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Things to Do

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Our famous CAPE to CAPE region runs from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin (85km x 25km). Bound by the Indian Ocean on the Western side and the Blackwood River on the Eastern Side, there are endless opportunities for things to see and do.

Walking the Cape to Cape Track

The Cape to Cape walking track is 140kms and runs from Cape Naturaliste in Dunsborough to Cape Leeuwin in Augusta. It is a 5 to 6 day walk and traverses along the ridge and beaches of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park. The walk takes in amazing views of the Indian Ocean, limestone cliffs and amazing natural landscapes. During September through to November you can find amazing spring wildflowers and maybe spot a whale!

If you’re interested in walking the Cape to Cape track, we can assist in pick up or drop offs. Book online and send us an email to discuss your walking itinerary.

    Wineries

    The Margaret River wine region is internationally renowned for its quality, variance and sheer size.

    Some popular wine tours:

    Stretching more than 100 kilometres, a Mediterranean-style climate, lacking extreme summer and winter temperatures, provides ideal growing conditions. The climate is described as similar to that of Bordeaux in a dry vintage.

    Humidity levels are ideal during the growing period and the combination of climate, soil and viticulture practices leads to consistently high quality fruit of intense flavour. Consequently, annual vintage results continue to exceed expectations.

    The principal grape varieties in the region are fairly evenly split between red and white; Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Merlot, Chenin Blanc and Verdelho. 

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    Some wineries close to Bushy Lake include:

    • Cape Mentelle: One of Margaret River’s pioneering wineries and home to the famous “Movies at Cape Mentelle” 1.9 Kilometres away.
    • Voyager Estate: Exquisite gardens coupled with unique dutch style cellar door make Voyager a regional masterpiece: 9.9 Kilometres away. 
    • Xanadu: A commitment to quality make Xanadu one of the most awarded wineries in the region: 9.7 Kilometres away. 

    For further information about the Margaret River wine region, please call the Margaret River visitors centre on +61 8 9780 5911

    Surfing

    Surfboard hire and lessons:

    Margaret River is one of the premier destinations in the world for surfing. With over 100 surf breaks along the cape to cape region, there is something for everyone; ranging from big wave behemoths to small wave fun. Some of the more well known breaks include:

    • Surfers Point (which is only 3.5 kilometres away from Bushy Lake Chalets);
    • Redgate Beach
    • Yallingup Mainbreak

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    For more information, please call the Margaret River Visitors Centre on +61 8 9780 5911

    Caves

    The Margaret River Region lies on a massive limestone ridge which extends from Cape Leeuwin to Cape Naturaliste. As a result, the the region boasts some of the world’s most majestic and accessible caves.

    Three “show” caves (Mammoth Cave, Lake Cave and Jewel Cave) are run by the Margaret River Visitor Centre and open every day of the year. They have a range of guided and self-guided tour options with extra tours over the peak periods, so you’re sure to not miss out!

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    Other caves in the region include:

    • Ngilgi Cave 
    • Giants Cave
    • Calgardup Cave

    For more information please call the Margaret River Visitors Centre on +61 8 9780 5911

    Shopping

    The Margaret River region is a boutique shopper’s dream – clothes, souvenirs, gifts, books, gourmet food.. And it’s not just gift stores that offer retail therapy – most of the cellar doors also sell fantastic wine paraphernalia and other treasures.

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    Margaret River also presents a unique opportunity for those who are looking for that unique handcrafted item made with care and skill from one of our many local craftspeople.

    For more information, please call the Margaret River Visitor’s Centre on +61 8 9780 5911