Family friendly places to stay, and things to do, down south this July school holidays

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It’s the end of the financial year, which means it’s also time for the July school holidays (already!?) and maybe you’re eyeing off a sneaky last minute getaway?

Well you’re in luck, because we’ve teamed up with Exclusive Escapes to find you a few spots around Dunsborough and Yallingup with some avails!

Check ‘em out below, along with a bullet-point guide on a few family-friendly things to do while you’re down there…


Located between Dunsborough and Busselton, you get the best of both worlds staying at Azure, which also happens to be located within Wyndham Resort and Spa complex. This means you’ve got access to facilities like the volleyball court, tennis court, pool, spa, table tennis, playground and bike track! And that’s only if you can pull yourself out of the spacious, three-level stay with generous indoor living spaces and everything you’ll need to keep the fam entertained.

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We’ve got three words for you when it comes to this stay that backs onto Dunsborough Lakes Golf Club: Backyard putting green. As if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a snooker table inside to keep everyone busy if the weather’s no good, along with a nice deck and big living area to curl up in. All just a few minutes from Dunsborough town centre.

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Beach Haven

Nothing says ‘down south winter holiday with the family’ like gathering around the firepit and roasting some marshmallows, which is one of Beach Haven’s biggest sell points. Inside you’ll find roomy living areas with a gas fireplace to stay cosy, or a big beautiful deck looking over the coast with a barbecue.

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Casa Marni

This epic property sits atop Meelup Ridge, five minutes from both Dunsborough and Eagles Bay. While the pool is a drawcard in the warmer months, curling up by the big log fire taking in the beautiful views of Geographe Bay sounds just as enticing in winter. Casa Marni sleeps eight with four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

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Sky View

Resort-style living with magical views over Gunlyulgup Valley awaits at Sky View, five minutes from Yallingup, Smiths Beach and Dunsborough. Set on five fenced acres you’ll find it hard not to relax in this private oasis, with five big bedrooms split across two wings and heating on the huge deck. While the pool is better reserved for summer, cosying up next to the log fire looking over the south west bushland with a local bottle of wine sounds like a pretty good trade.

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If you’re looking for a real escape from city life surrounded by nature, Twintrees is the spot for you! The expansive deck overlooks a serene garden where you’re likely to spot visiting kangaroos, possums, quendas and birds, or you can snuggle up next to the indoor fireplace if it’s a bit chilly out. A win-win if you ask us!

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Family friendly activities

Right so you’ve found your place to stay, now you’re looking for some activities to do with the family? Here’s just a few ideas to get you started:

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Family-friendly pubs/cafes

All that exploring is going to need some fuel, or a wind-down feast, here’s a few spots to get you started:

Southcamp Brewhouse

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