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Margaret River A Day out

Margaret River A Day Out, Discover Margaret River

Margaret River Farmers Market
Margaret River Farmers Market

The first stop for us when arriving in Margaret River was not a Wine tasting tour. It was a bakery called Margaret River Bakery. The food was very nice, a quirky place with lots of nice cubbyhole-type places to sit and relax. After lunch, we had a walk up and down the Main Street. We stayed down near Prevelly by the beach a few miles from Margaret River centre. We visited the  Farmers Markets on Saturday morning to buy food for dinner that evening.

The Main Street Margaret River is full of interesting independent local shops cafes and restaurants.

Margaret River or Prevelly is a good base to travel from to visit the surrounding area. You can watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean at Surfer’s Point in Prevelly. There are plenty of Caves to visit nearby. Margaret River is famous for its winery there are heaps of cellar doors, winery restaurants, breweries and providers in the area. This is also the place to see Kangaroo’s jumping around in the wild. You will find plenty of Accommodation in the heart of the town plus the surrounding area.

Margaret River Beach Studios

Margaret River Beach Studios, Our Accommodation in Prevelly

Welcome to their new Beach Studios, currently rated #1 on TripAdvisor for accommodation in Prevelly, Margaret River. Two, separate Mediterranean-style studios with a beach-side feel and look, with a private courtyard and beautiful treetop outlook.  If you like being close to the ocean, you will love the new fully self-contained studios. Set high on the hill at Prevelly Park. Relax in their Mediterranean-style, spacious, self-contained studios. These capture that “Margaret River feeling of where the Bush meets the Sea”.

Prevelly Park is Margaret River’s original favourite beachside township. It is a quiet coastal, enclave with leafy streets, beach walk trails and cafes. The world-famous Surfers Point & Rivermouth beaches. At Margaret River Beach Studios it is an easy walk to the beach for a swim, paddleboard, and snorkel. You can walk to Surfers Point & Rivermouth Beach for a surf, as well as all the beach-side cafes. With the Leeuwin National Park, home of the Cape to Cape Walk Track, as a beautiful backdrop. You are in a great spot to take the time and explore all the natural attractions of the area.

They have two open-plan studios, each with a private entrance, parking and courtyards. Thus creating a private and relaxing atmosphere for your holiday. Both studios feature jarrah timber floors, luxurious king-size beds with quality linen and a modern, spacious en-suite bathroom.

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Trips out and about Caves

Jewel Cave, Augusta

Great for families with older kids and cave enthusiasts

Margaret River Caves
Inside the Jewel Caves

This is the Cave we decided to visit. There are a few choices of Caves to visit, I think we chose this one because of the Jewel’s name. We had a good visit to the cave. We never did any more as we wanted to explore other things in the area too. Choosing to do a Cave tour in the Morning followed by a Lighthouse tour after. The staff at the cave phoned ahead after our Cave tour. They pre-booked us a tour time for the Lighthouse. Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse was the tour we chose, it was not too far from the Jewel Cave. I would say about 25 minutes easy drive.

Jewel Caves
Jewel Caves

Set among the cowering Karri forests of Augusta, Jewel Cave is the largest show cave in Western Australia. Home to one of the longest straw stalactites in Australia. Tours are fully guided and last for an hour. Which makes it better for older kids who are happy to stay with the group. There are some tight spots where you need to duck down. There are fewer stairs than Lake or Ngilgi Cave. The delicate crystal formations and excellent commentary make this an educational and breath-taking experience.

Ngilgi Cave, Yallingup

Great for little kids, big kids, the active and adventurous

Ngilgi Cave is big and beautiful, with an abundance of crystal formations to admire as you venture 36 metres underground. Tours are semi-guided, so you’ll hear about Ngilgi’s history and Aboriginal legends as you enter the cave. After a 15-minute introduction, you’re free to explore at your own pace – perfect for families with young kids. A second guide at the crystal touch table at the bottom of the cave can answer your questions. This guide will point out special stalactites.

Children go crazy in the crawl tunnel at the cave entrance, and the record stands at around 60 loops. There are some uneven steps where little kids might need a hand. Seats if you want to catch your breath on the way back up. Fit and adventurous? Book an adventure tour where you don a hard hat and venture off the boardwalks, deeper into the wild cave. You’ll climb and squeeze through some tight spots so it’s not for the faint-hearted!

Lake Cave, Boranup

Great for breathtaking views and fully guided tours

Lake Cave is seriously spectacular. It’s set in a lush karri forest and has a dramatic sinkhole entrance. It contains a ‘suspended table’ crystal decoration hanging above a permanent lake. The most actively dripping cave in the region, it’s remarkably peaceful hearing the drips.

It’s the smallest but deepest cave, with 325 stairs in all. The stairways are designed so that visitors only have to tackle a moderate number of stairs between rests. The scenery from the first to the last step is your stunning reward. Your guide will keep the group together as you venture through the cave. This can be a challenge for younger children but great for older kids who are keen to learn. The visitor centre has a great eco-interpretive centre with a simulated cave crawl tunnel.

Mammoth Cave, Boranup

Great for young children, people with disabilities, German, Mandarin, French and Malay speakers.

Mammoth Cave is home to the Megafauna fossils – giant creatures that roamed the forest 50,000 years ago. Tasmanian devil and thylacine bones have also been unearthed.

It’s a self-guided cave experience with an audio headset available—cruise through at your speed. Decide how many stairs to climb. From zero to a few hundred, let the bones and fossils on display drive your imagination while you explore. The first chamber is wheelchair accessible. There are stairs further on, and eventually, you leave the cave through a doline. Finish the tour with a walk along the Marri Trail, across Caves Road and back to the car park.

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

As the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australia, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is a must-see attraction. This historic lighthouse is situated at the most south-westerly point of Australia. At the tip of a spectacular peninsula – where the Southern and Indian Oceans meet. Take a trip through maritime history and learn how this famous landmark was constructed from local limestone in 1895. It is still a vital working lighthouse for vessels navigating the treacherous cape. It’s also one of the best land-based vantage points for spotting whales from May – September!

The new Interpretive Centre, housed within one of the original lighthouse keepers’ cottages, is an outstanding interactive experience. We celebrate the history and lives of the numerous lighthouse keepers who were custodians of this rugged coastline. Visitors can also enjoy a coffee or delicious light refreshments in the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse Cafe.

To Book tickets for a cave tour or a Lighthouse tour please follow this link Margaret River Attractions

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