Published on March 8, 2014
What to do around Margaret River: What to do around Margaret River Just south of Perth in Western Australia, Margaret River is famous for its surfing, wineries and fantastic food. Near the shores of the Indian Ocean, it is close to the beaches of Dunsborough, Gracetown and Yallingup where visitors find excellent and affordable Yallingup accomodation . The city offers Margaret River holiday homes as well as excellent Mediterranean climate and the region produces some of the best wine in the country. One of the top activities in the area, after experiencing the water sport and natural beauty is to relax at an environmentally sustainable winery for a leisurely lunch. There are epic surf breaks around Margaret River as well as crystal clear water that are excellent for snorkelling and diving. The reefs are teeming with marine life and the famous HMAS Swan shipwreck. Those who would like to enjoy the underwater sights but would rather not get wet can stay dry while visiting the Busselton Underwater Observatory eight metres below the surface. Other water sports include windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, kitesurfing and more. There are several amazing cave systems in the area including Lake Cave. It is 25 miles south of Margaret River and considered one of the top natural wonders of the area. Lake Cave has several attractions including a Suspended Table made up of five tonnes of calcite that hangs from the ceiling just above the crystal clear lake. Smooth as glass, the lake reflects the marvels of the cave in infinite reflections. Mammoth Cave is also south of the city and is described as the perfect home for cavemen. Among the spectacular formations are fossils and animal bones. The self-guided walk with audio headset begins in a towering Karri forest. Giants Cave takes a little more energy to visit than the others, but it’s worth the effort, and older children love it. It involves vertical climbing, some tight spaces and abseiling. This cave is not for everyone. Another type of popular outdoor fun is the Amaze’n Margaret River. Huge hedge maze and botanical gardens that has a playground, gas barbeques and shaded picnic tables. There are also indoor games and puzzles. It offers all day fun for children. From a pleasant Yallingup accomodation , visitors can enjoy the more than 100 kilometres of hiking trails along the coast. The most popular is the Cape to Cape Track. There are also bicycle tours with accommodation and catered meals from Perth. An environmentally friendly way to see everything if bicycling is your thing. The Chocolate Company is a great favourite with locals and visitors alike. They make high quality truffles, bars, sauces and more including chocolate beauty products. Enjoy the free samples and prepare to buy a tonne. Margaret River holiday homes offer the best accommodation for visiting the city and surrounding area. Visitors can stock up on provisions at the Margaret River Farmers’ Market every Saturday from 8am – 12pm. It offers fresh, local and seasonal produce at prices that cut out the middle man. You can spend the day and half the night and enjoy the local meals served at the market. Canal Rocks beach front apartments are located in Yallingup close to Margaret River, South Western Australia. For more information please visit http://www.canalrocks.com.au/location .