Dunsborough, Yallingup & Surrounds

Dunsborough, Yallingup & Surrounds

 

Dunsborough is a coastal town on the shores of Geographe Bay. Dunsborough is a popular tourist destination for Western Australians; in 1999 it was voted the state’s best tourist destination and in 2013 awarded the Top Tourism Award for Population Under 5,000. The town’s location in Margaret River Wine Region provides easy access to many wineries and breweries. Yallingup is a popular tourist destination because of its beaches and limestone caves, and proximity to Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park.

Located on the stunning turquoise banks of Geographe Bay, Dunsborough would have to have one of the most tranquil and magnificent locations in the world.

Sparkling calm clear water and white sandy Dunsborough beaches are linked to town by lush green grass and shady paths. There is a bustling café atmosphere and plenty of gorgeous boutique shops. At night there’s a great vibe with brew houses, wine bars and pubs with a live music scene, restaurants and cafes.

Beachfront cycle ways and walking paths turn into a hiking trail through the regional park along the bay. With ideal beaches for swimming it is also a great location for diving, snorkelling, kayaking and other water sports. There are even two golf courses!

Out on the most north-western point is the top end of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, which is one of the many Dunsborough attractions. This precinct is home to Dunsborough’s working lighthouse, Cape Naturaliste and the starting point of the Cape to Cape Track.

Built on the foundation of surfing and family holidays, this resort town has grown into a holiday spot rich in luxury and fun, ideal for family, friends, couples and backpackers.

Eat

Tas’s Bakery – The most popular bakery in town. Well know for their delicous baked goods throughout the whole of the South West Region.

Clancy’s Fish Pub – Nestled amongst the bushland, overlooking a tranquil lake and soaring gum trees, lies Clancy’s Fish Pub. Featuring all the loveable traits from the Fish Pub family, in the most spectacular of settings, Clancy’s Dunsborough is a must-see. Delicious seafood is scoffed and local beer and wine guzzled by locals and holiday-makers, while the sound of live music drifts through the serene surrounds. 

Peko Peko – New, fresh and healthy Japanese fusion gourmet takeaway eatery, selling sushi rolls, rice paper rolls with housemade dipping sauces, fusion miso soups, great salads and amazing hot teriyaki meals & noodles from 5pm. Many gluten free, vegetarian & vegan options available. 

Piari & Co. – Their kitchen food philosophy is about locally sourced, seasonal and house made produce combined to provide a cosy and welcoming dining experience. Designed for sharing and enjoying time together, the menu, bar and wine list are all about the small, rare and unusual as much as the treasured and simple.

Dunsborough Hotel – The Dunsborough is the perfect place to eat, drink, and relax. They keep it simple with great wines, amazing local brewed beers, the freshest produce and an eclectic mix of live entertainment. Visit their friendly and passionate team that will make your visit and dining experience unforgettable.

Drink

Occys 2 – Overlooking the Lions park and town centre, Occy’s is the perfect spot to unwind, relax and enjoy some down south hospitality.With 18 rotating tap points Bill the brewer/owner has sixteen of his own Occy’s brews in his log, and guest kegs arriving from all over the world offering an impressive selection of craft beers.

Clancy’s Fish Pub – Nestled amongst the bushland, overlooking a tranquil lake and soaring gum trees, lies Clancy’s Fish Pub. Featuring all the loveable traits from the Fish Pub family, in the most spectacular of settings, Clancy’s Dunsborough is a must-see. Delicious seafood is scoffed and local beer and wine guzzled by locals and holiday-makers, while the sound of live music drifts through the serene surrounds. 

The Pour House -For specialty beer, good food and regular events. The Pourhouse is all about craft beer! 12 rotating craft beers and over 100 bottles of beer from around the world.

Dunsborough Hotel – The Dunsborough is the perfect place to eat, drink, and relax. They keep it simple with great wines, amazing local brewed beers, the freshest produce and an eclectic mix of live entertainment. Visit their friendly and passionate team that will make your visit and dining experience unforgettable.

Sleep

Bayshore Beachside Resort -Bayshore Resort is the perfect getaway retreat for you! Get among the peppermint trees and enjoy the beautiful beach opposite and Toby Inlet to the rear. This 3.5 star resort is a delightful base from which to explore WA’s pristine South West. The self-contained 2 or 3 bedroom Villas provide the best of modern living facilities amid a contemporary ambience. 

Dunsborough Central Motel – Affordable accommodation and warm hospitality in the heart of town. An array of shops, cafes, restaurants, wine bars and the beautiful Dunsborough foreshore are all within a leisurely stroll. 

Bay Village Resort & Spa – Just a short stroll to Dunsborough town centre shopping, arts, crafts, and galleries, Bay Village Resort & Spa provides a range of accommodation styles. Superb spa apartments, (mostly fully self contained), cosy cottages & chalets and executive style villas ensure there is an accommodation style to suit everyone, from couples, families, corporate travellers or groups.

Wyndham Resort & Spa (between Busselton & Dunsborough) –  perfectly located on the beachfront in the heart of the South West overlooking stunning Geographe Bay. Choose from studios or fully self-contained apartments, all with a balcony or patio. The extensive resort facilities include a fully equipped gym, floodlit tennis court, three meeting rooms and a wedding chapel.

Yallingup Area

Canal Rocks Beachfront Apartments – Canal Rocks Beachfront Apartments offer great accommodation for families, friends and couples to visit Yallingup and its surroundings. Located on Smiths Beach, Canal Rocks offers the BEST waterfront accommodation in Yallingup.

Seashells Yallingup – Overlooking the beautiful Caves House heritage gardens, Seashells Yallingup is equipped to deliver a lush south west escape. Guests can select from a wide variety of luxury apartments, with rooms suitable for friends, family, singles and couples. 

Top 5 Things to Do in Dunsborough & Yallingup

 

As recommended by the Margaret River Regional Visitor Centre

 

 

1. Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

Admiring view from the top of the lighthouse after walking the trails up around Cape Naturaliste.

 

2. Check out the Whales

Jump on a charter boat then watch and admire the the gentle giants of the sea frolic in Geographe Bay.

 

3. Get Wet

Why not throw on your bathers and try some snorkelling and diving the calm waters (and maybe the HMAS Swan wreck if you’re super keen!)

 

4. The Artisian Trail

Check out some of the local art galleries – Yallingup is an art lover’s paradise!

 

5. Surf Breaks

See epic surf breaks and blinding white sand – Smiths, Three Bears, Super Tubes, Injidup, Rabbits… to name a few!