What to Do in November in the Margaret River Region
There is nothing quite like warmer days and sunny skies to pique the urge for a road trip. Fortunately, the Margaret River Region has more than enough interesting and exciting experiences for you to enjoy.
You might love a day trip to relax and take in the sights and sounds. Or you may prefer to treat yourself to a fabulous overnight stay or a getaway. For short visits to full-on holidays, Forest Rise is an ideal location.
While the natural beauty, exquisite local wine, and award-winning cuisine are the Margaret River Region’s mainstays, many fun events are planned in November. Here is a sampling of some events you may want to check out.
Margaret River Art Auction
Where: Margaret River HEART, 47 Wallcliffe Rd, Margaret River WA 6285
When: Saturday, 5th November 2022 – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
For the 17th year, the Margaret River Independent School (MRIS) will host its popular local event showcase, The Margaret River Art Auction. This perennial sell-out event turns the art world’s spotlight on the region’s most awe-inspiring prominent and emerging artists.
The auction features work from 80 artists who are eager to share their talents. Attendees can enjoy music, local wine, or beer along with the auction. Additionally, prizes worth over $8,500.
Where: Discover Deadly, 10 Wildwood Rd, Carbunup River, WA 6280
When: Saturday, 5th November 2022 – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
An event to please all reptile enthusiasts, the Reptile Rampage is geared towards educating and entertaining anyone with an interest in understanding the reptilians that share our home. Experts will be on hand to answer questions, and fun activities will take place throughout the day. Learn to separate fact from fiction to gain a healthy respect for reptiles.
Eagle Bay Epic Adventure Race
Where: Eagle Bay, Southwest, Western Australia
When: Saturday 5th, and Sunday, the 6th of November 2022
*Competitor registration, Expo, and briefing for the short course on Friday, the 4th of November, at Eagle Bay Brewery, 4:00-7:00 pm*
Cost: Individual Fees for the Short Course are $142-$172. Individual Fees for the Long Course are $259-$313. Other fees apply for additional events.
The Eagle Bay Epic Adventure Race is a weekend of challenging, friendly competition. Both the long and short courses guide competitors through breathtaking areas of Meelup Regional Park and Geographe Bay.
Contestants (either solo or relay teams) experience the thrills of mixed events, including mountain biking, ocean swimming, kayaking, and trail running.
The event has something for all skill levels.
Leeuwin Long Course is an off-road adventure race on a world-class course. Committed athletes will be challenged to push their limits and rise above a challenging landscape for the right to say they completed the race. Events include:
- 23km Mountain Bike
- 2km Ocean Swim
- 13.5km Ocean Kayak
- 12.5km Trail Run
- 300m Team Run to the finish line
The Naturaliste Short Course is an ideal option for competitors who want to experience the challenge and excitement of off-road adventure racing without the intense training. Although the course is shorter in duration, it offers outstanding views and terrific challenges for racers. Events include:
- 13km Mountain Bike
- 1.2km Ocean Swim
- 5km Ocean Kayak
- 7.9km Trail Run
- 300m Team Run to the finish line
A kid’s adventure course and a wife* carrying race are also part of the fun.
*The term wife is used as a nod to the history of the race. Your partner does not need to be your wife. Any team of two competitors may enter the race.
PIJF: Ngilgi Cave Tour and Jazz Performance with Jessica Carlton and Kate Pass
Where: Ngilgi Cave, 76 Yallingup Caves Rd, Yallingup WA 6282
When: Sunday, the 13th of November 2022 – 9:30 am to 10:30 am
Cost: Ticket Price Ranges- $11.50-$22.50
Ngilgi Cave was Western Australia’s first tourist attraction and still awes and amazes visitors with its otherworldly beauty.
The cave will offer a stunning atmosphere of sights and sounds on the 13th of November. Trumpeter Jessica Carlton and bassist Kate Pass- two of Perth’s premier jazz musicians will perform a concert inside Ngilgi Cave’s Amphitheatre Chamber.
Concertgoers will experience the unparalleled grandeur of the cave upon entry, then descend the stairs and be blown away by the jazz stylings of Carlton and Pass. Upon conclusion of the concert, the audience is welcome to explore the cave—a perfect ending to an incredible performance.
PIJF: Jazz by the Jetty
Where: Busselton Foreshore Amphitheatre
When: Sunday the 13th of November at 12:45 pm
Gather the family or some friends and enjoy an afternoon of jazz on the shore. The Perth International Jazz Festival will make Busselton the final stop on their On Tour Series. Jazz devotees and casual listeners alike will enjoy some swinging jazz at the Busselton Foreshore.
Groove to the stylings of:
- We Made a Thing!
- Tal Cohen Quartet
- The Serge Le Goueff Quartet
If you are coming, remember to bring your chair or rug and picnic food if you like. You can purchase food and drinks from any of the local establishments. Remember to try some of the local craft beer or regionally made wines as you relax and listen to world-class jazz musicians sharing their unique sounds.
While attending the event, take advantage of the endless white sandy beach, clear shallow waters, playgrounds, and shaded picnic areas with public BBQs and seating. The area is accessible, and toilets and shower facilities are available for public use. Jazz by the Jetty is a family-friendly event, and children are welcome if accompanied by a responsible guardian.
With so many fun and fantastic events, you will not want to miss a minute. Be sure to contact Forest Rise directly for special surprises. Plan now before you become overwhelmed with Christmas activities. You cannot go wrong with Forest Rise for a short stay, group gathering, or holiday.