Whale Cottage is the ultimate old school beach shack, perfect for family getaways or friends wanting to be within walking distance to the town centre, located on the stunning turquoise beaches of Geographe Bay. The crystal clear water in front of the house is calm and generally shallow - perfect for kids. Guest access
The cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 king beds and 2 singles. (The 3rd bedroom with King Bed is attached to the property but has it's own private entrance located next to the front door). Hairdryer, BBQ, TV, washing machine & dryer, one bathroom (shower only) Microwave, ceiling fans, high chair and portacot. The property includes all bedlinen and bath towels.
Includes: Beach umbrella & dome beach tent
Note: beach towels not included.
Guests have access to all areas of the property.Guest interaction
The space is private so interaction is up to our guests. We are more than happy to converse with guests and offer local advice if the guests are wanting that, otherwise we are happy to give the guests space.Neighborhood overview
We love the location of our property; perfect walking distance to the beach and town. We also love the relaxed atmosphere of Dunsborough. Built on the foundation of surfing and family holidays, this resort town has grown into a holiday spot rich in luxury and fun, ideal for family, friends and couples. There is a bustling café atmosphere and plenty of gorgeous boutique shops. At night there’s a great vibe with brew houses, wine bars and pubs with a live music scene, restaurants and cafes.Getting around
Our Top 5 Things to Do in Dunsborough
1. Admiring view from the top of the lighthouse after walking the trails up around Cape Naturaliste.
2. Browsing through the surfy-beachy style boutique shops.
3. Jumping on a charter boat and watching the whales frolic in Geographe Bay.
4. Snorkelling and diving the calm waters (and maybe the HMAS Swan wreck if you’re super keen!)
5. Family-friendly wineries and breweries – this town was practically built for kids!
Travel by Plane
Perth Airport is one of Australia’s closest airports to South East Asia, Europe and Africa and is serviced by over 20 international, domestic and regional airlines.
Your Margaret River Region is an easy three hour drive south of Perth.
Travel by Car from Perth
Take the Kwinana Freeway out of Perth city, and this will become Forrest Highway. Follow the signs to Bunbury and then to Busselton, travelling via the Bussell Highway.
You can also try the more scenic inland route from Perth. Adding an extra half an hour or so onto your trip, the South Western Highway guides you inland from the suburb of Armadale, Pinjarra, Waroona, Harvey, Brunswick Junction, Bunbury then Busselton.
Once arrived at Busselton you are at the gateway to the rest of Your Margaret River Region, which includes the towns of Dunsborough, Yallingup, Cowaramup, Margaret River and Augusta.
To drive from Busselton to Dunsborough, the quickest route follows the Busselton Bypass, turning right at the end of the Bypass and then immediately left onto Caves Road.
Alternatively, you can take a drive through Busselton by following the Bussell Highway through the town centre, which leads straight onto Caves Road and continues to Dunsborough. Yallingup is a short drive from Dunsborough along Caves Road.
To drive from Busselton to Cowaramup, Margaret River and Augusta there are two main options. The speedier route is via Bussell Highway, which travels through the heart of each of these towns. The more scenic route follows Caves Road, which travels through the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park. For four wheel drive vehicles, it is also highly recommended to take a detour from Caves Road onto Boranup Drive, through the beautiful Boranup Karri Forest.
Travel by Coach/Bus from Perth
South West Coach Lines connects Perth and the South West region, departing daily from the City Bus Port, Domestic Airport & International Airport, Perth. South West destinations include Margaret River, Dunsborough, Busselton, Manjimup, Collie and Bunbury.
TransWA also operates a daily bus service from East Perth.
Car Hire and Airport Shuttle Services
There are a number of local transport companies offering travel by airport shuttle, taxi, car hire. There are also charter vehicle companies which can cater to individual or group needs.
Do I need an International Drivers Licence?
An International Drivers Licence is desirable if you wish to hire a car, but it is not essential. Visit the WA Department of Transport website to find out more information on which countries require additional licences to drive on Australian roads.
RAC Electric Highway®
The RAC Electric Highway® is a network of publicly accessible electric vehicle fast-charging DC and AC stations located between Perth and Augusta in Western Australia. With Your Margaret River Region, stations are currently in place at Busselton, Dunsborough, Margaret River and Augusta.
The charging stations allow drivers to charge their eco-friendly vehicles in only 20-30 minutes – a dramatic reduction on the 10-12 hours it can sometimes take. What’s more, electric vehicle owners will be able to charge their cars for free until the end of 2015.
The RAC Electric Highway® is the first of its kind in Australia and making use of this great travel tool will allow you to navigate Your Margaret River Region in the safest, most sustainable and efficient way possible. We encourage you to take advantage and help reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the region.