Natural Attractions of the Margaret River Region

Many visitors to the Margaret River Region come to enjoy the beautiful natural scenery. There are very few places in the world that you can enjoy ocean views across the road from the forest! Here are some great places to stop and admire the view.

  • Sugarloaf Rock- a rock in the ocean doesn’t sound all that fascinating, but the colour of the rock, and the views out over the ocean are amazing. You can drive directly to the lookout, or take a walk from Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse along a sealed footpath. This is one of the most photographed coastal landforms of the region!
  • Yallingup- the view starts from the moment you round the bend on Yallingup Road, and conveniently there is a car park located here. Stop to get the full outlook, then head down to the beach. Stay up off the sand and be mesmerized by the surfers; or head down to the beach to enjoy the close up view of the lagoon and beautiful white sand.
  • Canal Rocks- a natural canal formed by years of ocean flowing against the rocks. One of the best places to watch the sunset. There is a walkway going out across part of the canal, but be careful on windy days, as the waves do get big!
  • Forests- Start your visit by driving through the last remaining natural Tuart Forest. The Ludlow Tuart Forest is just North of Busselton and a drive through it is a great start to your holiday in Busselton. Head down past Margaret River on Caves Road and discover the Boranup Forest. Taks some time to relax and enjoy the serenity of the forest.
  • Margaret River Rivermouth- a drive to the Rivermouth provides a double benefit- you can see where there river that gives the town its name meets the ocean AND check out Surfer’s Point, home to the Margaret River Pro. Take a tour down the Margaret River with Bushtucker Tours, or Margaret River Discovery Co. Both provide you with the opportunity to experience the natural scenery along the river, and give some background into the history of the area. You can also just chill out on the hill and watch the surfers as they take on the famous break.
  • Meelup Reserve- one of the most popular beach areas in summer, it is hard to drive past its beautiful, turquoise water. The Meelup Loop will take you past Castle Rock, Meelup Beach and through Eagle Bay. Stop to have a swim and enjoy relaxing on one of the quiet beaches.
  • Caves- underground scenery abounds, as Cape Naturaliste is situated on a limestone ridge dotted with caves. Four caves are open to tour- Ngilgi Cave, Mammoth Cave (with wheelchair access to first chamber), Lake Cave and Jewel Cave. Each offers a different type of underground scenery to enjoy.
  • Wildflowers- from August to November, the wildflowers start to appear. The Margaret River Region is noted as one of only 34 biodiversity hotspots in the world, and the only one in Australia. Discover some of the wildflower hotspots.

The best thing about the scenery of the Margaret River Region is that it is different in each season. Enjoy driving past lush green paddocks with bare vines in winter overlooking grey oceans. Come summer the ocean is sparkling blue, and while the paddocks may be a bit brown, the vines bring a beautiful lush green colour to the region.

Book a family holiday at BIG4 Beachlands in Busselton at any time of the year and enjoy all the Margaret River Region has to offer.