Welcome to the Margaret River Region, where there’s so much to explore, you’ll need to plan a return.

From rolling vineyards, fairyland forests and pristine beaches, here’s 20 ways to experience the best of this beautiful region.

Grab your camera and enjoy the adventures.

Dunsborough Brand Shoot. Credit Ryan Murphy
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Plan your road trip

The Margaret River Region is BIG; think Melbourne to Mornington, or Sydney to Wollongong, packed with incredible food, wine and scenic stops. The best way to get around is by car, so you can venture outside of the town centres.

To make it easier to explore, there are five recommended drive trail maps available, each focusing on a section of the region and incorporating a mix of iconic attractions, hidden gems, and beautiful natural spots.

 

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Explore with a local

You see so much more with a local showing you around, so make sure you book into one of the fantastic nature eco tours on offer.

There’s twilight woylie tours, wildflower and orchid experiences, kayaking, scenic helicopter flights and more. Check out these 17 alternative tours for more inspiration.

3

Climb a lighthouse

Head south to climb Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse to see where two oceans meet, and make sure you allow plenty of time to explore the award-winning interpretive centre, which gives a glimpse into life as a Lighthouse keeper and their families on the cape 100+ years ago.

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse also has guided tours, and whale sightings in spring. There are a few different walking trails to explore from the carpark, including a paved pathway to the iconic (and much photographed) Sugarloaf Rock.

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Stroll the jetty

Walk the nearly 2km Busselton Jetty, or take a train ride to the end, where you’ll find an underwater observatory with a view of the coral, sponges and fishes that call it home.

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Holiday with a light footprint

Augusta Margaret River Shire is celebrating its recent ECO Destination certification, and you’ll find a community of tourism operators committed to sustainable practices. Pick a quality nature-based experiences and accommodation to reduce your impact.

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