No trip to Yallingup is complete without a visit to The Aquarium or Injidup Natural Spa. Start early so you can enjoy these spots in peace; Instagram has made these natural rock pools popular. Pack a snorkel and be prepared for a 10-15-minute walk to The Aquarium and a bit of rock hopping to reach Injidup Natural Spa.
Adventurous souls will love Margaret River Adventure Company’s coasteering tours where you leap off rocks into the ocean. Alternatively, jump aboard Jet Adventures’ Exhilarator boat for a white-knuckle ride.
Wild Hop Brewing Company is Yallingup’s newest watering hole, just opened in March 2019. We love the huge mural art adorning the walls, the awesome playground and superb outlook. Choose from an excellent array of craft beer, guest taps and cider. Quality brewery food includes Brewers Buns (burgers), plenty of snacks, main plates and our favourite – beer battered pickles.
Blind Corner finally opened their Quindalup cellar door this summer after producing superb organic wine for years. Head for a post-lunch tasting of their range of alternative grape varieties such as Aligoté, Sangiovese and Pinot Prigio and Pet Nat and orange styles, then take a squiz behind the scenes into their winery, bee hives, chickens and biodynamic vegie garden. BYO skateboard – they have a skate ramp here – and be sure to ‘gram the excellent mural.
Finally, go back in time – roughly 500,000 to 1 million years – at Ngilgi Cave. Hear dreamtime stories of how the good spirit Ngilgi battled Wolgine, then head deep below ground into the cool cave. This is a truly superb cave for families; it’s adventurous, you’re often ducking your head, there’s a crawl tunnel kids will want to do multiple times, and there’s the breathtaking science and timeline. The cave itself formed about a million years ago; the calcite crystal formations around 500,000 years ago.
If you’ve overindulged and crave a simple dinner, head to Snatch in Dunsborough for a cheap and cheerful bowl of ramen, a decadent hotdog or (our favourite) the Sasquatch bao buns. Occy’s Brewery, Clancy’s Fish Pub or the new Bayside Burgers are three other excellent family options.