Forests, Reserves & Scenic Spots
The natural environment of the Margaret River Wine Region is one of its best features. Its diverse fauna and flora, all preserved and in abundance make it the only biodiversity hotspot in Australia and one of the top ten in the world.
The world’s only pure tuart forest is right here to the north of the region and the world’s third tallest tree species; the karri is on its south. The Indian Ocean surrounds the area and on its western edge lies in the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Natural Park. This premium agricultural and wine region is bordered on the east by woodlands, marri and jarrah forests.
If you are looking for scenic spots, you will find them here in incredible abundance. From the peaceful forest valleys to the stunning seascapes, there is a spot for everyone. The Sugarloaf Rock at Cape Naturaliste is another of its marvels. This gigantic rock emerges from the Indian Ocean.
With all these amazing spots, you will find that the region is dotted with walk trails, mountain bike routes, cycle paths, and lookouts. Whether you are just hiking or going camping, there are lovely places in this region where you can have a great time.
Forest retreats are also plentiful in this region. By offering visitors accommodation, these retreats allow you to experience living in a secluded forest for some time. In this retreats, the only thing that can interrupt the serenity is natural elements like the crowing and fluttering of birds, kangaroos walking into your path, the chirps of insects, etc.
Some of these forests resorts are also wildlife sanctuaries so you may encounter kangaroos, bandicoots, and possums more often. Whether you choose to camp or go for a cabin, the accommodation is sufficient enough and will grant you an immersive experience for your time there. This is no doubt one of the best ways to unplug and relax.
Scenic Spots in Margaret river includes
This is known to the indigenous people as the bathing place of the moon. There are legends about the waterfall and its cave. It is a great place for barbecue, hiking, picnic, and spotting wildflowers.
This stunning winter waterfall is a fantastic spot. Hiking the waterfall takes about 45 minutes depending on fitness level, but it is a rewarding experience.
Other scenic spots in the area include Vasse Wonnerup Wetlands, Boranup Karri Forest, Blackwood River, Ambergate Nature Reserve & Walk Trail, Blythe Reserve, etc.