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Nature & Environment
07/09/2021

Wildflower Trails: The Orchid Hunter

The Margaret River Region is smack bang in the middle of one of only 34 global biodiversity hotspots with an incredible 8,000 plant species, 80% of which are endemic to the south west and are not found anywhere else in the world. Meet the wildflower…
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Augusta Jetty Photo Credit Tim Campbell
Nature & Environment
03/09/2021

Augusta’s Best Kept Secrets

Spend a few hours in Augusta and the laid-back locals reveal its best kept secrets; the wonderful spots to play, swim or walk. The town itself feels a little like Yallingup 25 years ago; surf shacks and weatherboard cottages dot the hill, and everyone has…
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Active & AdventureNature & Environment
31/07/2021

Winter Walks in Yallingup and Dunsborough

The Japanese have a word for time spent in the forest for de-stressing and mood-boosting. Shinrin-Yoku literally means forest-bathing. Scientific field experiments across Japan have proven that spending a day in the forest lowers concentrations of cortisol, and lowers pulse rates and blood pressure. We’re…
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Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse Tours
Nature & Environment
01/07/2021

A Tale of Two Lighthouses

The pristine coastline of the Margaret River Region was a wild and dangerous place to navigate for ships sailing blind 125 years ago, and scores of boats ended their journeys wrecked on our reefs. After much negotiation and a lucky gold rush, lighthouses were commissioned at Cape Leeuwin then Cape Naturaliste and have kept sailors safe…
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Western Ringtail Possum Conservation Credit Tim Campbell
Nature & Environment
11/06/2021

Western Ringtail Possum Conservation

Foxes, habitat loss and more cars on the roads have nearly wiped out the Western Ringtail Possum, but a new soft toy is helping raise awareness and funds. Buy a plush possum toy at the local visitor centre and you can help conservation efforts for…
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GuidesNature & Environment
08/06/2021

All About the Annual Whale Migration

Each year thousands of humpback whales and rare blue whales make their annual migration along the Western Australian coast. Witness these incredible mammals as they swim through the pristine waters surrounding the Margaret River Region.  Photos supplied by Legends Charters and Geographe Maritime Whale Watching…
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Nature & Environment
01/06/2021

Ancient Land: The Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge

A fascinating history lies beneath the limestone cliffs and granite outcrops of the Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge. Once an island, the region has been through ice ages, shifting sands and a break away from India. Lizzy Pepper talks to three of the region’s guides about this…
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Beedelup Falls, part of the Beedelup National Park Credit Tourism WA
Nature & Environment
31/05/2021

4 Waterfalls in the Margaret River Region

This winter, wrap up warm and venture into the great outdoors. You'll be rewarded with an awe-inspiring roar from these natural wonders that can be just as relaxing and therapeutic as the toasty fire waiting for you at the end of the day. "Don't go chasing…
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Aboriginal ExperiencesNature & Environment
28/05/2021

The Six Seasons of Wadandi Boodja

The people of Wadandi Boodja (Saltwater People's Country) are the traditional owners of the South West of Western Australia and follow an ancestral six season calendar which guides them to live in harmony with the land and environment. "This six season calendar is extremely important…
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Whale Watching Credit Tim Campbell Photo
Nature & Environment
07/05/2021

The Whale Superhighway

The Whale Superhighway - often referred to as the Humpback Highway, is the 3000km stretch of coastline from northern Western Australia, to their feeding grounds in Antarctica. Today, Western Australia has the largest population of migratory Humpbacks in the world, seeing 35,000 of the mammals…
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