Natural Attractions Managed by the MRBTA
If you are looking for an exciting getaway filled with elegant accommodations, gorgeous scenery, and fun and exciting things to do, look no further than the southwest corner of Western Australia.
Here you will find the stunning Margaret River region. This natural playground offers visitors an abundance of breathtaking scenery, enchanting wildlife, and a multitude of exciting attractions managed by the Margaret River Busselton Tourist Association.
The Margaret River Busselton Tourist Association dedicates itself to preserving and promoting the region’s natural beauty. By managing these attractions, they allow visitors to experience the best the area offers while ensuring that the environment is protected for future generations to enjoy.
Margaret River Caves
For an awe-inspiring experience, visiting one of the region’s ancient limestone caves is a must. Over 100 amazing caves are under the area between Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge. Formed approximately 1 million years ago, the Margaret River Caves are one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region.
Four impressive and distinctly different caves are open to the public. Lake Cave, Mammoth Cave, Jewel Cave, and Ngilgi Cave all provide an unforgettable look at the sheer power of nature.
Guided, semi-guided, and self-guided tours allow visitors to discover the history and geology of the caves while exploring the wonderous underground formations. Adventure tours are also available for those who wish to see the caves from a different perspective.
The caves are open daily from 9:00 am- 4:00 pm and are closed on Christmas Day.
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
No holiday in the Margaret River Region would be complete without a visit to the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Managed by the Margaret River Busselton Tourist Association, his historic lighthouse proudly stands at the southwestern tip of Australia, where the Indian and Southern Oceans meet.
The first shared its light with seafaring vessels in 1895 and still operates today. At 39 metres, the lighthouse is the tallest on mainland Australia, and visitors who climb the 176 steps to the top are rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding coastline.
Guided tours of the lighthouse take place for the half-hour and require online booking. Additionally, visitors can enjoy the Interpretive Centre, which is housed in one of the original lighthouse keepers’ cottages. The café is open Friday-Wednesday for snacks, light lunches, and coffee, and visitors can marvel at the natural beauty while taking a break from their exploration.
The Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is open daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm during school holidays.
Forest Adventures Southwest High Ropes Course
For thrill-seeking adventurers, the Forest Adventures Southwest High Ropes Course is sure to get your heart racing. The adventure park spans eight acres and traverses high above the ground through forests of majestic Tuart trees. Administered by the Capes Foundation Division of the Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association, this unique treetop course is widely regarded as one of the best of its kind.
Six different courses allow visitors to test their balance, agility, and courage as they navigate challenging obstacles and zip lines high above the forest floor. The activities you can enjoy include,
- More than 500 metres of flying foxes
- Snowboard through the trees
- Tarzan ropes
- 13-metre base jump
- BMX on a wire
- Spider webs
The design of all activities is guided by European standards for safety and design. There are courses available for all skill levels, from beginner (suitable for guests seven years old and up) to advanced and adrenaline courses. All guests complete a mandatory training session and receive all required equipment to enjoy the thrill of the courses safely.
Guests who visit as spectators pay no admission and can relax on the picnic grounds or grab a light snack. The Forest Adventures Courses are open rain or shine, Thursday to Monday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. (Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday) during school holidays, the courses are open every day.
In addition to these fantastic attractions, the Margaret River region boasts some of the most stunning beaches where you can enjoy various activities, including world-class surfing. You can step back in time and walk nature trails through towering karri forests where you can see native wildlife.
Visitors can also enjoy a scenic drive along the coastline, sample local wines, beer, or spirits and dine on impeccably presented gourmet delicacies at one of the region’s world-class restaurants. No matter your age or interests, the natural wonders, exciting activities and friendly people will make the Margaret River Region a place your heart will return to for years to come.
As a special thank you to our guests, Forest Rise is partnering with the Margaret River Busselton Tourist Association and gifting our guests who book a four-night stay with:
- A discounted rate of 10%
- A $50 gift card for Margaret River Attractions
- 250g ground coffee by MR Roasting Co.
- A bottle of Howard Park wine.