The last post that took forever! Finally, this is it. The final leg of our trip at Dunsborough and our 3rd accommodation at Mandurah. Dunsborough is still one of our favorite and we definitely want to go back again, soon.
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Dunsborough Day 5
We had coffee nearby and head out for brunch. Again, looking for a restaurant that opens around 11.30 am is not that easy. Lucky us, we found this place Eagle Bay Brewing Co and it is one of the best places we have been! We spent almost 3 hours there. The photos will explain how we spent our time and why we were there for 3 hours (for brunch).
Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse
After a good meal, we went for a bit of walk to the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse. It was really windy that day and the office was closing soon so we didn’t go up the lighthouse.
We ended day 5 with simple dinner at home.
Day 6 of our Trip – Margaret River region
First stop, brunch at this wonderful place Yallingup Maze. Just like its name, there are quite a number of things to do there – maze, cafe and puzzles. The cafe itself sells puzzles and there were lots of other puzzles available on the table for you to explore and play with. We didn’t pay to enter the maze as both the little ones were too young for maze. There’s so much fun at this place that I highly recommend to whoever that travels to Margaret River region.
We had the most fun playing the huge jenga blocks outside of the cafe. We played 4 rounds and had so much fun and laughter, superbly enjoying.
Bettenay’s – Margaret River Nougat
When everyone was satisfied and had enough fun, we visited the Nougat shop that everyone said is a MUST when visiting Australia. We drove to the Bettenay’s Nougat factory and bought a few bars of nougat (for ourselves and as gifts).
While we were driving, we stumble upon a park which we thought look really nice. We made a u-turn and decided to detour for a bit. The park was very well maintained and we (adults and kids) had a good time at the park. Didn’t want to put up photos of the adults (too hillarious) but here’s photos of Baby A enjoying herself. It is one of those times where she truly enjoyed being in a park/ playground.
The Berry Farm Cottage Café
Dying for some scones! We found this cafe and drove our way there. We didn’t know the place was huge like this.
Unfortunately, they ran out of SCONES when we arrived. It was sold out! *depressed* We had tea instead..
Before head back home for dinner, we stopped by the beach at Dunsborough. It was a little chilly, hence the sweater and jacket..
Day 7 – Western Australia – Busselton Jetty
We always feed our tummy before we start our journey for the day. Rule No 1 before we leave the house every morning, “find a restaurant that opens for brunch at around 11 am”. On day 7, we visited Palmers Winery and Restaurant. This place look super “atas” from the outside and when we went in, the place was “memang atas” and the menu “pun sangat atas”.
Note: for those who cannot understand Malay, the term “atas” here means “high class”
After brunch (which took us 2 hours), we went straight to the Busselton Jetty. The standard photos that you see at Busselton Jetty
We said bye bye to Bayshore Beachside Resort and Hello to Mandurah
Day 8 & 9 at Mandurah
Mandurah is a city on the southwest coast of Western Australia. It’s known for the Peel-Harvey Estuary with its abundant wildlife and migratory waterbirds. The feeling when we arrived is like driving into Singapore? The place feels more modern and there were lots of coffee shops, communities and a few shopping malls nearby. My cousin sis went for Dolphin Watching which we didn’t join as we don’t think Baby A will enjoy it as much as our 2.5 years old niece. The last 2 days of our trip was more relaxing but if I dare make a comparison, we prefer Dunsborough anytime over Mandurah!
More photos and review/ratings about Dolphin Quay Apartment can be found here.
We spent Day 9 having brunch at one of the cafes and also in the shopping mall. Didn’t take that many photos (since it is just another shopping mall). Managed to buy some groceries/ food to bring back to Malaysia. The first 2 items that top our list: Dark chocolate digestives and TimTam.
Day 10 – Time to go back
Our last day, it was a 2-hour drive from Mandurah back to Perth. We arrived slightly earlier and decided to make a final stop at Perth’s Outlet before rushing to the airport to return the car. It was definitely worth it, although we only went to 1 shop – Bonds! Stock up more clothes for Baby A (everything was on 40% discount) and Daddy also managed to buy some stuff for himself.
We arrived at the airport safely and returned back to Malaysia with bittersweet feeling. We have discussed about how much we enjoyed our trip and would definitely want to go back again some day, when Baby A is bigger and can enjoy some of the activities together with us.
Till our next holiday!