Metricup and Wilyabrup

Taste your way around the premium cellar doors, gourmet producers and breweries of Wilyabrup and Metricup. The area has become a mecca for epicurean indulgence and also relaxation with a great range of accommodation from luxury resorts, lodges, chalets to farm stays. Many wineries, restaurants and cafes take in views of the north facing valley and rolling wine country. It is internationally renowned for producing excellent wines, especially the Cabernet Sauvignon. On the west coast, the amazing but little known Wilyabrup Sea Cliffs offer rock climbing and abseiling.

Wilyabrup has the highest concentration of premium wine producers in the region and is home to many of the first vineyards planted.

Gracetown

It is the panoramic ocean view of the giant curving Cowaramup Bay with a white sandy beach and outlying surf breaks that is sure to impress. Popular surfing breaks include Huzza’s, North Point and South Point. It is also one of the few towns on the Cape to Cape Track so it’s a great place for walking and hiking.

Accommodation includes holiday houses, chalets, holiday park and a lodge nearby. There’s a general store for supplies with plenty of prestigious wine and food experiences, breweries and attractions really close by.

Cowaramup Bay is sheltered as it faces north, making it ever popular with holiday makers and surfers alike.

Rosabrook

Located a short drive east of Margaret River, past Ten Mile Brook Dam, is the quaint little town Rosabrook. The community hall and a local store were established in 1932 by the Darnell family. The area is best known for farming beef and lamb, and in recent years, viticulture has come to the fore. Many of the area’s valleys and rolling hills are scattered with vines and olives. Venture off the beaten track and experience all that Rosa Brook has to offer!

You will fall in love with Rosa Brook – tall trees, charming bed and breakfasts and chalets, and plenty of interesting places to visit.

Prevelly and Gnarabup

Located 10km west of Margaret River town, Prevelly is situated at the mouth of the Margaret River. Home of the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro surf competition, Prevelly is internationally recognised for its spectacular surfing conditions. There are fantastic views from Surfers Point lookout and from high up on the ridge. Prevelly was named and the Greek Chapel was built, as an expression of gratitude by a WW2 Australian prisoner of war.
Fantastic accommodation options include a holiday park, camping, backpackers, beach houses and apartments. There’s plenty to do with a surf school, tours, canoe and surfboard hire that operate down by the river mouth.

Gnarabup is one of the best swimming beaches, nearby to Prevelly and is just 10 kilometres away from Margaret River town. The turquoise waters are tempered by the warm Leeuwin Current, sheltered by an outlying limestone reef and southern headland. Beachcombing is a must, particularly near the little cove at the southern end of the beach. The facilities are fantastic with a lodge, beach house and apartment resort accommodation, a beachside restaurant, bar and café, coastal path and boat ramp. Make sure you swim between the flags.

If you want to see the spectacular Margaret River surf rolling in, Prevelly is the place to watch it!

Witchcliffe and Redgate

Witchcliffe is a quaint little town, full of old world charm, just south of Margaret River. Like many of the other southern towns of the region, Witchcliffe has a significant timber history and was a siding for the train line that went to Busselton. The town itself has a number of unique gift stores and buildings that date back to early settlement times.

West of Witchcliffe is Redgate, known for its rocky outcrops, surf break and beautiful (but sometimes treacherous) sandy Calgardup Beach. Redgate is also the location of the legendary Georgette shipwreck, which sank in 1876 near Calgardup Beach. Aboriginal stockman Sam Isaacs and his employer’s 16-year-old daughter, Grace Bussell, rode their horses into the surf to rescue the passengers and crew. The wreck’s location was rediscovered in 1964.

Redgate offers stunning accommodation options in the beach or the forest.

Karridale and Hamelin Bay

Karridale was built on the back of the majestic karri and jarrah trees that now border its western edge along the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge. Karridale is rich in history as it was once the hub of the South-West during the timber rush at the turn of the century. Boasting beautiful self-contained forest retreats and with the picturesque Boranup Forest, Hamelin Bay and Deepdene at its doorstep, there is more to this town than meets the eye! Grab a bite to eat at the tavern, attraction cafes or winery restaurants that are close by.

The pristine fine white sandy beach of Hamelin Bay is only surpassed by the colour of the shallow turquoise water. Located a short drive south-west of Karridale, Hamelin Bay is one of the best beaches for swimming, snorkelling, diving, kayaking, beach fishing and photography. It is famous for its old timber jetty remnants and abundance of friendly eagle rays which will glide up to greet you as you paddle in the shallows. There is also a boat ramp if you want to explore the open ocean, a kiosk and a great holiday park if you want to stay. Jewel Cave is nearby.

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