At the northern reaches of the region lies the city of Busselton. Busselton is home to one of Australia’s longest piers, the 19th-century wooden Busselton Jetty stretches nearly 2km into the relative calm waters of Geographe Bay.
Cape Naturaliste separates the more sheltered waters of Geographe Bay from the wilds of the Southern Indian Ocean. Protected bays and beaches to the east of the cape include Bunker Bay and Meelup Beach.
The more rugged western coastline is easily accessible via road and the Cape-to-Cape track that reaches the coast at Sugarloaf Rock.
The western coastline of Margaret River boarders the Indian Ocean and is dotted with great surfing beaches, dune-scapes, and rugged sea cliffs.
Heading south from the cape the beach at Yallingup is a great place to spend a few hours. Canal Rocks and the white dunes of Injidup Point are interesting place to visit, don’t miss the natural rock spa down on Injidup beach.
Margaret River’s most iconic surf break is at Surfer’s point. It’s now home to the Margaret River Pro and Margaret River Surf Classic.
Cave Road winds its way down the coast of the Margaret River region. Some 25 mins south of the town itself you’ll find the amazing sight of towering Karri trees that is Boranup Forest. Reaching heights of over 60m, these giants aren’t to be missed.
Photographing the forest is as easy as pulling up at the side of the road and grabbing a few shots. One bend in the road, affectionally know by locals as ‘Kodak Corner’, offers one of the best viewing spots, you can’t miss it!
Also don’t miss the off-road Boranup drive that takes you right through the heart of the Karri Forest and onto some great lookouts and camping spots.
Cape Leeuwin stands on the on the extreme southwest point of Australia where the Indian and Southern Oceans meet. The cape was named by Matthew Flinders on December 7, 1801, at the commencement of his circumnavigation of Australia.
To protect shipping in the turbulent seas off the point, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, the tallest lighthouse in Australia, was opened in 1896.