The first thing that comes to mind when you think of Margaret River would be its world-class surf spots, top quality wine, and highly awarded restaurants. However, that’s not the only appeal of Margaret River, there are plenty of hidden gems that you can unravel at the mysteriously calm and laid back persona of the Margaret River region.
Read on to discover the beauty Margaret River has to offer!
Explore The Magical Cave Systems
Beautiful, inside and out! The Margaret River Region is just as awesome beneath the ground as it is on top with over 150 highly decorated limestone caves that lay beneath the surface of the Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge. Your inner explorer will call out for an adventure tour of the magical caves systems with 4 caves to choose from, each with their own uniquely decorated crystal formations. There’s the undefined miraculous reflection on Lake Cave’s permanent lake, or the gigantic chambers of Jewel Cave, the self-guided tour of Mammoth Cave, and Yallingup’s Ngilgi Cave. Ngilgi Cave (pronounced ‘nilgi’) is enriched with its own history and Aboriginal legend that perfectly translates to the walls around the cave with spectacular limestone shawl formations.
Up and close with the sea of life
If you find fish swimming and wading through and around your legs boring. How about sting rays? That’s right! Hamelin Bay is one of the best places in Western Australia to spot wild sting rays up and close. Not to worry, these sting ray are totally gentle, friendly, yet completely wild population of sting ray that live in the bay. However, it is not encouraged to pat or feed them, but you are more than welcome to take plenty of photos for your Instagram feed. The sting ray can be seen mostly during the summer months (December till end of February) as they make regular visits to the beach near the boat ramp and old jetty.
No Compromising On Luxury – GO Glamping!
Ever wondered what it feels like to camp beneath a yellow bed of stars, between the swaying green trees, without discounting on comfort or luxury? Now you can! Just go on a glamping trip. Glamping, a term coined for glamorous camping is not only a trend, but a lifestyle. This is not to say that the old, muddy, and cramped-neck camping days are gone for good, but glamping is without compromise, a luxury camping experience that is here to stay. Margaret River is filled with pristine natural wonders tucked beneath the warm sun, perfect for beginners ready to relax and enjoy the wildlife and river flowing through the estate of your own private campsite.
Soul Camping combines the luxurious bell tent with a passion of interior decorating, complete with soft white linens and fairy lights. Alternatively, there’s also Wild Goose Camping and Mile End Glamping to choose from in the glamping category; Each with their own unique and fancy tents to suit your ‘adventurous motives’. Wild Goose Camping offers a cosy pre-erected bell tent complete with carpets and rugs (yes, you heard that right, carpets and rugs in a tent!) and a bed equipped with electric blankets to keep you nip and tucked on a cold and breezy night.
Wild Goose Camping also offers a wide selection of menus you can choose from to keep your stomach filled during your stay, specially made by The Larder, Margaret River’s premier specialty gourmet retailer.
If you are a futuristic person who loves a clean and minimalistic design concept – and you still want to go camping, look no further! Mile End Glamping is the place to be. Imagine driving along the country lanes, with trees and animals by the roadside, and just along the horizon, you’ll see a dome-like structure majestically placed in the middle of a 144 acres of rolling dairy farmland. Step inside, and you are gifted with an extensive view across the farmland, with a wooden decking area next to the dome complete with a spa and BBQ facilities, all within the honeycomb-structured domes.