Natural + Cultural Attractions
Margaret River is blessed with a stunning array of natural attractions worth visiting year round. Submerse yourself in the great outdoors exploring the secluded beaches, towering forests, underground caves and mesmerising flora and fauna.
Here's a few items to tick off the bucket list whilst here in the Margaret River region.
Cape to Cape Walking Track
In the far south west corner of Western Australia, overlooking the Indian Ocean, the Cape to Cape Walking Track stretches 140 kms from Cape Leeuwin to Cape Naturaliste.
Hikers may complete it from end to end, or sample short sections, reveling in the magnificent coastal scenery, secluded beaches, dramatic cliffs and forests of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge.
The track meanders past the Roozen Residence, an indulgent Margaret River beach house in which to base yourself while you explore the coastal trail. A copy of the Cape to Cape Walking map is available at the beach house.
Margaret River, Western Australia offers visitors some of the most unique and stunning cave experiences in Australia. Dotted along Caves Road, along the spine of the Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge and beneath soaring Karri forest lie more than 150 caves.
The Augusta Margaret River Tourism Association operates three spectacular show caves; Lake, Mammoth and Jewel. Located south of Margaret River these caves are easily accessible, each with their own story to tell and decorated with their own unique formations.
Caves are open to the public every day of the year, with the exception of Christmas Day. Opening hours can be found on the Margaret River tourist bureau website.
The Wardani Aboriginal Centre
The Wardandi People are the traditional custodians of the land including Busselton, Yallingup and Margaret River. They have a strong connection to the sea and are also the custodians of the many caves in the area.
Koomal Dreaming is your opportunity experience our region through their eyes.
Wadandi custodian Josh “Koomal” Whiteland will introduce you to the world’s oldest living culture with his authentic, personal interpretation. Highly recommended.
Whale Watching Season in Margaret River
Each year Humpback and Southern Right whales make the long journey from Antarctica to the warm pristine waters of the Indian Ocean, Margaret River.
Whale watching in the Margaret River region is a truly magical experience and may be viewed from the balcony of The Roozen Residence where you can marvel as these incredible creatures frollick in the Indian Ocean.
To get up close and personal, whale watching tours can be booked with Whale Watch Western Australia.
Margaret River is one of only 34 internationally recognised biodiversity hotspots in the world. In the south west of Western Australia, the Margaret River region boasts over 150 orchid species and some 2,500 wildflower species alone!
You will be bewildered by the explosion of mesmerising colour and delicate designs nature has bestowed on this wildflower hotspot.
Although there are wildflowers year round, the best time to be truly amazed at the intensity and variety of the wildflowers is from August to November. For more information on the best wildflower walks near the beach house, click here.
Beautiful beaches in Margaret River
The Margaret River region is bordered by 138 kilometres of sparkling coastline abundant with natural beauty, colour and marine life. From rugged rocky bays, dramatic limestone cliffs, secluded white sandy beaches, calm crystal clear waters to thunderous surf - it's an aquatic playground waiting to be discovered!
For a lazy day on the beach you can take your pick from a bevvy of untouched, uncrowded beaches and family friendly beaches. My favourite swimming beaches are Gnarabup, Prevelly, Boodjidup, and the rock pools at Redgate.
Gnarabup and Prevelly beaches are directly in front of the beach house. Both are walking distance. I can recommend a morning stroll down to Gnarabup and breakfast or coffee at The White Elephant cafe (below)!
Further afield, I can recommend a day trip south to Hamelin Bay (Augusta) or north to Meelup, Eagle Bay and Castle Rock (Dunsborough). There's always a perfect beach, no matter which way the wind is blowing! Check out the weather and wind report and then pick your spot.