Margaret River’s coast to the west of the town is a world-renowned surfing location, known for its amazing surf breaks. Colloquially, the area is referred to as “Margs”. The surrounding area is the Margaret River Wine Region and is known for its quality wine production, culinary experiences and tourism, attracting a staggering 500,000 visitors annually.
Géographe Bay was named in May 1801 by French explorer Nicolas Baudin after his ship. The bay is a wide curve of coastline extending from Cape Naturaliste past the towns of Dunsborough and Busselton, ending near the city of Bunbury. Protected from the rough seas of the Indian Ocean by Cape Naturaliste, which makes it a popular destination for recreational boaters. The bay is extremely shallow, limiting the entrance of large ships. To alleviate the problem the amazing 2-kilometre long Busselton Jetty, the longest in the southern hemisphere, was built. You will have the opportunity to visit the Jetty, a great spot for a walk and also some fantastic photo opportunities.
The bay attracts whale watchers, who see it as an alternative to Flinders Bay. The north west part of the bay is the location of a number surf breaks.
Travel onto Cape Naturalist Lighthouse followed by a tour of Ngilgi cave (previously known as Yallingup Cave). Edward Dawson discovered it in 1899 when searching for stray horses. Enjoy this day trip filled with food, wine, sightseeing and indulgence all at your pace.