Walking & Hiking

Tracks and trails

 

Walking and Hiking

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Totally immerse yourself into the boundless natural beauty of Your Margaret River Region and take a walk, hike or ride on one of the region’s amazing tracks.

The longest and most famous track is the Cape to Cape Track. The 140 kilometre (five to six day walk) track traverses along the ridge and beaches of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park following the coast from Cape Naturaliste, Dunsborough to Cape Leeuwin, Augusta. The walk takes in amazing views of sea and landscapes including wildflowers in spring and the stunning Indian Ocean. However, you do not need to do the entire walk as short walks along the track are easily accessed and include some of the best highlights! Parts of the track are boardwalk or hard paved to allow access for all levels of fitness and abilities including those using wheelchairs and prams.

Other scenic bush and coastal walks including the Meelup Reserve Trail in Dunsborough, the dual-use walking and cycling track Rails to Trails with sections open from Busselton to Vasse and Cowaramup to south of Margaret River, the Busselton to Dunsborough Bike and Walk Path and more.

Be sure to call at your nearest visitor centre to pick up a detailed map before you set off.

Your Margaret River Region Walking & Hiking Experiences

Margaret River Old Settlement

Visit the Old Settlement in Margaret River and immediately be transported back to the days of the Group Settlement farms. Established in 1977 by members of the local Rotary Club, the attraction is a Group Settlement Scheme-style village that also depicts the beginnings of the Augusta-Margaret River dairy industry in the 1920s. Onsite are a number of relocated buildings including the Bramley Group School, Cowaramup Group House and a blacksmiths. The former pottery workshop has undergone extensi...
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Cape to Cape Track

Rated one of the Top Ten multi-day walks in Australia by Australian Geographic, the Cape to Cape Track meanders for 135km across the spectacular coastline of the Margaret River Region in the South West corner of Western Australia. Walkers pass through coastal heath, magical karri forest and woodlands to sweeping cliff top views, spectacular remote beaches, limestone caves and historic lighthouses. The track can be tackled as a 5-8 day walk with camping on the track, rustic or luxury accommodat...
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Cape to Cape Track

Cape Naturaliste Track

This medium 3.2 kilometre walk starts at the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse and travels through small limestone "pinnacles" en route to a stunning whale lookout.
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Hardy Inlet

The Hardy Inlet is a beautiful spot for families to spend the day fishing, swimming, boating or kayaking. The foreshore area is grassed and there are lots of shady trees to set up for the day under or grab one of the table & chairs to enjoy your lunch. The water is flat and shallow, so it's great for kids to safely splash and swim and the shallow, calm waters make it a safe place to fish also!
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Boranup Karri Forest

Towering karri trees, some over 60m in height, undulate across the valley. With sunlight streaming onto their smooth trunks, this is one of the best sights in Your Margaret River Region.
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Boranup Karri Forest

Ellensbrook – Heritage Site

Beautiful heritage listed home, surrounded in national park, walk trail leads to a cave and the delightful Meekadarabee Falls, known to Aboriginal people as the "bathing place of the Moon", which is at its best in winter and spring.
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Ellensbrook – Heritage Site

10 Mile Brook Dam Walk Trail

10 Mile Brook Cycle/Walk Trail is a beautiful 4 hour walk out to 10 Mile Brook Dam, named after the tiny brook that was dammed in the mid-1990s to create a new supply of water for the quickly growing Margaret River and other townships. Distance: 15km return Time: Allow 4 hours Class: Moderately Easy.
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Cape to Cape Explorer Tours

Cape to Cape Explorer Tours is an award-winning Margaret River company that offers unique walking holidays and trekking support on the stunning Cape to Cape Track, along with shorter day walks and evening experiences. Our professional and knowledgeable guides will share with you the area's secrets, including insights into the geology, flora, fauna, history and culture. Our logistics team will help you experience the best of the Cape to Cape Track safely and in a way that suits you: fully-guide...
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Cape to Cape Explorer Tours

South West Eco Discoveries

SEE. TASTE. DISCOVER. Nature, wildlife & wine tours showcasing the best of the Margaret River Region. With three great tours to choose from, you can SEE the spectacular sights of Geographe Bay, from above and below the water, wildflowers and whales in season, the rugged West Coast, and plenty of wildlife. TASTE the local produce, with all tours including refreshments, or DISCOVER a very rare nocturnal native animal. Families welcome on all our tours.
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South West Eco Discoveries

10 Mile Brook Dam

Ten Mile Brook Dam is a lovely picnic area with a barbeque and two accessible picnic tables. It was named after the tiny brook that was dammed in the mid-1990s to create a new supply of water for the quickly growing Margaret River and other townships. Nearby there are accessible parking bays and a toilet. The Dam is a twenty minute round walking trip from the car park, and not accessible for people using mobility devices.
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Cosy Corner to Skippy Rock

A challenging 20 kilometre full day hike for experienced walkers. The terrain is magnificent but rugged and involves long stretches of sand and scrambles along narrow rock platforms. Vehicle pick-up essential.
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Hamelin Bay to Cosy Corner Walk

A medium 13 kilometre, four hour walk with magnificent views. Begins and ends at the Hamelin Bay boat ramp. It involves the negotiation of some short, steep sections.
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Kondil Park Wildflower Walk

The wildflower walk in Kondil Park on the Blackwood River offers spectacular views in spring when the forest floor becomes a carpet of colour.
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Crooked Brook Forest Wildflower Walk

Short sealed walk trail that is wheelchair accessible and ideal for viewing wildflowers in spring.
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Eagle Bay

Eagle Bay sits at the tip of Cape Naturaliste and is the location of the world-class HMAS Swan dive wreck. Explore the abundant marine life, relax on the shore or swim in tranquil calm, clear waters. Eagle Bay is a luxurious escape, with plenty of WA's most affluent properties located nearby.
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Conto’s Spring

Conto Springs is an exposed reef break that is usually a safe bet and works all around the year. Offshore winds are from the southeast and it tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. A left hand reef break, surfable at all stages of the tide
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Cape Clairault

Cape Clairault break lies to the south of the Cape itself
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Castle Rock

Located on the east side of Cape Naturaliste, this calm, turquoise bay is protected from the westerly winds and ocean swell. Perfect for swimming, fishing and relaxing. Castle Rock is located at the end of Castle Bay, accessed by a meander along the beach or via the Meelup Trail. A climb to the top will offer spectacular views. It is also a great surf break. When the swells are big and dangerous along the coast head to castle rock because it is protected and holds good swell, with great long...
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Nature’s Cape Tours

Nature's Cape Tours - Scenic Wine Tasting Tour. Best 1 day Margaret River Region Experience. Scenic stops at amazing unspoilt natural coast locations. Wine tasting at award winning Margaret River Region Wineries. Brewery visit, Specialty shop visits, Lunch included, and informative commentary. 20 seater comfortable air conditioned bus.
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Nature’s Cape Tours

Canebrake Pool

Canebrake Pool is in Jarrah-marri forest on the upper reaches of Margaret River in Rapids Conservation Park. The river is home to the unique species of marron called the hairy marron, found only in the Margaret River. (The hairy marron is critically endangered - fishing for them at Canebrake Pool is prohibited. Go to www.fish.wa.gov.au for more information).
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Chapman Pool Campsite

Chapman Pool is a beautiful place to camp, located in the jarrah forest on the banks of Chapman Brook near where it broadens into a deep pool just before joining up with the Blackwood River. The area is part of the Blackwood National Park, inland from Bussell Highway between Margaret River and Augusta. As well as being a good campsite, it’s also a nice place to visit during the day for a picnic in the forest by the brook, a swim in the cold river or a peaceful short bushwalk to a lookout over...
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Warner Glen Campsite

Warner Glen Campground on the banks of Chapman Brook, near it`s confluence with the Blackwood River, has access to the brook and river for swimming and launching canoes and kayaks. A short walk trail through the forest leads to an elevated platform with bench seats and views across the pool and brook.
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Conto’s Campsite

Large, sheltered and well appointed campground nestled within shady peppermint woodland close to Conto Springs Beach and other park attractions.
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Point Road Campsite

Small, sheltered, four-wheel-drive-only campground set amid peppermint woodland on the fringes of the majestic Boranup Karri Forest.
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Boranup Campground

Small campground set amid the Boranup Karri Forest with only seven campsites, suitable for small vehicles only.
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Bushtucker Cave and Canoe

Bushtucker Cave & Canoe Tours run from river mouth beach its great day of adventure on the Margaret River! Tours depart daily 9.45am to 2pm and offer a "see more, do more, taste more" approach! These State Awarded Tours have been locally owned and operated since 1990 by Helen Lee.Bushtucker Tours offers exceptional tours of the Margaret River region. From quiet paddling down the majestic Margaret River to Wine and Beer tasting tours, with wild and gourmet foods. Tours can be altered to suit al...
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Bushtucker Cave and Canoe

Wadandi Track

Open to walkers and cyclists, the beautiful Wadandi Track (formally known as the Rails to Trails) showcases the heritage of the former Busselton to Flinders Bay Railway. The track offers the opportunity to experience the Margaret River region through its natural environment, Aboriginal heritage and the rich history of the industries and communities served by the railway from 1884 to 1957. Located in one of the world’s 34 biodiversity hotspots, the track is an excellent place to see some of...
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Wadandi Track

Mt Trio Bush Camp & Caravan Park – Tours

No DrivingSuit all fitness levelsGreat way to explore the stirling Ranges Local knowledge
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Mt Trio Bush Camp & Caravan Park – Tours

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

Only 13 kilometres from Dunsborough, Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse and cottages reveal the fascinating maritime history of the Cape region.
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Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

Bushtucker River & Wine Tours

Bushtucker Winery & Brewery Tours are a unique 'must do' in the Margaret River region! Enjoy 40 wine tastings of Margaret River Wines, try Boutique Beers & Gourmet Wild Foods! Tours run daily 10am to 5pm! Bushtucker Cave & Canoe Tours run from river mouth beach its great day of adventure on the Margaret River! Tours depart daily 9.45am to 2pm and offer a "see more, do more, taste more" approach! These State Awarded Tours have been locally owned and operated since 1990 by Helen Lee.Bushtucker To...
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Bushtucker River & Wine Tours

Cape Cultural Tours

A Cultural journey through Cape Country Cape Cultural Tours create a deep connection and lasting memories through Aboriginal interpretive experiences along the spectacular capes and coastlines of the Margaret River Region. Enter the Boodja (country) of the Wadandi people through their eyes and learn about the Noongar seasons and the encircling connections with the rivers, the seas, the animals, fish and plants. Move along the breathtaking Cape to Cape track gathering a deeper appreciation of ...
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Cape Cultural Tours

Busselton-Dunsborough Bike & Walk Path

Follow the sheltered beaches and crystal clear waters of Geographe Bay as you stroll or ride the path stretching from Busselton to Dunsborough. Bring your own bike or plenty of bike hire options available in both town centres.
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Busselton-Dunsborough Bike & Walk Path

Ambergate Nature Reserve & Walk Trail

Listen for the bird song as you enter Ambergate Reserve, a 75 hectare regional park which protects the remnants of scrubland and woodlands once common along the coastal plains of Busselton and surrounds. The reserve becomes ablaze with wildflowers in spring but also offers the visitor a chance to observe a variety of plants and wildlife throughout the year along its gentle, looping 4km walk trail.
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Ambergate Nature Reserve & Walk Trail

Edgewalkers

Guided walking tours in Margaret River and along the Cape to Cape Track Reconnect with nature while you walk through parts of the Margaret River Region that will take your breath away. Select from our regular half day walks, full day walks or even scheduled departures for a 3 day/2 night walk on the Cape to Cape Track.
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Edgewalkers

Water Wheel to Skippy Rock

Medium walk of three kilometres that takes about one hour to complete. The trail traverses beach, rocks and bush and begins at the Leeuwin Waterwheel, near the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.
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Canal Rocks to Wyadup

A four kilometre walk of medium difficulty that offers outstanding views along the coast. Walk begins at the car park at the end of Canal Rocks Road.
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Bunker Bay to Dunsborough Walk

An easy walk of 2.5 kilometres through coastal heath, with breathtaking views of the coast. There are several lookouts which whales can be spotted from during September to early December.
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Mangrove Cove Boardwalk Bunbury

In the Leschenault Inlet, the southern-most mangroves in Western Australia are home to over 60 species of water bird. Follow the boardwalk that winds it's way through the heart of the mangroves and along the edge of the inlet. There is also a shipwreck trail detailing the adventures and mishaps of early explorers.
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Bibbulmun Track

The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world’s great long distance walk trails, stretching 1000km from Kalamunda in the Perth Hills, to Albany on the south coast, winding through the heart of the scenic South West of Western Australia.
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Capes to Coast Experience Adventure

Experience Adventure. Capes to Coast offers something a bit different to your average Margaret River tour. Whether it be riding a fat bike on the beach or forest, jumping off rocks into the Indian Ocean, snorkelling in the Ngari Marine Park or getting up close to the local wildlife, there’s something for everyone! Come for full day and experience everything, or pick and choose a shorter trip. With personal assistance, and high end services and gear, I cater for a maximum of six people, so yo...
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Capes to Coast Experience Adventure

Possum Spotlighting Trail Busselton Tuart Forest

Easy 1.5 kilometre walk that will take about an hour walk beginning at the Layman picnic site. This self-guided trail is designed to be completed at night with a spotlight or large torch, so the nocturnal inhabitants of the tuart forest can be spotted. You are highly likely to see the rare western ringtail possum and the more common brushtail possum. Red reflectors on the trail markers and information plaques guide the way.
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Koomal Dreaming

In Aboriginal culture, almost every feature of the land and every plant and animal living on it has a story attached, and this tour is your insight into some of those stories. Venture into Ngilgi cave, where the good spirit Ngilgi dwells, to hear the Dreamtime legends associated with this cavern, which at 500,000 years old has been here even longer than the Wadandi.
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Koomal Dreaming

Meelup Beach

This picturesque beach is one not to miss! Beautiful white sand, clear turquoise water and shady grassed areas. Meelup Beach is the perfect spot for a family beach day, ideal for picnics and swimming in it's calm waters. Grab your snorkel and explore the crystal clear waters.
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Meelup Beach

Margaret River Discovery Co – Wine & Adventure tour

THE TOUR FOR PEOPLE WHO DON'T DO TOURS! . Explore the stunning Margaret River region with expert local guide, Sean Blocksidge and his luxury four wheel drive.The Margaret River Discovery Company offers a selection of flexible day tour options designed to discover people and places you would not find on your own.
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Margaret River Discovery Co – Wine & Adventure tour

Understory – Southern Forest Arts

Australia's unique art in nature experience. Feel inspired by Nature
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Understory – Southern Forest Arts

Walk into Luxury

WA's only 'Great Walks of Australia' member, Walk into Luxury offers all-inclusive luxury walks on the Cape to Cape track in the Margaret River region. Our walks showcase the best food, wine and accommodation the Margaret River region has to offer. Explore the pristine beaches, clifftops and karri forest of the Cape to Cape Track with us, and enjoy exclusive accommodation and food and wine experiences.
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Walk into Luxury

Margaret River Exposed

As the name implies.." Margaret River Exposed "is a tour that Exposes the true wonders of the South West Corner of Western Australia .The diverse Cape Region from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin all the way down To Esperance taking in Albany, The Stirling Ranges, Ancient Tingle Forest and the majestic Sky & Tree Top walks along the way. Tours can be personalized to suit individual interests. Scenic, Nature and wildflowers. All year round there's something to stimulate your senses.. Visito...
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Margaret River Exposed

Surf N’ Dirt Adventure Tours

Surf N' Dirt Adventure Tours offer full day Eco Certified adventure tours of the Margaret River region that combine tastings at boutique wineries as well as gourmet food producers and are unlike anything that you would have previously experienced. A Surf N' Dirt Adventure tour is all about getting off the beaten track and providing you with amazing experiences to ensure that your time in Margaret River is as exciting, fun and memorable as possible. Whether it is learning to surf at a 4WD ac...
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Surf N’ Dirt Adventure Tours

Meelup Reserve Trail

The Meelup Reserve Trail is a beautiful serene coastal walk that traverses along the north-facing Geographe Bay. This lovely bush track is an easy walk consisting mainly of a limestone and granite path decorated with stunning white sandy turquoise bays and pristine bushland.
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Meelup Reserve Trail

Canal Rocks

Witness spectacular seascape views across the Indian Ocean and up and down the remote coastline at Canal Rocks.
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Canal Rocks

Ludlow Tuart Forest

Sojourn off the highway just north of Busselton and take Tuart Drive, the tourist drive which loops through the last remaining tuart forest in the world.
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Ludlow Tuart Forest

Sugarloaf Rock

As you approach Sugarloaf Rock you will instantly see why this towering, sea-scultpured rock that emerges from the Indian Ocean is one of the most photographed coastal landforms in the region. Sugarloaf Rock and the sometimes treacherous seas that pound it are best viewed from the platform. With its ever-changing colour, it is difficult to decide when it’s best to see it. Perhaps it is when the weather is stormy with crashing seas, perhaps it is when it is calm sunny and the water is crystal ...
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Sugarloaf Rock

Waljin Aboriginal Gardens

Relax and picnic in the Waljin Aboriginal Gardens.
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Waljin Aboriginal Gardens

Saturation Surfaris Margaret River Adventures

MARGARET RIVER ADVENTURE TOURS Saturation Surfaris is your one stop shop for fun, adventure and exploration…. Immerse yourself in an unforgettable experience, while absorbing the natural wonders of South Western Australia With over 30 years of coaching and guiding experience, we have designed a range of great value tours that will leave you grinning from ear to ear! Choose from one of our fully catered and guided adventures or customise your own. Saturation offers an exciting range of adventur...
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Saturation Surfaris Margaret River Adventures

Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk

Explore Western Australia's world famous forest of gigantic tingle trees from the forest floor and from 40 metres up in the canopy. The world class Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk soars gently upwards amidst the tingle foliage providing expansive views over the wilderness and opens up a world of birds and flowers that most people never see.
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Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk

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Accommodation

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Whale Watching

Don’t miss the opportunity to watch as 35,000 whales migrate past our coastline from June – December each year.

Wineries

With over 95 cellar doors are open for tastings, start planning which ones you’ll visit with our Margaret River wineries list.

Questions?

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