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 trek. 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 fancy, make sure to stop at Yallingup, Indijup or Smith’s beaches – just a few more great breaks along the northern cape.
A cozy little coastal community nestled into the hills of Cowaramup Bay. A pleasant sheltered bay perfect for the family swim with a pontoons at the swim beach during summer.
From the beach you can watch inspiring surfers on world 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!
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, ‘Aboriginal Art, Tours and Culture’ see their web site at https://www.koomaldreaming.com.au/
Amazing Galleries and ‘Open Studios’ event
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.
Each September join us for the fabulous Margaret River Region Open Studios where you can explore the region while discovering some amazing local artists. This is Australia’s largest open studio event and not to be missed!
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.