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Driving between Margaret River & Busselton/Dunsborough

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Driving between Margaret River & Busselton/Dunsborough

Hi all

I'm looking forward to my trip in early Dec to the South West and am doing the planning now. I've been to the region couple of times, always based in Margaret River for 2-3 nights. This time, I'm thinking of basing in Busselton/Dunsborough and doing day trips to Margaret River region.

I'm just wondering if it would be too difficult to drive back to Busselton/Dunsborough from Margaret River after dinner, ie. pitch dark with no street lights on the way back?

Singapore
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11. Re: Driving between Margaret River & Busselton/Dunsborough

Thanks so much for the information, AJ, definitely going to be helpful in my decision making and when I discuss the accommodation plans with the other family we're travelling with.

Instead of staying a night in Busselton/Dunsborough area on the day we arrive, I'll be now considering Mandurah. Driving all the way to Margaret River may be a bit too tiring, especially for the kids. I always find Mandurah a place with a special charm, and of course I can't possible miss the pies at Miami Bakehouse. The last time we visited the South West, we stopped at Bunbury & it happened to be a Sunday, the whole town was so "dead" when we arrived late afternoon. Do let me know if I'm wrong.

Subiaco, Australia
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12. Re: Driving between Margaret River & Busselton/Dunsborough

I agree with your comment about Bunbury. The best part of Bunbury is the by-pass IMO :))

Entirely your choice of course where you want to stop and how long you want to take getting there. Its refreshing to see someone taking their time and pacing their visit instead of rushing around trying to do everything which unfortunately is the way many visitors plan their days here.

Perth, Australia
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13. Re: Driving between Margaret River & Busselton/Dunsborough

Thanks to all who posted the restaurants available for dinner in MR.

Nannup, Australia
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14. Re: Driving between Margaret River & Busselton/Dunsborough

<<The best part of Bunbury is the by-pass IMO :))>>

Actually the best part is Mash Brewery on the Marlston waterfront - great view, nice food and the beer's not bad! A 'must do' whenever we country bumpkins go to the 'big smoke'.........

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