Experience heart-pounding heights by lowering yourself backwards over the edge with the abseiling experts. I loved that white-knuckle minute as you go from upright to horizontal, when the roar of the ocean is amplified as it echoes off the rock face.
Mick Dempsey from Margaret River Climbing Company takes groups climbing and abseiling at Wilyabrup Cliffs, and beginners are welcome. Starting at the bottom, you’ll climb four routes on the wall, then hike up and abseil down – once, twice, maybe three times if you’re keen.
Asked about unforgettable moments, Mick recalls the day Natalie Imbruglia came for a private tour and taught him to take a selfie. “Nat was challenged and sweating and swearing at me, but she triumphed and had a ball.”
Mick also helped Sean Blocksidge (above) propose to his now-wife, Erin, midway through an abseil. Stranded on a ledge on the pretext of getting a photo, Sean popped the question. “Of course, trapping her on a ledge was a pretty good way to ensure he got the answer he wanted!” laughs Mick.