As if the wine, waves and food of the Margaret River Region weren’t already enough, the area also offers exceptional, and surprisingly accessible, fishing.
To give yourself the best chance of catching a highly prized West Australian Dhufish, join a fishing charter. If the big ones escape you, try Busselton Jetty for squid or crabs, and the sandy shores of Geographe Bay for herring or whiting. Salmon fishing with an Aboriginal cultural custodian is an enriching must-do experience in the Bunuru and Djeran seasons (autumn) down by the Quedjidup (Dunsborough) foreshore. If you are looking for things to do this school holidays check out our top family-friendly fishing spots.
Feel the breeze on your skin as you sail through crystalline waters of Geographe Bay onboard a 41ft yacht. Dive off the bow, snorkel the clear waters, then drink champagne in the sun. Can you think of a better way to spend a hot summer day?
Busselton is home to Western Australia’s premier yachting regatta, Geographe Bay Race Week. Hosted on the sapphire blue waters of Geographe Bay, the event enjoys some of the best sailing conditions in the world. Every year Race Week attracts competitors from around the nation and offers amazing spectating opportunities for folks visiting the Margaret River Region.
Boating in the Margaret River Region isn’t just for the salty sea dogs. You can experience the Blackwood River in Augusta from the comfort of your own private home-on-the-water and make your way upstream to discover one of the most peaceful and biodiverse estuaries in Western Australia.