, and do the “Cape to Cape” track, which starts at the light house and goes all the way down to Cape Leeuwin – where the Southern and Indian oceans meet. This track takes about 5-6 days to complete. One day, one day! For now, these day hikes are enough keep me going!

Meelup Beach

Meelup Beach

I love walking on compacted limestone paths!

I love walking on compacted limestone paths!

Secret fishing spots

Secret fishing spots

There are pockets of coastal scrub too.

There are pockets of coastal scrub too.

I saw a small cute rabbit on the trail, then this sign a minute later. Dont think rabbit will be around much longer!

I saw a small cute rabbit on the trail, then this sign a minute later. Dont think rabbit will be around much longer!

Heading up to a viewpoint.

Heading up to a viewpoint.

Salmon fishing is in season, so you'll come across people walking the path to 'secret spots' too.

Salmon fishing is in season, so you’ll come across people walking the path to ‘secret spots’ too.

Typical bushland along the coast in this region.

Typical bushland along the coast in this region.

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2 Responses to Down South Again!

  1. Jane says:

    These are glorious scenes! You do have very beautiful coastline in WA, that I have yet to view in person. I have a schoolfriend who lives in Perth and I’ve really enjoyed his adventure photo albums from your state. I hope you get to do the Cape to Cape one day. I’m sure I’d love it too. Beautiful pics. 🙂

    • annathrax says:

      It is beautiful down here thats for sure! Hoping to do cape to capr when baby girl is a bit older. Maybe 2-3 years. Thats the general plan. Im already buying bits of gear because i am a geek. Lol

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