~ Gallivanting with Girlfriends – Road Trip to Dunsborough, Western Australia ~

We finally set the dates and found accommodation to suit all our needs – basically a room each and at least two bathrooms. I had booked a fabulous house across from the beach with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. This trip was a celebration of Cheryl’s ??th birthday and we had been looking forward to it for a while. So with the boot jampacked with bags, cases, snacks and wine we set off around 9.30 am. The drive is approximately 3 hours, a bit more with a coffee and lunch stop along the way.

Our first stop was a farm shop with a cafe where we had coffee. I’m a bit wary of horses so I thought I was quite brave to go in for a stroke, but this horse was just too adorable not to.

Happy Wives at The Happy Wife, Bunbury

Second stop was a lunch break in Bunbury in a place called The Happy Wife with a view of the water.

We arrived at the house just before the check in time but luckily the keys were in the box already. After we had sorted out who was to sleep in what room, with Cheryl having the best of course we set off for Dunsborough to do a spot of shopping, as you would on a girls’ trip. We all love the shops here as they are very different from Perth and no big name brands. There are some great quirky shops to pop in and out of.

Back to the house and to make a start on the wine and snacks we had brought with us before heading out for dinner.

Making a start on the essentials!

Here we all are having a gossip on our veranda

Time for dinner at Caves House which is around a ten minute drive away. We have all been to Caves House before either to stay or have dinner. It is set in beautiful grounds so we had a wander before heading in for dinner.

Time for another bottle!

Returning to the house after for – yes you guessed another bottle – and a game or two of Monopoly Cards. I have to say the game took a bit of getting used to without a board!

🥂 Until tomorrow for day two 🥂


  1. Ah, an opportunity to compare my recent lads’ trip with a girlie equivalent. So far it’s shopping (you can keep that) instead of soccer (you wouldn’t want that) and I definitely didn’t have any card or board games with me! And then the parallels….food and wine of course!!!

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