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A Maze'n Margaret River

GIANT HEDGE MAZE on 5 ha of stunning landscaped gardens, playground, free gas barbeque, sheltered picnic areas, games and puzzles.

  • Suited For:Families
  • Open days/Times:Open 7 Days
  • Activity:Maze,Minigolf
  • Type:Attractions

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Our Amazing maze was planted in 1994. Since then gardens have been planted, rock walls erected, a pond completed, cafe, formal paths, other mazes and puzzles and a playground have been established.

Something for everyone in our Family Friendly venue. The park area is approx 5 ha. There are several mazes; the main hedge (Leighton’s Green) has 1.5 km of pathways and encompasses 1/2 ha of land.

Facilities include:
• free gas barbeques
• shaded picnic area and tables
• playground
• more mazes, ground puzzels and games - noughts and crosses, hopscotch, bocce, quoits
• outdoor table puzzels - snakes and ladders, chess, draughts and more...
• cafe - 5 Sense Coffee, Simmo's icecream, BBQ packs for sale
• landscaped gardens for relaxation

5ha of stunning gardens with proteas, camellias, hibisus, native - too many varieties to name with something in flower all year round and birds and butterflies abundant.

All paths have been designed for easy wheelchair access. Due to a potential fire risk we have a non smoking policy on our property. Sorry, no dogs.

Spacious café with great food & coffee overlooking maze and gardens, wheelchair accessible, parties & gift vouchers available. Open daily

Arlewood La Bratta Chocolate & Wine Experience

Indulge in two of Arlewood Estate's heritage La Bratta wines paired with two decadent Margaret River chocolates crafted by Temper Temper. Tastings by the firepit on Saturday's in the cooler months.

  • Open days/Times:Thursday to Sunday 11.00am -4.30pm
  • Tour Duration:20 minutes
  • Tour Price:$10
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Type:Attractions,Tours
  • Activity:Food & Drink
  • Suited For:Dog-friendly,Adults (18+),Adults Only

Details

  • Tour Capacity:6 people
  • Tour Locations:Arlewood Estate Tasting Room
  • Open Days:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

The story behind the wine

Unlike Australian winemaking trends of producing single variety wines, in northen Italy it's all about blending varieties to produce wines with complexity and layers of flavour, with Nebbiolo.

La Bratta (the name of the nearby mountain village in northern Italy where Garry's (the owner of Arlewood) mother was born, and where the first family vines were planted, is that wine.

La Bratta Rosso and La Bratta Bianco now represent his personal selection of the best red wine and best white wine barrels from the best vintages. Made in small numbers, not made to a formula, each La Bratta wine is a reflection of his vineyard and family.

THE CHOCOLATE

Temper Temper is a favourite local haunt, stocking 180 + shelves with fine chocolates. Also, family run and always experimenting with local ingredients seemed like the perfect fit with Arlewood's experimental and ever- changing La Bratta wines.

 

 

 

Bushtucker River And Winery Tours

Bushtucker River and Winery Tours are owned and guided by Helen Lee, a West Australian with an education in anthropology and botany and teaching.

  • Tour Price:$40 - $90
  • Type:Tours

Details

  • Tour Locations:Margaret River

Description

In 1990, Helen Lee opened her Bushtucker Canoe Tour on the Margaret River, and guided every tour 360 days of the year, for the next 6 years. Having a passion for Aboriginal and natural history, Helen discovered medicinal plants native to the river and coast. Using these plants and natural bush foods, Helen concocted 25 interesting gourmet foods for the traveller to experience. The river and cliffs provide a natural adventure path as travellers follow Helen and her specialist guides through wildflowers, crystal waters in the huge wallcliffe! Aboriginal heritage and  forested islands reveal unique Australian flora and fauna. The pioneer hardships and native foods, plus Aboriginal bush remedies are demonstrated against the backdrop of magnificent Wallcliffe House, 1828-1862. The story of how the river formed 60,000 years ago unfolds as the traveller enjoys food collection, medicine use and a gourmet picnic prepared from all Helen’s collected “Bushtuckers”. Between each river site  and the gourmet picnic, travellers canoe in 2-5 seater eco canoes, stable and silent, in the pristine forest surrounding Margaret River! Swimming is a must,October to May each year!

Helen and her guides’ story telling ability and their passion for the environment bring to life the cultural world of Aboriginal and outdoor Australian life. The tour is fine for active and inactive visitors. Awards in 1996 for excellence in heritage and cultural tourism, and again in 1999 and 2002 have provided strong motivation for Helen to maintain quality, informed and professional tour guiding on the beautiful Margaret River.

Bushtucker Tours

See more, taste more, enjoy more on a Bushtucker tour. Departs daily from Margaret River, Busselton, Bunbury, Dunsborough and Yallingup.

  • Course Duration:Various day tours available
  • Tour Price:$95-$140
  • Activity:Kayak/Canoe/Raft,Food & Drink
  • Type:Tours

Details

Description

Margaret River Winery and Brewery Tour

The tour includes visiting 5 wineries / brewery, Margaret River Chocolate Company and Margaret River Dairy Company. Lunch is provided by our Bushtucker Guide at one of the wineries chosen on the day with quality service, cutlery, crockery, glassware, and chilled water. You will be seated comfortable by the cellar, lake, balcony, rose gardens or fireside! We pick you up from your accommodation in the morning and at the end of the day, we drop you back home. The cost is $90 per adult and $40 per child (4 to 17 years).

Bunbury-Ferguson Valley Winery and Brewery Tour

Tour departs daily from Bunbury, Australind and Eaton. During the full day tour take in 7 Ferguson Valley attractions including intimate and corporate wineries, breweries, taste cheeses, see galleries and or hilarious Gnomesville. Enjoy lunch served at a winery, which provides the opportunity to taste wild foods of Australia.
Cost is $90 per adult and $40 per child.

The Bushtucker Cave and Canoe Tour

The river tour departs daily from the Margaret rivermouth, Prevelly Beach at 9.45am. You will enjoy flat water canoeing in Canadian canoes, paddling up-stream to visit a number of scenic spots along the riverbank. You will then explore the bush, walking along the ridge to a cave within the cliff-face. The Bushtucker lunch is a unique Australian taste of 20 wild dishes! (includes gourmet food).

Also learn about the medicinal properties of plants found within the area. A great experience is completed with historical tales concerning original settlers and indigenous tribes. A swim in clear fresh water and cave adventure are optional on the day. Finish the day with a canoe race back to the rivermouth – the winner is awarded with a Margaret River Wine! Return at approximately 2.00pm. The cost is $90 per adult and $40 per child (4 to 14 years). Wear open or closed shoes, leisure clothes, a hat, sun-screen, and bring along water and of course your camera.

The Deluxe Winery and Brewery Tour

The tour departs daily from Margaret River, Busselton, Dunsborough and Yallingup. If you want a small-personalized tour then this is the one for you! Start the day later with pick up from most accommodation at approximately 10.30am. You will enjoy a day of luxury in our Silver Service vehicle with large comfortable seats and a fully qualified local guide.

The tour includes visiting four wineries in the Margaret River Region. We also include a delicious a la carte lunch at a Gold Plate Winery (different menus are available to suit). The Cheese Company and Chocolate Company can be visited OR a gallery OR photographic coastal site. Your Guide will return you back to your accommodation at approximately 5.30pm.

Please contact one of our friendly staff on 08 9757 9084 to make a reservation. When doing so we require payment with either credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or bank transfer. The cost is $120 per person.

Calgardup Cave

Discover colourful crystals, stalactites, stalagmites and walls of flowstone.

  • Activity:Caving
  • Suited For:Families,Adults (18+)
  • Open days/Times:9:00am - 4:15pm
  • Tour Price:From $9
  • Type:Tours

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,School holidays

Description

Take a stroll 27m down into Calgardup Cave’s magnificently decorated chambers.

Discover colourful crystals, stalactites, stalagmites and walls of flowstone. Relax on seating throughout the 300m long cave and watch seasonal stream water flowing into the lake from winter to spring time, creating breath-taking reflections.

Easily accessed on boardwalks and stairs, all with handrails, Calgardup Cave is suitable for all ages.

Helmets, torches and a briefing by friendly staff are provided. Bring your own enclosed footwear.

9am – 4.15 pm every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Candy Cow

Margaret River region's finest makers of Butter and Cream Fudge, Adult Fudges, Fudge Sauces and "Real" honey Honeycomb using Western Australian and local honeys from the Margaret River Region.

  • Open days/Times:Open 7 days a week, 10am-5pm
  • Activity:Lolly Shop
  • Type:Attractions

Details

Description

Candy Cow is a Victorian style fudge and lolly shop where free samples are available as well as fine coffee and tea. Listed as a tourist attraction for families and the "young at heart" where you may see delicious crunchy Honeycomb or smooth rich Fudge being handmade. A range of "Adult Fudges", Chocolates, Fudge Sauces as well as Lollies are also available. Free confectionery demonstrations may be viewed through large glass windows, as well as talks given on the confectionery being manufactured. Families are always welcome. Air conditioned.

Cape to Cape Explorer Tours

We offer customised tours of the Cape to Cape Track to suit your needs. Locally based, highly qualified guides with a wealth of knowledge and experience in interpreting the Track. Half day, full day, weekend and end-to-end walks, catering to couples, small groups, conferences and corporate groups. We also offer Cape to Cape Experiences for school groups of all ages. We can assist with logistics and planning, provide track transfers and offer a comprehensive hiking gear hire service.

  • Tour Price:Various
  • Activity:Bush Walking
  • Type:Tours
  • Course Duration:Various Tours

Details

Description

Cape to Cape Explorer Tours specialise in offering tours and services centred around the Cape to Cape Track. We are locally based with highly qualified guides with a wealth of knowledge and experience in interpreting the track, local environment and culture.

Each year we offer a number of fully guided ‘end to end’ walks, staying in well appointed accommodation and enjoying high quality food and service. We specialise in interpreting the Track’s geology, flora and fauna, culture, coastal and marine features so that participants leave with a deep understanding of the area. We are also able to assist groups organise their own trips with our guides, meals, accommodation and planning.

Cape to Cape Explorer Tours have assisted large corporate groups to experience the Track by offering leadership and teambuilding exercises designed to bring out the best in team members. In 2011 the team facilitated several three day expeditions for 50 emergency response personnel from one of Australia’s leading mining companies. The team members crossed rivers at midnight, performed vertical cliff rescues, built bridges and catapults, cut crash victims out of vehicles with the jaws of life and walked and kayaked 32kms on their final day to finally reach Cape Naturaliste.

Cape to Cape Explorer Tours supports self guided walkers and groups who are attempting the Track, assisting with logistics and planning, organising accommodation and meals, a hiking hire gear service, a track transfer service and safety tracking service using satellite technology.

The team also provides educational tours, support and planning for a number of school groups to use the Cape to Cape Track to expose the students to outdoor and environmental education.

What’s your favourite stretch of the Cape to Cape, and why?

Redgate Beach to Contos Cliff – It is a seven kilometre stretch and takes about two and a half hours if you are cruising. We love the diversity of terrain, the beach, the granite headlands, the limestone cliffs, the towering caves, the sensational lookouts and the winding hidden coastal track.

We love this stretch of the track so much we adopted the stretch from Bob’s Hollow to Conto’s Cliff. As an adoptee we are responsible for pruning the track, making sure the Track markers are in place and that there is not rubbish around.

Which parts of the track would you recommend for families, or those of a lower fitness level?

There are some fantastic short walks suitable for those of a lower fitness level and even those in a wheelchair.

The first three kilometres of the Track from Cape Naturaliste to Sugarloaf Rock is ‘access for all’ and features quality wooden boardwalks and bitumen pathways. Some final touches are underway as part of an upgrade for the recreation area at Sugarloaf Rock. The walk here features outstanding vistas of Sugarloaf Rock and the ‘Windmills’ surfbreak, stunning wildflowers and is great for spotting migrating humpback whales in the springtime.

Smith’s Beach to Mitchell Rocks is another favourite section of the Track due to its high vantage points and amazing topography. This path heads up and over the granite gneiss bedrock and then up again over the limestone ridge at Rotary Lookout. Although short, at about 5kms, this stretch does have steep and rocky sections, great for young families with adventurous kids. Contact Cape to Cape Explorer Tours to experience this journey with an enthusiastic guide, fantastic morning tea and a few hidden surprises!

How about for people seeking a longer, more challenging journey?

For a longer, more challenging journey and the true Cape to Cape Track experience you can’t go past the ‘end to ender’. It does not matter if you begin at the northern end at Cape Naturaliste, or the southern end at Cape Leeuwin, the 135km coastal track is enough to challenge the most experienced hiker. The main challenges encountered include frequent sandy beach sections, rocky uneven climbs and compounding fatigue. Some prefer to carry all their gear and camp out on the track, while others prefer a guided tour where they to stay in ‘off track’ accommodation, ranging from caravan parks right up to five star luxury retreats.

Time taken to complete the entire walk ranges from five days (averaging 27kms a day) up to ten days (average of 13.5kms a day), depending upon group fitness, ability and desire to experience swimming in the pools and other delightful distractions!
Highlights from Cape to Cape Explorer Tours latest guided end to ender in October, straight from the participants themselves, included the flowers (amazing), the food (wow!), the physical challenge, the mental challenge, personal insights and group bonding, the breathtaking scenery, the level of guide local knowledge and quality interpretation. It truly is a fantastic experience and a real challenge.

For corporate or team groups we offer a two to seven day ‘Cape to Cape Challenge’, incorporating some of the best parts of the track, fully catered wilderness style camping, rock climbing, abseiling, sea kayaking and extra activities to suit the group including team building, leadership and planning activities along the way.

What are the best campsites along the track?

As far as wilderness campsite go that are away from roads and facilities my favourite campsite is Moses Rock South. It is situated high on a hillside and has great views south, yet totally sheltered because it is nestled into the coastal tee tree. When camping here you see no signs of humanity and you can’t hear any cars, total bliss!

Cape to Cape Explorer Tours is running a two day highlight tour in 2012 that features a night of luxury staying in the national park, camping with all the comforts and no packing, not to be missed!

Are there any good places to swim?

There are some stunning stretches of the coastline perfect for a swim depending on the swell, tide and wind. Options include Yallingup Lagoon, southern end of Smith’s Beach, Main Beach at Gracetown, Kilcarnup snorkelling in the mermaid holes, Prevelly for a swim and icecream at Gnarabup, Hamelin Bay, Cosy Corner, Deep Dene and a victorious dip at Quarry Bay near the Cape Leeuwin lighthouse. There is a plethora of other secret swimming holes that are only suitable in certain conditions… let our guides show you them all.

Caveworks

Vast delicate chambers, shoal and stalactite formations and crystals await you beneath your feet in an underground world of natural beauty. And aboveground, the educational experience will compliment the awe you'll feel down below.

  • Suited For:Adults (18+),Families
  • Type:Tours
  • Activity:Caving

Details

  • Open Days:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday

Description

The interpretive centre features a life-sized walk through model cave with video presentations, touchscreens and a viewing platform. Learn the hardships endured by early cavers and how we can enjoy them today.

Cheers Wine Tours

Great day out enjoying Margaret Rivers wines, cheese chocolate, venison and beer.

  • Tour Price:$70-$100pp
  • Activity:Food & Drink
  • Suited For:Families,Adults (18+)
  • Type:Tours

Details

  • Tour Locations:Margaret River
  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,School holidays

Description

Hop on board for a fun filled day of touring around the Margaret River region in luxurious comfort.

Experience a day of laughter and learning - from the planting of the vines to the bottling of the wine and of course you get to taste it all too!

We offer a choice of either full day or half day tours, covering wineries, breweries, the chocolate factory, cheese factory and the venison farm. Great value and Great fun!

Climbing at Bob’s Hollow

15km south of the town of Margaret River is a little corner of paradise called Bob's Hollow, one of WA’s best sport climbing crags, offering steep limestone walls and more than 20 established routes.

  • Activity:Abseiling,Climbing
  • Type:Sites & Trails

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,School holidays,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays

Description

Bob’s is famous for steep limestone walls, strange stalactite formations and white sandy beaches. Mostly climbs of 15-20m. Reach the top and be rewarded with breathtaking views of the ocean and surrounding bushland. It is not a sea cliff though; the crag is around 100m inland from the beach.

The crag is a beautiful limestone cliff with vertical to steep overhanging walls. The limestone is generally very solid, although it has only a hard outer crust. Some parts of the cliff, such as the large open cave in the southern section of the crag, show the soft sandy material that lies behind the crust. Be warned that limestone caves and overhangs are potentially dangerous – there have been instances of limestone caves collapsing along the coast.

Almost all climbs are equipped with glue-in bolts and lower-off anchors so you can leave the rack at home: all you’ll be needing is a set of draws, although, a few climbs require bolts plates so check the route descriptions.

Bob’s Hollow can be climbed at all year round. Although it gets very hot in summer, the cliff faces east so it gets morning shade, with the northern most section being in shade until around 2pm. In other seasons, the crag can be climbed at all day, even if there is light rain although high humidity will make all the holds very greasy.

WARNING

The Bob’s Hollow crag is situated in the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Nation Park and is managed by WA’s Conservation and Land Management (CALM) body. The CALM management plan for the park states that climbing is not permitted on any limestone cliffs within the national park. Therefore, you climb at Bob’s Hollow at your own risk. Camping is not permitted here – at the car park or in the cave. CALM will fine you if they catch you.

ACCESS

There are a number of options for getting to Bob’s Hollow. If you have a 4WD you can drive to the crag via a rocky track. From Margaret River, travel south along Caves Rd. Approximately 2.5 km south of the Redgate Rd intersection, turn right (west) onto an unsealed track (Bob’s Hollow Rd), which is opposite the Calgardup Cave car park. The drive to the crag along the track takes around 15 min. The track is pretty rough with some tricky rocky sections to negotiate and thick scrub close to the track on either side just waiting to put scratches in your paintwork. A 4WD with decent clearance and low range is required here – no Subaru’s or Honda’s unless you’re happy to collect a few dents and potentially more serious damage on the under-body. At the car park, walk down the gully to the north and follow the base of the cliff, past the cave, for around 200m to the first routes (Northern End).

If you don’t have a 4WD or don’t want to risk any damage, you’re going to have to walk around 45 mins. You can walk along the 4WD track however it is much nicer to walk in along Conto’s Beach from the south. Follow Caves Rd past the 4WD track entrance and turn right at the Lake Cave entrance. After several hundred metres turn left into Conto Rd and continue for approximately 4 km before turning right at the Conto Spring Beach sign. Proceed to car park. From the car park walk north along the beach for about 45 minutes to Bob’s Hollow. You will walk past Split Rock, a rocky point and from there you will have a further 300m before you see the Bob’s Hollow cliffs a couple of hundred metres inland. There are several tracks into Bob’s from the beach.

 

Climbing at Wallcliffe

The sweep of limestone stretches along the southern bank of the picturesque Margaret River.

  • Activity:Climbing
  • Type:Sites & Trails

Details

  • Open Days:Public Holidays,School holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Wallcliffe | A sport climbing area with almost 20 established routes, Walcliffe is located near Prevelly Park and accessed off Caves Road via Surfers Point Road. The deceptively steep sweep of limestone stretches for 100m along the southern bank of the picturesque Margaret River. There is an interesting bouldering area on the right-hand end of the cliff with safe landings, featuring numerous edges, pockets and slopers, plus a long traverse with many variants.

Climbing at Wilyabrup

The cliffs are well worth the rock climbing and abseiling if that’s your thing, or just explore around and admire the incredibly beautiful and dramatic coastal views.

  • Activity:Abseiling,Climbing
  • Type:Sites & Trails

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,School holidays

Description

Wilyabrup | The largest and best-known climbing spot in the region, this is superb, sun-drenched granite stretching over 500m along the ocean front. There are many climbs for various grades, and options for traditional climbing. One of the most famous climbs has a resident carpet python on it (we won’t tell you which one!). Access is off Wilyabrup Road and a short but beautiful hike in. Follow the sound of crashing waves. 

Dirty Detours Mountain Bike Adventures

Enjoy a casual ride through Boranup Forest, an exhilarating cross country bush excursion or a winery tour with a difference on a cycling adventure in Margaret River.

  • Wheelchair Access:None
  • Activity:Biking
  • Suited For:Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+)
  • Type:Tours
  • Tour Duration:1-4 day tours

Details

  • Tour Locations:Margaret River

Description

Dirty Detours Mountain Bike Adventures is a small friendly Mountain Bike Adventure touring company, local to Margaret River. Established in 2003 and now in 2009 has new owners. Being avid travelers and insatiable riders ourselves, we take having fun very seriously, and showing you a good time is our profession.

Rob Oostdam started mountain biking in the Scottish Highlands in 1994. He worked as an adventure tourism guide in Alberta Canada before returning home to the Southwest. His passion started with building trails and freeriding. He now uses his knowledge to develop the local trails and encourage people to get outdoors and active while showing respect to the environment.

Tamara Oostdam has travelled extensively and has a passion for the outdoors. She enjoys working with people and encouraging them to achieve the most out of their tour experience. As your Sip n' Cycle tour guide, she has worked in the wine industry and will be sharing local wine and vine knowledge with you along the ride. Tam will provide invaluable information on our Sip n' Cycle winery tour.

Dirty Detours provides mountain bike tours through the most scenic locations Margaret River has to offer. We cater to all rider levels and groups of all sizes. We provide a diverse range of top level all inclusive tours at “send us broke prices”. We ride locations no one else can access, and tailor the rides to suit the group.

Our forest adventure encourages you to lose yourself as you pedal through a diverse variety of terrain and landscapes. The scenic backdrop creates a motivating atmosphere to ride in. It’s an exceptional day with immense rewards and is comfortably in reach of most active people.

For the experienced riders and those who prefer their scenery to be blurry. We have trails that are purpose built as a challenge for advanced riders. Steep, winding and technical. This is a dirty day out.   

And for those looking for an active way to explore our local vineyards we offer a Sip n’ Cycle winery tour…. Enjoy the natural sights and sounds of the Australian bush while cycling at a relaxed pace along tree lined forest paths and admiring the seasonal change of the fragrant vineyards. On some tours all you get is a blur as you speed past. On this tour you get the full sensory experience. This is the perfect balance of spectacular scenery, active exploration and an exceptional standard of our local Margaret River wines to sample. We visit our personally selected choice of Margaret River’s prestigious cellar doors for tastings at your own relaxed pace, in intimate group sizes. Your day is complete with a platter of local produce in harmonious vineyard surroundings.

Tell us what you want! A laid back exploration of beautiful Boranup forest with friends? An advanced cross country thrashing through technical single track? A mountain bike winery tour? Or anything in between.

Now offering guided multi day  cycling tours on the Munda Biddi Trail.

We pride ourselves on providing the best equipment, locations and service, and its all in the name of a good time. So take a dirty detour from that well worn tourist route and see the bits the mainstream miss. It’s a whole new view.

Contact Rob & Tam for all your Dirty Detours needs…..

mob 0422343341  ph 97588312 www.dirtydetours.com  [email protected]

 

 

Eagles Heritage Raptor Wildlife Centre

One of Australia's largest specialty collections of birds of prey.

  • Activity:Bird Watching,Wildlife Park/Centre
  • Type:Attractions
  • Suited For:Families
  • Open days/Times:Open Daily 10am - 5pm

Details

  • Open Days:Saturday,Sunday,School holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday

Description

Come to Eagles Heritage and marvel at the unique relationship between birds of prey and their handlers in our twice-daily flight displays.

In this natural bushland setting in the heart of the beautiful Margaret River wine region you will see the largest collection of Eagles, Hawks, Falcons and Owls in Australia.

At Eagles Heritage see these magnificent birds at close quarters - put on a glove and have a bird of prey sit on your arm at our twice daily flight displays.

Edgewalkers

Explore your self-expression or simply reconnect with nature during one of our exciting walks or transformative retreats… and maybe discover just how creative you really are.

  • Type:Tours

Details

  • Tour Locations:Margaret River

Description

It was during a long coastal hike, along the famous Cape to Cape track, immersed in scented Boronias and Honey Myrtle, surrounded by swishing Peppermint Eucalyptuses and low lying prickly Acacias (names I did not know then) that I came to realise two things.

First, I realised that in spite of loving being out in nature I knew very little about the natural world that surrounded me. When I looked at trees I saw, well, trees; when I looked at flowers, I saw colours, red ones, purple ones, yellow ones.

I wondered if other people also felt the same. Whether they were also yearning for a more profound connection and understanding of the natural world, yearning to move like Edgewalkers, effectively across the edge between the structured and the untamed, between the sophisticated and the primal.

Second, I realised that walking, but especially in nature, was, and is, an integral part of my creative process…that I have been doing it for a long time.

I realised that I hiked the mountains around Almaty, Kazakhstan trying to find a way to finish the first draft of my first novel in 1999, and that I regularly traversed King’s Park, Perth, while solving production issues with my first play Trollop(e) in 2002. I understood that I had walked my way out of every single challenge in all the theatre-based projects I created with Act Out www.actout.com.au from 2007 – 2014 and that I am still bushwalking now as a way to solve problems, to let my mind expand and my imagination soar.

I understood, that day on the Cape to Cape with the Southern Native Roses dangling red above the limestone outcrops of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge, with Western Spinebills fluttering among the Melaleuca and the Cockies’ Tongues, that walking is how I negotiate the edge between the world of what is and the world of what is yet to be; between the world of the created and what is yet to be created. I wondered whether others also felt a desire to move more freely between these two realms. 

Giants Cave

Adventure awaits as you descend into the park’s deepest cave.

  • Open days/Times:Mon - Sun
  • Tour Price:From $9
  • Activity:Caving
  • Suited For:Families,Adults (18+)
  • Type:Tours

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,School holidays

Description

Negotiate vertical ladder climbs and rock scrambles, tight spots and gigantic chambers, natural cave floor and constructed walkways for more than half a kilometre in the 86m deep Giants Cave.

This medium-level adventure caving experience is not for everyone: children under 6 years are not permitted. Calgardup Cave is a nearby alternative recommended for all ages.

Helmets, torches and a briefing by friendly staff are provided. Bring your own enclosed footwear.

Western Australia school and public holidays: 9.30am - 3.30pm every day

October to April (ex school and public holidays): 10am – 1pm

May to September (ex school and public holidays): closed

Harvest Tours

The Hayman Family Trust are proud Ambassadors of the Margaret River region and work closely together as a family team.

  • Type:Tours

Details

  • Tour Locations:Margaret River

Description

They intend to continue the work that Nicky and Jamie began in November 2011 after identifying the gap for a Food and Wine based tour that was more premium relaxed and gourmet and showcased the best of Margaret Rivers truly local produce. Clarice, Director and Tour Guide moved to Margaret River in 2009 with her husband Steven. In 2012 they had their first child – Jessica. She brings her extensive hospitality and restaurant experience to the business. Clinton, Director and Tour Guide resides in Margaret River however, still works away and is keen to take on his role with great enthusiasm. Stephen, Manager and Tour Guide moved to Margaret River at the end of 2009 with his wife Trudy. He brings extensive administration and management skills to the business together with his friendly disposition enabling him too easily communicate on a professional level with clients and business owners. As a team they have gained extensive knowledge and history of food and wine destinations and attractions within the Margaret River region to form part of the commentary whilst on tour. Together the Hayman Family Trust team are confident in ensuring you a memorable and entertaining and fun day out in the Margaret River region and promise you an experience you will savour.

Jesters Flat

Putting the SASS back in the saddle...

  • Type:Tours
  • Activity:Horse Riding

Details

Description

Wander off for a bush picnic or help us to muster the cattle, just two of the ways to enjoy Margaret River's outstanding equestrian destination.

Call the crew at Jesters Flat to discuss your requirements today, 0427 574 562!

Josh Palmateer's Surf Academy

Learn to surf with professional surfer Josh Palmateer at Margret River Rivermouth. All ages and abilities welcome.

  • Type:Attractions,Tours
  • Activity:Surfing
  • Suited For:Kids (4 - 12),Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+)

Details

  • Open Days:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,School holidays,Monday,Tuesday

Description

Josh Palmateers Surf Acadamy offers individual lessons, private group lessons and open group lessons to a variety of ages and skill levels. Lessons go for 1 - 2 hours and all equipment is provided. Josh Palmateers team of surf instuctures are all expieneced and qualified with excellent knowledge of the local surf. 

Lake Cave

Lake Cave is a stunning pristine chamber deep beneath the earth.

  • Suited For:Families,Adults (18+),Seniors
  • Type:Tours
  • Open days/Times:Mon - Sun, 9am - 5pm
  • Tour Price:From $12.50
  • Activity:Caving

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Lake Cave is a stunning pristine chamber deep beneath the earth. Inside the cave a tranquil lake reflects delicate formations that will take your breath away. Visitors descend a staircase in time, gazing up at towering karri trees from the floor of the sunken forest, before entering one of the most beautiful limestone caves in Western Australia.

Mammoth Cave

Mammoth Cave is much more than a cave - it is a complete nature experience.

  • Type:Tours
  • Tour Price:From $12.50
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes, in the first chamber
  • Activity:Caving
  • Suited For:Families,Adults (18+),Wheelchairs

Details

  • Open Days:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,School holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday

Description

Mammoth Cave is the most easily accessible of all the show caves in the region, with the first chamber actually accessible by wheelchair. It is a self-guided cave, where you explore on your own while listening to an informative 'audio tour' through the MP3 player and headset provided. You are free to wander at your own pace along the boardwalks and platforms, through the majestic chambers of the cave. Mammoth Cave is also one of just a few caves in the south west which contains fossils. A visit to Mammoth Cave finishes with a winding walk through the beautiful marri forest, with whistling birds and stunning flora displays. Mammoth Cave is much more than a cave - it is a complete nature experience.

Margaret River Adventure Tours

Experience Adventure….this is the way to see Margaret River.

  • Activity:Driving,Snorkelling,Climbing,Biking
  • Suited For:Families,Kids (4 - 12),Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+)
  • Type:Tours
  • Tour Duration:3 Hours +
  • Tour Price:From $88

Details

Description

Margaret River Adventure Co. is based on a single premise; playing and having fun. My name is Cam Beirne, my experience of the coast and its many moods will help in showing you the beauty of Margaret River up close and personal.

Whether it be riding a bike along a deserted beach, patting stingrays at sunset, or spending a day exploring on your own Margaret River adventure, there's something for everyone. The Margaret River Adventure Co. offers something a bit different to your average Margaret River tour. You won't be looking out of bus windows as the scenery flys by. 

Choose a micro adventure of under 3hrs and discover riding a fat bike on the beach or forest, or jumping off rocks into the Indian Ocean with a coasteering adventure. There's snorkelling in the Ngari Marine Park or come and get up close to the local giant stingrays. There's something for everyone.

Or you can choose a full day and experience a diverse adventure within Margaret River. With high end services and gear, I cater for small groups of people, so you will receive personalised attention and a great experience.

Margaret River Discovery Co.

  • Activity:Four Wheel Driving
  • Type:Tours

Details

  • Tour Locations:Margaret River

Description

Margaret River Golf Course

Our well-stocked clubhouse and bar offers stunning views over the course from the verandah and this spectacular setting is complemented by an abundance of native flora and fauna.

  • Activity:Golf
  • Open days/Times:7am - 5pm Daily
  • Suited For:Adults (18+),Seniors
  • Type:Attractions

Details

  • Open Days:Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,School holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday

Description

The resident kangaroos have been a major attraction for visitors, golfers and non-golfers alike for many years.

The Margaret River Golf Shop proprietors and Course Co-ordinators Mandy and Jon Farrell do their very best to offer you the latest in golf equipment, apparel and accessories, so you get the most out of the game you love.

They look forward to assisting you with their expertise and can arrange Corporate Days, Hire of Equipment, booking of tee times, golf lessons, all golf accessories, re-grips and golf repairs. 

Margaret River Renewal Clinic

Men's and women's detox, health, beauty and grooming.

  • Type:Attractions
  • Activity:Day Spas

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Only Professional quality products & sevices used in all our treatments & proceedures. By appointment only.

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