Welcome to Yallingup!
Located at the northern end of the region, Yallingup has bred some of the world's greatest surfers. Home to a relaxed local community, Yallingup is a small town nestled amongst the trees along the coast, just south of Cape Naturaliste. After its caves were discovered by European settlers in 1899, Yallingup became popular with tourists – today, tourism and viticulture are Yallingup's primary industries. The beaches of Yallingup are well known surfing locations, and are also suitable for fishing. The Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park houses Canal Rocks, a coastal rock formation, and limestone caves. The Cape to Cape Track runs across the beach to the west of the town and Yallingup is one of the few towns located along the track.
Close by is Dunsborough and a little further on Busselton with main shopping centres and facilities to stock up on. With a broad range of accommodation, great fishing, surfing and fantastic local bars offering a great Sunday session, Yallingup is the perfect place to kick back and relax or take on the legendary surf.
What to do
- Discover art: Yallingup is home to the most art galleries in the region – you might even find a unique piece to take home as a special memento.
- Pamper yourself: there’s loads of luxurious spa retreats around the Yallingup area – spoil yourself at a day spa, or prolong the magic and stay a few days at a spa retreat. Accommodation in Yallingup is nothing short of magical!
- Hit the surf: surf breaks in Yallingup abound - Smiths, Three Bears, Super Tubes, Injidup, Rabbits… to name a few!
- Beach it: Yallingup Beach has a sheltered lagoon with calm waters, great for swimming and snorkelling.
- Taste wine: there’s loads of great wineries in the Yallingup area open for tastings and lunch every day.
- How white the sand is at Injidup and Smith’s Beach – bring your sunnies!
- The boardwalk over the water at Canal Rocks.
- How you can do a wine tasting then drive five minutes down the road and be at the beach.
Useful to know
- The name Yallingup is an Aboriginal word meaning “place of love” (the "up" part meaning "place of").
- Yallingup is the hometown of pro surfer, Taj Burrows.
- Ngilgi Cave was formerly known as Yallingup Cave.
How to get there
Yallingup is located 40km north of Margaret River – about 40 minutes. We recommend taking Carters Road from Margaret River, then heading north on Caves Road - it’s a beautiful scenic drive and the selection of top notch food and wine experiences is impressive! Alternatively you can take Bussell Highway and cut through to Caves Road on any of the roads leading east-west.