Local Activities

Margaret River Wine Tours

Few locations are so wonderfully suited to producing distinctive premium wine. There are a huge variety of wine tours available in the region. There are a number of local companies who provide guided winery tours; varying from casual and relaxed to first-class style.

Full or half day tours are available. Whether you wish to cruise in a chauffeur driven limousine for 2 or join a likeminded group of wine enthusiasts for a big day out, the region offers many options.

For a full list of professional operators and bookings please go to Touring at the margaretriver.com website.

Breweries

Although traditionally known for its exceptional wines, the region has recently welcomed the emergence of a close-knit and creative boutique brewery fraternity. There are a number of breweries to explore each with distinctive styles; from the more traditional pale ales and pilsners to preservative and additive free brews.

Cheeky Monkey
4259 Caves Road, Margaret River, WA 6285
(08) 9755 5555
cheekymonkeybrewery.com.au

Colonial Brewery
Osmington Road, Margaret River, WA 6285
(08) 9758 8177
colonialbrewingco.com.au

Duckstein Brewery
3517 Caves Road, Wilyabrup, WA 6280
(08) 9755 6500
duckstein.com.au

Bootleg Brewery
Puzey Road, Wilyabrup, WA 6285
(08) 9755 6300
bootlegbrewery.com.au

Restaurants & Cafes in Margaret River

With award-winning restaurants and cafes around every corner, on a trip to the Margaret River region you are spoilt for choice.  From casual eating to first-class dining, the joy of eating out in Margaret River combined with a bottle of the region’s best is one of those rare and exhilarating experiences one finds only too briefly in life.

Here are just a few suggestions of fabulous places to dine, all within 10 minutes of Chandeliers on Abbey.

Aravina Estate
61 Thornton Road, Yallingup WA 6282
(08) 9750 1111
aravinaestate.com

Wills Domain
Abbeys Farm Road, Yallingup WA 6282
(08) 9755 2327
willsdomain.com.au

Clairault Wines
3277 Caves Road, Wilyabrup, WA 6282
(08) 9755 6655
clairaultstreickerwines.com.au

Rivendell
1172 Wildwood Road, Yallingup WA 6282
(08) 9755 2899
rivendellwineryrestaurant.com.au

Lamonts
Smiths Beach Road, Yallingup, WA 6282
(08) 9750 1299
lamonts.com.au

Vasse Felix
Cnr Tom Cullity Drive & Caves Road, Margaret River, WA 6284
(08) 9756 5000
vassefelix.com.au

Whale Watching in Margaret River & Dunsborough

Each year Humpback and Southern Right whales make the long journey from Antarctica to the warm pristine waters of the Margaret River region. Flinders Bay in Augusta is the “first port of call” for many whales that come to feed, breed and play from June to September.

From September to December you can watch whales in the north of the Margaret River region in the sheltered Geographe Bay.

Whale watching in the Margaret River region is a truly magical experience. To get up close on a whale watching tour, contact Naturaliste ChartersLegend ChartersAll Sea Charters and Albatross Charters.

Natural Attractions in Margaret River

The Augusta Margaret River region has a stunning collection of natural attractions worth visiting year round. The spectacular pristine beaches, awesome caves, and majestic forests are nature at its most inspiring. Some of our recommendations are:

Photography: the Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge with its dramatic cliffs and rocks, the calm and tranquil waters of the many protected bays, the local vistas and landscapes surrounded by rising mist in the early morning are a visual splendour for you to capture the moment.

Caves: the Augusta Margaret River Tourism Association operates three spectacular show caves; Lake, Mammoth and Jewel. These caves are easily accessible, each with their own story to tell and decorated with their own unique and dazzling formations.

Walk trails: for active outdoor enthusiasts you can walk along the Cape to Cape Track, stretching from Cape Leeuwin to Cape Naturaliste. Many sections of the trail make for a most enjoyable short and relaxing stroll. Section maps are available in both visitor centres.

Flora: bask in the beauty of the towering karri forests, or visit in spring when the countryside comes alive with a huge variety of stunning Australian wildflowers which lay a carpet of mesmerizing colours through the forests and coastal heath.

Beaches and Rivers: the Blackwood and Margaret rivers are ideal for canoeing, kayaking, paddle-boarding and boating. The turquoise waters of the many sheltered bays and beaches provides the perfect place for swimming, surfing or fishing.