Best Things To Do in Margaret River, Australia

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THINGS TO DO AND SEE

  • Caves Road: There are over 300 caves in the region. Of these, Giants Cave, Mammoth Cave, Jewel Cave and Lake Cave are not to be missed. All of these can be accessed from the long and scenic drive on Caves Road.
  • Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse: Located at the south-western most tip of Western Australia. Come during September and see if you can spot the whales migrating though the waters.
  • The Grove Experience: This tourist attraction is a winery, distillery, mini-resort and pizza place all rolled into one.
  • Busselton Jetty: The longest timber piled jetty in the southern hemisphere, extending out 1.8kilometres into the sea. There’s a jetty train for kids, and an underwater observatory from where you can view an artificial reef brought to life.
  • Ellensbrook Homestead: The house of the first settlers in this region. It’s surrounded by some pretty walking trails, one of which leads to a spectacular waterfall grotto.

Tours and Activities:

  • Cape-to-Cape Hiking Route: The 100km long trail passes close by Margaret River.
  • Wine and Country Tours: There are more of these than can be counted. Visit the Visitor Centre for in-depth information, and see which tour best suits your tastes.
  • Dirty Detours Mountain Bike Adventures: You don’t have to be an expert to blaze through Bonarup Forest and the surrounding wineries on a bike. Paul is an excellent host. Reference number is: +618 9758 8312

Below we have a list of things to do in Margaret River and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Margaret River getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Margaret River with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Margaret River

Here is the list of things to do in Margaret River and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Lake Cave

    4.6 (311 Votes)
    Lake Cave

    Cave, Geological Formation, Nature

    This natural wonder beats out Margaret River’s many famed wineries for the top spot in the city’s tourist attractions. Inside the cave is a tranquil lake. Above the lake’s waters is what’s popularly known as a ‘suspended table’ - a brilliant collection of crystals that reach down from the ceiling to the surface of the water. The part that takes your breath aw...Read more
  2. Mammoth Cave

    4.5 (316 Votes)
    Mammoth Cave

    Cave, Geological Formation

    Of all the famous caves in this region, this is the most accessible, and the first chamber here is known for being accessible by wheelchair. Upon arrival, you'll be provided with an audio-guide, which will guide you through your tour of the cave. Why is it famous? Fossils. Like the name suggest, the cave has preserved the remains of various Australian Megafauna. First discovered in the early 19...Read more
  3. The Grove Experience

    3.6 (225 Votes)
    The Grove Experience

    Food And Drinks, Brewery, Winery

    Margaret River is famous for the wine country that surrounds it. This establishment capitalises on that fact, and provides you with 'The Experience', that is to say, a resort of everything related to the wine-making process and lifestyle. The Grove started off as a winery, and then became a distillery, and then a brewery. The estate, which is located next to a man made lake, makes its own wine,...Read more
  4. Margaret River Visitor Centre
    A plethora of wineries surround the city, and there are a plethora of tours and travel agencies that you can avail. To get an overview on all you can see and do, visit this excellent visitor centre that’s wildly appreciated by practically everyone who visits the city. This is the headquarters for the Augusta Margaret River Tourism Association. It has a famous Wine Tourism Showroom, which ...Read more
  5. Jewel Cave

    4.7 (158 Votes)
    Jewel Cave

    Cave, Geological Formation

    With three ginormous chambers, this is the biggest show cave in Western Australia. The natural formations here - stalactites and helictites suspended from the ceiling, are among the most beautiful in the world. The straw stalactite found here is one of the longest in the world. The guide usually narrates the stories of the Tasmanian Devils who fall into the cave and are unable to climb out. At ...Read more
  6. Sunflowers Animal Farm

    4.3 (167 Votes)
    Sunflowers Animal Farm

    Farm

    Remember, this is a farm, not a zoo, so don’t expect jungle and monkeys. The animals are traditional farm animals (dogs, cats, rabbits, sheep, chicken, goat, ducks, turkeys), with a few more exotic animals thrown in (kangaroos, llamas, ostriches and alpacas). The attraction is almost entirely children-oriented. Here, it’s all about the petting, the feeding and the cuddling. You get ...Read more
  7. Vasse Virgin Factory

    4.5 (175 Votes)
    Vasse Virgin Factory

    Specialty Shop

    Vasse Virgin processes olive oil for skin care. But let’s step back and take in the human angle. The proprietors are Louis and Edwina Scherini, whose three children suffered from eczema and dermatitis. Unable to use normal body care products, the children were saved by their parents, who established a natural ingredient skin care products factory. A wonderful scent will fill the air for t...Read more
  8. Amaze'n Margaret River

    4.4 (207 Votes)
    Amaze'n Margaret River

    Botanical Garden, Entertainment

    The name is a pun - A Maze In Margaret River. This is a 18-hole mini-golf course, a maze and a botanical garden in one. The Giant Hedge Maze is made of three metre high hedges of Leightons Green plants. The paths inside the maze run for 1.5 kilometres, so there’s a lot of fun to be had. There are also five other mazes, full of birds and butterflies. Also recently added are The Celtic, The...Read more
  9. Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre

    Bird Watching

    When you visit this place, you’ll realise that birds of prey are magnificent creatures, and that it’s sad when, for some reason or the other, they become disabled. The estate is set on about 29 acres of bushland, and is home to Australia’s native species of eagles, owls, falcons and hawks. These raptors are rehabilitated from their injuries here (if possible). Twice a day ther...Read more
  10. Gnarabup Beach

    4.6 (276 Votes)
    Gnarabup Beach

    Beach, View Point, Nature

    This is one of the best swimming beaches in the entire region. The water of the Indian Ocean is a beautiful blue, and warmed by currents. The coastline is pretty. The waves are easy surf closer to the shore and popular with novices. Further out, they’re pretty big and may be dangerous. The best time to surf is winter. There’s a beachside restaurant bar, and cafe very close to the wa...Read more
  11. Jesters Flat

    4.9 (103 Votes)
    Jesters Flat

    Library, Entertainment, Adventure

    This is the best horse-riding school around. There are various riding trails you can avail, most of which take you through bush country or cattle paddocks. Rides are of escalating difficulty, so beginners won’t feel left out while more experienced riders take on the harder trails. For kids, there’s a playground, with sand and toy-filled cubby house. There’s even a mini-library...Read more
  12. Hamelin Bay

    Beach, Boating, Snorkeling

    While most people come to this beach to stay overnight at one of the hotels, or camp, it’s possible to drive down to it and back just for the day. Once upon a time, this used to be the smallest port settlement in Western Australia. A jetty used to extend out into the water, carrying a timber railway. A few remains of this jetty are still visible. In the water itself, you can swim, dive do...Read more
  13. Giants Cave

    Cave, Geological Formation

    In the Bonarup Forest you’ll find one of the longest and deepest caves in the region – the Giant’s Cave. A 100 metre wide doline (a natural crater formed by the collapse of the cave roof) is your entrance. The usual cave highlights - stalagmites, stalagmites, straws, and shawls – will be stars of your trip. You’ll sandy and gigantic ‘Ballroom’ chamber; ...Read more
  14. Boranup Gallery

    Art Gallery, Arts And Crafts, Specialty Shop

    Paintings, drawings, sculpture, glassworks, photography, furniture and other assorted arts and crafts – standard fare for a local art gallery. Don’t let that fool you. This is one of the foremost art galleries of Western Australia. Some of Australia’s leading designers and artists are exhibited here. The Bonarup Furniture on sale here is actually crafted on site, not 100 metre...Read more
  15. Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

    4.5 (93 Votes)
    Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

    Light House, View Point, Tower

    The white limestone lighthouse is built on Australia’s most South-Westerly tip. When you gaze out west to the ocean from the top, you’re looking at the magnificent meeting of the Indian and Southern Oceans. The lighthouse is spectacular enough in the summer, but it’s truly brilliant during the stormy winter season, when both Oceans batter the cape. It soars 56 metres above the...Read more