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Official Visitor Guide for Geographe Bay and the Margaret River Wine Region


Cape Naturaliste Bunker Bay

Eagle Bay

Sugarloaf Rock


Geographe Bay

Meelup Beach


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Smith’s Beach Canal Rocks





Injidup Point









Carbanup River





Margaret River

Cape Mentelle





in the centre of your Visitor Guide.


North Point

Big Tear-out Regional Map

Boranup Beach





Find your way around the region with this handy map detailing things to see and do and places to stay. For more information on these services check out the Business Directory on page 36.



Hamelin Bay

Augusta Flinders Bay

Cape Leeuwin


Getting Here


Events Calendar


Towns of the Region


Experience Geographe Bay Up and Down the Coast


Natural Wonders


Wineries & Breweries


Foodies Delight


Culture & Heritage




Retail Therapy


Spa, Health & Beauty


Self Drive Itineraries Summer








Family Fun


Business Directory Accommodation




Things to Do


Wineries & Breweries




Dining Out


Gourmet Produce


Retail & Services


Transport & Hire


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Busselton Jetty


HMAS Swan Dive wreck

South West wildflower

Geographe Bay

Welcome to Geographe Bay This Guide

For Bookings and Information

The Geographe Bay Visitor Guide has been designed to inspire and help you plan your Geographe Bay holiday. You will find an overview of the region as well as many things to do and see. The directory at the back provides contact details for things to see and do, and places to stay. Busselton and Dunsborough Visitor Centres, as well as advertisers listed at the back of this guide, are happy to help you with further information.

For friendly and professional visitor information, call into an accredited Visitor Centre. Trained staff, with extensive local and regional knowledge, can assist you with bookings for tours and accommodation, as well as information on what to see and do in the area, festivals and events, and travel advice.

38 Peel Tce, Busselton WA 6280 T: (08) 9752 5800 E: Open 7 days. Closed Christmas Day

For a one stop service visit geographebay. com – the region’s comprehensive travel website. Here you can research and book accommodation and tours online, as well as explore the many things to see and do, while visiting Geographe Bay. Trust the Tick When booking your holiday in Western Australia, you can “trust the tick”. The “tick” logo, displayed by accredited tourism businesses, provides you with assurance that the tourism business has a proven commitment to the highest quality of service.


Busselton Visitor Centre

Dunsborough Visitor Centre Dunsborough Park Shopping Centre Seymour Boulevard, Dunsborough WA 6280 T: (08) 9752 5800 E: Open 7 days. . Closed Christmas Day





















































Geographe Bay

Art Gallery

How to Get Here

Good Friday

22 April

Easter Monday

25 April


25 April

ANZAC Day Public Holiday

26 April

Foundation Day

6 June

Queen’s Birthday

28 October

Christmas Day

25 December

Boxing Day

26 December

Christmas/Boxing Day Public Holiday

27 December

WA School Holidays 2011/12

Travel by Coach/Bus South West Coach Lines depart daily from the City Bus Port, Domestic Airport & International Airport, Perth. TransWA also operates a daily bus service from East Perth. Travel by Plane For a fast and scenic journey, chartered flights can be arranged to Busselton Airport. Travel by Boat For a more leisurely journey, boat charters can be arranged.


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7 March


Labour Day


3 January 26 January


Australia Day


New Year’s Day Public Holiday

Travel by Car The Geographe Bay region is an easy two hour drive south of Perth.


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Southbound Festival

Busselton Beach Festival

Southbound Festival

2011 Geographe Bay Event Calendar JANUARY Southbound Western Australia’s internationally renowned music, camping and arts festival. Festival of Busselton Busselton’s longest running, and much loved, community festival. Busselton Beach Festival A jam-packed program of music, dance, art as well as the hotly contested ‘Battle of the Bands’. State Series Beach Volleyball Catch all the excitement of the finest beach volleyball action WA has to offer.

FEBRUARY Busselton Jetty Swim The premier 3.6km ocean swim around the iconic Busselton Jetty is an internationally recognised event with over 1000 competitors. Busselton Jetty Fiesta Help celebrate the official re-opening of the restored Busselton Jetty. Busselton Half Marathon, Fun Run & Walk Enjoy a 21km run, 10km run, 5km run or 5km walk along the shores of Geographe Bay.

Geographe Bay Race Week Experience the excitment of Western Australia’s largest yatching regatta. Leeuwin Concert Roxy Music, headed up by Bryan Ferry, hits the stage for the 27th annual Leeuwin Concert. Sony Tropfest Outdoor Film Screening Watch the screening of the world’s largest film festival under the amazing south west stars.

MARCH Dunsborough Arts Festival From local musicians to arts & crafts, wind your way through stalls of quality hand produced items. The Great West Australian Bike Ride Explore the region on this nine day cycling and camping holiday adventure. Sandalford Estate Concert Michael Buble brings his ‘Crazy in Love’ tour to the beautiful grounds of Sandalford Winery. Margaret River Pro Surfers, from over 24 countries, compete for valuable ratings points in the surfing world’s number one qualifying series event. Margaret River Wine Region Festival Five days of the region’s best food, wine and art.

For more up to the minute information on events in the region visit Information correct at the time of printing.


Forest Rally

Geographe Bay Race Week

APRIL Quit Forest Rally Australia’s leading rally car drivers’ race from Busselton to Nannup.

MAY Busselton Festival of Triathlon and Half Ironman In preparation for December’s full Ironman, competitors complete a 1.9km swim, 90.1km bike and 21.1km run.

JUNE Whales in Augusta Southern Right and Humpback whales make their first appearance for the season off the coast of Augusta, between June and August. Capel Descent 15km part down river, part open ocean paddle.

AUGUST Capes Long Lunch Your chance to uncover the food and wine ‘treasures’ of the area. Cinefest Oz The French Australian Film Festival is five days of great films, fantastic food and a chance to rub shoulders with the stars.

SEPTEMBER Whales in Geographe Bay Humpback whale cows and calves can been seen frolicking in the waters of Geographe Bay from September until November. Wildflowers in Bloom Wildflowers can be seen throughout the region from September until November.

Busselton Jetty Swim

Busselton Ironman

Busselton Wildflower Exhibition Busselton Uniting Church brings the outdoors indoors with its wildflower exhibition. Bard on the Bay Enjoy live theatre with a comedic twist on Shakespeare’s classics.

OCTOBER Cape to Cape MTB A challenging four day mountain bike race from Cape Leeuwin to Cape Naturaliste.

NOVEMBER Busselton Agricultural Show Everything you want from an agricultural show including ring events, sideshow alley, fireworks and a grand parade. King of the Cape Get amongst the action as skilful ocean paddlers take on the formidable Cape Naturaliste coastline. Anaconda Adventure Race The ultimate adventure race! See the spectacle as over 600 competitors participate in a 13.5km coastal run, 1.9km ocean swim, 13km ocean paddle and 28km mountain bike race. Geo Bay Swim Come and join in the fun of this 20 kilometre open ocean swimming race held in the pristine waters of Geographe Bay, finishing at the iconic Busselton Jetty.

DECEMBER Ironman Western Australia Triathlon Over 1300 competitors from around the world compete in a 3.8km swim, 180km bike ride and 42.2km run in a bid to qualify for the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii.


Experience Geographe Bay Towns of the Region

Geographe Bay, stretching from Busselton to Dunsborough, and taking in the Margaret River Wine Region, offers something for everyone – from families to couples, adventure seekers to those just wanting to relax.

Cape Naturaliste


Dunsborough Busselton

Cowaramup Margaret River

Augusta Cape Leeuwin

“Every Town has its own... Distinct Personality!” Busselton



Drive the leisurely loop between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin and discover the towns of the region.

Busselton The seaside town of Busselton lies sheltered on the sweeping shores of Geographe Bay. Boasting 30 kilometres of pristine, white, sandy beaches, the Bay is a place to have fun and relax. Busselton is home to the world famous Busselton Jetty and Underwater Observatory as well as iconic Fig Tree Lane and a smorgasbord of bars and eateries.

Cowaramup At the centre of the Margaret River Wine Region lies the charismatic town of Cowaramup, affectionately known as ‘Cowtown’ by locals acknowledging its central place in the dairy industry. Located in close proximity to many of the region’s wineries, the town has several cafes and gourmet food outlets filled with local produce.

Dunsborough The Dunsborough town centre offers a range of vibrant boutique clothing stores and trendy eateries. Not far away are the secluded and calm waters of Meelup Beach, Eagle Bay and Bunker Bay. During spring, Cape Naturaliste National Park and Meelup Regional Park offer excellent wildflower viewing and whale watching opportunities.

Margaret River Situated on the banks of its namesake, Margaret River offers a diverse range of restaurants, cafes and specialty shops. A 7km drive out of Margaret River is the seaside settlement of Prevelly, where the Margaret River meets the Indian Ocean. Here you can watch surfers take on the waves at the aptly named ‘Surfer’s Point’.

Yallingup Perched on the hill, overlooking Yallingup Beach, is the township of Yallingup, named after the Aboriginal word meaning ‘Place of Love’. Here the calm waters of Geographe Bay give way to a dramatic coastline, famous for its surf breaks including Yallingup Beach, Smiths Beach and Injidup Beach.

Augusta At the mouth of the Blackwood River, where the Indian and Southern oceans meet, is the peaceful town of Augusta. Whales can be sighted from June through to August, with the area also well-known for its fishing, windsurfing and kitesurfing. Close by, is the majestic Boranup Karri Forest.




Margaret River



Experience Geographe Bay Up and down the Coast

Take a Dip

Up and down the

the Coast

The protected waters of Geographe Bay, that stretch from Busselton to Cape Naturaliste, make for great swimming and sunbathing, and, with more than 30kms of beach, you are sure to find a secluded spot. The best spots for a leisurely swim are: • Busselton Beachfront • Dunsborough Beachfront • Meelup Beach • Bunker Bay • Eagle Bay • “The Lagoon” at Yallingup Beach • Smiths Beach

Catch a Wave From Cape Naturaliste to Margaret River you can expect to find a more dramatic coastline, perfect for surfers! Most of the breaks in the region are reef breaks, with some of the more popular ones including: • “Smiths Reef” and “Supertubes” at Smiths Beach • “Yallingup Mainbreak” and “Rabbits” at Yallingup Beach • Rocky Point • The Farm & Boneyards • Lighthouse/Windmills • Three Bears • Injidup Point & Injidup Carpark

HMAS Swan Dive Wreck


Cape Kayaks

You can pick up a surf map from the Busselton and Dunsborough Visitor Centres for locations and directions.

• Paddle the pristine waters of coves and bays, or tranquil inland river systems, on a kayak or canoe tour

If you’ve never surfed before, don’t despair! You can experience the thrill of catching your first wave by taking a lesson in surfing, windsurfing or kitesurfing.

• Live it up by hiring a catamaran for the day

Dive Beneath the Surface Discover a whole other world an stunning marine life. Whether you are an experienced diver or novice snorkeler, you can get up close and personal with over 100 fish species. Enjoy the experience with a partner or make new friends on a tour. Best dive sites include: • Busselton Jetty • HMAS Swan Dive Wreck • Four-mile Reef Snorkelers should check out: • Meelup Beach • West Busselton Snorkel Trail

Get Out on the Water One of the best ways to experience the region’s coastline is on the water and there are lots of options to get you out there.

• Relax and let someone else do the work on a day sail charter • For a unique getaway, spend some time on a houseboat

Cast a Line Local fishermen are always reluctant to give out their favourite spots, but here are a few to get you started: • The Busselton Jetty is a great place to catch fish, squid or crabs • The region’s beaches will often reward fishermen with herring and whiting • The Dunsborough Rocks provide a lot of different fishing opportunities, including the famous salmon run between March and May each year • The big ones are out there! If it is game fishing you enjoy, then book a local charter and head out into the deep waters for dhufish and snapper Refer to the map in the centre of this Guide for locations and directions.

• Watch the sun melt into the water on a sunset cruise

Busselton Jetty

Geographe Bay

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Experience Geographe Bay Natural Wonders

Spot a Whale Between September and December each year, Geographe Bay becomes a nursery for whales and their young as they make their annual southern migration. You may even catch a glimpse of the world’s largest animal – the rare and endangered Blue Whale. The best places to spot these incredible creatures are: • Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse • Point Piquet • On a whale watching tour

Be Dazzled by Wildflowers Delicate wildflowers are at their best between September and November. There are over 150 orchid species, many only found in this region. Best viewing places include: • The Cape to Cape Track • Ngilgi Cave • Meelup Regional Park • Ambergate Reserve • Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

Find Yourself in the Forest Nothing is more humbling than standing beneath the towering trees of the forest. The region is spoilt with two rare and beautiful forests.


Wonders Boranup Forest


Vasse-Wonnerup Wetlands

• Experience the sheer magic of standing in the one of the world’s rarest forests at The Ludlow Tuart Forest. The only natural stand of tall Tuarts left in the world grows here, estimated to be 300-400 years old. • Be dwarfed by the third largest tree in the world, which reaches heights of 60 meters or more, at the Boranup Karri Forest. This is the furthest west that you will find these trees, which are separated from the main belt of Karri trees.

Go Wild for Wildlife Bird and animal life is abundant at Geographe Bay and there are plenty of ways for you to get acquainted with the local wildlife. • Listed as ‘Wetlands of International Importance’ by the Ramsar Convention, the Vasse-Wonnerup Wetlands are a birdwatchers paradise! More than 30,000 birds of 80 species have been recorded at the site, many of them rare. • Native wildlife, including kangaroos, emus, wyolies and possums, are regularly seen within the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park and bushlands throughout the region. • Fauna, reptile and bird parks provide a great opportunity to interact with animals and learn more about them from trained guides.

South West wildflower

Explore Ngilgi Cave Beneath the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge lies a labyrinth of cave systems. A guided tour through Ngilgi Cave showcases stunning stalactite, stalagmite, helictite and shawl formations. For the more adventurous, leave the boardwalks and discover parts of the Cave, which are normally not normally seen by the public, on an Adventure Tour.

Get off the Beaten Track Be invigorated by the great outdoors on one’s of the region’s many walk trails. • Stretching 140kms from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin, the Cape to Cape Track has been judged by Australian Geographic as one of Australia’s Top 10 walks. The first 3.5kms, to Sugar Loaf Rock, are fully sealed. • Discover the rugged natural beauty of Cape Naturaliste on the fully-guided Cape to Cave Nature Trail from Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse to Ngilgi Cave. • The 18km Rails to Trails track from Cowaramup to Margaret River takes you through beautiful natural bush, farmland and vineyards. Refer to the map in the centre of this Guide for locations and directions.

Yelverton Brook Eco Spa Retreat & Conservation Sanctuary

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Experience Geographe Bay Wineries & Breweries

Wineries and


Discover the Margaret River Wine Region One of the world’s premier wine regions, Margaret River’s Mediterranean style climate means vineyards are not affected by extreme summer and winter temperatures creating perfect growing conditions for a range of grape varieties. The region is perhaps best known for its Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, however varieties such as Shiraz and Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc blends have gained increasing attention in recent years. You can find out more about, the characteristics of the regions wines, with tours offering structured tastings and blending classes.

See the Seasons There is never a dull moment when it comes to growing grapes and making wine. As you make your way around the region, you will see vineyard teams hard at work. Autumn Harvest begins! White grapes are picked first in the cool of the evening, followed by red grapes. They are then transferred to the winery for processing. This is the busiest time of the year, with many vineyards and wineries working around the clock to produce the perfect drop.

Margaret River Wine Region


Fermoy Estate

Winter The vine becomes dormant and the vineyard teams brave the weather to ensure each vine is pruned and ready for spring. The winery is still a hive of activity with winemakers skilfully blending wines in anticipation of bottling. Spring Buds begin to burst, bringing the vineyard to life and colour. The vines are monitored for disease and shoot thinning takes place, where necessary, to maintain optimum yield levels. It is at this time new releases are bottled ready for sale. Summer The ripening process begins during summer. The grape berries get much larger as sugar, flavour, tannin and colour development progresses. The vineyard teams monitor growth closely and prepare for vintage netting the vines as the fruit ripens to stop damage from birds and other pests.

Time to Taste There are over 120 wine producers in the region, most of which have Cellar Doors allowing you to taste their range of wines free of charge. There are five basic steps to follow when tasting wine, known as the “Five S’s”: See; Swirl; Sniff; Sip; and Savour. Don’t be afraid to ask the cellar door staff to take you through the tasting and explain the wine to you. If you are not sure where to start, or are looking for a safe and fun way to explore the wineries and breweries of the region, a number of tour companies offer full or half day winery and brewery tours with pick-up from your accommodation.

Don’t Forget the Beer

Go Behind the Scences

Dotted in amongst the vineyards are equally impressive boutique breweries producing hand-made traditional style brews with Indian, German and English influences. As well as the traditional lager, there are some more experimental styles to tantalise the tastebuds including chocolate and chilli beer!

One of the best ways to learn more about how wine is made is on a ‘Behind the Scenes’ tour of a working winery. A tour of the facilities will uncover the fascinating process of taking a grape from vine to wine.

For the location of wineries, breweries and tour companies in the region, refer to the map in the centre of this Guide.

Margaret River Wine Region

Margaret River Wine Region

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Experience Geographe Bay Foodies Delight

Forage For Food Foodies will delight in the smorgasbord of local produce the region boasts, and the best part is that, you can taste it right where it is made.



Cheese Dairy farming was once the backbone of the region so it comes as no surprise that you will find a fantastic selection of creamy soft cheeses, sharp cheddars and flavoured cheeses, on your travels. Olives Olive groves are a significant feature of the region, producing extra virgin olive oils, marinated olives and tapenades. Butchers Many of the region’s butchers specialise in locally farmed organic meat, and seafood caught straight from the bay. Bakers You’ll find everything from artisan bread for a regional taste plate to a good old fashioned pie and doughnut for post swim hunger pains. Sweet Treats There is no shortage of sweet treats including nougat, fudge, chocolate, nuts, candy, and ice-cream in every flavour imaginable.

Dining out in the South West


Margaret River Chocolate Company

Tea and Coffee For tea and coffee gourmands, there are several coffee roasting and tea houses in the region specialising in creating the perfect cup.

Vasse Market 1st & 3rd Saturday each month

Providores If you are pressed for time, drop in on one of the local specialty food shops for an excellent selection of the region’s best produce.

Cowaramup Hall Markets 1st Saturday each month

Learn To Cook If you are passionate about food and would like to learn the essential skills to prepare a delicious and impressive feast, then cooking classes are not to be missed. Bring a friend or partner and relish the experience of being tutored by top chefs, using the region’s finest produce.

Don’t Miss the Markets Head to the region’s fabulous markets, where you can enjoy fresh aromas, a conversation with local producers, and a chance to purchase the best in locally grown, seasonal produce. Barnard Park Market 1st and 3rd Sunday each month Busselton Railway Market 2nd & 4th Sunday each month

Sweet treats

Dunsborough Markets 2nd & 5th Saturday each month

Margaret River Town Square Markets Every Sunday in summer, 1st & 3rd Sunday all other months

Dine Out Highly skilled chefs, who have been attracted to the region by the desire to work with quality produce, prepare locally inspired dishes that are sure to impress. The region offers a wide variety of dining experiences, from fine fare at award-winning restaurants, to comfort food at cosy cafés. Enjoy your meal overlooking picturesque Geographe Bay or surrounded by artworks created by local artisans. Many wineries and breweries offer meals with spectacular views over vineyards and tranquil rural settings. Select venues also offer live entertainment on weekends and provide special facilities for children. For the location of food producers and dining venues in the region, refer to the map in the centre of this Guide.

Leisurely lunch

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Experience Geographe Bay Culture and Heritage

Journey Back in Time Settled in 1834, Busselton is one of the earliest settlements in Western Australia. Evidence of the town’s rich and colourful heritage can be seen as you make your way around the charming coastal town. St Mary’s Church Built by the early settlers in the 1840s this beautiful historic building on Queen Street is the oldest stone church in the state and is still a place of worship for the Busselton Community. Wander around the graveyard and read the inscriptions, on many of the settlers’ tombstones, which are still in their original state. Ballaarat Train On display in Victoria Square, the Ballaarat Engine was WA’s first steam locomotive and is the oldest surviving example of a steam locomotive built in Australia. Built in 1871 in Victoria, the Ballaarat was bought to WA to haul timber between Wonnerup and Yoganup until 1886, primarily for the construction of the Busselton Jetty. Busselton Museum & Old Butter Factory Housed in the town’s Old Butter Factory on Peel Terrace, the Busselton Museum is the largest museum outside of Perth. You can

Culture and

Heritage Photo courtesy of Wendy Slee Aboriginal dance performer


Ballaarat Steam Engine

tour the old group settlement home and school, examine the antiques, photographs and furniture, listen to old records on the gramophone and marvel at the beautiful garments worn over 100 years ago. Wonnerup House Discover the beautifully restored Wonnerup House and take a rare opportunity to step into the life of a pioneer farming family. Established by the Layman family in the 1830s, you can wander through the furnished homestead, stables, blacksmiths, school and teacher’s house which are set amongst stunning gardens. Old Couthourse Built in 1854, the Old Courthouse complex was Busselton’s first centre for dispensing the law. The original building consisted of a courtroom, goal cells, post office, sergeant’s quarters and bond store. Today, the building is used for art classes, workshops and the ArtGeo Gallery, with the goal cells as a grim reminder of its past. Pioneer Cemetry The cemetery, which is situated on the corner of Marine Terrace and Stanley Street, has over 1000 graves of many of the district’s early settlers.

Busselton Jetty Extending almost two kilometres out over Geographe Bay, the heritage listed Busselton Jetty is the longest timber-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. Discover the jetty’s fascinating past at the Cultural Heritage Museum before taking a ride on the jetty train to the stunning Underwater Observatory. The jetty is currently undergoing a $27 million refurbishment and will be open Summer 2010/11.

Aboriginal Culture Wardan Aboriginal Cultural Centre The Wardan Aboriginal Cultural Centre offers visitors the opportunity to experience the culture of the local Indigenous people-the Wardandi people. The Centre houses an impressive display of Southwest Aboriginal art, and offers guided tours as well as traditional craft, didjeredoo and dance demonstrations. Waljin Aboriginal Gardens Wander through the interpretive aboriginal gardens designed by local Nyungar, Mitchella Thomson. Refer to the map in the centre of this Guide for locations and directions.

Wonnerup House

Wardan Cultural Centre

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Experience Geographe Bay Artisans

Visit the Galleries Home to the greatest number of artisans in Western Australia, the region is fast growing a reputation for its acclaimed artists in many fields, including: • Furniture • Ceramics • Glass blowing • Jewellery • Textiles • Sculpture • Painting • Photography

Meet the Artist At many of the galleries you can meet the artists or watch them work. It is a great way to learn more about the creative process. Buy direct from their studios and showrooms a lasting memory of your holiday down south. For the location of galleries in the region, refer to the map in the centre of this Guide.

Artisans Happs Pottery

ArtGeo Cultural Complex, Busselton


Yallingup Galleries

Experience Geographe Bay Retail Therapy

Shop till you drop Shopping is certainly a favourite holiday pastime, and you won’t be disappointed by the array of stores on offer in the region with everything from boutique fashion and designer homewares, to surf shops and antique shops.

Must visit the markets Weekend markets are full of suprises and brim with fabulous arts and crafts, second hand bargains, locally grown produce home cooked treats and lots, lots more! There is entertainment from local musicians, all in a relaxed, festive atmosphere. See page 17 for a list of market dates.

Find the facilities The main town centres of Busselton, Dunsborough and Margaret River have the convenience of major supermarkets, banks, post offices and pharmacies. They also support a huge range of other trades and services. For the location of retailers, refer to the map in the centre of this Guide.


Therapy Margaret River Chocolate Factory

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Experience Geographe Bay Spa, Health & Beauty

Retreat Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, the picturesque Geographe Bay region is the perfect place to be pampered. Retreats and spas, in beach, bushland and vineyard settings, offer a welcome escape from everyday life.

Be Pampered You will be spoilt for choice with a range of health and beauty treatments available to make you feel and look great, including hot stone massages, aromatherapy facials, clay body wraps and sea salt scrubs. Many spas will design a package tailored to your individual needs or why not arrange a therapist to come to your place of accommodation?

Rejuvenate Enjoy a fitness, yoga, pilates or meditation class to complete the rejuvenation process. For the location of retreats, day spas and beauty therapists please refer to the map in the centre of this Guide.

Spa, Health &


Sea salt scrub

Bunker Bay Resort


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Self Drive Itineraries Summer


Summer Break

Geographe Bay



Summer down south really is something special. Mornings beachside, swimming, surfing and diving and afternoons exploring, food, wine and galleries. Day 1: Soak up the sun, Geographe Bay • Summer “down south” means the beach! Spend the day on the shore, soaking up the sun, and splashing in the sea. • In the afternoon, pick out a spot on the grassy foreshore and enjoy a picnic overlooking the bay. • Finish the day with a twilight stroll along the Geographe Path. Day 2: Surf the waves, Yallingup • Get the thrill of riding a wave with a surf lesson that will teach you everything you need to know about getting in the surf while staying safe. Join a group lesson, or get private tutelage by local surfing legends. • Follow the locals’ lead and head back into Dunsborough for a bakery lunch. • After lunch, hire a bike or scooter and continue your exploration of the region. With world-class wineries, galleries, gourmet food producers and scenery, right on your doorstep, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Geographe Path

Day 3: Discover life under the sea, Dunsborough • Today, discover life under the sea with a dive on the SWAN wreck off Dunsborough. The 113 metres long, decommissioned naval destroyer was purposely sunk and since then has become one of the most popular dive wreck sites in Australia. • If snorkelling is more your thing, why not hire a canoe or join a tour for the day. Tour companies can take you out into the pristine turquoise waters of Geographe Bay where you can snorkel and swim in protected coves. Day 4: Witness iron men and women in action, Busselton • See the spectacle of the region’s biggest event, the Ironman Western Australia Triathlon. Over 1300 competitors from around the world put their bodies to the test as they complete a 3.8km swim, 180km bike ride and 42.2km run on the first Sunday in December.

Dunsborough Busselton

Cowaramup Margaret River


Summer Must-do’s! • Hit the beach • Picnic on the beachfront • Learn to surf • Hire a bike • Dive the SWAN Wreck • Witness the action of the Ironman Western Australia Triathlon


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Self Drive Itineraries Autumn


Autumn Break

Relax at a vineyard retreat


Squid Lips Gourmet Fish’n’Chips


Experience the excitement of vintage! See grapes being harvested and wine being made as you tour the beautiful Margaret River Wine Region. Day 1: Play a round of golf, Geographe Bay • Autumn is an exciting time of the year in the region, with vintage in full swing by March. Immerse yourself in the action by staying on a vineyard. With three chalets nestled amongst natural forest at the back of their family owned and operated vineyard, Island Brook Estate (see page 41) is a great place to base yourself for this itinerary. Be sure to meander down to the cellar door and try their “Red Truck” range of boutique wines. • From here you are just a short drive away to an afternoon of golfing. Choose from the region’s serious championship level to fun short courses. Day 2: Learn about winemaking, Margaret River Wine Region • Today, learn more about the wine making process with a ‘Behind the Scenes’ tour of a working winery at Cape Mentelle (see page 53). Vintage is the perfect time of year to see the grape’s journey from vine to wine. Take your knowledge to the next level, with private wine tasting matched to a selection of delicious local produce.


• If you are visting from 17 – 21 March, make sure you schedule a stop at the Margaret River Wine Region Festival where you will uncover a wealth of wine, food, art and cultural experiences. Day 3: Go fishing, Geographe Bay • The region offers plenty for the angler to do all year round, however March to May each year is the legendary “salmon run” that sees anglers, from far and wide, converge on Dunsborough for an assault of these brilliant sportfish. The clean, white beaches are interspersed with rocky outcrops, ideal places to sit in the sun and wait for the salmon schools to swim on through. The locals’ favourites include Castle Rock, Rocky Point and Sugarloaf Rock. • If the fish aren’t biting, then don’t despair! A stop at Squid Lips Gourmet Fish’n’Chips (see page 59) will mean that you don’t return home empty handed. Rated in the top 5 fish’n’chips in WA, you can’t leave without trying their addictive chilli squid and salt’n’pepper squid.

Dunsborough Lakes Golf Course

Dunsborough Busselton Island Brook Estate

Cowaramup Margaret River


Autumn Must-do’s! • Stay in seclusion in a vineyard chalet • Play a round of golf • Go behind the scenes of a working winery • Taste your way around the Margaret River Wine Region Festival • Reel in a salmon • Feast on Fish ‘n’ chips

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Self Drive Itineraries Winter


Winter Break

Busselton Jetty sunset


Ngilgi Cave


Winter is a wonderful time to see the region in a different light. Snuggle up by the fire with a glass of wine by night, and see nature at its dramatic best by day. Day 1: Indulge in some retail therapy, Dunsborough • Start the morning with a hearty breakfast and a locally roasted coffee, or hand crafted tea, in Dunsborough. The town is not only home to fantastic food, but also a vibrant range of boutique clothing and giftware stores. You can easily spend a morning (or more) perusing the stores for that “must-have” pair of shoes or gift for “the person who has everything”. • The region is also home to unique handcrafted, locally produced goods. A must-stop is the award-winning Natural Olive Oil Soap Factory (see page 52). A visit to the factory allows you to view the soap making process first-hand and sample the soaps, lotions, balms and massage oils. You can also enjoy a hosted tasting of their new Vasse Virgin range of extra virgin olive oils, table olives, tapenades, vinaigrettes and dukkahs. Day 2: Get back to nature, Yallingup • The best place to stay warm and dry during winter is Ngilgi Cave (see page 51).


Natural Olive Oil Soap Factory

Only a five minute drive from Yallingup, the cave maintains a constant temperature of 23 degrees celsius all year round. A semi-guided tour through the cave (departs every 30 minutes) showcases stunning stalactite, stalagmite, helictite and shawl formations. For the more adventurous, don a hard hat and miners light and descend into the parts of the cave not normally seen by the public (departs daily). • From here, make your way to Yallingup for a bite to eat and to watch the surfers at Yallingup mainbreak. • The dramatic natural environment is often inspiration for artists in the region. From photography to jewellery, the region is home to a number of galleries well worth a visit. Day 3: S  pend a night with the stars, Busselton • Be sure to mark CinéfestOZ in your diary. The French-Australian film festival entertains people of all ages and takes place in August every year.

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Dunsborough Busselton Cowaramup Margaret River


Winter Must-do’s! • Wake up with a locally roasted coffee • Browse the boutiques in Dunsborough • See soap being made at the Natural Olive Oil Soap Factory • Explore Ngilgi Cave • Peruse the region’s art galleries • Rub shoulders with the stars at Cinefest!

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Self Drive Itineraries Spring


Spring Break

Cape to Cape Track


Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

Dunsborough Yallingup

Get back to nature with this three day itinerary exploring the region’s coastline, caves, flora & fauna. Day 1: Explore Cape Naturaliste, Dunsborough • From Dunsborough, take the short drive along Cape Naturaliste Drive to Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse (see page 50). A fully guided tour (tours take 30 minutes and depart every half hour) will take you to the top balcony where you will be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, Cape Naturaliste, LeeuwinNaturaliste National Park and the beautiful Geographe Bay coastline. • If the sea-breeze has made your stomach rumble, stop at the recently restored Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage for a drink and snack, before continuing on. • Afterwards, embark on one of the numerous walking trails that lead from the Lighthouse around the stunning bays and beaches of the Cape. Judged one of the Top 10 walk trails in Australia by Australian Geographic, the Cape to Cape Track really is a must-do at this time of the year. For the more energetic, follow an expert guide on the Cape to Cave Nature Trail (see page 45) and learn more about the history, ecology and geography of the area (tours take 6 hours and depart


daily at 9.30am). Both walks provide excellent wildflower and whale viewing opportunities.

Busselton Cowaramup Margaret River


• Finish the day watching the sun melt into the ocean at Meelup Beach. Day 2: See whales and wildflowers, Geographe Bay • For an unforgettable experience, join a whale watching charter and get up close and personal with these gentle giants of the sea. The calm waters of Geographe Bay provide a protective haven for whales and their young, and privileged passengers have been fortunate to view feeding calves and to hear the ‘whale song’ on a still Spring day. Tours depart from Dunsborough (Naturaliste Charters and Nauticool) and Busselton (Legend Charters) daily between September and December. • This afternoon enjoy the peaceful bush surrounds of Ambergate Reserve. Wildflowers are ablaze in Spring, and with over 150 plant species recorded in the 70 hectare reserve, you are sure to uncover something special. Follow the interpretive trail at your own pace and learn more about the local flora and fauna.

Spring Must-do’s! • Tour Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse • Explore the Cape to Cape Track • Watch the sunset at Meelup Beach • Spot a whale • Be dazzled by wildflowers

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Self Drive Itineraries Family Fun


Family Break

Geographe Bay


Bunbury Dunsborough

Simmo’s Icecreamery

Busselton Forte Cape View Apartments


Leave the stresses of everyday life behind and reconnect with your loved ones with this fun filled itinerary for the whole family. Day 1: It’s all fun and games, Geographe Bay • For this itinerary, base the family at Forté Cape View Apartments (see page 41). Located on the shores of Geographe Bay, these spacious, fully self-contained apartments are central to the region’s attractions. And, with a BBQ area, children’s playground and beach on your doorstep, it is a great place to relax when you’re back from exploring. • Your first stop will be Amaze’n (see page 49) There are several mazes including the giant hedge maze with over 1.5kms of hedged pathways, providing hours of fun. Free gas BBQs, picnic tables, playground and cafe with great coffee make Amaze’n a great lunch spot too. • When it comes to fun food, a visit to Simmo’s Icecreamery (see page 60) is a must. Choose from over 60 flavours of icecream made from delicious south-west produce.

The kids can burn off their energy in the fun park, with a new wacky adventure playground and monstrous mini putt putt. Day 2: Meet the animals, Geographe Bay • First stop today is Wonky Windmilll Farm and Eco Park (see page 52). Here the kids can feed friendly farm animals or cuddle pets in the animal nursery. Don’t worry. Mum and dad haven’t been forgotten! Enjoy tastings of farm produce or simply take in the tranquil rural surroundings with a Devonshire Tea as the kids play on the grassed area. • This afternoon, take an escorted horseride through scenic bush and farm land. There are horse riding tours to suit all levels of experience, from beginners to competent riders. Well trained horses and guides, mean that you can sit back and enjoy the ride. For something really special, take a twilight tour, when the sun is going down, and the wildlife is coming out to feed.

Wonky Windmill Farm and Eco Park

Margaret River Amaze’n


Family Must-do’s! • Stay beachside in family friendly apartments • Visit the Amaze’n Maze • Treat the family at Simmos Ice Creamery • Meet the animals at Wonky Windmill Farm • Saddle-up for a horse riding adventure

Simmos Icecreamery

Yoganup Park

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Experience the ancient wonders of Ngilgi Cave! Beneath Cape Naturaliste lies Ngilgi Cave, Yallingup (formerly Yallingup Cave), one of the region’s most renowned tourist attractions. Not just a journey underground, Ngilgi Cave offers a variety of tour options suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Explore Ngilgi Cave at your own pace. Semi guided one hour tours, of the main Show Cave, are conducted every 30 minutes. Feeling adventurous? Follow the path of an ‘Ancient River Bed’ and experience magical quietness below the earth’s surface. Choose your own adventure on ‘The Explorer’ like the challenge faced by the earliest cavers. Be dazzled on a stunning ‘Crystal Crawl Tour’. The Ultimate Ngilgi Adventure Tour is awe-inspiring and takes in everything including some of the most beautiful sections of Cape Naturaliste Ridge. Learn about the local Wardandi people’s legend of the cave and discover the areas fascinating European pioneer history. Tours are conducted on a strict environmentally responsible basis. Open daily. To book your Ngilgi Cave tour call (618) 9755 2152 or email

Ngilgi Cave Adventure Tours

Ngilgi Show Cave


Ngilgi Cave Adventure Tours



Look across the sea from Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse Panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, Cape Naturaliste, Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park and beautiful Geographe Bay coastline reward visitors to the top balcony. Easier than most lighthouses to climb, Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse is a must see attraction of the Geographe Bay and Margaret River Wine region. Located only 13kms from Dunsborough, the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse and Maritime Museum reveal the unique maritime history of the northern Cape region. Fully guided tours provide a fascinating insight into the working lighthouse, history and spine tingling ghost stories. Tour duration is 30 minutes and tours depart every half hour. Several walking trails lead from the Lighthouse around the stunning bays and beaches of the Cape, providing amazing ocean views and magnificent whale watching during the annual migratory periods from September to December. Enjoy a coffee in the lovingly restored Old Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage before departing. Open daily. To book your Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse tour call (618) 9755 3955 or email

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

Cape to Cape Walk

Whale, Cape Naturaliste

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Accommodation Amalfi Resort


Accommodation Resorts, caravan parks, luxury retreats and farmstays – there is a wide range of accommodation to suit all needs and budgets.

Within a short stroll to the shores of Geographe Bay and the perfect base to explore the South West. Affordable 2 and 3 bedroom, fully self-contained Villas. Relax around our outdoor pool and spa, enjoy a family BBQ or a friendly game of tennis. Seasonal rates and winter packages available. Tel: 08 9754 3311 Fax: 08 9754 3322 15 Earnshaw Road, Busselton

Abbey Beach Resort


Delight in the pleasures of Western Australia’s most exclusive Resort on tranquil Geographe Bay, at the gateway to the Margaret River wine region. Enjoy luxurious, fully serviced, self contained beachfront apartments and studios, each with a private double spa and private balcony

various bar environments, 25 metre indoor heated pool, outdoor pools, tennis and squash courts, spa, gym and sauna for your enjoyment

The Abbey Beach Resort is a leisure resort with countless facilities and amenities for your pleasure The Resort has its very own brasserie Restaurant, Cafe,

Tour the wineries, art galleries and many other local attractions For a holiday or short break, you are assured of comfort and style at the Abbey Beach Resort It’s so easy to

Book Online! Toll free:1800 017 097 • 595 Bussell Highway, Busselton • •

Blue Bay Apartments Busselton


New, bright, clean and stylish. Fully equipped and self contained. One or two bedroom. Sleep up to 6. All linen and towels provided. Right in the heart of Busselton. Walk to beach & shops. A getaway for two or the whole family! Corporate rates and special packages available. Tel: 08 9751 1796 Fax: 08 9751 5092 66 Adelaide St, Busselton

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Busselton Beach Resort


Situated on the pristine waters of Geographe Bay, the resort has two and three bedroom units. Great family resort, beach at your door and facilities included in tariff. Set amongst open lawn areas with shady peppermint trees and lovely gardens. Tel: 08 9752 3444 Fax: 08 9752 4701 Cnr Marine Tce & Guerin St, Busselton

Accommodation The Aqua Resort Busselton

W3 Understated luxury with absolute beach frontage on the shores of Geographe Bay. Experience the South West’s newest 5 star resort. Enjoy the privacy of your own beautifully appointed Beach House or indulge in first class resort facilities including a 25 metre eternity pool, tennis court, spa, steam room and well equipped gymnasium. Aqua - capturing the quintessential spirit of the Australian beach house holiday.

Tel: 08 9750 4200 605 Bussell Highway, Busselton

Bayview Geographe Resort


Ideal place to stop, relax and enjoy the coastline - set on 28 acres. Accommodation ranges from motel style Guest Rooms, Studio Villas, Two or Three Bedroom Villas - either semi or fully contained. Ideal for couples, families, groups & coach tours. Spinnaker’s Restaurant serving Breakfast and Dinner. Recreational facilities: Indoor heated pool, Outdoor pool, 3 night-lit tennis courts, Squash & Volleyball courts, Children’s playground, Bouncy Castle, Kids Club, Gas Barbeque areas, Mini-Gymnasium & Jogging path.

1800 674 147

555 Bussell Highway Busselton • 08 9755 4166 •

Busselton Jetty Chalets


A small group of self contained units situated 500m from the centre of town, beach, restaurant & the newly refurbished Jetty. All of our chalets are 2 bedroom with fully equipped kitchen, bathroom & toilet. Our tarrifs include all bed linen and towels. Quiet & friendly atmosphere. Tel: 08 9752 3893 94 Marine Tce, Busselton

Busselton River Resort


On the banks of the Vasse River at the gateway to Busselton, just minutes to the centre of town. Refurbished rooms to suit families, couples and corporate visitors. Pool, tennis court and plenty of open space for all your outdoor activities. Home to Riverbank Preserves and the Riverbank Bistro. Tel: 08 9752 3000 70 Causeway Rd, Busselton

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Accommodation Bay Village Resort & Spa Dunsborough


Superb range of accommodation styles • Beach - 200 metres • Shopping - 100 metres • Pool, pool spa and sauna - on site • Day Spa - on site • Maltmarket Bar + Kitchen - on site • FOXTEL & FREE in room movies • Golf - close by • Arts, craft & galleries - 5mins walk

Call 1300 138 258 for the very latest seasonal offers or visit 26 Dunn Bay Road Dunsborough WA 6281 Margaret River Wine Region Ph: +61 8 9755 3397 Email:

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Five times WA Tourism Award winner Beachlands, on beautiful Geographe Bay, is only 3.5km from Busselton and ideally situated to explore the many wonders of the South West. • Accommodation from cabins to luxurious bungalows • Giant jumping pillow, heated water playground and swimming pool • Shaded camp sites and drive through ensuite sites • New family bathrooms • Fully equipped camp kitchen • First totally smoke free holiday park in Australia Beachlands Holiday Park 10 Earnshaw Road, Busselton 1300 232 245

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Accommodation Cape Executive Holiday Properties


We have a superb collection of properties, from luxurious coastal and rural retreats, to elegant apartments, and the quintessential beach cottage. This puts us in the perfect position to satisfy all your requirements and expectations for an ideal getaway, all year round. Tel: 08 9756 8280 Fax: 08 9756 8239 Unit 4a, 31-33 Dunn Bay Rd, Dunsborough

Comfort Inn Grange On Farrelly


Stylish accommodation set amongst tranquil gardens in the heart of Margaret River. Facilities include half court tennis, tea and coffee making, guest laundry, air conditioning, broadband wi-fi, Foxtel, BBQ and the historic “1885 Restaurant” that is open to the public. Breakfast served daily. Dinner - Monday to Saturday. Tel: 08 9757 3177 Fax: 08 9757 3076 18 Farrelly Street, Margaret River

Broadwater Beach Resort

W4 Beachfront family destination with 1,2 or 3 bedroom quality self contained villas, many with spas. The resort features heated indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, barbecues and restaurant. Situated oceanside on the beautiful Geographe Bay, the resort has beautifully landscaped gardens with meandering pathways leading directly to the beachfront, parklands and cycleways.

Tel: 08 9754 1633 Toll free: 1800 097 855 Corner Bussell Hwy & Holgate Rd, Busselton

Donnelly Lakes Pemberton

Dunsborough Beachouse YHA

Where Time Stops....The perfect balance of natural beauty, hospitality, outdoor activity, creature comforts & relaxing extras. Relax in your outdoor spa, fish for trout in our private lakes, enjoy archery, canoeing or picnic with the blue wrens in secluded glades along our private stretch of Donnelly River on this 100 acre Land for Wildlife property surrounded by state forest. Tel: 08 9776 2005 Fax: 08 9776 2005 Off Vasse Hwy between Nannup & Pemberton

Superb beachfront location, great facilities and a fun, friendly, laidback atmosphere make the Dunsborough Beachouse YHA a longtime favourite for budget travellers. Features include DBL/twin, family and single rooms, dorms, well equipped communal kitchen and ablutions, beach volleyball, table tennis, pool table, huge gardens & BBQ facilities.


Tel: 08 9755 3107 Fax: 08 9755 3028 201-205 Geographe Bay Rd, Quindalup

Dunsborough Beach Cottages

E10 The perfect location to unwind in a beautiful beachfront location. Our fully appointed resort style cottages and our adult only Beachfront Retreats all fully self-contained with wood fires, Barbecues and Reserve Cycle Air-conditioning. There is a Swimming Pool and Children’s Playground for you and your families to enjoy. Walking distance to the town centre and a short drive to award winning wineries and galleries Dunsborough Beach Cottages await you.

Tel: 08 9756 8885 Fax: 08 9756 8880 Freecall: 1800 816 885 95 Gifford Road, Dunsborough

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Accommodation Dunsborough Central Motel


Within a leisurely stroll of cafes, restaurants, wine bars, shops and beach. Offering accommodation ranging from comfortable motel rooms to stylish Superior and Spa Studios with kitchenettes. Relax around our outdoor pool, Spa and BBQ area set amongst tranquil gardens. Seasonal prices and winter specials available.

Dunsborough Cottages

The stunning property is on a working vineyard with panoramic views to the sparkling waters of Geographe Bay. We have a large five bedroom house, sleeps up to 10 people or cosy cottages for 2-6 and can also be booked for weddings and functions.

Tel: 1800 097 711 Fax: 08 9756 7722 50 Dunn Bay Rd, Dunsborough

Gale Street Motel and Villas

Tel: 08 9755 2985 Atherden Court, Dunsborough


Located in quiet street off hwy only 300m from the TOWN CENTRE/ restaurants and main beach/jetty. 11 motel units all with own ensuite; tea/coffee & toast making facilities; small fridge; reverse aircon & TV plus 5 spacious 1 & 2 bedroom fully self contained villas. Swimming pool & BBQ on site. WiFi available. Foxtel in some rooms & villas.

Geographe Bay Holiday Park


Modern family holiday park on the Bay. Large park cabins with PRIVATE ENSUITES and air conditioning. Van sites with Ensuites. Opposite shops, food hall and restaurant. Enjoy our pool and tennis courts.

Tel: 08 9754 1200 Fax: 9754 2187 40 Gale Street, Busselton

Forest Rise Eco Retreat


Tel: 08 9752 4396 Fax: 08 9752 4396 Cnr Holgate St & Bussell Hwy, Busselton





Get away to the tranquil luxury within this 240 acre natural sanctuary that is the Margaret River wine region’s most consistently indulgent and multi-award-winning Eco Certified retreat. This romantic escape offers secluded chalets with candlelit sky-view spas, king beds and dreamy forest outlooks. All with mountain bikes, and access to peaceful lakeside walks and forest trails. Relaxing massage, superb gourmet hampers and a personal chef service are also available, close to world-class restaurants and wineries. For bookings or a brochure call (08) 9755 7110 or visit 40 To book visit or call (618) 9752 5800


Accommodation Forté Cape View Apartments

W3 Forte Cape View - located on the shores of Geographe Bay in the Margaret River wine region. The best of both worlds with beautifully appointed, fully self contained accommodation, some with large oval spas. Ask about our ocean views accommodation. Four star beach front destination Two and three bedroom two bathroom accommodation • Childrens playground and BBQ area • •

Tel: 08 9755 4388 Fax: 08 9755 4044 12 Little Colin Street, Busselton

Kookaburra Caravan Park


This uniquely located park is just two minutes walk to town, the jetty, safe swimming beaches and hotel. The park consists of three individual areas offering 150 powered van sites. On-site accommodation and camping facilities are also available with a campers kitchen and undercover BBQ area in the park. No dogs Easter or Xmas holidays.


Located on the beachfront in Dunsborough, Geographe Cove Resort can be a romantic escape for two or a fun-filled holiday for the family. Luxury 3 & 4 bedroom self contained villas plus pool and tennis court. Tel: 08 9756 8700 Fax: 08 9756 8710 87 Gifford Road, Dunsborough

Heritage Trail Lodge

Self Contained Airconditioned AAA**** Apartments. The Natural Choice in the heart of Margaret River. Option of Spa Studios, 1 & 2 Bedroom Townhouses. Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and microwave, laundry with washing machine, dryer and iron. Private balcony or alfresco area with bbq adjacent forest/garden views and walk trails.

Grand Mercure Apartments Busselton


The Four Star Grand Mercure Busselton Apartments offers a relaxing beachfront escape. Ideal for couples and families alike, featuring Spa Studio rooms and spacious self contained apartments Tennis and squash courts, heated indoor pool, heated indoor spa, outdoor pool, gymnasium, games room and kids club (unsupervised). Tel: 08 9754 9800 Fax: 08 9754 9900 553 Bussell Highway, Busselton


The ultimate 4 star luxury romantic retreat nestled among towering trees located 400 metres from Margaret River township. Intimate spacious suites, all with spas & private balcony overlooking forest walks. Free gourmet continental breakfast served daily. Tel: 08 9757 9595 Fax: 08 9757 9596 31 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River


Tel: 08 9758 7188 96 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River

Tel: 08 9752 1516 Mob: 0419 959 365 Marine Terrace, Busselton

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Island Brook Estate


Island Brook Estate’s 26 year old vineyard is a beautiful place to visit, come in and see what makes us so special. Acres of vines and a friendly welcome at Cellar Door with informative tastings. Our property is 100 acres with 3 self-contained spa chalets nestled amongst the 60 acres of natural forest at the back of our vineyard it is a great place to base yourself during your stay.

Tel: 08 9755 7501 7388 Bussell Hwy, Metricup

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Accommodation Jacaranda Guesthouse


Nestled amongst beautiful english style gardens. Excellently located within a 5 minute walk to the beach and Busselton jetty. An easy 2 minute stroll to shops and town centre. Lovely sitting areas out the back with a BBQ area for your convenience. All bedrooms with own ensuite. Continental breakfast included.

Jemelup Chalets Dunsborough

Come & relax in our 4 star rammed earth spa chalets. Set amongst peppermint trees on a tranquil 100 acre marron farm. We are close to wineries, beaches & attractions, yet removed enough to really unwind. All you need for a great escape down south. Tel: 08 9755 2745 15 Curlew Rise, Quindalup

Tel: 08 9751 5973 30 West Street. Busselton

Kerriley Park Farmstay



Come and join us on a magical rural setting on 70 acres of native bushland with 3 and 5 bedroom secluded self contained cottages. Enjoy native wildlife as well as daily inter-active animal feeding with a large playground for kids to enjoy. Only minutes away from local wineries, beaches and local attractions.

Martin Fields Beach Retreat

Escape to a relaxing holiday at Martin Fields Beach Retreat. Wake up to a freshly cooked and continental breakfast and then take a stroll down to Wonnerup Beach. Explore the Margaret River region, and then return to watch the incredible sunset over Geographe Bay from the wraparound balcony.

Tel: 08 9755 2838 288 Yelverton North Road, Yelverton

Tel: 08 9754 2001 Fax: 08 9754 2034 24 Lockville Road, Busselton

Mandalay Holiday Resort

Superior ocean view 2 storey villas with 2 bedrooms, dishwasher and spa. 1, 2 & 3 bedroom chalets all with kitchen facilities, ensuite, linen, blankets, air conditioning and heating. Caravan, camping and motor home sites with ensuites. Resort facilities include 2 heated pools (one indoor with a shallow beach), 3 playgrounds for toddlers to teenagers, playing field, games room, giant jumping pillow, indoor barbeques, shop, wireless internet and bike hire.

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Accommodation Sandy Bay Beach Front Holiday Park


Unique beachfront s/c 2 bedroom Rammed Earth & Swiss Chalets in a peaceful garden setting, 100m from the beach. Chalets have slow combustion wood fireplaces. Best spot to relax & explore the Margaret River wine region, world class surfing, the famous Busselton jetty & the Underwater Observatory. Caravan & camping sites available.

Taunton Farm Holiday Park


Central to the Cape to Cape Region – Offering friendly service in a relaxing, peaceful, rural environment. Multiple WA Tourism Award Winner. Farm style cottages from $100 a night. Children friendly farm animals. Barn style campers kitchen. Wheelchair access. Kids of all ages will love our new Jumping Pillow. Tel: 1800 248 777 or (08) 9755 5334 8113 Bussell Highway, Cowaramup

Tel: 08 9752 2003 Fax: 08 9754 2394 2 Norman Road, Busselton

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t 0 MZ N UP IF BDI "$ This Spacious and Unique Holiday Park is midway between Busselton and Dunsborough. Set amongst 20 acres of natural bushland its only a short stroll away from the protected beach of Geographe Bay. Close to wineries, restaurants, galleries, fishing, golf and lots more. • Modern self contained one and two bedroom cabins • Swimming Pools • Re-furbished single & interconnecting family studios • 12 Modern ensuite sites • Wheel-chair friendly Apartments/Cabin • Indoor Games Room • Budget family accomodation • Big Rig friendly • Large grassed powered and camping sites • Children’s Playground • Spacious fully-equipped Campers’ Kitchen • Sorry no pets, to protect wildlife

Tel: 08 9755 4241 Fax: 08 9755 8085 97 Caves Rd, Abbey, Busselton

Private Properties Booking Agency Private Properties Booking Agency offers a selection of superbly appointed private holiday homes in the most sought after locations in Western Australia. Choose from luxurious 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes in country or beach locations, offering a range of facilities from tennis courts to jacuzzis and swimming pools. Experience the Margaret River Region without compromise. The perfect getaway for families, couples or groups.

Tel: 08 9385 5611

Mirvac Quay West Resort Bunker Bay

B2 Experience the exquisite award-winning five-star Quay West Resort Bunker Bay, perfectly situated on an absolute beach front of the Indian Ocean in the Margaret River Wine Region. Enjoy the beautifully appointed luxury villas or indulge in a wealth of resort facilities including the ‘Other Side of the Moon’ restaurant, heated wet-edge swimming pool, tennis court, gymnasium and the rejuvenated day spa, ‘Mii Spa at Bunker Bay’.

Tel: 08 9756 9100 or 1800 010 449 Bunker Bay Road, Bunker Bay (off Cape Naturaliste Road)

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Accommodation Regency Beach Club

E10 The Regency Beach Club, Dunsborough offers you the finest in self-contained beachfront accommodation Dunsborough has to offer. Fantastic holiday homes situated in an absolute beach front resort from 5 bedroom 5 bathroom through to 2 bedroom 2 bathroom all with LCD TV/DVD, Foxtel, Wireless Internet, Air Conditioned, Luxury Kitchens, Private BBQ, Superb Decor, Tennis Court and Heated Pool, all within an 8 min walk to town.

Tel: 08 9759 1117 77 Gifford Road, Dunsborough

Siesta Park Holiday Resort

D5 Open the door of your fully self contained 1, 2 or 3 bedroom villa or chalet and runbarefoot across the lawn onto the beach! Situated on a private 400m stretch of Geographe Bay’s sparkling water and pristine white sandy beach, Siesta has its own private jetty, seasonal boat ramp, wood BBQ’s and exciting and unique adventure play equipment. Siesta is in the perfect location, close to the attractions, wineries and services within the Geographe Bay and Margaret River Regions.

Tel: 08 9755 4016 368 Caves Road, Busselton

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Only a minute’s easy stroll to the main street, restaurants, cafes and shops, yet only one street back from the natural forest and river walk paths. Each unit is unique, ranging from Deluxe Spas to 2 bedroom fully self contained apartments, all set amongst beautiful gardens.

This absolute beachfront location with individual 2, 3 & 4 bedroom fully self-contained free standing villas is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens. A short walk along the beach path leads to town where there are many shops and cafes. Centrally located to wineries, restaurants, golf courses and beaches.

Tel: 08 9758 8333 Fax: 08 9758 8344 Cnr Willmott Ave & Le Souef St, Margaret River

Tel: 08 9755 3699 3 Lecaille Court, Dunsborough

Yallingup Luxury Retreat

D2 YALLINGUP LUXURY RETREAT “Escape within, adventure out” The choice is yours. Designed to evoke seclusion, luxury and space while featuring unique artworks and capturing the natural tranquility of the environment. This is the perfect abode to relax, enjoy a massage, a personal chef and unwind on your deck; or a marvelous end to a day of adventures along the Cape.

Tel: 0400 975 123 111 Marrinup Drive, Yallingup


Tours Tours are a great way to experience the region and meet new people. From wine and food tours, to nature and adventure tours, there is something for everyone!

Cape Dive


Come and experience the south west with Cape Dive. The professional family dive store with charters daily to all the south west diving spots. Diving the Busselton Jetty, the former HMAS Swan Wreck now in its 13th year at the bottom of the sea, Yallingup & local sites. Learn to dive with us, snorkel or visit our photo Gallery & Dive Locker retail outlet. Tel: 08 9756 8778 Shop 2, 222 Naturaliste Tce, Dunsborough

Cape Kayaks Eco Adventure Tours


Most of us have a strong affinity with the ocean. Its distinctive smell, changing moods, sounds & colours. Coupled with bird life, marine life and spectacular landscapes, paddle your way along one of the most picturesque areas in the region. Cape Kayaks gives people of all ages & skill levels the opportunity to particpate in our fully guided tours. Daily tours operate between October and May. Bookings essential. Tel: 0417 961 689

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Ocean Eco Adventures


Join the Ocean Eco Adventures team to discover the beautiful coastline of Geographe Bay. Explore turquoise bays, search for dolphins and seals, view the Cape Naturaliste lighthouse from the sea and spectacular sea caves. Gourmet local produce is a feature on all cruises. Explore the Cape in style. Available for Marine Eco Cruises, Twilight Cruises, Functions and Weddings. Tel: 0427 425 925

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Taste the South Tours TASTE THE SOUTH WINERY & BREWERY TOURS Travel in small groups - our itinerary for the wineries changes daily, visit boutique wineries and well known icons of the region. Requests welcome ! Pick up & return to accommodation and Lunch included. Seasonal Tours & Private Charter : call us and we arrange a special day for you. Tel: 0438 210 373


FISHING CHARTERS Explore the ocean with Legend Charters



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Tours Cellar d’Or Winery Tours

Naturaliste Charters


Come whale watching! Join us on our luxury 17m catamaran Cetacean Explorer! Cruise the pristine waters of Geographe Bay to view these majestic whales on their southern migration. Cruises depart daily (weather permitting) 10am from Pro fisherman’s boat ramp,Geographe Bay Road, Dunsbrough (Sept - Dec). Tel: 08 9725 8511

Southern Skydivers

This is the adrenalin rush you have been waiting for! Tandem Skydive from 14,000ft over the spectacular Margaret River region, taking in the stunning scenery on the ride up. Let your qualified tandem instructor take care of everything, all you need to do is enjoy the ride! “WA’s Premier Drop Zone” Tel: 1300 449 669 Busselton

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The Horse Resort


The best seat in town from which to experience this beautiful area is in the saddle of one of our well trained horses. All rides are coached and escorted by professional guides through the forest, to the local brewery or around our working farm. Contact us to discuss our range. Tel: 08 9757 4444

Top Drop Tours MARGARET RIVER’S SMALL GROUP & PRIVATE WINE TOUR SPECIALISTS. Make the most of your visit with Top Drop Tours • Perfect for couples & small groups • Top quality Margaret River wine tastings • Relaxed, personalised service, local knowledge • Luxury vehicle, flexible itinerary • Affordable prices, luxury tours from $120pp

Tel: 0407 443 860

Things to Do Ace Central Cinemas Busselton


Things to Do Present this coupon at the Ace Central Cinemas Bussselton box office to receive two adult tickets for just $20*. That’s just $10 per person for a day at the movies!

There is plenty to keep you busy in the region with a great range of museums, cinemas, family fun parks, marine experiences and more!

* Not valid for films on the no free list.

Tel: 08 9752 3655 27 Albert Street, Busselton

A Maze’n Margaret River


Balingup Lavender Farm

1/2 ha giant hedge maze, located 5 min south of Margaret River on Bussell Hwy. A unique family venue, a place for everyone. Facilities include: playground, gas bbq’s, sheltered shaded picnic tables, 5ha of amazing landscaped gardens, abundant bird life, cafe with great coffee, interactive ground puzzles, games and more mazes. Wheelchair/pram accessible. Tel: 08 9758 7439 9978 Bussell Highway, Margaret River

Oil distillation. Exclusive gift shop. Display garden. Coffee, tea, lavender biscuits and lavender ice cream. All products are handcrafted on the farm using our own essential oil and lavender. Open September to April, 6 days per week 10am-4pm. Closed Tuesdays

Busselton Museum

Broadwater Par 3 Golf Course


The Busselton Museum is within walking distance from the town centre. Our displays include everything from maritime history and whaling, crockery, clocks, agriculture, travel and transport. Special attention is focused on the famous 1920’s group settlement scheme which shaped much of the development of the south west. Opening hours: 10am - 4pm except Tuesdays. Tel: 08 9754 2166 Fax: 08 9754 2166 Peel Terrace, Busselton

Tel: 08 9764 1436 157 Nannup Road, Balingup


Located on 25 acres of natural bushland amongst kangaroos, wildflowers, and birdlife, the 9 hole Par 3 Golf Course has grass greens and fairways. Holes from 91-174m • Hire equipment • Drinks and icecreams • Lawned picnic area • Suits all Skill Levels • No card/ no eftpos facilities Tel: 08 9754 2002 Fairway Drive, Busselton

Bellview Shell Collection

J3 Rated as one of the best shell displays in the World! Over 200 square metres of colourful and unique display area, with shells and corals collected from all around the world. Over 30,000 rare and beautiful specimens on display, and shells and shell jewellery are available for sale. Visitors say has to be seen to be believed. Featured on ‘Collectors’ on ABC TV Australia wide. Open daily 9am to 5pm. CLOSED THURSDAYS. Admission Fee.

Tel: 08 9757 6342 Fax: 08 9757 6342 Bussell Hwy, Witchcliffe

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Things to Do Busselton Archery & Family Fun Park

X2 Archery - No experience required. Safe and fun for 5yrs and up. All equipment supplied with FREE tuition. Shaded 9 target course. Ozzi Bugs- Latest in electric cars for children 5-14 yrs, mum and dad. Selected range of speeds, no noise or fumes and a zippy track. Bungee Run - Burn off a few calories or wear out the children. Safe and fun for 8 yrs and up. Mini Golf - A tricky 9 hole “supergrass” course under peppy trees. Open 9am with last entry 4.30pm everyday (except Christmas Day. Winter, weather permitting). No card facilities. Tel: 08 9755 4322 Fax: 08 9755 4322 Bussell Hwy (cnr Cookworthy Rd), Abbey

Busselton Golf Club

E7 Located on Chapman Hill Road just 3 kms south of Busselton Bypass in a tranquil rural setting. This beautifully presented Championship 18 hole layout is home to: • West Coast Open • Leaney Cup • Geographe Ladies Classic Fully equipped shop and electric carts available.

Bookings: 08 9753 1025 Admin: 08 9753 1050 277 Chapman Hill Rd, Busselton

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

Cape to Cave Nature Trail

Discover the rugged natural beauty of Cape Naturaliste on this magnificent coastal trail. Follow an expert guide along a pristine section of one of the world’s great hiking trails, the Cape to Cape track which winds along the shoreline through the Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park. Departs daily 9.30am. Tour duration 6 hours. Adult $110, Children $80 (10-16 years). Tel: 08 9755 2152


Located only 13 kms from Dunsborough, the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse and Maritime Museum reveal the fascinating history of the northern Cape region. Panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, Cape Naturaliste, Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park and the beautiful Geographe Bay coastline reward visitors to the top balcony. Walking trails lead from the Lighthouse around the stunning bays and beaches of the Cape. Tel: 08 9755 3955 Cape Naturaliste Road, Dunsborough

Country Life Farm Dunsborough

C3 Country Life Farm is a great outing for the whole family, where you can feed the friendly animals any time of the day - whether it be rabbits, guinea pigs, goats, sheep, llama, alpaccas, donkeys, ponies or cows! All rides are included with entry fee - so the kids can enjoy the new indoor playground, bouncy castle, merry-go-round, boat rides and giant slide. Visitors can enjoy free tea and coffee, and free animal feed. Party/group bookings welcome. Opening hours 9.30am - 5.00pm, 7 days per week.

Tel: 08 9755 3707 Fax: 08 9755 3707 1694 Caves Rd, Dunsborough

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Things to Do Busselton Jetty Experience


Currently undergoing a $27 million refurbishment due for completion summer 2010/11

Underwater Observatory operates weather permitting. Reservations essential.

Busselton Jetty! The 145 year old Busselton Jetty, measured at 1.841 kilometres, is the longest timber piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. Stroll the jetty length or board the Jetty Train to reach the unique Underwater Observatory. Descend 8 metres below the waterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s surface and view colourful coral, sponges and over 300 different marine species. Complete your experience with a visit to the Interpretive Centre and view the Cultural Heritage Museum, exclusive giftware and souvenirs. (08) 9754 0900 Location: Busselton Beachfront

Dolphin Discovery Centre The Dolphin Discovery Centre is Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Premier Wild Dolphin Experience offering four levels of interaction including Interpretive Centre & Theatre, Interaction Zone, Dolphin Swim Encounters, and Dolphin Eco Cruises. These products combined provide a unique opportunity for you to discover more about these ambassadors of the ocean. Spend a full day or just the morning. Relax in the cafe, or lounge on the outside deck. The Centre is a not for profit organisation with a focus on research, education, conservation and tourism.

Tel: 08 9791 3088 Fax: 08 9791 3420 Koombana Drive, Bunbury

Ngilgi Cave


Discover the hidden wonders of Ngilgi Cave on a semi guided Show Cave tour. Learn about the dazzling displays of ancient underground formations. Feeling adventurous? Choose your own adventure on The Explorer tour just like the earliest cave explorers! Tel: 08 9755 2152 Caves Road, Yallingup

Wardan Aboriginal Cultural Centre


For over 55,000 years the Wardandi people have been the traditional owners of the land known as the Margaret River Wine Region. The centre shares the history and culture of the Wardandi people with the wider community and also promotes reconcilliation and understanding. Summer Season: 15 October to 15 March Gallery: open 7 days 10am-4pm Tours: Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun. Winter Season: 16 Mar - 15 Jun / 15 Aug - 14 Oct. Closed Tuesdays and Sundays. Tel: 08 9756 6566 Injidup Springs Road, Yallingup

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Things to Do Natural Olive Oil Soap Factory

E3 The Natural Olive Oil Soap Factory hand blends a variety of luxurious natural body products. Overlook the working factory and delight your senses by experiencing the products for yourself at our testing stations. The factory incorporates our new stylish Vasse Virgin Tasting Centre where visitors can experience the variety of extra virgin olive oils and Vasse Virgin range of exquisite olives, and other delicious offerings. The Natural Olive Oil Soap Factory with Vasse Virgin Tasting Centre - a must see destination.

Tel: 08 9755 6111 Fax: 08 9755 6520 135 Puzey Road, Wilyabrup

Wonky Windmill Farm & Eco Park


Meet and feed pigs, ponies, alpacas, emus and our many other friendly farm animals. Bottle feeding (phone for times). Browse through our farm shop full of hand crafted farm grown produce and olive oil soaps. Taste our preserves, jams, marmalades and extra virgin olive oil. Enjoy a devonshire tea. High teas on Sundays by appointment only. Open daily from 10am – 4pm. School holidays and long weekends 10am – 5pm Pick fruit in season! Tel: 08 9755 7201 Fax: 08 9755 7123 218 Yelverton North Rd (off Wildwood Rd), Busselton

Yallingup Maze


Conquer the Challenging Ever-Changing Maze. Unwind with a Freshly Ground Coffee. Enjoy a delicious snack from the Café. Play our free puzzles and games. Playground for the little ones. Picnic in the parklands. Relax overlooking the stunning lake vista. Pick-up a puzzle from the gift shop. Tel: 08 9756 6500 3059 Caves Road, Yallingup

Wineries and Breweries

Wineries and Breweries Tour the Margaret River Wine Region and get a taste for some of the world’s best wines. Don’t forget to stop in at the equally impressive breweries on your way.

Bootleg Brewery


Bush Shack Brewery


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Bootleg Brewery is a favourite to visitors and locals alike. Set aside a picturesque lake, Bootleg Brewery creates a range of award-winning boutique beers to suit every palate. Bootleg Brewery is well known for its delicious meals, live bands and children’s playground. Bootleg Brewery truly is an oasis of beer in a desert of wine. Tel: 08 9755 6300 Cnr Johnson & Puzey Roads, Wilyabrup

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Enjoy the bush setting of our unique micro-brewery. Our brews are all natural and unfiltered, using fascinating and aromatic ingredients. Relax in our rustic tasting bar built out of recycled materials or enjoy the large beer garden. Snack menu, BYO picnic, BBQ facilities. Open 10am-5pm Sun-Thurs, 10am-6pm Fri & Sat. Tel: 08 9755 2848 40 Hemsley Road, Yallingup

Wineries and Breweries Cape Grace Wines

G3 The little one everyone’s talking about.With depth, style and character the handcrafted wines have earned an impressive array of medals, reviews and followers. Limited quantities of single vineyard wines only available from the cellar door. Cape Grace Wines from a founding family of Margaret River. Open Daily 10am - 5pm.


DISCOVER CAPE MENTELLE WITH A PRIVATE TOUR & TASTING EXPERIENCE. Come ‘behind the scenes’ as we demystify the world of wine, walking through the winemaking process from the vine to the bottle and explaining how we make each wine, also featuring a unique food and wine pairing experience. Bookings essential. Tel: 08 9757 0812 331 Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River

Tel: 08 9755 5669 281 Fifty One Road, Cowaramup

Cape Naturaliste Vineyard

Cape Mentelle


In a picturesque valley behind Smith Beach nestles Cape Naturaliste Vineyard. We take pride in a biodynamic vineyard philosophy which sees the elimination of pesticides and chemicals. Bring your dog, relax and enjoy our award winning wines with our friendly cellar door staff. Open 10.30am – 5pm daily. Tel: 08 9755 2538 Fax: 08 9755 2538 1 Coley Rd(entrance off Caves Rd), Yallingup

Clairault Winery and Restaurant


Stunning setting, exceptional wines and exquisite food. Experience the special something that sets Clairault apart. Cellar door open daily 10am–5pm. Restaurant open 12–3.30pm. Bookings are recommended.

Tel: 08 9755 6655 3277 Caves Road, Wilyabrup

Duckstein Brewery at Saracen Estate

F2 Duckstein Brewery at Saracen Estates brings you the best of both worlds! Now you can enjoy award winning, premium quality wines and traditionally brewed German beers in a relaxed family atmosphere under the one roof. The Duckstein Brewery restaurant offers an extensive bistro menu including traditional German cuisine paired with a delicious modern selection with the finest local and sourced ingredients. The Duckstein Brewery at Saracen Estates offers a 5 star facility with something for everyone!

Tel: 08 9755 6500 3517 Caves Road, Wilyabrup

Cowaramup Brewing Company


Located in a picturesque rural setting 4km east of Bussell Highway in Cowaramup, Cowaramup Brewing Company offers quality hand crafted ales and lagers, and a range of local wines with an excellent menu focusing on local produce. Open 11am – 6pm daily.

Tel: 08 9755 5822 North Treeton Road, Cowaramup

Eagle Bay Brewing Co


Eagle Bay Brewing Co is a family run microbrewery, restaurant and vineyard. We are passionate about handcrafted beers, wine making and local produce. Our style is relaxed with a vibrant atmosphere, friendly staff, good coffee, delicious food, great wines and freshly brewed beer available all day every day. Open 7 days a week 10am to 5pm – All day grazing. Tel: 08 9755 3554

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Wineries and Breweries Evans & Tate


Flametree Wines


Visit our relaxed cellar door at the gateway to the Margaret River wine region where you can taste our premium wines, sample local produce and browse our art gallery. Visit the striking Evans & Tate Cellar Door- rated 5 stars by James Halliday. Enjoy complimentary tastings of our Classic, Margaret River and Redbrook wine ranges. Or you may want to try our Redbrook Room ‘Premium Wine Tasting Experiences’. Hot Beverages and Cheese Platters available. Open 10.30am - 5pm daily. Tel: 08 9755 6244 Crn Caves and Metricup Roads, Wilyabrup

Howard Park and MadFish Wines


5 Star Winery - James Halliday’s Wine Companion 2011. Open daily 10am - 5pm.

Tel: 08 9756 8577 Lot 101 Caves Road, Dunsborough (cnr Chain Ave)

Knotting Hill Estate


Our architectural award-winning winery is an essential stop for visitors to the Margaret River region. Open 10am to 5pm. -“Outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity.” James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2011. Tel: 08 9756 5200 Miamup Road, Cowaramup, Margaret River

Enter the vineyard, walk across the 45m bridge and bask in the ambience of Knotting Hill Estate with a gourmet platter and bottle of award winning wine as you look over the beautiful 5.5ha lake. Venue is available for weddings and functions. Open 11am-5pm daily (4pm in winter).

Marri Wood Park

Occy’s Brewery


Taste our range of wines including Sparkling Grandis while on your visit, enjoy our traditional cheese platter (12pm-3pm weekends) of delicious local produce in a relaxing and natural setting. Produce and local gifts available for purchase. Open daily from12pm-5pm.

Tel: 08 9755 7733 Fax: 08 9755 7744 Metricup Rd, Wilyabrup

Welcome to Occy’s Brewery, renowned throughout the South West for its award winning beers. We invite you to visit us, kick back in the enormous shaded beer garden, listen to live music and enjoy a nibble from our extensive alfresco menu, whilst the kids make the most of our playground.

Tel: 08 9755 2343 Fax: 08 9755 2343 Corner Caves Road and Whittle Road

Palandri Winery


Tel: 08 9755 8300 Rear of Newtown House, 737 Bussell Hwy, Vasse


Experience the perfect balance of quality and value at Palandri Cellar, Store and Café. A family friendly destination featuring all weather play areas, free WiFi and contemporary giftware. The cellar door offers free wine tasting from 10am with the fully licensed café open for a sumptuous breakfast every day from 9am. Tel: 08 9756 5617 Cnr Boundary Rd and Bussell Hwy, Cowaramup

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Palmer Wines


Established in 1977 as one of the pioneer vineyards in the Margaret River region. Come and experience Gold Medal wines and delicious food at our Cellar Door and Restaurant, all set amongst our beautifully manicured, family friendly grounds. Restaurant bookings are recommended. Functions welcome. Tel: 08 9756 7034 1271 Caves Road, Dunsborough

Wineries and Breweries Sandalford Wines


Open daily 10-5pm. Premium Margaret River Wine. One of the Oldest and Largest family owned vineyards in WA. PRESENT THIS ADVERTISMENT TO RECIEVE 20% OFF ALL WINE PURCHASES (excluding specials)

Silkwood Wines

Join us at silkwood wines and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of our cellar door. We provide local and international guests the opportunity to taste and purchase our award winning wines. Silkwood lakeside is the ideal place to sit and enjoy a lovely lunch on the deck over looking the lake. Open Friday to Monday 10am - 4pm. We are also kid friendly.

Tel: 08 9755 6213 777 Metricup Road, Wilyabrup

Admin: 08 9776 1584 Cellar: 08 9776 1535 Channybearup Road, Pemberton

Swings & Roundabouts


A fun, creative balancing act... This is our home so we have equipped it with a serious coffee machine, open fire, comfy leather sofas, games for the kids, a wood fired pizza oven for the weekends and great wines anytime. Cellar door open 10am – 5pm every day. Visit to find out more.

Willespie Wines


Try something different! Willespie (est 1976) is an unirrigated, family owned(3 generations) vineyard in the heart of the Margaret River wine region. Big range & great value for money. Aged wines are our specialty. Come and see why we have been nominated for best cellar door in WA. Willespie, more than a tasting - it’s a wine experience.

Tel: 08 9756 6640 Fax: 08 9756 6736 2807 Caves Rd, Yallingup

Tel: 08 9755 6248 Fax: 08 9755 6210 555 Harmans Mill Road, Wilyabrup

Wise Vineyard

B3 Located in the Margaret River Wine Region, just minutes from the town of Dunsborough. The Restaurant and Cellar Door are perched high on the hill overlooking the vineyard and natural bushland to the pristine blue waters of Geographe Bay. Enjoy contemporary regional cuisine and wine with friendly professional service. Bookings recommended. Restaurant Reservations - Tel: 08 9755 3331 Cellar Door - Tel: 08 9756 8627 Eagle Bay Rd, Dunsborough

Vasse Felix


Margaret River’s Pioneering Winery is one of the most beautiful estates in the region with the reputation of being a leading Margaret River food and wine experience. Vasse Felix is a destination you must visit. Cellar | Restaurant | Gallery Tel: 08 9756 5000 Fax: 08 9755 5425 Cnr Caves Rd & Harmans Rd South, Cowaramup

Wills Domain Winery


Stay awhile at Wills Domain. Take in the breathtaking view, enjoy an insightful tasting of our award winning wines, relax over lunch or a coffee, let the kids play in the playground, browse our Art Gallery and discover luxurious homewares, alpaca clothing, beachwear and Australian designer jewellery in our Alpaca Living Store. Tel: 08 9755 2327 Cnr Abbey Farm & Brash Roads, Yallingup

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Galleries ArtGeo


Galleries Boasting the greatest numbers of artisans in Western Australia, this is the place to find that unique piece of artwork.

Capture the past while surrounded with local arts and crafts. This heritage listed complex is bound to please. Enjoy our galleries, meet the artists in residence, listen to the facinating history of the complex through our audio tour and immerse yourself in the ambiance that can only be Artgeo. Tel: 08 9751 4651 Cnr Marine Tce and Queen St, Busselton

Goanna Gallery and Cafe


Set amid beautiful bush just 5 minutes from Dunsborough. Browse the gallery with itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gifts and art, relax over breakfast, lunch or coffee and homemade cakes. Family friendly. No bookings necessary. Open Wed-Sun 9am-4pm (from 8.30am on weekends with breakfast all day). Tel: 08 9759 1477 Fax: 08 9759 1477 278 Hayes Road, Dunsborough

Tel: 08 9755 2177 Fax: 08 9755 2258 Gunyulgup Valley Drive, Yallingup

Payet Gallery

The M8 Gallery set in an all natural bush setting in Yallingup with parking & wheelchair access. Come in to view a variety of images of Western Australia & beyond. On site printing, canvas, satin fabric & premium quality papers. Let us print & customize for you. Hand painted wine glasses, coasters, beach bags, cushions & gifts.

Tel: 08 9756 6716 Marrinup Drive, Yallingup


Fine art and objects. First established and renowned contemporary art gallery. Representing Western Australian artists. Adjacent to Lamonts cellar door and restaurant.



Yallingup Galleries

Gunyulgup Galleries


Only 6kms from Margaret River discover the inspirational Payet Gallery. Housing a purpose built workshop, the artists can be viewed daily creating their beautiful designs. We trust that you will have as much pleasure visiting our gallery as we have in creating our jewellery. Payet Gallery open daily 10am to 4pm. Tel: 08 9757 6885 Fax: 08 9757 6885 611 Boodjidup Road, Margaret River


Yallingup Galleries is set in a beautiful natural bush setting and represents work by over 120 artists, many of whom are local or inspired by the south west. The diverse range includes furniture, sculpture, glass, ceramics, woodwork, paintings, textiles and jewellery. Open daily 10am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5pm. Tel: 08 9755 2372 Caves Road, Yallingup

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Zin Zan Individual Art


Zin Zan Individual Art is a small but exceptional Art Gallery, situated in Fig Tree Lane, Busselton. The new owner Susan Orchard offers a selection of quality and affordable art for all to enjoy. Locally handmade Jewellery and Giftware and ever changing Art makes Zin Zan Individual Art Gallery worth a visit..... Enjoy! Tel: 08 9751 1755 38/40 Fig Tree Lane, Busselton

Dining Out Cheffyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at Surfside


Dining Out The region is well serviced with a range of quality restaurants and cafes in beachside, town and vineyard settings.

100 metres from beautiful Yallingup beach. Relax and unwind whilst looking at the picturesque view from the balcony. Our extensive menu includes oysters, seafood, steaks, pastas and curries. Of an evening enjoy spectacular sunsets and indulge in some good food and fine local wine. Prefer to stay in? Takeaway also available. Tel: 08 9756 6999 Cnr Dawson Dve and Valley Rd, Yallingup

Broadwater Beach Bar and Restaurant



beachside venue for private functions, cocktail parties,

a great meal or just a drink at the bar with friends. Great food, great service - all served with a

Clancyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fish Pub Dunsborough

OPENING SPRING 2011 Something fishy is going on in Dunsborough. Only three minutes from the centre of town, you will be able to catch us at our beautiful bush block this spring. FISH ! CHIPS ! BEER ! MUSIC ! FUN ! Caves Road, Dunsborough

beach vibe.

Mealup Dunsborough


GOURMET DELICATESSEN + STORE At Mealup we offer continental breakfast options, healthy lunches, organic FIORI coffee,ready-made take home meals, assorted deli selections and a unique display of local pantry essentials. Our services include catering, hampers, private chef dinners and cooking classes. Visit our website or come in store to find out more about our sensational food and superb coffee. Dine in or take away. Monday-Friday 8am-5pm | Saturday 8am-3pm. Tel: 08 9755 3411 Shop 3, Bay View Centro, Dunsborough

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Dining Out Equinox Cafe


enjoy a bite at Busselton Jetty

Enjoy a delicious casual lunch by the sparkling  waters of Geographe Bay. People watch over coffee & cake, cocktails and tapas at sunset or celebrate with a romantic dinner. We do great takeaway too, try our legendary fish & chips.

Jetty end of Queen Street, Busselton Foreshore P: 08 9752 4641

Open 7 Days - 8.30am till late

Goa Curry - Busselton and Dunsborough

X15 & F10

Best fast-serve Indian takeaway in the region. Sample the authentic selection of curries from deliciously mild Butter Chicken and spicy Beef Vindaloo to tasty snacks like samosas, koftas and bhajis. Open Monday to Friday for lunch and 7 days for dinner. No phone orders necessary. Take home the taste of India today.

Tel: 08 9751 3776 Corner Albert & West Streets, Busselton (next to Bridgestone Tyres)

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A fresh and vibrant cafe with an urban feel, offering an exciting menu that is frequently updated and appeals to those who want more and come back for more...all day breakfast; lunch; serious coffee; cakes and treats; corporate and private catering. Dine in or take away. Open Mon-Sat from 7:30am Tel: 08 9752 3676 65 Kent Street, Busselton

58 To book visit or call (618) 9752 5800

peko peko sushi

Tel: 08 9756 8321 Shop 4/35 Dunn Bay Road, Dunsborough (opposite Lions Park/Roundabout)


Open 7 days for takeaway & dine in lunches. Fresh sushi, rice paper rolls, homemade dipping sauces, teriyaki free range chicken, fillet beef, salmon & wonderful soups. Platters for all occasions. Everything is made from healthy, fresh ingredients. BYO restaurant is open for evenings Thursday to Monday. Sensational addition to dunsborough food scene! Tel: 08 9759 1145 59 Dunn Bay Road, Dunsbrough

Dining Out SquidLips Fish n Chips

F10 RATED IN TOP 5 FISH’N’CHIPS IN WA by the West Austalian • Famous Squid

• Local Seafood

OPEN FOR LUNCH AND DINNER DAILY trading hours may differ during off-peak period

Next to the Dome Cafe

Tel: 08 9759 1799 Dunn Bay Rd, Dunsborough

The Deck Marina Bar and Restaurant


The Deck Marina Bar and Restaurant is the ideal waterfront location where one can soak up the beauty of Port Geographe Marina. With a combination of outside dining on the sundrenched terrace or inside dining by the doubled sided fireplace, it is the perfect place to relax. Tel: 08 9751 2960 On the waterfront, Port Geographe Marina, 21 Spinnaker Boulevard, Busselton

The Dunsborough


The Dunsborough is located in the centre of Dunsborough. It is within walking distance to many boutique shops and beautiful beaches. There is regular live entertainment which includes bands, pool and poker competitions. The Dunsborough has a restaurant and functions area with its own courtyard. Tel: 08 9755 3657 Fax: 08 9755 3624 536 Naturaliste Terrace, Dunsborough

Toby’s Restaurant & Bar


Toby’s award winning restaurant & bar offers innovative gourmet dining in exquisite alfresco surrounds during summer or by the fireplace during winter. Come and experience the incredible food, intimate atmosphere and world-class wines and views! Bookings are essential. 700 Caves Road, Dunsborough WA

08 9756 9777

To book visit or call (618) 9752 5800 59

Dining Out The Goose Café and Restaurant

U16 Iconic dining in the South West continues at the Goose Cafe and Restaurant on the beach at the base of the Busselton Jetty, offering exceptional views of Geographe Bay and Cape Naturaliste. The Goose is fully licensed and offers superb regional cuisine and award winning wines, great service and a relaxed dining experience. Available for private functions, specialising in weddings, conferences, corporate events and outdoor catering. Trading daily from 7:00am until late. Closed Mon/Tues May - October. Tel: 08 9754 7700 Geographe Bay Road, Busselton

Gourmet Produce

Gourmet Produce There is no shortage of tasty local delights for you to indulge in on your holiday.

Dunsborough Bakery


Famous Pies, Fresh Bread, Cakes and Slices, Toasted Turkish Breads, Coffee, Salad Rolls, Ice-creams, Birthday Cakes and much more! Wholesale orders welcome Open 7 days a week 6am - 5pm.


Enjoy a memorable food tasting experience at our picturesque olive grove near Dunsborough. Try our premium extra virgin olive oil, table olives and gourmet products while learning about tasting, choosing and using olive oil. Open Friday to Sunday and Monday public holidays 10.30 –5.00. Open daily December and January.

Tel: 08 9755 3188 521 Cape Naturaliste Road, Eagle Bay

Tel: 08 9755 3137 243 Naturaliste Terrace, Dunsborough

Simmo’s Ice Creamery

Eagle Bay Olives


Miami Bakehouse MUST STOP for travellers. Famous for our sensational food More than 30 gourmet pie varieties • Specialty breads baked fresh daily • Fabulous coffee and café food • •

It’s a timeless destination that offers awesome icecreams, hot waffles, coffee, birthday cakes PLUS take-away tubs to ensure the flavours continue long after you leave.The massive grassed parkland, playgrounds, resident animals and mini golf ensure kids are entertained for hours. Open 7 Days 10.30am – 5.00pm. Tel: 08 9755 3745 161 Commonage Rd Dunsborough

60 To book visit or call (618) 9752 5800

Open 7 days. Also located on Mandurah Foreshore and at Melville. Tel: 08 9534 2705 609 Old Coast Road, Falcon (look for tourist sign)

Gourmet Produce The Old Cheddar Cheese Company


Free tastings of our award winning cheeses, including the 2008 and 2010 Dairy Industry best flavoured cheddar in Australia. We produce a unique Creamy Cheddar with a mouth feel and taste profile that you will love. We sell cheeses, serve great coffee, cakes, and light cheese based lunches. See you there 10 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 pm, 7 days a week. Tel: 08 9753 2424 Fax: 08 9753 2425 Glendon Rd, Ludlow (Midway between Busselton and Capel)

Bettenayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Margaret River Nougat Company


Our nougat contains only the finest ingredients & our nuts are oven toasted making our nougat not only light, creamy and chewy, but also full of the most wonderful fruit and nut flavour combinations. From traditional pistachio and cranberrry, to honey & toasted almond, to our decadent chocolate coated range. New inspirational flavours with every visit. Complete your Margaret River experience! Tel: 08 9755 5539 Cnr Harmans South Rd & Miamup Rd, Cowaramup

Retail and Services

Retail and Services The towns of the region offer everything from unique specialty stores to the convenience of major supermarkets.

Busselton Central Shopping Centre


First stop for all the big names. +16 Specialty Stores OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! Cnr Prince and West Streets, Busselton 9242 5530


Cape Cellars


10%* off any local bottle of wine purchased. *excludes any product already discounted. The discount is only applicable on presentation of this advert. Tel: 08 9752 3111 231 Bussell Highway, West Busselton (Cnr of Bower Rd)

Clark Rubber


Clark Rubber Busselton store can provide the following products and services: Mobile pool/spa service; foam cut to size; matress, pillow and overlays; chiropractic cushions; pool chemicals; swimming pools; pool spare parts, pumps, filters and accessories; exercise mats; indoor/outdoor carpet; rubber extrusions; kids furniture and toys. Tel: 08 9751 1233 Fax: 08 9751 1266 Unit 5, Busselton Home Depot, 115 Strelly Street, Busselton

To book visit or call (618) 9752 5800 61

Retail and Services

GEON Print & Communication Solutions

Plan your escape with All the tools you need to plan your holiday including information on what to see and do, hot deals and interactive itinerary planner with driving directions.

• Data Management • Digital Printing • Large Format • Direct Marketing • Fulfillment and Mail • Online Services • Labels and Packaging • Print • Print Management • Warehousing and Logistics Tel: 08 9376 4010 Contact Kerry Harford 0408 095 422 186 Railway Parade, Bassendean

Tel: 08 9425 5550 Fax: 08 9425 5567 206 Adelaide Terrace, Perth

The Good Guys




Ph: 9781 1900 Home Depot, Tenancy, Cnr Strelly St & Busselton Bypass Rd

Sunshine Medical Centre & Family Practice


Sunshine Medical Centre & Family Practice specialises in all aspects of family medicine and preventative care. The centre is open 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday. 9am to 12.30pm Saturday. Dr Kiran K. Ruba-MBBS FRAGP and Dr Annette Cransberg-MBBS FRAGP are available by appointment.

WA Cleanskin Cellars @ Busselton


Situated in the heart of Busselton, WA Cleanskin Cellars has a large range of premium cleanskin wines, sparklings, fortifieds, liqueurs and olive oils. 75% of the wines are local and range from $5 to $20. Come in and enjoy our free daily in-store tastings. Open Monday to Saturday.

“keeping Busselton healthy”

Tel: 08 9751 4500 Fax: 08 9751 4600 198 Bussell Highway, Busselton

Tel: 08 9751 2833 Fax: 08 9751 2844 Busselton Boulevarde, Cnr Prince & Stanley St

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Tel: 08 9425 5580 Fax: 08 9425 5567 206 Adelaide Terrace, Perth

62 To book visit or call (618) 9752 5800

Transport and Hire Go Geo Vehicle Hire


Put yourself in the driver’s seat and explore the South West at your own pace. Explore the wineries, discover secluded beaches, visit boutique galleries and stores - you know the things you want to do- all you need is the right vehicle to make your getaway perfect! Go now, Go Geo!

Transport and Hire The region’s transport and hire companies can help you explore Geographe Bay and beyond.

Tel: 08 9751 3611 Fax: 08 9751 3622 25 Albert Street, Busselton

South West Coach Lines

Visit the South West in five star luxury


Perth 08 9261 7600 • Bunbury 08 9722 7800 • Busselton 08 9753 7700


The best way to see the spectacular South West and the world-renowned Margaret River region is to travel in affordable five star luxury. Our coaches depart three times daily and are world-class to ensure you are relaxed and ready to explore upon arrival! Get online as you travel With free Telstra WiFi internet, USB recharge points and power for laptops

Be entertained

Luxurious leather seats

Multi-channel entertainment and visitor commentary

Relax and unwind in total comfort

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Pets Allowed

Kid’s Playground


Room Service

BBQ Facilities

Disabled Access

Farm Animals

Air Cond tioning




Spa in Room

Swimming Pool

Tea/Coffee Facilities


Wine Tasting

Communal Spa

Private Bathroom

AAA Star Rating


Internet Access

ATA Accred tation

To book visit or call (618) 9752 5800 63



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