Are you coming to hike the Cape to Cape Track, but want to get to know the towns of the Margaret River region first? In the north you’ll find Busselton, Dunsborough and Yallingup. Margaret River – the town and river – is roughly in the middle, a few kilometres from the ocean. And Augusta is at the southern tip where two rivers and two oceans meet, just up the road from Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.

Swim, fish and play in beautiful Busselton

Busselton is the place to swim, fish and play in the calm waters of Geographe Bay. Families congregate at the historic Busselton Jetty precinct. Eating fish and chips and enjoying the sunsets are highlights. Discover the coral ecosystem beneath the southern hemisphere’s longest timber pile jetty. Then soak up the sunshine at a craft brewery or practice beach cricket along this beautiful stretch of sand.

Stunning scenery at Yallingup and Dunsborough

The coastal enclaves of Dunsborough and Yallingup offer stunning natural scenery. Million-dollar ocean views across a world-famous surf break at Yallingup. Ancient granite coastal landforms. Plus countless pristine beaches. Inland, the rolling hills are dotted with vineyards offering up superb fine wine and dining experiences. It is near here, at Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, that the iconic 124km Cape to Cape Track hiking trail begins.

Margaret River the epicentre for hiking, wine, nature and cafes

Margaret River’s tall timbers and rich soils give us a wealth of fine wine and incredible produce, but also grow creativity. Fuel up at the Farmers Market or visit one of the galleries to meet some of the vibrant souls who call this place home. Find sanctity in the majestic Boranup Karri Forest or deep underground at Mammoth Cave. And get an adrenaline buzz at Surfers Point. Through this section, the Cape to Cape Track offers some of the finest hiking through a wide diversity of coastal terrain.

Augusta and the end of the  Cape to Cape Track

At the southern end of the Margaret River region, Augusta is a charming hilltop town with a close-knit community and sweeping river views. Relax in the untouched environment. Witness the annual whale migration. Taste abalone fresh off the boat. Hire a houseboat and let Hamelin Bay’s resident sting rays glide past your feet. And learn the fascinating maritime history at the award-winning Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse precinct (where the Cape to Cape Track reaches its southern terminus). There’s no feeling on Earth like reaching the final few steps of the 124km Cape to Cape Track and touching the smooth white walls of Cape Leeuwin Lighthuse. You made it!