Dunsborough, Yallingup, and Surrounds

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Group of people having some beers

Dunsborough, Yallingup, and 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.

Top Five Things to Do in Dunsborough and 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!

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