Choosing just seven was a challenge – there’s beauty at every turn.

It’s no secret that the locally and internationally renowned Margaret River region is beautiful – stunning beaches, untouched forest and rock formations over a million years old.

But how do you choose just 7 wonders that showcase the beauty of Margaret River?

Lizzy Pepper enlisted the help of local conservationists and tour guides to reveal the true wonders of the Margaret River region – outside of the amazing wine, brews and produce ofcourse.

Then we have gone one step further and compiled the best tours and experiences so that you can make the most of these 7 wonders.

Originally Published: Via margaretriver.com by Lizzy Pepper

Boranup Forest

Boranup Forest
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A forest with much more to offer than a snapped selfie at Kodak Corner.

Towering karri trees, over 60m in height, with sunlight streaming onto their smooth trunks, this is one of the best sights in the Margaret River region.

Book now: Explore the Boranup Forest via bike and pair with wine – Margaret River Mountain Bike Ride & Wine Tour.

The Margaret River

Margaret River
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Not really a surprise but one of the 7 wonders is of course the river itself – Margaret River.

It’s amazing to think about how many people visit the region but don’t experience the real Margaret River itself. All the majority of travellers see is the small section of river flowing through town and miss the spectacular and peaceful river system further east and west.

Book now: If you want to take in the actual Margaret River shaded by towering Jarrah and Marri trees, accompanied by an abundance of bird life including the endangered Baudin’s Black Cockatoo then you should try the Margaret River Discovery Tour.

The Wilyabrup Cliffs

Wilyabrup Cliffs
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The amazing thing is few people know they exist.

But we can promise you that you will never forget your first glimpse of the Wilyabrup Cliffs. Standing 40 metres from the ocean top as they glow red against the whitewash of the surging waves.

Want to experience the cliffs in full flight?

Book now: Sean from Margaret River Discovery Tour likes to take guests to the north side of the cliffs for a spectacular view. This section lights up with wildflowers during spring and makes for an epic whale and dolphin spotting point with cliff top views.

The Cape to Cape Track 

Cape to Cape Track 
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If you are a fan of hikes then this one is for you.

Rated one of the Top 10 multi-day walks in Australia by Australian Geographic, the Cape to Cape Track meanders for 135km across the spectacular coastline of the Margaret River Region.

Book now: The track can be tackled as a 5-8 day walk with camping on the track, rustic or luxury accommodation option, however for those looking for something a little less adventurous take on the Cape to Vine experience as you join a fully guided scenic walk along the Cape to Cape track before indulging your senses at Margaret River’s founding wine estate, Vasse Felix.

Jewel Cave

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Admire creations that have taken thousands of years to form – the Jewel Cave is the biggest show cave in Western Australia; comprising three massive chambers. It is also home to one of the longest straw stalactites found in any tourist cave in Australia.

Book now: Touring the Jewel Cave is a surreal experience like no other…it is an underground wonderland with a dazzling visual display of some of nature’s finest and most meticulous work.  

Yallingup Lagoon

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Pristine sand circled by reef, the Yallingup lagoon is protected from big waves, making it perfect for swimming, snorkelling and learning to surf. 

On the surfing, if you are keen to catch a few waves, beyond the reef is Yallingup main break, which is much loved by local pro surfer Taj Burrows..

Book now: If you have ever wanted to ride the waves, Yallingup Surf School is the perfect place to start. With their friendly and experienced team of coaches, they can offer you a great way to experience the ocean and get you standing on surfboard.

Meelup Regional Park

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Welcome to paradise.

Beautiful white sand, clear turquoise water and shady grassed areas. Meelup Beach is the perfect spot for a family beach day, ideal for picnics and swimming in it’s calm waters. Grab your snorkel and explore the crystal clear waters.

Book now: You won’t want to miss experiencing this picturesque beach is one not to miss! But it’s more than just a beach, with South West Eco Discoveries you can also experience the area’s marine life, rare flora, birds and kangaroos.

For more information about Margaret River’s 7 wonders visit margaretriver.com

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