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Witchcliffe and Redgate

Nearby Lake Cave will take your breath away with dazzling formations and beautiful forest surrounds
Nearby Lake Cave will take your breath away with dazzling formations and beautiful forest surrounds

Nearby Lake Cave will take your breath away with dazzling formations and beautiful forest surrounds

Witchcliffe is home to the largest shell collection in the southern hemisphere
Witchcliffe is home to the largest shell collection in the southern hemisphere

Witchcliffe is home to the largest shell collection in the southern hemisphere

Mammoth Cave is a self guided cave with easy access and fascinating fossils of extinct Megafauna
Mammoth Cave is a self guided cave with easy access and fascinating fossils of extinct Megafauna

Mammoth Cave is a self guided cave with easy access and fascinating fossils of extinct Megafauna

Redgate beach is popular with locals and visitors alike
Redgate beach is popular with locals and visitors alike

Redgate beach is popular with locals and visitors alike

Stunning scenery and vineyard landscapes
Stunning scenery and vineyard landscapes

Stunning scenery and vineyard landscapes

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.

We love 

  • 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.

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