Margaret River Wine Region attractions

Lighthouse in Augusta & Around

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

Wild and windy Cape Leeuwin, where the Indian and Southern Oceans meet, is the most southwesterly point in Australia. It takes its name from a Dutch ship that passed here in 1622. The lighthouse (1896), WA's tallest…
Cave in Yallingup & Around

Ngilgi Cave

Between Dunsborough and Yallingup, this 500,000-year-old cave is associated in Wardandi spirituality with the victory of the good spirit Ngilgi over the evil spirit Wolgine. To the Wardandi people it became a kind o…
Cave in Around Margaret River

CaveWorks & Lake Cave

The main ticket office for Lake, Mammoth and Jewel Caves, CaveWorks also has excellent displays about caves, cave conservation and local fossil discoveries. You'll also find an authentic model cave and a 'cave crawl…
Historic Building in Around Margaret River

Ellensbrook Homestead

Around 8km northwest of Margaret River, Ellensbrook (1857) was the first home of settlers Alfred and Ellen Bussell. The Wardandi people welcomed them, gave them Noongar names and led them to this sheltered site. The…
Cave in Augusta & Around

Jewel Cave

The most spectacular of the region's caves, Jewel Cave has an impressive 5.9m straw stalactite, so far the longest seen in a tourist cave. Fossil remains of a Tasmanian tiger (thylacine), believed to be 3500 years o…
Cave in Around Margaret River

Calgardup Cave

This self-guided cave is managed by the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPAW), which provides helmets and torches. Calgardup Cave has a seasonal underground lake and is an attractive illustration of the role of th…
Cave in Around Margaret River

Mammoth Cave

Mammoth Cave boasts a fossilised jawbone of Zygomaturus trilobus, a giant wombat-like creature, as well as other fossil remains and the impressive Mammoth Shawl formation. Visits are self-guided; an MP3 audio player…
Cave in Around Margaret River

Giants Cave

This self-guided cave is managed by the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPAW), which provides helmets and torches. Features steep ladders and scrambles.
Cultural Centre in Yallingup & Around

Wardan Aboriginal Centre

Offers a window into the lives of the local Wardandi people. There's a gallery (free admission), an interpretive display on the six seasons that govern the Wardandi calendar (adult/child $8/3), and the opportunity t…
Wildlife Reserve in Around Margaret River

Eagles Heritage

Housing Australia's largest collection of raptors, this centre, 5km south of Margaret River, rehabilitates many birds of prey each year. There are free flight displays at 11am and 1.30pm.