Busselton is a well know holiday place for most WA. It has a jetty which is 1.8 k long and more than 150y old. We have done the holiday bit and walked the jetty to the end and under. Busselton has an underwater Observatory. You can stand there for hours watching the fish swim in and out of the pylon and still see something knew.
There are not many bush campgrounds close to the coast. We stopped on our way to Busselton at a picnic area in Tuart Forrest. It was a small area, just a small ring round some trees. It surprised us how busy it was. We arrived mid afternoon. There was a van there already and it looked like he had been there for a few days. After we had set up in the middle of the trees other vans and campers started to arrive. The last one arrived about 9pm and we ended up with about 30 groups. It was a nice little area and was the closest bush site to Busselton that we could find. It would have been nice to take a walk though the Forrest but we were on a mission to get to Busselton.
We had stayed at Wellington Dam before at a place called Honeymoon pool but that cost money. I think it was about $7 a night for the van. Not a lot but we decided to go round the back of the dam to a bush sites. Like a lot of bush campsite there isn’t a good map to be found. We put what information we know into Continue reading “Wellington Dam Collie”
Next stop was Wagin. Wagin has opened an area inside the showground’s as a transit park. It is $6 for unpowered site and $12 for power. We spoke to a couple who had been on the road for 12 yeas manly sticking to WA now and come back to Wagin and the transit park every 6 to 10 weeks.
Dumbleyung has a transit park at the local showgrounds. There is a large oval like area. You could fit about 100 or more van without any problem. We were the only ones. It is a bit of a walk to the toilets but hey it is for free; you can’t expect to get hot showers everywhere you go.
After Lake Grace we stopped off at a Yabby Farm. The owner was happy to show us around. There wasn’t much to see but it was interesting. The Yabby Farm doesn’t grow the yabbies themselves, they have 1200 different farmers who harvest their own dams and sell the yabbies to the Farm. The Yabby Farm cleans them and ships them off live to everywhere in the world. We asked if we could buy some. We were told that the yabbies would keep alive in our fridge for about 3 days. We grabbed a kilo at a cost of $35. We cooked then that night and they were soo nice. The Yabby farm had a camp ground but we chose to continue on.
Our next stop was going to be Dumbleyung. On our way there we stopped and had lunch at Lake Grace. The tourist information center is in an old house, which once was the home of the train stationmaster. It still had the old wood stove in the kitchen. I thought it was a lovely spot for the information center. It was like having a very quick visit to a small museum. While we were in the tourist Continue reading “Lake Grace”