There is just so much to see and do in the South West Region that it is often hard to choose what to do when you are only in the area for a short while. To help you out, the staff at Mandalay Holiday Resort are sharing with you some of our favourite places to see and things to do on our days off.
My day starts with a yummy breakfast at More Café. They have good food, good coffee and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Located on Kent Street in the centre of Busselton, it’s a lovely spot to enjoy a bit of people watching.
I am lucky enough to have friends with a four wheel drive so we head down the coast to find an off road track that brings us to a beautiful spot, such as the track to Boranup Beach or Quininup Falls. This waterfall is seasonal, but towards the end of winter there is normally a strong flow of water crashing down towards Quininup Beach. Quininup Falls is also accessible by foot along the Cape to Cape Track. Drive south along Caves Road and turn right down Moses Rock Road. Follow this road to the end which will lead to an unsealed carpark. The walk to the falls takes about 30 minutes and is sandy and steep in places, so take care.
A nice winery is my next stop. A couple of my favourites are House of Cards, Happs (they also have a range of pottery on display to browse and purchase) and Hay Shed Hill. Hay Shed Hill has a Café adjoining the Cellar Door. They have one of the largest ranges of international cheese in the South West. The café is open daily for breakfast and lunch and their cheese and pizzas are available to take away.
To end the day I like to enjoy a quiet drink at Bush Shack Brewery. This place is a lot of fun with a round pool table, bocce and outdoor chess. You are welcome you to bring your own food along for a picnic or to use the barbecue facilities and they have a snack menu available. Don’t worry if you’re not a beer drinker as they make cider and a range of wine based drinks such as Ginger Beer, Mango Madness, Passionfruit and Kick’n Kolé.
I hope you get a wonderful taste of what the beautiful South West Region has to offer.