Dec 31, 2018
The 150 limestone caves beneath the Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge have to be seen to be believed. Formed over 1 million years ago, you can choose to take a leisurely cave stroll or take things to the next level with an abseiling adventure. Each of the caves hold a secret, like Lake Cave’s permanent lake, Jewel Cave’s mammoth chambers and the Aboriginal heritage in Yallingup’s Ngilgi Cave.
Lake Cave Margaret River | Image by @sam_hay92
Have you ever dreamed of getting lost in a giant hedge maze? In the Margaret River, this dream can become a reality at Amaze’n. The giant hedge maze is 24 years old and the grounds are complete with BBQs, gardens and much more.
Amazen Margaret River | Image via amazenmargaretriver.com.au
Sample the local delights
If you’ve ever wanted to sample bush tucker straight from the source, in the Margaret River you can take a canoe and cave tour complete with wild gourmet foods. You’ll visit heritage listed sites and experience Aboriginal and pioneer heritage, complete with an Australian lunch served up by a wild food guide!
Take a long walk on a long pier
The Busselton Jetty is the longest wood piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. Stretching 1.8kms, you can either walk the length or take the train to the end where you can experience one of Australia’s greatest artificial reefs. Descend the spiral staircase to 8 metres below the ocean where you can spot some of the 300 species that call the Margaret River home.
Busselton Jetty | Image via Tourism Western Australia
Head to the beach
It would hardly be a back-to-naturel wrap up of the Margaret River without a mention of the beach! No matter your beach preference, you’ll find something to suit, be it a secluded cove or pristine white sand. If you’re up for a swim, Geographe Bay or Granny’s Pool or if you prefer to surf try the Margaret River Main Break at Surfer’s Point.
Meelup Beach, Geographe Bay | Image via Tourism Western Australia
Stop and smell the flowers
Margaret River is one of only 34 biodiversity hotspots in the world and has been rated by the WWF as one of the world’s most important areas for conservation. This is in part due to the 2,500 species of wildflowers that burst into life every spring. Visit from August to November to get the full effect and be sure to book a wildflower tour to see the best spots.
Walk above the treetops
The Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk is an experience like no other. See the giant tingle trees, which aren’t found anywhere else in the world, from 40 metres above the ground. Once you’re done being awed by these 400 year old trees, the Walpole Wilderness area is home to 8 different parks for you to explore.
Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk | Image via Tourism Western Australia
Can’t wait to get back to nature? We can help you book your Margaret River accommodation today! Call us on 1300 783 399.