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travel Left: Black Brewing Co. Below: Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse. self-guided cave, where you explore on your own while listening to an informative ‘audio tour’. Busselton Jetty and Underwater Observatory The heritage listed Busselton Jetty is the longest timber pier in the southern hemisphere. The Meelup Trail is 7.4km and The first section was opened in weaves along the tranquil coastline 1865 and was originally constructed from Dunsborough to the scenic because the shallow waters of Meelup Beach. Highlights include Geographe Bay restricted ship whale watching lookouts, striking movement. You can take a 2km stroll rock formations and picturesque along this coastal icon or jump on the beaches. The region is also popular Jetty Train for a relaxed trip to the for surfing, snorkelling, scuba diving, Underwater Observatory at the end fishing, kayaking and swimming. of the pier. The Observatory is one of only five underwater observatories in Beer the world! The Margaret River area has Here, you will descend eight recently welcomed the emergence as it is on top. Along the spine of metres beneath the water’s surface to of the innovative brewing fraternity the Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge and view more than 300 individual marine which compliments its renowned below towering karri forests lie species in their natural habitat. Lift wine industry. There are a variety more than 150 caves. These caves access is available to the Jetty Train of breweries to explore, each with belong to a chain of complex and and Underwater Observatory for unique flavours and techniques; delicate karst systems which are people with disabilities. However, from the more traditional pale ales environments shaped by the fast prior arrangements need to be made and pilsners to more natural brews drainage of water underground. by contacting the Interpretive Centre. without preservatives and additives. The main caves open to the For those with curious taste buds public are Ngilgi, Lake, Mammoth Getting there you can try daring brews that include and Jewel Cave. There are guided Margaret River is situated in ginger, chilli, chocolate and various or self-guided tours, which take you the south west region of Western fruits. Some of the top breweries with along the boardwalks into stunning Australia, 280 kilometres south wheelchair access include Cheeky underground caverns. For the more of Perth. The main route is via Monkey, Colonial, Eagle Bay, Bootleg, adventurous, you can explore deeper, the Kwinana Freeway out of Perth Three Rivers, Black Brewing Co and hidden pathways by torchlight and city, which eventually becomes Bush Shack. hard-hat. the Forrest Highway towards Mammoth Cave is the most easily Caves accessible of all the show caves in alternate route, the South Western The Margaret River Region is the region, with the first chamber Highway is the inland route which accessible by wheelchair. It is a is a little slower, but scenic. just as impressive under the ground 52 Bunbury then Busselton. An travel