I'm sure you've heard the Australian term 'Seachange' at one time or another, ultimately adopted from Shakespeare's The Tempest which describes a type of human migration whereby we abandon city living in favour of an easier rural/coastal life.

For many wanderlusters' - this is an unattainable dream because of family, career or financial commitments; and so instead we take little bite size chunks of time to immerse ourselves in the Seachange dream for a matter of days.

Here at Amalfi, we like to share a few of our secrets - so to my South West buddies, block your ears because I'm letting a few out!  

What locals do in the morning...

Walk, Jog, Cycle, Swim, Fishing, Stand-up paddle or Kayak along the Bay.  Geographe Bay has one of the most stunning beaches in the Country with silky white sand and clear azure waters.  With ample parking every 500m - 1km along the stretch of coast and boat ramps to allow for easy access, this is the ultimate South West playground.

Grab a coffee and a paper at Busselton's Rise & Co. Craft Bakery and Kitchen - winners of the 2016 Perth Royal Show Premium Produce Awards, these guys have it all going on. Why not indulge in a New York Brioche alongside your Big Mac or Latte while listening to the dulcet tones of 'Cafe Del Mar' or 'Massive Attack' coming from the stereo.

Lazy afternoons like the locals do...

Long lazy brunches that turn into lunches are the way we do it Down South.  Pick your comfy spot in the outdoor area at The Equinox  for the chilled beach experience or The Firestation if you prefer city cool factor.  Either of these two hang-outs serve unbelievably tasty dishes, tapas and very importantly ice cold beer or cocktails to give you a buzz.  Locals start with tapas and a couple of drinks, then slowly head into lunch and a bottle of wine or two.  If you haven't tried a long lazy lunch, watch and learn - if you aren't completely relaxed after spending 2 - 3hrs watching the world go by over delicious food and great company then we haven't done our job!

After a well-deserved afternoon nap by pool, take a coastal drive down to check out the natural beauty of Meelup and Eagle Bay then on to Caves Road to check the swell from the decking at Canal Rocks.   Drive back down Caves Road and stop in at the little shack called Yallingup General Store and grab one of their chicken/salad rolls for a snack - you won't regret it!  

Evenings by the Bay...

Us locals like to chill out...alot.  Our evenings can be spent doing one of a few things.  Whether it is a work day or not, we are often found driving our family and friends onto the beach at Wonnerup where we unload the eskies, beach towels and portable bbq for dinner on the beach.  Dinner and swimming on the beach in summer is a staple of the South West lifestyle - why not join us?

Grabbing a bite from one of the delicious gourmet food trucks by the beach at various spots at Dunsborough or Busselton Beach Foreshore.   Jump on Facebook for daily locations for Indian Spice Odysee, Mexican Mezcal Truck, Comet Kitchen for Burgers and more.  Grab a seat by the truck, wander down to the beach or take home to your comfy couch - either way you'll never taste takeaway food like this!!

Outdoor Cinemas are a pretty popular way for couples or families to spend their evenings down here.  Generally speaking, any kind of entertainment that involves a beer or wine, bean bags and relaxing seems to tick all the boxes for us.  Movies under the stars is a number one winner for everyone.  Cape Mentelle Winery, Caves House Yallingup, the Courtyard Cinema at ArtGeo and Happs Winery all have this set-up.  Grab a picnic rug and basket, and head down with the family!

Come on down to Amalfi Resort Busselton - we've got it covered for you :)  Jane.


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