What To Do In Margaret River

Thousands of people visit the Margaret River area every year to sample the region’s excellent wines. However, Margaret River offers so much more to see and do than just its wineries.

Spectacular Caves

Ngilgi, Jewel and Mammoth are just three of the more than 150 limestone caves that can be found throughout the region. The impressive formations under the ground can be enjoyed by taking an organized tour, or the more adventurous can abseil down into some of the caves.

cave
The impressive formations under the ground can be enjoyed by taking an organized tour.

Kayaking and Canoeing

Whether your interest is sea exploration or you want to explore some of the quieter backwaters in this area, seeing the countryside from a canoe or kayak can be a rewarding experience. Two of the best-known tour operators in the Margaret River area are YellowFin and Surf N Dirt. Look for dolphins and humpback whales if you take a YellowFin tour, while if you like mountain biking and hiking too, Surf N Dirt may be more your style.

Kayaking
Seeing the countryside from a canoe or kayak can be a rewarding experience.

Gnarabup Beach

Whether you visit for dolphin watching, paddle boarding, swimming or just to lie on the white sandy beach, this is a great place to do it, all within about 9 km of Margaret River. And the muffins and the coffee at the White Elephant café are hard to beat, when it’s time for some refreshment.

dolphin watching
Whether you visit for dolphin watching, paddle boarding, swimming or just to lie on the white sandy beach, this is a great place to do it.

Horseback Riding

About 18 km east of Margaret River is one of the area’s most scenic horse riding destinations, Rosa Brook. The natural bush makes a scenic backdrop to your ride, whether you take an hour long ride, or hit the trail for a long four-hour ride.

horseback riding
About 18 km east of Margaret River is one of the area’s most scenic horse riding destinations, Rosa Brook.

Providore

If you are looking for the tastiest homemade chutneys, jams and pickles along with a wonderful selection of wines, liqueurs and sauces, look no further than Providore. Foodies love this treasure trove of gourmet treats, especially as it’s just around the corner from the tastings offered at the Margaret River Chocolate Company.

chutneys
Tastiest homemade chutneys, jams and pickles along with a wonderful selection of wines, liqueurs and sauces, look no further than Providore.

Boranup Gallery

Painting, glasswork, metalwork, woodwork and pottery are all on show here, at one of the area’s leading galleries. There’s a delightful café here too, and the work is available to purchase if you want a souvenir of your visit.

galleries
Painting, glasswork, metalwork, woodwork and pottery are all on show here, at one of the area’s leading galleries.

Mile Brook Walk

The 7.5 km stretch of 10 Mile Brook Trail often gets the vote for the most scenic walk in the Margaret River area, and it’s easy to see why. You can explore the area by mountain bike, although as much of the terrain is flat, it also appeals to walkers too.

mountain bike
You can explore the area by mountain bike, although as much of the terrain is flat, it also appeals to walkers too.

There is no shortage of great hotels in the Margaret River area, and as you can see, no shortage of attractions either. Next time you visit this special region in South East Australia, make a point of seeing and doing as much as possible.

hotels
There is no shortage of great hotels in the Margaret River area, and as you can see, no shortage of attractions either.