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Leeuwin Coast, Western Australia

The area between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin, in the southwest corner of WA, is the most popular getaway region for Perth people. It encompasses the Margaret River wine region and surfing areas, beautiful unspoiled coastline, forests, caves, great local foods ... and more touristy art & craft shops than you could poke a carved jarrah walking stick at. These are a few of my holiday snaps.

Wave splashing at sunset, Yallingup
 
Late afternoon waves, Yallingup

Wave splashing at Yallingup. One of the bonuses of living on the west coast is watching the sun go down over the sea.

 

Late afternoon waves at Yallingup, one of many popular surfing areas in the Margaret River region

 

Ellenbrook homestead, by the sea near Margaret River
   

Wave crashing on rocks at Gracetown

Ellenbrook homestead, by the sea near Margaret River

 

Wave crashing on rocks at Gracetown

 

Mammoth Cave exit, one of many sinkholes in the area
   

Caves Road passing through regrowth karri, Boranup Forest

Mammoth Cave exit, one of many sinkholes in the area

 

Caves Road passing through regrowth karri, Boranup Forest

 

Boranup Drive, a charming gravel road through the heart of Boranup Forest
   

The town of Augusta stretching along the Blackwood River, near where it meets the sea

Boranup Drive, a charming gravel road through the heart of Boranup Forest

 

The town of Augusta stretching along the Blackwood River, near where it meets the sea

 

Sunrise on Blackwood River, Augusta
   

Limestone formations near Skippy Rock, Cape Leeuwin lighthouse in distance

Sunrise on Blackwood River, Augusta

 

Limestone formations near Skippy Rock, Cape Leeuwin lighthouse in distance

 

View from Cape Leeuwin lighthouse, the most south-westerly point of Australia
   

Cape Leeuwin, the most south-westerly point of Australia

View from Cape Leeuwin lighthouse

 

Cape Leeuwin, the most south-westerly point of Australia