Dunsborough & Yallingup
On the western side of the cape you can head from the lighthouse down paved paths to see the magnificent granite formation of Sugarloaf Rock. Watch the enormous silvery waves roll in, and look out for dolphins playing in the surf.
The township of Yallingup attracts surfers from around the world, keen to try its perfect waves. With just over 1000 residents, the remoteness of this town and its peaceful bay has left it pristine. Stay in the crook of lily-lined streets behind the dunes, and wander over to the beach at your leisure, to be greeted by low-flying gulls. In winter, the gentle curve of Yallingup Beach can be a windswept wilderness, but there are also plenty of fi ne sunny days when the water ‘glasses off’. In summer, you can swim, surf, or enjoy a barbecue at the fantastic elevated look-out.
Along the sheltered eastern side of Cape Naturaliste is a string of tranquil beaches and boulder-strewn bays, perfect for swimming and fishing. With a permanent population of around 4000, the town of Dunsborough is ideal for families, with a decent-sized town centre so you’ll want for nothing. For active types, Dunsborough’s beautiful coastline and rural setting offer a backdrop for jogging, cycling, and water sports.
There’s a lively cafe scene in Dunsborough, and nightlife too, in town and down the road at Clancy’s Fish Pub and the iconic Caves House Hotel. The bars and cafes are frequented by locals and visitors from all over Margaret River. Don’t miss the Sunday sessions with live bands.
Eating well and drinking fine wine make this classic beach-holiday experience truly wonderful. Award-winning wineries and breweries, wonderful eateries, olive groves, and artisan producers dot the area, and provide a multitude of choice for gourmet indulgences. The remainder of Margaret River’s cellar doors are found within easy driving distance of Dunsborough and Yallingup.
Places to Stay
Yallingup has a great range of places to stay, many with ocean views. There are private spa retreats and hillside holiday houses, holiday parks, retreats, hotels and chic apartments, plus luxurious romantic resorts and lodges. Accommodation in Dunsborough varies from beachside resorts, B&Bs, chalets and holiday rentals to classic camping grounds. Major supermarkets can be found in Dunsborough, making self-catering accommodation an easy choice.
About Dunsborough Yallingup
- (08) 9755 1155
Come and see our exceptional selection of natural and coloured dried flowers grown locally on our own farm. Dried flowers, silk flowers, professional flower arrangements, handmade soap, potpourri and much more available.
- Open days/Times:Open everyday except Tuesday 9.30am - 4.30pm
- Activity:Flower Farm
- Open Days:Monday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
In 1922 Harry Lewis an artillery horseman in the British Army emigrated to Australia under the soldier settlement scheme and took up land in the Carbunup region of the Southwest, Western Australia. Together with his wife Amelia, they began the arduous task of carving out of the dense bush a small family farm.
Sixty years on, third generation farmers Wally & Dawn Lewis finally completed what Harry started, but realised to survive as farmers they either had to find a much larger property, or radically change their existing business. They opted for the latter and in 1986 began planting vines and flowers. Today there are five acres of flowers, and 18 acres of vineyard with grape varieties: Semillon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet franc and Shiraz.
After years of providing fruit to other wineries a dream was realised in 2006 when they opened a cellar door, complementing the existing family run flower emporium. The beautiful labels designed for each wine are a reflection on this new direction the property is heading; a future of beautiful flowers and superb wines.
Anniebrook takes its name from the small creek that meanders through the property on its journey to the Indian Ocean.
- 9750 1300
Experience Bodhi J’s eco-luxe wellness offering at Bodhi J at Injidup Spa Retreat, an exquisite restorative sanctuary set in the pristine coastal surrounds of the Margaret River region.
- Open days/Times:Mon-Sun 10:00am-5:00pm
- Activity:Day Spas
- Suited For:Adults Only
- Open Days:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday
As Western Australia’s premier eco-luxe spa group, Bodhi J has extended its holistic, natural and organic wellness offering to the Margaret River region with the addition of Bodhi J @ Injidup Spa Retreat. This exquisite restorative sanctuary set in pristine coastline surrounds invites you to step inside and go on a journey of complete relaxation and renewal.
Featuring three discerningly appointed treatment rooms – including a double room for couples complete with a hydrotherapy spa – all with spectacular views spanning the length of Injidup Beach, each has a beautiful and unique serenity of its own. With a team of six expert spa therapists, Bodhi J @ Injidup Spa Retreat caters to guests staying at the secluded retreat as well as visitors to the area and a loyal local clientele.
This beautiful wellness destination offers a world-class spa treatment menu with eco-luxe Australian skincare brand Sodashi, hand-made in North Fremantle, as well as the signature indigenous Li’Tya Marta Kodo Rock Massage.
To extend your wellness experience, why not stay a few nights? Injidup Spa Retreat offers exquisite one and two bedroom luxury villas for the discerning guest. For accommodation enquiries please visit: www.injidupsparetreat.com.au
Cape Dive has been the longest established dive store in Dunsborough, for over 25 yrs we have been diving the the south west. We are just 250km south of Perth.
- Tour Duration:Half Day
- Tour Locations:Dunsborough
We run daily Dive charters to the HMAS Swan, Busselton Jetty and local Reefs.
Our half-day double dive trips depart at daily at 9:00am from our the Pro Fisherman Boat ramp at Quindallup, opposite McDermott Street. We recommend that you check in at least 45 minutes before departure. There we'll set up our gear load it onto our ute then head off to the beach.
Most of our dive sites are only a quick 20 minute boat ride away, so you'll be in the water in no time. This also gives you plenty of time to gear up and be the frst in the water.
All double tank dives include tea, coffee, soup & water with a light snack in between dives.
For divers who prefer to travel light, we have a wide range of Scubapro hire gear to choose from.
- (08) 9757 7411
Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse is Australia’s most accessible lighthouse - with only 59 steps, this tower tour is even suitable for small children!
- Tour Duration:30 minutes
- Tour Price:$15.00 adult
- Suited For:Toddlers (0 - 3),Families,Seniors,Kids (4 - 12),Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+)
- Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,School holidays
Fully-guided tower tours provide fascinating insights into the functions of the working lighthouse and the region’s maritime history. Take a step back in time as you hear tales of ships wrecked off the formidable coastline and the hardships of life as a lighthouse keeper. Once you reach the top of the tower, step out onto the balcony for breathtaking panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, Geographe Bay and the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park.
- (08) 9755 3707
Great day out for families and friends!
- Open days/Times:Open Everyday 9.30am - 5pm
- Tour Price:$18 - $20
- Activity:Animal Farm
- Suited For:Toddlers (0 - 3),Kids (4 - 12)
- Tour Locations:Dunsborough
- Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,School holidays
Hand feed our friendly animals anytime of the day
Enjoy our shady trees, gardens, picnic area, bbq and family friendly facilities
Fantastic indoor playground
Big kids play area
Giant bouncy castle and infl atable slide
Rides and playground FREE with entry (excludes Dodgem car rides)
Open 7 days a week • 9.30am - 5.00pm all year round
- (08) 9755 1771
Get up close and personal with over 30 different species of reptiles and amphibian at the Discover Deadly Education Centre, showcasing the largest display of it’s kind in the south-west.
- Open days/Times:Daily, 10am to 4pm
- Tour Duration:2 hrs
- Tour Price:$15
- Activity:Animal Farm,Wildlife Park/Centre
- Suited For:Families,Kids (4 - 12),Adults (18+)
- Open Days:Sunday,School holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
Discover Deadly's goal is to encourage a positive attitude towards snakes and other misunderstood animals that can be perceived as dangerous. The team are passionate about providing the truth about deadly cool critters whilst entertaining the public. The fiercely fun experiences and encounters on offer help to replace fear with knowledge. Discover Deadly are wildly committed to the conservation of reptiles, promoting acceptance and respect for all native wildlife.
- 0409 586 688
Wine Tours, Weddings, Private Functions & Special Events - we can help you will all your buses and charter needs.
- Suited For:Adults (18+),Seniors
- Type:Charters & Rentals,Tours
We offer a range of tours and charter facilities in the Southwest. We have air-conidtioned charter vehicles and mini vans avaliable to suit your needs.
All our charters and tours are flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs. We cover the Blackwood Valley Region, the Geographe Region and the famous Margaret River Wine Region.
- Charter Buses
- Wine,Art & Golf Tours
- Weddings & Parties
- Special Events
- Perth Transfers
The markets include fruit, veg, crafts, pastries, preserves, olive and oils, soaps and candles, entertainment and more.
- Open days/Times:2nd Saturday of every month
- Suited For:Families,Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+),Seniors
- Open Days:Saturday
Local markets in the centre of Dunsborough at the Lions Park on the 2nd Saturday of every month.
- 9755 2233
Escape to a World of Luxury
- Activity:Day Spas
- Suited For:Adults Only
- Open Days:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Monday
Empire Spa and explore this precious window of opportunity you have aff orded yourself to its fullest potential. This state-of-the-art, purpose-built spa is designed to pamper your body and soul. Empire, for your stay with us, exists for this very purpose.
- 9717 6680
Step into a tranquil and revitalising surroundings and experience our professional and luxurious treatments.
- Open days/Times:Open Mon-Sat 9:00am-5:30pm
- Activity:Day Spas
- Suited For:Adults Only
- Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
Harmony Wellness Spa is located at the Ramada Resort by Wyndham Dunsborough.
Wellness Spa is just the perfect place to be, whether it be for harmony, body balance or healing - they can get you covered. They also offer a relaxing massage for couples and pregnant women.
So make sure to make the most out of your holiday and treat yourself to a complete wellness holiday. Book your spa services with Harmony Wellness Spa during your well deserved holiday.
Located on Caves Road, Dunsborough, a short drive from Busselton, Margaret River or Yallingup.
- 1300 325 115
Jet Adventures gives you an absolutely unique opportunity to experience a breathtaking ride on the ocean.
- Activity:Rivers & Lakes
- Tour Locations:Dunsborough
Jet Adventures is a eco tourism adventure business that caters for all ages and all levels of adventure.
Whether on a thrilling, high speed Jet Boat Ride on the fastest jet boat in WA, learning about the rugged natural environment around Cape Naturaliste, or seeing whales, dolphins, seals and bird life in their own habitat.
An awesome experience whatever tour you choose!
Koomal Dreaming provides an opportunity for visitors to experience Wadandi and Bibbulman country through the eyes of the traditional owners.
- Activity:Aboriginal Owned & Operated,Caving,Aboriginal Bushfoods,Aboriginal Music, Art & Dance,Food & Drink
- Type:Tours,Attractions,Sites & Trails
- Suited For:Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+),Seniors,Families,Kids (4 - 12)
- Open Days:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,School holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday
- Tour Locations:Yallingup
“Koomal” is the traditional name of Wadandi man Josh Whiteland. Koomal is the Wadandi word for brushtail possum and the totem chosen for him by his Wadandi Elders. Josh was born in Busselton, WA and grew up surrounded by family, culture and a deep understanding of connection to country.
Passionate, learned and spiritually aware, Josh has a personal commitment to sharing his knowledge of his culture and lore with visitors. It is for this reason he created ‘Koomal Dreaming’ so that he could communicate at least part of his connection with his land and his people with guests from around Australia and the world.
- (08) 9755 2180
Let us take you riding through the beautiful Cape Naturaliste bushland, where Kangaroos, birds and wildflowers are in abundance (in season). For those who haven't ridden before we will show you how easy and enjoyable it is.
- Suited For:Families,Kids (4 - 12),Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+)
- Activity:Horse Riding
- Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,School holidays,Sunday
If you are experienced, why not go for an exhilirating canter on our great bush tracks. Young or nervous riders are given special attention to ensure that they enjoy their ride. Rides go throughout the day and end with a Twilight Ride when the sun is going down and the wildlife is coming out to feed. Lesson and pony rides are also available.
- (08) 9750 5500
Award winning Naturaliste Charters whale watching and eco tours offers a truly unique experience with nature.
- Tour Duration:8 hours
- Tour Price:From $80.00
- Activity:Whale Watching
- Suited For:Kids (4 - 12),Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+)
- Tour Locations:Augusta, Busselton, Dunsborough, Bremer Bay
Whale watching in the beautiful Margaret River region, located in the Southwest of Western Australia. Departing daily from Augusta (late-May to August) and Dunsborough (September to early-December). See the majestic and playful Humpback whale also the Southern Right whale migrate past our waters through these months using the bays as resting, playing and calving grounds. Also spotted on the tours are Minke whales, New Zealand fur seals, Bottlenose and Common dolphins and the very spectaular and rare Blue whale. Jump on board our purpose built 57ft whale watching vessel, with all the comforts, great viewing decks, experienced crew, complimentary morning or afternoon tea. And to enhance the experience we have an underwater hydrophone to hear these magnificent mammals. Other cruises available are Bremer Canyon Killer Whale Expeditions, Eco Wilderness Tours, Sunset Tours and Private Charters. Your Adventure Starts With Us!
See WHALES in the WILD all year round! Naturaliste Charters are the Pioneers of Whale Watching departing from FIVE different locations throughout the South West!
- Open days/Times:Operating Daily 10am & 2pm
- Tour Duration:2.5 Hours
- Tour Price:Adult: $90, Children $50, Infants (0-3) Free, Family (2Adults, 2 Children): $250
- Wheelchair Access:Yes
- Type:Attractions,Tours,Charters & Rentals
- Activity:Dolphins,Whale Watching
- Suited For:Families,Toddlers (0 - 3),Kids (4 - 12),Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+),Wheelchairs,Seniors
- Tour Capacity:90 passangers
- Tour Locations:Bremer Bay, Dunsborough, Busselton, Augusta, Albany
- Open Days:Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,School holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
For over 25 years, our family-owned business has had the privilege of providing our guests with the opportunity to encounter some of the oceans rarest and most spectacular wildlife in the pristine wilderness of the southwest! Join us for an experience you will never forget as our charters guarantee knowledgeable, high-quality guiding, interpretation and hospitality that connects visitors with nature daily.
We whale watch ALL year round!
Bremer Bay Jan-April: Killer whale expeditions | Departing Daily | Full day
Augusta/Albany May-August: Northern whale migration | Daily 10am & 2pm
Dunsborough/Busselton Sept-Dec: Southern whale migration | Daily 10am & 2pm
Pioneers of whale watching in the southwest since 1993
Proudly WA owned and operated
Marine Biologist providing information on every tour
Citizen Science and research on board
For more information and to book visit our website www.whales-australia.com.au