Attractions in the Margaret River Region

Whether you are here for a day or two, or you are here for an extended holiday, there is always something to do and see in and around Margaret River. And the amazing part of our visitor appeal is that regardless of the season, there are endless adventures to be had. There are attractions for the young and the young of heart, for the physically fit, and for the not so active individuals. We are a romantic haven for couples, a location for a vacation of a lifetime for families, a paradise of vineyards for wine aficionados, and a must see-and-do destination for sports clubs, nature trail enthusiasts, business ventures, galas, music festivals, and food extravaganzas.

Depending upon the season and the venue, Margaret River is the place to be for wildlife and bird sanctuaries, exotic wildflower displays, fishing, yachting, swimming, surfing, and oceanic mammal migrations. Our forests, fields, and trails attract thousands of visitors who want the up close and personal excitement of walking, hiking, and biking along natural woodlands, fields, and beaches. We are home to some of the world’s oldest underground caves and native artwork.

If you have an interest that warms your heart, stirs your imagination, and puts a smile on your face, you’ll find your special place at an endless number of local attractions, in and around the Margaret River region.

Our Top 5 Recommended Attractions

Karri Trees, Margaret River

Our current path and trail recommendations highlight the most scenic hiking and walking attractions in and around the Margaret River/Forest Rise vicinity. From a variety of more than 50 Western Australian trails, we have selected some of the most popular venues for one day outdoor excursions that will delight the individual outdoor enthusiast, couples, families, or any number of exercise groups.

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Margaret River Beach

If your interest is sitting on the sand and watching the waves, taking advantage of Margaret River’s world class surfing locations, or a day out with the family for some swimming, snorkeling, or paddle boarding, you’ll find your beach paradise right here.

It’s not hard to see how Mother Nature must have kissed this region with a bounty of beautiful, breath taking beaches. Whether you visit one, or more, of our area’s more than 300 beaches during your time here, you’ll be planning a return trip before you ever leave.

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Lake Cave, Margaret River

There are some unbelievable, thrilling sights to be seen in the caves around Margaret River. A day’s excursion into one of Margaret River’s caves is an exploration back in time.

Note: Due to the many numbers of steps, inclines and declines within the caves, always wear sturdy, hiking shoes or boots when visiting the underground caves. The caves are not equipped to handle wheelchairs or other mobile devices, but anyone able to handle steps and walking paths with the assistance of a walking stick or cane will enjoy the adventure.

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Local Art Gallery

With more than 40 Art Galleries in and around the Margaret River region, there is sure to be more than a few that will capture your interest. In addition to the traditional art exhibits, you’ll frequently find sculptors, glass blowers, painters, furniture creators, jewellery designers, pottery makers, native artists, local musicians, and others working at their craft in their own galleries and studios.

A number of our local art galleries believe in visitor participation; where you can learn more about your favourite art form from renowned artists. Some galleries even encourage visitors to join their classes for a hands-on day of artistic creativity.

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One way to absorb and appreciate the history, culture, and development of the Margaret River area and its native people is by visiting several of our local museums.

There are museums dedicated to our participation in world events, our breathtaking water life, and our unusual fascination with the formation of one-of-a-kind family heirloom pieces. With everything that you think you might know about Western Australia, there is bound to be something new you’ll take away from each visit.

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