Historical Sites & Museums

Unearth the region’s rich history

Discover the Margaret River Region’s incredible history and culture; explore million-year-old caves, walk softly on Wadandi Boodja with a cultural custodian and learn of the region’s timber and agricultural roots. Mammoth Cave is one of Western Australia’s most significant paleontological sites, with fossilised remains of extinct megafauna found there. Take a self-guided audio tour through the crystal cave.

Take a tour with Wadandi cultural custodian Josh Whiteland of Koomal Dreaming. Hear stories passed down from Josh’s ancestors, taste bush food and hear a haunting didgeridoo performance in Ngilgi Cave. Or visit the historic homestead of Ellensbrook at Mokidup, a place where nature and cultures merge.

The Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse precinct picked up a WA Heritage Award for their new Interpretive Centre and its interactive storytelling of the hardship endured by lightkeepers on the lonesome, wild cape.

The Busselton Historical Society reopens the Old Butter Factory folk museum in December 2020. Fully restored following a fire, the museum showcases artefacts from the timber and dairy industries that got the region off the ground.

Make the most of your driving time and listen to the Margaret River Unearthed Podcast about the region’s sense of place. You’ll hear from Josh Whiteland, an Aboriginal cultural custodian, who explains human’s sense of connection to the land and a hiking guide who explains the ancient mountain ridges of the Cape to Cape Track.