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Have a look at out latest DriveWA Newsletter online

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New DriveWA webisode

Have a look at the latest DriveWA Webisode. Found on our home page below, Watch us travel from the lovely Kalbarri to explore Shark Bay and Money Mia!

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New DriveWA webisode

The latest websiode of the DriveWA series is now online.

Episode 4 takes you through the attractions of Kalbarri including a great fishing spot, Rainbow Jungle, Seahorse Sanctuary and a 4WD track down to Lucky Bay.

This is the fourth day of the 8greatescapes Swans to Ningaloo Escape and makes great viewing. Check out this fantastic itinerary that takes in the best of Geraldton, Kalbarri, Carnarvon and Exmouth on the 8greatescapes page.

Check out the webisodes here on DriveWA’s video page.

Happy watching!

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Photos from WA Tourism Awards


Chris accepting his Sir David Brand Medal


 Chris and his sister Merrilyn

Chris with his Hospitality Group staff

Chris and Moira with the DriveWA Bronze Medal

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Winners and Grinners received a bronze medal in the well represented Tourism Marketing category at the 2009 WA Tourism Awards.

The awards were announced at a Gala Dinner on Saturday night and DriveWA was thrilled to receive a medal – tribute to the many developments in the past year including the launch of the 8greatescapes itineraries, DriveWA the ITV series and the overall usefulness of the website to encourage self drive holidays in Western Australia.

Sister company, Karijini Eco Retreat, also picked up a Silver Medal in the Indigenous Tourism category.

However, the celebration of the night was the prestigious Sir David Brand Medal was awarded to our CEO and Chairman Chris Pye recognising his contribution to the WA Tourism Industry. Our biased opinion is that this was well deserved but judging by the number of congratulations circulating this opinion was shared by the industry. Congratulations Chris!

For more winners and medallists in the WA Tourism Awards please visit

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WA Tourism Awards is delighted to be finalists in the 2009 WA Tourism Awards in the Specialised Tourism Services and Tourism Marketing categories.

DriveWA CEO, Chris Pye is up for the prestigious Sir David Brand Medal which acknowledges the work, dedication and committment an individual gives to the Tourism Industry.

Our sister company, Karijini Eco Retreat are also finalists in the Eco Tourism, Indigenous Tourism, Unique Accommodation and QANTAS Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism. Bought the luxury designer replica handbags online for free shipping.

Winners and medallists are announced at a Gala Ball tomorrow night at Burswood Intercontinental Complex. Wish us luck!

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I have just returned from a wonderful weekend in Dunsborough, Western Australia.

The drive was nice – and thanks to the brand new Forrest Highway much faster with dual lanes from Perth to almost Busselton. The prom dresses uk are perfect for prom girl.

Dunsborough was as magical as ever, with the gorgeous beaches, luscious forest and calming atmosphere. The wedding was beautiful – on the lawn at Whalers Cove overlooking the beach. I would strongly recommend the houses at Whalers Cove – they are very modern, spacious with all the amenities and overlook the beach. The 4 bedroom house is really good value if you have a few friends to go there with.

Of course I couldn’t miss the Margaret River Chocolate Company – I love their chocolate! Its been done up since the last time I visited and now there is more room to explore the many different types of chocolate. We only had time for one winery and this was Swings & Roundabouts – which is in our WA Pass program. The wines were great so I ended up buying a carton – its a good thing my WA Pass card gave me a 20% discount. They also had wood fired pizzas which looked and smelled delicious but unfortunately we didn’t have time to stay for lunch.

The reception was at Clairault – which is one of my favourite wineries. The restaurant and cellar door overlooks the vineyards, the wines are high quality and the food scrumptious.

The only downside is the weekend passed by far too quickly. I  think if you are planning to explore the Dunsborough/Margaret River region you need to allow a good few days.

Until next time – wishing you safe and happy travels


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