Margaret River

 

 

We drove all day after our visit to the valley of the giants and our destination is the Alexandra bridge camping ground about 25 klm north of Augusta and 40 klm south of Margaret river, is was an interesting drive through the forests of large trees, the roads were good and traffic was minimal, we arrived at the camping ground around 4.00pm and couldn’t believe how many campers were there so we pulled up and went to find a spot on foot, there wasn’t one so we did an illegal park next to the boat ramp and was lucky that a spot opened up the next day for us.

Alexandra Bridge Camp.

Alexandra Bridge Camp.

The camping ground is one of the best we have been to, guess that why it’s so popular even out of the school holidays every day we were camped there when one van moved out there was one waiting to get in, set amongst pepper trees and on the bank of the Blackwood River, no mosquitos or fly’s just the sunset march fly’s having a go but not lasting long.

Blackwood River

Blackwood River

After we settled in to our camp spot we inflated the Zodiac and went for a look along the river jock with his life jacket on as he has found that its good fun to jump out while were motoring along seems he has found his swimming legs and cant keep him out.

Blackwood River

Blackwood River

Alexandra Bridge

Alexandra Bridge

after a couple of day’s relaxing we took a drive to Augusta and had a look at the light house and where the two oceans meet.

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

Robyn and the cow

Robyn and the cow

Two Ocean's

Two Ocean’s

we spent the day looking around this picturesque town and had some fish and chips on the blackwood river mouth at Augusta.

Augusta

Augusta

Blackwood River Mouth Augusta.

Blackwood River Mouth Augusta.

the next couple of day’s we explored some of the Margaret river wineries and produce our favorite was the Knotting Hill estate where we sat and drank a few wines on the balcony looking over the vineyard.

Knotting Hill

Knotting Hill

Knotting Hill

Knotting Hill

Couldnt help our selves :-)

Couldnt help our selves 🙂

Sampling a Rose

Sampling a Rose

We went to a few wineries and had to stop at the chocolate factory for Robyn.

Chocolate's

Chocolate’s

Providore

Providore

We went back to the margaret river area quite a few times as there is so much to see and do, one day we explored the mouth of the river well known for its surfing.

Margaret River Mouth

Margaret River Mouth

One of many statues.

One of many statues.

We also had a look at some of the caves in the area.

Mammoth Cave

Mammoth Cave

We spent 12 days camped at Alexandra Bridge meeting more new friends having a few drinks with Phil and Roslyn, Phread and Karen and a great couple from Bunbury, Gerry and Julie.
The Margaret River area is one of the must see places in Australia and we have enjoyed its wine and friendly people, defiantly recommend.

Gerry and Julie

Gerry and Julie

11 Comments

  1. robyn congerton

    Ohhhhhhh, we ate too much and drank too much at Alexandra Bridge/margaret river:)
    Will need bigger clothes soon lol……

  2. karla little

    hi john and robyn great story margaret river looks beautiful.

  3. mumandad

    Well it was Grandmas birthday on the 21st and hers and grandads wedding anniversary on the 25th feb. I feel sure they would have approved of your last week or two and would have been helping you a wine or two. haha keep them coming. love you both.

  4. Hi Robyn and John
    With all the wine and chocolate, it must agree with you because you both look great, love the pics of Margaret river and Augusta. A photo of John with the box of wine but no photo of the chocolate from the chocolate factory or did you eat it faster than it took John to click the camera
    Love Linda xxx

    • John

      Hi Linda your house looks great love the colour, chocolates were taken home and stashed, most were eaten before getting out of the factory lol.we liked Margaret river is a great place but we think Busselton is even better ill post some pics soon, take care John and Robyn xxx

  5. Amanda cooney

    Hi Robyn,Johnny and Jockie looks absolutely amazing so peaceful and totally agree a must see place looking at the ohoto’s . Love the photos once agiain out done yourselves with the photography , looks like a beautiful vineyard and the chocolate place well I would be still there thinking I was in heaven yum . You both look amazing this trip is totally agreeing with you take care and keep the blogs lolling luv the Cooney’s xxxx

  6. John

    Hi Mandy and Family we hope your all well and packing is’nt too stressful for you and i bet your new adventure building again is exciting, were going good guns and looking forward to getting further north glad you like the photo’s the vineyards are some of the best i have seen even better than the ones in Barossa Valley SA i think, so take care guy’s and enjoy your new adventure The Congo’s xxx

  7. Tony Oakley

    Will definitely try the Knotting Hill winery (O:
    Hope the Ayers Rock photos turned out good.
    Cheers
    Tony & Carole

    • John

      Hi Tony
      still having to process the rocks photo’s Tony, and I do hope you try the wine at knotting Hill as its my favorite wine, just cant get enough of it lol, travel safe guy’s and enjoy your trip.

      Cheers the Congo’s

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