See & Do

Panoramic views of native gardens from your balcony. A short stroll to inviting cafes, bars, galleries and artisan gift shops. A pleasant drive to magnificent beaches and fabulous wineries.

Augusta-Margaret River Region

Renowned for its world-class wineries, surf and beaches the Augusta-Margaret River Region is perfect for couples and families. With abundant natural attractions, cosmopolitan cafe strips, world-class wineries and top-notch restaurants and cafés, the Augusta Margaret River Region is a place that never fails to entertain, captivate and astonish.

All it takes is a splash of local wine, a drop of summer sun and a visit to one of our attractions to make the ultimate Margaret River experience. For it is this region that lifestyle: beaches, surf, wine, and lazy summer afternoons.

The Margaret River area is blessed with a profusion of natural attractions - from tranquil native forests, to caves and rugged coast. Rediscover your love of nature and enjoy it your way. Photograph wildlife and wild places, hike, surf, or simply relax and breathe in the fresh forest air.

Margaret River is one of the world's premier wine regions. Over 120 wineries are dotted throughout the area. Meander down any vine-flanked country lane and you're likely to find welcoming cellar door hospitality and the chance to taste world class wines. The Margaret River Wine Region is best known for its cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay, and produces many other outstanding varieties.

This beautiful corner of Western Australia attracts a resident population of artists, musicians, writers and foodies. So it's not surprising that Margaret River abounds in galleries, artisan studios, fine dining and locally grown fresh produce. Local cultural events, such as the annual Leeuwin Concert Series and the Margaret River Wine Region Festival, attract visitors from all over the world and sell out well in advance. But even on an impromptu visit, you can tap into the rich cultural life of Margaret River through an amazing range of art exhibitions, concerts, literary events, and food and wine experiences.

Forest walks

Whether you're a hardy hiker or prefer a lazy stroll in the forest, there are perfect places to walk in and around Margaret River. Heritage trails meander through forest and bushland. Each trail is graded by difficulty and time to complete, and some are suitable for wheelchair access. For a longer walking challenge, try segments of the 135km Cape to Cape walk track along spectacular coast and forest in Cape Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park.

There's plenty to see by car, too. Breathtaking forest views and picturesque picnic spots are to be found in the Boranup Forest. Take in wild coastal views at Yallingup, Injidup and Canal Rocks. When surf's up, you'll get a bird's eye view of the action from the top car park in Prevelly. The Leeuwin lighthouse is another popular viewpoint – a rare chance to see where two oceans meet.

For a unique view of the forest, paddle a canoe along Margaret River and learn about local wild food as you go.

 

Bushtucker Tours

www.bushtuckertours.com

 

Margaret River Discovery

www.margaretriverdiscovery.com.au

 

Margaret River with Neil McLeod

www.toursmargaretriver.com
 

Beaches

Swim, snorkel, surf or fish.

There's a wide variety of beaches to try – from the intense turquoise of sheltered Meelup, to the pristine white sands of Boodjidup or the wild secluded beaches behind Boranup Forest. Gnarabup Beach is popular with Margaret River families. Snorkelers will love Eagle Bay and scuba divers should head for the scuttled wreck of the HMAS Swan.

Surfers are spoiled for choice with dozens of excellent breaks along the coast, many with spectacular views as well. The Main Break at Margaret River is home to the world-class Margaret River Pro and experienced surfers seek out several powerful "left-hander" reef breaks nearby. Other popular surfing spots are around Injidup, Cowaramup Bay, Boranup, Gracetown and Yallingup. New surfers should try one of the local surf schools for a great introduction.

Bike trails

Wadandi Track

Now stretching from Witchcliffe, through Margaret River, to Cowaramup. The Wadandi Track offers beginner mountain bikers their first experience of riding off-road.

https://www.margaretriver.com/nature-adventure/mountain-biking/

 

Dirty Detours Mountain Bike Adventures

Dirty Detours is a small friendly mountain bike touring company, local to Margaret River. Boranup Forest is definitely one to be experienced by mountain bike! It’s the jewel of the South West’s soaring Karri Forests and is remarkable and unique.

http://www.dirtydetours.com/Home.html

DPMR Facilities

The following facilities are available: 

  • Communal Bar Area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Nature Reserves/Trails
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Tennis court

Fun with the kids

Family holidays in Margaret River have been a tradition for generations. As well as all the outdoor and nature-based activities you can share as a family, here are some attractions with extra kid appeal:

  • Yallingup Shearing Shed
  • Wonky Windmill Farm and Eco Park
  • Yallingup Maze and Boranup Forest Maze
  • Eagles Heritage - birds of prey
  • Sunflowers Animal Farm
  • Naturaliste Reptile Park
  • Colonial Brewery
  • The Chocolate Factory
  • The Candy Cow
  • Simmo's Ice Creamery (with crazy golf and an outdoor playground)

You don't need to miss out on a winery experience if you're travelling with kids. Just choose one with a safe indoor or outdoor play area. Here are just a few that cater for children:

  • Xanadu
  • Cape Mentelle
  • Clairault
  • Driftwood Estate