1. Head to Lagoon in the iconic little town of Yallingup and enjoy a sunset dinner of local seafood and native ingredients – January only, bookings essential. If you can’t make it for dinner, pre-order one of their new Seafood Boxes or oysters by the dozen and enjoy at your favourite picnic spot. Or arrange for them to come to you at home, with private dining experiences now available.
2. Establish an historical connection on a unique Margaret River town-based walking food tour. Host Kellie Tannock is passionate about telling the stories of the town, alongside a progressive dinner of some of the best gourmet treats.
3. Meet the people behind your favourite drop with a self-drive trail of these small, family-run wineries, and get an intimate insight into the region’s winemaking culture.
4. If it’s hot outside, cool off in the Gralyn Estate underground cellar with a premium wine tasting experience. It includes a look behind the scenes and the chance to try some of their rare museum wines.
5. Scale the famed Wilyabrup cliffs with the help of expert guide, Mick Dempsey of Margaret River Climbing Co – an experience like no other!
6. Or challenge yourself on the high wires at Forest Adventures. With 77 different activities over 6 courses, it’s likely you will need a couple of visits to clock them all. Further south in Dunsborough is another fantastic high ropes and adventure course Next Level Monkey Business.
7. While you’re up in the region’s north, visit the nearby Busselton Jetty for a sunset walk with a difference. Keep your eyes peeling for the aquatic wildlife, including dolphins, octopus and sea lions. Or join in a sunset Underwater Observatory tour to see beneath the waves in a different light.
8. Arrange for a private chef to come to you and treat yourself to a five-star meal by acclaimed chef George Cooper of Tiller Dining, without having to leave your living room (or do any of the washing up!)
9. Give yourself the gift of a Koomal Dreaming experience, and let local Indigenous custodian, Josh Whiteland, give you a unique viewpoint into Country.
10. Experience life at the end of the world at the award-winning Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse Interp Centre, and get a feel for the hardships that helped form this community.