Exploring The 'Cape to Cape'

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse...

Located at our northern tip of the Cape and boasts amazing views across Geographe Bay and the beginning of the Cape to Cape treck. Further south of the lighthouse will take you to some of our renown rock formations such as Sugarloaf & Canal Rock. Most days you can put on your sand shoes and walk along the paths in these areas. Just note the signage for king waves during large surf conditions. 

If waves and surf are your fancey, make sure to stop at Yallingup, Indijup or Smith's beaches - just a few more great breaks along the northern cape.

Gracetown...

A cozy little coastal community nestled into the hills of Cowaramup Bay. A pleasant shelterned bay perfect for the family swim with a pontoons at the swim beach during summer.

From the beach you can watch inspiring surfers on worlk class waves-crowds gather to watch when it whopping surf!

Hungry? yummy gourmet pies, coffee or a cool one are available at Gracie's General Store, a local favourite to beat the post surf-swim tummy growls. If you have more time, a short drive inland is one of our faves 'Olio Bello', an olive oil orchard and restaurant. Sit back and indulge in a gourmet lunch in the gardens. Sample their indulgent creations and don't forget to take home a bottle of the regions finest olive oil before you leave!

Ellensbrook Homestead...

Naturally beautiful and worth a visit. A great way to soak up a little of the region's history. A generous grassy area and shady trees make for the perfect picnic spot.

Wardan Noongar People...

Wardandi Noongar people are the traditional owners of this beautiful region. Take a guided cultural tour with the Koomal Dreaming and Cape Culture Tours or visit the Wardan Aboriginal Cultural Centre.

Amazing Galleries...

Are found not only in Margaret River township but all along the Caves Road journey. You are spoilt for choice with the region attracting many creative talents - from painting, ceramic art, glass blowing, furniture making, jewellery and photography. you will not be disappointed and no doubt will add to your collection.

Caves, Caves, Caves...

Caves Road, as the name suggests, offers up some amazing limestone caves hiding under the Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge. South of Margaret River you'll find Mammoth Cave, Lake Cave and Jewel Cave with self-guided or guided tours available. Best to check with the operators or Visitors Centre for suitability with small children in tow.

Boranup Forest, Margaret River

Boranup Karri Forest...

25 minutes south of Margaret Rivr on Caves Road and really is a must see! You'll know you're in the right place when you 'round the corner to a majestic valley of beautiful tall karri trees disappearing into the sky. Have a browse through the Boranup Gallery full of exquisite local woodwork and furniture. Next door is Cafe Boranup, great food in a lovely forest setting with a creative play area for the kids.

HamelinBay-beaches-fishing

Hamelin Bay...

Just another 10 minutes south you'll come across this incredible bay. The crystal clear aqua tones of this sheltered bay are breath taking, a great place to spend a few hours. Have a swim, kayak, fish or say hi to the local stingrays - who've made it into many a holiday album! These friendly locals are a big hit and love to come right into shore by the old jetty looking for fishy treats from local fishermen.

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse in Augusta...

A 45 minute drive south of Margaret River and only 15 minutes from Hamelin Bay. There's a certain romance that comes with visiting a lighthouse, this one sits proudly on the most south-westerly tip of Australia and a the very bottom of the Cape. Take a tour of the lighthouse and enjoy a cuppa at the Cape Leeuwin Cafe.