Have a whale of a time with these 10 reasons why you should visit the Margaret River Region this winter.
Published: 13 July 2020
1. Explore the rugged cliffs and Margaret River coastline
The Cape to Cape track connects Cape Naturaliste in the north to Cape Leeuwin in the south with spectacular ocean views from both ends. There are walking and hiking opportunities which pass through the iconic Sugarloaf Rock and the Wilyabrup Sea Cliffs. Keep an eye out for dolphins and migrating whales as you walk and explore the region!
5. Have a Whale of a Time
Between Augusta and Busselton, you’ll find 35,000 whales migrating throughout the year. June to December is the prime whale watching season with many whale watching charters taking visitors out to see these majestic creatures breaching and flicking their tails to the delight of onlookers. There are also many vantage points throughout the coastline including the Cape Leeuwin and Cape Naturaliste Lighthouses on either end.
6. Go and Explore Underground Caves
There are an abundance of cave tours to embark on to explore the underground caves in the Margaret River region. Learn about Aboriginal legends in Yallingup’s Ngilgi Cave or take it easy on a self-guided Mammoth Cave tour. All tours range from ones that are self-guided where you can go at your own pace, to walking tours to adventure tours. Visit the margaretriver.com to see the different cave tours available to book.
7. Grab a Bike and Hit the Trails
Home to biking trails and tracks which cater to all levels, grab a bike, your sense of adventure and explore the bike routes in the Margaret River Region. There are facilities available en-route along Geographe Bay to stop for a pick me up coffee or some whale watching or head towars Augusta and follow the coastline towards the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.
8. Catch an Indian Ocean Sunset
There’s not a view more incredible than watching the sunset over the ocean with many vantage points across the Margaret River Region. Grab a picnic and a bottle of wine from the wineries you visited earlier in the day with a seat in the sand and watch as the orange, pink and purple hues light up the sky ans the sun slowly dips below the horizon. Vantage points include Indijup Beach, Sugarloaf Rock and Surfer’s Point.
9. Spend Your Night Under the Stars
Grab your camping gear or for a touch of luxury, book in your glamping experience for a night under the stars in Margaret River. Mile End Glamping and Olio Bello’s both offer glamping experiences in the region with all the amenities you’d find at a hotel.
10. Learn About Local Aboriginal Culture
The region is home to the Wadandi and Bibbulmun people of the Noogar nation where today, Aboriginal people are sharing their knowledge and culture through tours available to visitors. From traditional meeting places and landmarks to food sources and traditional techniques, these tours are a unique way to connect and gain insight into traditional and contemporary Aboriginal culture.
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