Natural Attractions

The natural attractions of the Margaret River Region abound. The varied landscape give you an opportunity to explore many types of beautiful landscapes of the south west. The main natural attractions for visitors to the region are the beaches, rock formations, forests and the caves.

Caves of the Margaret River Region

Caves of the Margaret River Region
The region from Busselton to Augusta is one of Australia's most cave-rich areas with unique formations accessible to young and old. The entryways into these caves are as amazing as what is inside. Descend and explore them for yourself... 6 of over 100 are open to the public for viewing. Visit Caves of the Margaret River Region

Forests and National Parks

Forests and National Parks
The south west coast is a natural playground with pristine forests and bushland throughout the Margaret River Region. Visit the Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park which spreads from Cape Naturaliste in the north to Cape Leeuwin in the south, and enjoy the majestic natural beauty of the region. Visit Forests and National Parks

Beaches of the Margaret River Region

Margaret River Region Beaches
Margaret River has beaches all along the south coast, west around Cape Leeuwin, all along the west coast north to Cape Naturaliste and finishing in the clean white sand of Geographe Bay. Visit Beaches of the Margaret River Region


Margaret River Natural Attractions

Calgardup Cave

Calgardup Cave
Calgardup Cave is one of the 2 self-guided caves managed by the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC). Basic equipment is Included in your entry fee plus information from the friendly Parks Office staff. Leisurely explore via a walkway with hand rails and view the exquisite cave decorations naturally by torchlight. 15 minutes south of Margaret River. Visit Calgardup Cave

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse sits on the southern tip of Cape Leeuwin in the farthest corner of the south west of Western Australia. The Lighthouse remains working to this day, regularly guiding ships away from danger at this cape. Visit Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

Lake Cave

Lake Cave
Descend 350 steps beneath the ground to discover the exquisitely beautiful Lake Cave so named because of its permanent lake within. Be guided through the silent idyllically lit cave as you learn about its past, present and future. CaveWorks Eco Centre and Lake Cave Tearooms onsite. 20 minutes south of Margaret River Town. Visit Lake Cave

Moondyne Cave

Moondyne Cave
Moondyne is the latest cave to open for viewing. Small groups 10 max are led by torchlight through the crystal chambers of Moondyne Cave to witness firsthand the unforgettable formations. Get fully kitted up for spelunking with overalls helmet headlamp waist bag water bottle and gloves and gain a full briefing. Moondyne is a large karst cave. Be awed by its splendour. 8kms north of Augusta. Visit Moondyne Cave

Busselton Natural Attractions

Busselton Foreshore

Busselton Foreshore
The Busselton Foreshore is one of the nicest developed foreshores we have ever experienced. The Busselton Jetty, the Tourist Information, a cafe and public amenities along the foreshore is buffered from the CBD by parks and green open space. Perfect for enjoying the beauty of Geographe Bay. Visit Busselton Foreshore

Busselton Jetty

Busselton Jetty
At 1841 metres the Busselton Jetty offers an unprescedented opportunity to walk almost two kilometers out into Geographe Bay. The Busselton Jetty also has an underwater observatory which was built to take you beneath the waves of Geographe Bay. Visit Busselton Jetty

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse
Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse sits on the northern cape at the south western end of Geographe Bay. A working lighthouse that is indispensable sits watch on the south Indian Ocean. For a small fee you can be given a tour of the lighthouse and view the surrounding countryside and ocean from the top. Visit Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

Underwater Observatory

Underwater Observatory
The Busselton Underwater Observatory at the end of the Busselton Jetty is one of the hilights of visiting the northern Margaret River Region. Get a glimpse of the marine life close up and personal with a guided tour beneath the waves of Geographe Bay. Extraordinary. Visit Underwater Observatory

Dunsborough Natural Attractions

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse
Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse sits on the northern cape at the south western end of Geographe Bay. A working lighthouse that is indispensable sits watch on the south Indian Ocean. For a small fee you can be given a tour of the lighthouse and view the surrounding countryside and ocean from the top. Visit Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

Meelup Beach - Castle Bay

Meelup Beach
Meelup Beach is one of the most popular swimming beaches in Dunsborough. The relatively calm southern waters of Geographe Bay make it a pleasant swimming and sunning beach all year round. Visit Meelup Beach - Castle Bay

Sugarloaf Rock

Sugarloaf Rock
Sugarloaf Rock is one of the most spectacular sights of the northern Cape. An impressive new lookout offers amazing views of the rock and spectacular ocean views The large carpark and facilities make it a must-see during your visit. Sugarloaf Rock is located in Cape Naturaliste. Visit Sugarloaf Rock


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