The month of July marks the second half of Makuru, which is also known as the Season of Fertility in the Wadandi six season calendar. It’s a lush time when the first heavy rains drop from the sky, and when Scarlett banksias are in full bloom.
July is also NAIDOC Week, and there are plenty of events in the Margaret River Region that celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from the region and beyond. This incredible short film shares the story of Wooditj and Milyan, and how Wooditjup Bilya (the Margaret River) was created.
Humpback and southern right whales are often spotted in Augusta during July, as they make their annual migration from Antarctica to the warmer temperate waters of Australia’s North West. Flinders Bay is one of the best places to whale watch, as the pregnant mothers and newborn calves often shelter in the protected waters.
Read on for more awesome things to do in the Margaret River Region this July.