Witchcliffe and Redgate
Welcome to Witchcliffe and Redgate!
Witchcliffe is a quaint little town, full of old world charm, just south of Margaret River. The town itself has a number of unique gift stores and buildings that date back to early settlement times. The town, like many of the other southern towns of the region, has a significant timber history. Located in East Witchcliffe was the mill later taken over by the Adelaide Timber Company in 1930. During group settlement the township boomed, with a significant number of buildings erected and a stable and growing population, financed by the booming timber industry. A train line also existed to take passengers to Busselton.
What to do
- Caves: Lake and Mammoth Caves are a must-see, and are only 10 minutes drive from Witchcliffe.
- Shop: browse the local shops and pick up a quirky bargain or two.
- Beach it: Redgate Beach is a locals’ favourite for surf and swimming, just follow Redgate Road west from the service station.
- Take a trek: the stretch of the Cape to Cape Track from Redgate to Conto’s is great for a day trek with spectacular coastal views.
- Taste wine: some of the big name wineries are only a stone’s throw from Witchcliffe.
- How the town has embraced its name by adopting a “witch” theme, broomsticks and all!
- The houses with the awesome lights display at Christmas each year.
- The country music that plays over the loudspeakers at the service station.
Useful to know
- Locals refer to it as “Witchy”.
- The town was named after the nearby Witchcliffe Cave which was recorded by a surveyor in 1900.
- It’s usually the cheapest place around for petrol, so fuel up while you’re there.
How to get there
Witchcliffe is 9km south of Margaret River – just head straight down Bussell Highway, you’ll be there in less than 10 minutes.