Things To Do
Where to visit in Margaret River and the Region
Margaret River is an excellent base from which to explore the Cape to Cape region which encompasses The Margaret River Wine Region. Augusta, Busselton and Yallingup are all within a 50 km radius from Rosewood Guesthouse. When visiting the region, we recommend allowing at least 3 nights to experience the natural and man made attractions of the area.
Planning an itinerary is something we enjoy assisting with, when you check in we can provide a map and starting from what you have heard of and wish to visit, we can mark points of interest and ensure that you make the most of your time.
South of Margaret River is the town of Augusta, where the southernmost tip of mainland Australia has The Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse with fantastic tours. Here you can see two oceans meeting, The Indian and The Great Southern. With whale watching in season and cruises on the Blackwood River to view the birdlife and perhaps a pod of Dolphins. On the way to Augusta you can visit:
- Karri Forest
- Working jewellers, Furniture makers, Artists studios
- Wineries from large to small
- Beaches both rocky and wild, to sheltered and calm where you can sometimes see the tame stingrays.
- A Raptor centre with birds of prey
- Australia’s most unique collection of shells
North of Margaret River is the town of Busselton, apart from the famous Busselton Jetty a 1.8km walk to the end, there are many points of interest including the small town of Cowaramup just 12 kms north of Margaret River, home to a number of vibrant small businesses to interest the tourist. In the region you can visit:
- Cheese and yoghurt producers
- Cereal & Nut processors
- Chocolate makers
- Coffee roasters
- Nougat makers
- Olive Oil producers
- Organic food and wine purveyors
And if you need a break from the food trail,
- Beaches both surf and swimming
- An aboriginal cultural centre
In the town of Margaret River there is an excellent shopping strip with a wide variety of retailers, galleries, cafes and restaurant. Most guests at Rosewood enjoy the 700 metre stroll to the main street restaurants. But if that sounds too far there are several which are just 250 metres away as well as a bottle shop.
Are you worried that your holiday will ruin your exercise programme? Don’t be!
With a Community Centre just 300 metres from Rosewood it is easy to stroll across for a swim in the indoor pool or have a casual gym visit.
A walking/running trail through to forest starts just 100 metres from Rosewood and an early morning walk in the company of the many native birds in the region has a special magic to start the day.
The golf course is just a 5 minute drive away and is open to the public.
The beaches are just 7 minutes drive with surfing and windsurfing lessons available.
Horse riding is popular in the region with a number of options including carriage rides for those who love horses but can’t sit astride!
Scooters and bicycles can be hired in the town.
Of course if all that sounds far too energetic, curl up with a book or magazine and enjoy the tranquility that is Rosewood!