Pemberton / Margaret River (Day 5 – Nov 2014)

We woke up early and the misty valley in front of lodge was a sight to behold. Birds were chipping freely and the children were getting out of bed and rushing to play with the animals.

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After breakfast, we walked up the hill towards the tractor in the shed where farmer Mark was there to greet us to start our tour round the farm on the tractor. The morning hay ride was particularly great. It gave the children up close experience with all the farm animals. The children have a great time feeding the cows, houses, donkeys & the ducks. THe only thing that bothered us was the flies.

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Jaydon even have the chance to collect the eggs from the chicken coop. Farmer Mark even gave us some fresh egg to bring back for our breakfast.

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Not willing to leave the farm, we spend our remaining morning in the farm before loading our bags and making our way to our next destination.

Today we will make our way to the Geographe region which we will base ourself in the town of Dunsborough while we expore the Margaret river and Geographe region for the next 3 days.

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We did a detour to Augusta to visit Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse at the request of the older kids. This is our second time to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, however, the sight and the view of indian and southern ocean is still as beautiful as we first visited the lighthouse 5 years ago.

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After some have some light snacks at the cafe, we left Augusta towards Margaret river. Along the way, we wanted to stop by one winery and we decided to make our stopover at Voyager Estate. We had our “picnic” lunch in the winery while we lock ourselve in the car (due to the flies). Voyager Estate is a beautiful property. We walk through the garden towards the celler where we got ourselve some wines.

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This is the grapes for the wine that we bought…

It was late afternoon when we left Voyager Estate. On our way to Dunsborough, we make a stop at Margaret River town centre where we did some shopping and of all places, the family just spend their time at Targets. After 2 hours of shopping, we were rushing to Dunsborough in hope to reach our accomodation before night fall.

We managed to reached Dunsborough at 6pm and before long, we checked into Dunsborough Waterfront Resort. We stayed in unit 3 which housed the 11 of us.

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View from our Lodge
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Roast Beef tonight.

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