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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

Access After Hours Private Vineyard Tour

This is your Backstage Pass to Arlewood's family run vineyard in Margaret River. Enjoy an intimate wine tasting with the growers amongst the vines, grazing sheep & horses! $25pp, 4.00-5.30pm Oct-March

  • Type:Tours,Attractions
  • Activity:Food & Drink
  • Suited For:Adults (18+),Adults Only
  • Open days/Times:Thursday- Sunday from 4.00-5.30pm or 9.30am-11am can be arranged
  • Tour Duration:1.5 hours minimum
  • Tour Price:$25 per person

Details

  • Open Days:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Tour Capacity:4 people max
  • Tour Locations:Arlewood Estate Vineyard

Description

Grab your boots and your friends and meet me (and Pippin the lamb) at the farm gate for your private vineyard experience, after hours! 

What's involved?

You'll learn about our trials and tribulations in the vineyard! How our northern Italian winemaking history has shaped the decisions we have made in the vineyard. And what we get up to during the growing period (secret vineyard business). 

Bookings are available from October (budburst) to March (harvest time). 

It's not all about walking and talking.. We are a working farm and you will encounter some friendly sheep, horses who love a scratch and some rogue geese that love to honk. 

We finish up in the comforts of the cellar door with a fun and surprising chocolate pairing. The chocolate is produced by Margaret River chocolate wizards Temper Temper, using local ingredients. 

The vineyard tour can also be enjoyed before open hours on request. 

Looking forward to catching up, 

Paris from Arlewood 

 

All Sea Charters

Join ALL SEA CHARTERS for the ultimate Western Australian whale watching experience departing from the iconic Busselton Jetty. One of the greatest land marks in the world!

  • Tour Duration:2 hours
  • Tour Price:$50 - $80
  • Suited For:Families
  • Type:Tours
  • Activity:Whale Watching

Details

Description

For just $80 per person, we offer the most exciting experience and best value that you will find for Whale Watching in Busselton. You will get free entry to the iconic Busselton Jetty, 10% off at the local Gift Shop and you will get up close to these gentle giants on an amazing and luxurious vessel. From September each year the whales are in Geographe Bay.

Our tours will depart daily from the Busselton Jetty at 9:45am and 1:15pm. From there we will take you out into the pristine waters of Busselton to see these loveable giants up close.

After breeding in the warmer waters up north, there will be 35,000 Humpbacks and their calves heading south to Arctic waters. The whales use Geographe Bay as their last resting area before the long swim. We have found them very playfull in previous years and can not wait to see what 2016 can produce.

The Bay also provides a resting area for Southern Right whales. Additionally, 28 Blue whales were spotted last year cruising south after their trip to the Rottnest trench to feed. These giants where surprisingly close to shore and cruising at 8 knots.

We look forward to seeing you and your family onboard!

Anniebrook Flower Farm

Come and see our exceptional selection of natural and coloured dried flowers grown locally on our own farm. Dried flowers, silk flowers, professional flower arrangements, handmade soap, potpourri and much more available.

  • Activity:Flower Farm
  • Type:Attractions
  • Open days/Times:Open everyday except Tuesday 9.30am - 4.30pm

Details

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

Description

In 1922 Harry Lewis an artillery horseman in the British Army emigrated to Australia under the soldier settlement scheme and took up land in the Carbunup region of the Southwest, Western Australia. Together with his wife Amelia, they began the arduous task of carving out of the dense bush a small family farm.

Sixty years on, third generation farmers Wally & Dawn Lewis finally completed what Harry started, but realised to survive as farmers they either had to find a much larger property, or radically change their existing business. They opted for the latter and in 1986 began planting vines and flowers. Today there are five acres of flowers, and 18 acres of vineyard with grape varieties: Semillon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet franc and Shiraz.

After years of providing fruit to other wineries a dream was realised in 2006 when they opened a cellar door, complementing the existing family run flower emporium. The beautiful labels designed for each wine are a reflection on this new direction the property is heading; a future of beautiful flowers and superb wines.

Anniebrook takes its name from the small creek that meanders through the property on its journey to the Indian Ocean.

Augusta Golf Course

Welcome to Augusta Hillview Golf Club, the home of the Augusta Masters. Featuring a 18 hole picturesque course with ocean and river views.

  • Activity:Golf
  • Open days/Times:Open 7 Days
  • Type:Attractions

Details

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

Description

Augusta Golf Club is open to private members as well as the public.
Our club is run fully by volunteers who do an amazing job.
Club house is open only on club golf days.
Green Fees Apply - An honourary box at the first tee.
Visitors can hire golf clubs in the town site at the Xtreme Sports Shop located next door to the Caltex Service Station. 

 

Broadwater Par 3 Golf Course

Nine holes ranging from 90 to 170 metres, all with grass greens. Equipment available for hire. Natural bush setting with kangaroos, wildflowers and bird life.

  • Activity:Golf
  • Open days/Times:Open 7am - 5pm Daily
  • Type:Attractions

Details

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

Description

Mini golf, pitch and putt short course. Kiosk and picnic area. Everyone welcome, suitable for all skill levels, no dress restrictions, no bookings or membership required. Open 7 days a week.

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.

Busselton Archery Park & Mini Golf

Suitable for all ages - it's easy! Two ranges - target and safari. No experience required, free tuition available, all equipment is supplied. Playground, BBQ facilities, Kiosk and home made ice cream.

  • Suited For:Families
  • Activity:Golf,Minigolf,Archery
  • Open days/Times:9am - 5pm Daily
  • Type:Attractions

Details

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

Description

ARCHERY - No experience required. Safe and fun for 5yrs and up. All equipment supplied with FREE tuition. Shaded 9 target course.

OZZI BUGS - The latest in electric cars for children 5-14 yrs and mum or dad. Selected range of speeds, with no noise or fumes and a zippy track.

BUNGEE RUN - Burn off a few calories or wear out the children. Safe and fun for 8 yrs and up. Available long weekends, school holidays and private bookings.

MINI GOLF - A tricky 9 hole "supergrass" course under the peppy trees.

Special rates for school groups, social clubs, etc.

Busselton Golf Course

Busselton Golf Club is located close to the beautiful Geographe Bay and the world renowned Busselton Jetty in the South West of Australia.

  • Suited For:Seniors
  • Type:Attractions
  • Activity:Golf
  • Open days/Times:Open 6.30am - 5.30pm Daily

Details

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

Description

Founded in 1907 it has over 100 years of history and is rated by Australian Golf Digest magazine as one of the “Top 5” Western Australian courses outside the Perth metropolitan area. It was recently awarded “Best Regional Golf Facility” at the WA Golf Industry Awards!

Designed by Murray Dawson the course is fully reticulated by recycled town water, creating a lush and manicured paradise for golfers of all abilities. The greens are always as pure and smooth as a billiard table. 52 well-placed bunkers encourage the thoughtful golfer, and broad fairways wind through beautiful woodlands featuring magnificent redgums and peppermint trees, which host a wide variety of native birds.

International professional Stephen Leaney (runner up in the 2003 US Open and winner 9 times on the European and Australasian tour) learnt his craft here where he still plays regularly.

Reciprocal Clubs:

- Royal Fremantle Golf Club (Inc)

- Capel Golf Club (Inc)

- Albany Golf Club (Inc)

- Nedlands GolfClub (Inc)

- Esperence Golf Club (Inc)

- Mosman Park Golf Club (Inc)

- Cunderdin Golf Club (Inc)

- Mt Barker-Hahndorf Golf Club (Inc)

- Pukekohe Golf Club, NZ (Inc)

Busselton Jetty

Spanning 1.8 kilometres across Geographe Bay, Busselton Jetty is appreciated for its spectacular Underwater Observatory, Jetty Train and myriad of recreational uses. schools of fish. Bookings essential for tours.

  • Suited For:Families
  • Open days/Times:Open 7 Days
  • Activity:Train Rides,Observatory
  • Type:Attractions

Details

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

Description

The Busselton Jetty Experience Underwater Observatory – Jetty Train – Interpretive Centre – Heritage Museum

Spanning 1.8 kilometres across Geographe Bay, Busselton Jetty is the longest timber-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. Considered an icon of the state, it is appreciated for its spectacular Underwater Observatory, Jetty Train and myriad of recreational uses. 

Jump on board and take the leisurely train ride along the jetty.  With 50 seats available and several trips leaving throughout the day, the Jetty Train is the perfect way to experience the Busselton Jetty or to access the Underwater Observatory.

The Underwater Observatory provides visitors with the opportunity to view amazing marine life as they descend 8 metres to the ocean floor via a spiral staircase.  There are eleven viewing windows at various levels within the chamber allowing visitors to view Geographe Bay’s amazing underwater garden. Described as Australia’s greatest artificial reef, the Busselton Jetty is host to an awe inspiring forest of vividly coloured tropical and sub-tropical corals, sponges, fish and invertebrates. Provision of a lift within the Observatory ensures that this amazing experience is available to all.  The experience doesn’t need to end there! Why not take a dip, throw a line in or visit the Interpretive Centre and Heritage Museum.

Make your booking today!

 

 

 

Calgardup Cave

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

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

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 Cultural Tours

Cape Cultural Tours create a deep connection and lasting memories through Aboriginal interpretive experiences along the spectacular capes and coastlines of the Margaret River Region.

  • Tour Duration:1 - 5 hours
  • Type:Tours
  • Activity:Aboriginal Bushfoods,Aboriginal Owned & Operated,Aboriginal Traditional Fishing
  • Suited For:Families,Kids (4 - 12),Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+),Seniors

Details

  • Tour Capacity:4-40
  • Tour Locations:Margaret River Region

Description

Enter the Boodja (country) of the Wadandi people through their eyes and learn about the Noongar seasons and the encircling connections with the rivers, the seas, the animals, fish and plants.  Move along the breathtaking Cape to Cape track gathering a deeper appreciation of the ecology, how it relates to the surrounding oceans and headlands, and why the past is ever present to the land’s traditional custodians.

Cape Cultural Tours offers the Cape Cultural Experience, Kaya Cape Experience, DJILJIT Coastal Fishing Experience, as well as a customisable experience suited to you. 

KEY EXPERIENCES:

-Learn about Aboriginal history and culture
-Learn about traditional Aboriginal hunting/gathering
-Learning about the Aboriginal Dreamtime ( the Dreamtime are Aboriginal stories and legends of how the land was created)
-Tours of sacred and historic Aboriginal sites with a local Aboriginal tour guide

Cape Cultural Tours

Cape Cultural Tours create a deep connection and lasting memories through Aboriginal interpretive experiences along the spectacular capes and coastlines of the Margaret River Region.

  • Activity:Caving,Fishing,Aboriginal Music, Art & Dance,Aboriginal Owned & Operated,Aboriginal Traditional Fishing,Cooking,Lighthouse,Bush Walking
  • Suited For:Families,Kids (4 - 12),Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+),Seniors
  • Type:Tours

Details

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

Description

Enter the Boodja (country) of the Wadandi People through their eyes and learn about the Noongar seasons and the encircling connections with the rivers, the seas, the animals, fish, and plants.

Move along the breathtaking Cape to Cape track gathering a deeper appreciation of the ecology, how it relates to the surrounding oceans and headlands and why the past is ever present to the land's traditional custodians.

Based at Cape Naturaliste, Margaret River, Western Australia, the Indigenous-owned business is the sister company of award-winning Koomal Dreaming.

 

Cape Dive

Cape Dive has been the longest established dive store in Dunsborough, for over 25 yrs we have been diving the the south west. We are just 250km south of Perth.

  • Activity:Diving
  • Type:Tours
  • Tour Duration:Half Day

Details

  • Tour Locations:Dunsborough

Description

We run daily Dive charters to the HMAS Swan, Busselton Jetty and local Reefs.

Our half-day double dive trips depart at daily at 9:00am from our the Pro Fisherman Boat ramp at Quindallup, opposite McDermott Street. We recommend that you check in at least 45 minutes before departure. There we'll set up our gear load it onto our ute then head off to the beach.

Most of our dive sites are only a quick 20 minute boat ride away, so you'll be in the water in no time. This also gives you plenty of time to gear up and be the frst in the water.

All double tank dives include tea, coffee, soup & water with a light snack in between dives.

For divers who prefer to travel light, we have a wide range of Scubapro hire gear to choose from.

 

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

Situated where two oceans meet, Cape Leeuwin lighthouse is situated at the extreme south west point of Australia.

  • Activity:Lighthouse
  • Type:Attractions
  • Suited For:Families
  • Open days/Times:Open 9am - 5pm Daily

Details

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

Description

The Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse has marked the spot where the Indian and the Southern Oceans meet since 1896. Climb the tower to take in the spectacular views and you may be lucky enough to spot a whale or two during May to October. Guided tours are conducted between 9am and 4.30pm daily.````The Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is a 10 minute drive south of Augusta on Leeuwin Road.

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

Fully guided tours of this working lighthouse provide a fascinating insight into history and the life of a lighthouse keeper. Once you reach the top, take in breathtaking views across the Indian Ocean and the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park.

  • Suited For:Families,Seniors
  • Open days/Times:Open 7 Days
  • Activity:Lighthouse
  • Type:Attractions

Details

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

Description

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse Tours
Marvel at Mother Nature’s beauty and power as you tour Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse. With only 59 steps, it is Australia’s most accessible lighthouse! Wind your way to the top of the tower, unveiling breathtaking views across the Indian Ocean and the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park. From the balcony, try spotting whales and their young frolicking in the waters below during the annual migratory period from September to December.

Friendly tour guides will provide you with a fascinating insight into the functions of the working lighthouse. Take a step back in time as you hear tales of ships wrecked off the formidable coastline and the hardships of life as a lighthouse keeper. Stories of resident ghosts Harry and Mary will be sure to send a tingle down your spine! Finish your visit with refreshments on the panoramic deck, or by the fireplace, in the lovingly restored lighthouse keeper’s cottage.

Prices
Tours depart daily every half hour between 9.30am to 4.00pm.
Adults $13.00, Child $7.00, Family $35.00, Concession $12.00.

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

Details

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

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.

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

Details

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

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

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

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. 

Country Life Farm

Great day out for families and friends!

  • Open days/Times:Open Everyday 9.30am - 5pm
  • Tour Price:$18 - $20
  • Activity:Animal Farm
  • Suited For:Toddlers (0 - 3),Kids (4 - 12)
  • Type:Attractions

Details

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

Description

Hand feed our friendly animals anytime of the day
Enjoy our shady trees, gardens, picnic area, bbq and family friendly facilities
Fantastic indoor playground
Baby area
Toddler area
Big kids play area
Giant bouncy castle and infl atable slide
Boat rides
Merry-Go-Round
Rides and playground FREE with entry (excludes Dodgem car rides)

Open 7 days a week • 9.30am - 5.00pm all year round

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