Hamelin Bay

See the Stingrays feed and swim at Hamelin Bay

Hamelin Bay is in the Top 10 free things to do in Margaret River and best spots in West Australia for international travellers. With pristine waters and a bay you can just sit and relax for days in... its not hard to see why!

When you come to Hamelin Bay on the right day and time, you will be able to see the stingrays feeding...

Don't be fooled by the beauty of the graceful Stingrays, ever reminded of the tragedy that took adventurist and Aussie legend Steve Irwin

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Take selfies at 'The Weir'

Barrett St Weir

The Weir is a hidden gem right in the heart of Margaret River Township and the  River.

Barely a 15 minute stroll from Rotary Park is Margaret Rivers most tranquil and stunning setting. 

The Weir has been built to support the fish habitat and at the same time provides an ideal Kodak/Instagram moment for locals and travellers

Barrett St Weir in Margaret River
Barrett St Weir in Margaret River

Take Selfies with Wildflowers

There are more than 12,000 different types of wildflowers

 West Australia has the worlds largest display of natural flora beauty. This is really due to being about the largest block of land that not only has remained fairly untouched by humanity and 'Progress' , but also has an ideal climate for nature to thrive. 

Still to this day, thanks to our indigenous taking care of the land and living 'in Harmony' with nature, we are still able to see the natural beauty given to us by mother nature in the form of Wildflower Season

Some of the recommended spots to see fields of Wildflowers are Boranup Forest, Tuart Forest, Hamelin Bay,  Ambergate Reserve, Busselton,   Meelup Regional Park, Dunsborough

Wildfowers in Margaret River near Prevelly Beach
Wildfowers in Margaret River near Prevelly Beach

Walk the Cape to Cape Track

Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin 135km walking track


International visitors and local Perth adventure seekers are popping up everywhere along the trail in Spring 2019

The warm weather seems to have arrived, so the walking conditions are ideal right now.

Spring in Margaret River Region is an ideal time to get your boots on and hike your way along the cape to cape trail.

Walkers can pass through coastal heath, magical karri forest and woodlands to sweeping cliff top views, spectacular remote beaches, limestone caves and historic lighthouses all the way getting to experience the beauty of West Australia Wildflowers

Walking Track through trees at Bunker Bay
Walking Track through trees at Bunker Bay

Mountain Biking through 'The Pines'

Trail Network: The Pines Trails, Margaret River


Not far from the restaurant strip in Margaret River is a spot where you can cross the Margaret River. From the Rotary Park there is a track winding down along the river, dont be put off by the 10 Mile sign! 

There  is a short circuit  for an easy mountain bike ride which turns and crosses the river at Barret Street  'Weir'

If your up for a nice walk, the trails from around here head in a few directions including up through the big tall 'Pines'

Trail Network: The Pines Trails, Margaret River
Trail Network: The Pines Trails, Margaret River

Stroll along the coastal trails at Gnarabup to Prevelly

Australias Best Beaches

Stroll along the coastal trails at Gnarabup to Prevelly Beach , for some not so free things to do in margaret river, Maybe grab a bite to eat or at coffee at Gnarabup Beach Cafe. Or some fish and chips at the Margaret River Hooked Up Van

Historic Old Settlement Margaret River

Just down the road from Margaret River Township

Indulge in some History of how Margaret River Wine Region started as a logging town, this spot is just down the road from the restaurants in Margaret River Township ! and a short drive from Dunsborough and Busselton

Grab a bite to eat next door at the Hairy MARRON cafe and bike repair shop

Classroom scene at old Historic Settlement in Margaret River
Classroom scene at old Historic Settlement in Margaret River

Instagram some Kangaroos

Instagram some Kangaroos


In Margaret River you can quite easily find Kangaroos, and almost guaranteed in these spots -

- Dunsborough Country Club Golf Course

- Sunflowers Animal Farm

- Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

- Bunker Bay

- Tuart Forest near Busselton

- Augusta WA

- Margaret River Golf Course

- 'Caves Road'

- Gracetown Caravan Park

Is it safe to drive at night in Margaret River Region?

Short answer is No. 

Most of the locals stay off the roads between sunset and sunrise, as that's when the Roos move around. When the sun rises, they will generally go looking for green grass to eat, then as the sun begins to set they tend to move around again in search for somewhere to rest at night.

Wander Through an Art gallery

Jahroc Galleries Margaret River


JahRoc Galleries are purveyors of artistic objects of desire that will be treasured throughout the passage of


Jahroc Galleries sell their own exclusive line of designer fine furniture which is individually hand crafted using local specialty hardwoods. 

JahRoc Galleries also sell exquisite art pieces by local and Australian Artists including Fine Art, Paintings, Art Glass, Sculpture, Ceramic, Jewellery and Fine Wood both online and in their Margaret River Galleries.

Watch the Sunset, Surfers and WindSurfers at Prevelly

Prevelly Beach

Prevelly Beach rivals Yallingup as the best beach in West Australia. Local surfers and travellers from around the globe flock to the shores of Margaret River Beaches in search for the worlds best waves.

On a good day you'll be awed by the daredevil windsurfers seemingly miles out into the ocean..

Sunset brings locals and travellers to the banks of Prevelly Rivermouth. West Australians enjoy the West Coast Sunset and watch the sun drop into the ocean that east coast Australians have never witnessed, it is one of the best free things to do in Margaret River and a highlight of many sightseeing tours

surfer in big barrel wave
surfer in big barrel wave

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