10 Things to Do in Margaret River That You Shouldn't Miss

July 15, 2017 Tonie Szymanski

Margaret River is both a region and a bustling market town famed for its wine, incredible surfing, gorgeous coastline, multi-chambered caves and mysterious karri (eucalyptus) forests. Award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Semillon vintages are produced at the area’s more than 200 vineyards. The annual Margaret River Wine Region Festival is a vintner’s paradise, attracting gourmet enthusiasts from around the globe.
Restaurants in Margaret River

1. Hamelin Bay

Hamelin Bay Road | 40 Ks South of Margaret River, Margaret River, Western Australia 6288, Australia
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4.5 based on 341 reviews

Hamelin Bay

Reviewed By Mel B - Leeds, United Kingdom

We were advised to go to Hamelin bay about 9:30am for the best time to see the wrays and we were not disappointed. There were loads swimming right along the edge of beach, close enough to touch and only knee deep in the sea. The water is crystal clear and beach is amazing, gorgeous views. No dogs are allowed on the beach. There are toilets near the car park.

2. Lake Cave

Caves Road and Conto Rd | Boranup, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285, Australia +61 8 9757 7411
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Lake Cave

Lake Cave is a stunning crystal wonderland and the only cave in the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge with a permanent lake. It acts as a mirror of infinite reflections that is truly magical. The cave is renowned for the ‘Suspended Table’ – a five tonne column of calcite that hangs from the ceiling just a few centimetres above the lake. The precinct features impressive retail, interpretative and cafe facilities. Located 25 kilometres south of Margaret River.

Reviewed By Lee B - Sydney, Australia

Lovely cave to visit. Worth the stair climb to have a look. Great guide with fantastic knowledge of the cave and events.

3. The Grove Experience

Metricup and Carter Rds, Margaret River, Western Australia 6280, Australia +61 8 9755 7458
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4.5 based on 674 reviews

The Grove Experience

Where else can you find, a distillery producing Top Shelf Spirits; a brewery that makes fantastic craft beer; cafe with homemade pizza; a cocktail bar using TGE delicious liqueurs; and secluded accommodation so you don't have to leave.

Reviewed By ozcan1 - Bunbury, Australia

First ‘port-of-call’ on Sunday’s 70 kms+ eBike ride was The Grove, still one of Margaret River’s best-kept secrets... . And yes, we sampled the ports.
Most of our ride was on the Rail-to-Trails / Wadandi Track, a pleasant shady offroad trail north between Margaret River and Cowaramup. Beyond the track, countless wineries, cafes and other attractions enrich the riding experience.
Our lunch included Quiche-of-the-Day, a Prawn Pizza, and an Avocado Salad*; together with a superb 2007 Grove Tempranillo. Where in regional Australia are you likely to find an 11 yo bottle of red _this_ good, for just twenty bucks?! It was perfect with my pizza... and we later scored a second bottle to cellar for a future dinner party.
Friendly, competent service in a light-and-airy venue that will appeal to visitors and locals alike.
* The avo salad is served with shredded bacon, so if you’re vegetarian, request ‘no bacon, please!’ when ordering.

4. Voyager Estate

1 Stevens Rd, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285, Australia +61 8 9757 6354
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4.5 based on 180 reviews

Voyager Estate

Our Wine Room is designed to allow time for true wine discovery. We invite you to take a seat and explore our wines through Wine Flights. Each flight has three wines to compare and enjoy. Choose from our suggested flights or create your own, from our full range of wines, including aged and limited release vintages. Flights start from $9 but are complimentary with the purchase of wine to take home. Add to that a range of chef selected, wine-friendly taste plates, and the distinct Cape Dutch architecture, for an afternoon of food, wine, and friends. Go behind the scenes for an in-depth look at our wines and viticulture while you hear more about the stories and personalities that make up Voyager Estate. Step into our vines, taste wine straight from the barrel, visit our large underground cellar and finish with a private wine tasting in the Wine Room. Margaret River is renowned for producing exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, along with Sauvignon Blanc Semillon. Join us for the Heroes of Margaret River Guided Tasting, where you'll taste through Voyager Estate's latest releases and museum vintages of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot, as well as two styles of Sauvignon Blanc Semillon as a comparative tasting.

Reviewed By Roedig - Stellenbosch, South Africa

Manicured Gardens that keep 8 gardeners occupied. Modelled on Groot Constantia in South Africa, this estate portrays opulence. Tastings are charged for in flights of three starting at $9. Refundable on purchase. One can also make up an own selection of 3 and be charged accordingly. We opted for the Chardonnay tasting the Dijon clone versus the Mendoza (gin gin) clone as well as the blend of the two. The combination was interesting with a pleasant citrus mid palate and some minerality. Great service and excellent affordable wines.

5. Gnarabup Beach

Margaret River, Western Australia 6285, Australia
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4.5 based on 268 reviews

Gnarabup Beach

Reviewed By geraldchan - Singapore, Singapore

Just down from Prevelly Beach / Surfers Point, this stretch has a cafe (The White Elephant), a nice scenic path for joggers/walkers, and is easily accessible by car.

6. Margaret River Visitor Centre

100 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285, Australia +61 8 9780 5911
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4.5 based on 619 reviews

Margaret River Visitor Centre

Margaret River Visitor Centre is located in the heart of Margaret River Town which is central to the amazing array of attractions, wineries, Breweries and more throughout the region. Talk with one of our local experts to arrange tours and accommodation within Your Margaret River Region and beyond, utilising our free booking service. We offer a huge range of experiences from cave tours to eco quad bikes and of course winery and brewery tours to sample some of the region's fantastic wine, cider and beer. Drop in to pick up your FREE Regional Magazine and Map. Also check out our great range of local gourmet produce, gifts and souvenirs to take a reminder of your visit home with you.

Reviewed By gfsc5 - Perth, Australia

If you're wanting to find out what to see around Margaret River then this is the place to visit. Also great for searching for accommodation.
Staff are helpful and friendly. There are lots of brochures available but best of all is the large, free map of the district. A treasure.
The building is having some refurb. at the moment but is still open despite the offputting look.

7. Caves Road

Between Busselton and Augusta | Margaret River Region, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285, Australia
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4.5 based on 513 reviews

Caves Road

Reviewed By spratsmum - Brisbane, Australia

So much to see and do along this very long road- wineries, Beaches, chocolate shops, bdistilleries, caves and beautiful changing scenery. A must do from Margaret river

8. Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre

341 Boodjidup Road, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285, Australia +61 8 9757 2960
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4.5 based on 186 reviews

Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre

Reviewed By Bross24 - Ketchum, Idaho

You want birds, they got birds. This is the real deal. Go when there is a feeding and hands on "wrist on show". The explainations are great and you get to see eagles fed swooping down at the food thrown into the air. Of course the highlight is putting on the "bird of prey gauntlet " and having an owl named Ellie sit on your wrist, both of you staring at each other wide eyed and having plenty of photos taken of the two of you....up front and very personal. The Master of ceremony is extremely knowledgeable, funny and informative....you will be aw struck at the brilliant tidbits of information imparted to the audience as you see these birds in action. Afterwards do the half km walk around the property to view other birds of prey being rehabed from past injuries. A definite to do when in the Margeret River area.

9. Margaret River Mouth Beach

Margaret River, Western Australia 6285, Australia
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4.5 based on 91 reviews

Margaret River Mouth Beach

Reviewed By Dan L - Bunbury, Australia

This beach is but a short walk along the cliff top path from Surfers Point or you can drive the short distance. Parking available and we luckily nabbed a bay for a short while. Plenty of activity, two surf lifeguards in attendance, swimmers, surfers, people walking the beach. The waves were fairly gentle, the sisters enjoyed their stroll on the beach. First class ablution facilities available.

10. Sunflowers Animal Farm

5561 Caves Rd | Margaret River Region, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285, Australia +61 8 9757 3343
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4.5 based on 380 reviews

Sunflowers Animal Farm

Sunflowers Animal Farm is an interactive, hands-on farm animal display with over 300 mainly farm animals. They are all very friendly because people feed them all day! Entry is $11, buckets of animal food are $3 and we are open every day (except Christmas Day) from 9am to 5pm. We have lots of baby animals that you can cuddle and also native animals like kangaroos and an emu. Have a conversation with Pommy the talking bird! Visitors can help give a bottle of milk to our orphan babies every day at 10am and 4pm.Staying overnight at Sunflowers Farmstay also gives your family free entry to the Animal Farm, free buckets of animal food for the children twice a day, a daily pony ride for kids under 7, free DVDs and a tractor ride for the whole family roughly every 2nd day.

Reviewed By taradams - Leeming, Australia

Sunflowers Animal Farm delighted us. The kids wanted to go back again. Our children are aged 9-13 and they all enjoyed meeting and feeding the animals.
A bit of extra adventure was added with the goats getting out of their enclosure, but the kids thought that was hilarious to boot.
Thanks Sunflowers for a great morning.

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