The Ultimate Guide to Exploring Margaret River
Whether you want to go to Margaret River to relax, take part in adrenaline-fueled activities or taste some of the best wines in Australia, this picturesque region in the South West has got you covered.
Read on for some of our favourite things to do in Margaret River, Western Australia.
Take a dip in the Injidup Natural Spa
About a 20-minute drive north of Margaret River town takes you to one of the most stunning natural rocks pools in the world. When the swell is just right, waves will crash over the rocks forming a natural waterfall straight into the rock pool. Head there in the early morning to beat the crowds and make sure to check out Injidup Beach for a swim too.
Go for a surf
With Margaret River hosting a World Surf League (WSL) Pro event every year, a trip down South wouldn’t be complete without heading out into the waves for a surfing session. Whether you own your own board or need to hire some gear, make sure to get your paddle on and hang ten in one of the best surfing locations in the world! From beginner spots to more advanced, there's a break for everyone. Some of our favourites are Redgate Beach and Rabbits.
Hike the Cape-to-Cape track
One of the most picturesque hiking trails in Australia, this 135km coastal trail literally takes you from Cape-to-Cape – from Cape Leeuwin to Cape Naturaliste. For those who don’t fancy the full 5-to-7-day hike, the track can be split up into shorter, more achievable sections. For a stunning walk, park at the Cape Naturaliste carpark and head south towards Sugarloaf Rock – you will not be disappointed!
Plus, if you would like to learn more about the culture and history of the area, be sure to book in for a Wadandi Cultural Cape Experience.
Take in the azure waters of Eagle Bay
For those who fancy a day lounging on the beach, Eagle Bay needs to be at the top of your list. With stunning white sand and clear blue water, this is an idyllic bay to soak up the Western Australian sunshine. Be sure to pack an esky full of cold Evans & Tate Wild Cape wines or Deep Woods Estate Rosé too!
Play with the sting rays at Hamelin Bay
A short drive south of Margaret River takes you to the long stretch of beach that is Hamelin Bay. Here you can find sting rays swimming along in the shallow waters and watch dolphins playing further out to sea. Don’t worry, the sting rays are very friendly and will swim right up to you if you let them!
Visit the Evans & Tate Cellar Door
A trip to Margaret River wouldn’t be complete without a visit to one of Margaret River’s pioneering wineries, Evans & Tate. Recently celebrating 50 years, their wines are some of the most highly awarded in the region. Be sure to try some of the exclusive museum releases only available at the cellar door too!
Located in the heart of Margaret River, on the corner of Caves and Metricup Road, the cellar door is open daily from 10:30am to 5:00pm.
Work up a sweat mountain biking
Whether you’re looking for a leisurely family ride or a more adrenaline-packed trail, there is a mountain biking track to suit your needs in Margaret River. Rent a mountain bike from Hairy Marron Bike Shop and zoom off on a trail of your choice!
Walk through the majestic underground Mammoth Cave
The Margaret River region is dotted with hundreds of limestone caves, but there are only a few that offer self-guided, wheelchair accessible trails – Mammoth Cave is one of those. Take a step back in time and travel underground to see ancient fossil remains from giant animals that lived over 50,000 years ago!
Watch the windsurfers at Main Break
When the wind picks up in the afternoon, head over to Main Break to watch the wind and kite surfers do their thing! Plus, make sure to enjoy the delicious local fish & chips from the food truck while you’re there.
Kayak down the river at the River Mouth
Head down to the River Mouth and hire some kayaks for a few hours. Paddle down the river towards town and enjoy complete peace and serenity – there is no motorboat or vehicle access for at least 3 kms! Stand up paddle boards are also available to hire too.
Taste wines at the Deep Woods Estate Cellar Door
Situated in the heart of the Yallingup Hills, the rustic Deep Woods Estate cellar door is the perfect stop off on your way down to Margaret River from Perth. Home to some of the most highly awarded wines in Margaret River, including one of the world’s best Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines, Deep Woods Estate is the ultimate winery stop off on your trip down South. Open daily from 10:30am to 5:00pm during the school holidays.
If you can't make it down South this summer, then be sure to stock up on some of our award-winning Margaret River wines here.