Things To Do

Beautiful Beaches

SPECTACULAR beaches throughout the Margaret River Cape to Cape Region provide stunning views, swimming, surfing and certain times of the year Whale Watching tours leave from Augusta or Busselton.   The White Elephant Café at Gnarabup Beach or Sea Gardens at Prevelly are great options for breakfast, coffee or lunch whilst soaking up the views.  Surfers can often be spotted riding the waves at Gracetown, Redgate & Surfers Point, this is a gorgeous spot for watching the sun set into the Ocean.   Hamelin Bay is home to Stingrays in the shallow waters during the warmer months.  Canal Rocks and Sugarloaf Rock are absolutely sensational.  River Mouth is great for canoeing and swimming.  Surfers Point is a great location to watch the sun set into the ocean.  Let us give you tips for great beach scapes.

Wine Tours

Margaret River is one of Australia’s premier wine regions and there are a variety of Tours available.   Tours include wine, beer, chocolate, cheese tastings and lunch at a winery or brewery.   Some Tour operators offer 10% discount to Guests of Edge Of The Forest.  Visit our SPECIALS PAGE for details of Wine Tour Operators who offer the 10% discount.  We are happy to assist you when choosing your tour.  

Some Wineries offer “Behind the Scenes” tours.  

VASSE FELIX WINERY – Bookings Essential                                     The Original Tour or The Epicurean Tour  – Each tour will take you behind the scenes looking at wine making, check details on the website.

CAPE MENTELLE WINERY  Behind the Scenes Tour or Food & Wine Pairing Experience.  BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL  phone 08 9757 0888 or email   

Includes Voyager Estate’s vineyards, winery and underground cellar.

Margaret River Walk & Cycle Trails

Edge Of The Forest is perfectly located within easy walking distance to town but also on the edge of the Forest with Walk and Cycle Trails to Beautiful views of the Margaret River, birdlife and native flora.  Strolling through the Forest is both invigorating and relaxing, there are many places along the track to head down to the river to seating rest areas or fallen logs crossing the river. Cycling is also great along these trails.  

The Cape to Cape Walk Track is 140 kilometer long trail between Cape Leuwin & Cape Naturaliste.  The track between Ellensbrook Homestead and Gracetown is a fabulous walk with ocean views and is within easy driving distance from Edge Of The Forest. 

Restaurants and Cafes

Margaret River has a variety of Restaurants and Cafes from modern Australian to eclectic within walking distance from the Motel and Cottage.  There is a strong emphasis on local Produce, Wines, Beers and great Coffee.  Brewhouse Brewery is 80 meters from Edge Of The Forest offering a great selection of hand crafted beers and local wines with amazing food all in an amazing setting.

Within a short drive you will find many Winery and Brewery Restaurants.  Some beautiful restaurants and others a more simple style.  Some offer beautiful views over the vineyards and the Brewery Restaurants offer a laid back feel with a casual menu.

All Guests staying at Edge Of The Forest are eligible for 10% discount from selected Restaurants, see our Specials Page.


Boranup Karri Forest, Gallery, Café, Caves, Leewuin Lighthouse

Take a drive along Caves Road to Boranup Karri Forest 25 minutes South of Margaret River.  Towering Karri trees, some over 60m in height, undulate across the valley making for breath-taking scenery .  This is one of the best sights in the Margaret River region.  Visit Lake Cave for a spectacular experience.  Call in for a coffee or lunch at Café Boranup then take a stroll through Boranup Gallery for some amazing local Arworks and paintings.  Augusta is the home of Leeuwin Lighthouse, spectacular views from the tallest lighthouse in the Southern Hemisphere where the Indian Ocean meets the Southern Ocean. 

Local Produce Outlets & Farmers Markets

FARM GATES & PROVIDORES – The Margaret River Region is home to amazing local produce.  Amongst the produce on offer you will find Olive Oil and related products, Nougat, Fudge, Ice Cream, Chocolate, Cheese, Venison, both from the farm gate premises and also in Margaret River township.  At the top of town is the Fudge Factory where you can view Homemade fudge and chocolate made in front of your eyes with free tastings.

FARMERS MARKET – Each Saturday morning in Margaret River the Farmers Market is held in the grounds of the Tafe.  Some mornings there are up to 50 stalls.  Only local Shires and surrounding South West Producers are eligible to host a stall.  There is a breakfast bar and coffee van and stall holders are happy to chat.  You will find fresh fruit, vegies, olive oil, locally raised meats, bread, handmade cheese, chocolate amongst the produce on offer.

Events in the Margaret River Region

Whale Watching in full swing in the Margaret River region

The Margaret River region hosts an estimated 35,000 whales each year. Our whale watching season runs from June to early December, making it one of the best opportunities to see whales in Australia.  The whales migrate from colder Antarctic waters to mate, breed and nurse their calves in our warmer waters.  Augusta is one of the only places in the world where you can see Southern Right Whales and Humpbacks interact. This happens early in the season in Flinders Bay.  There are many Whale Watching Charters in the Margaret River region with well-equipped vessels and experienced teams to get visitors in the best position to see some whale action.  Tours depart daily from June to November. In winter, tours depart from Augusta. In Spring, tours depart from Dunsborough.

Get out in the @margaretriver region whale-derness with humpbacks and southern rights this season – tours run daily from June to November. #margaretriver #yourmargaretriverregion #whalederness #searchingformrright 


Whale Watching Augusta
Whale Watching Augusta

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The Cape to Cape Track stretches from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin in the Margaret River Wine Region in Australia’s South West – a walk along the iconic  Cape to Cape Track.  Its unique flora and fauna, awesome coastal and inland views and high level of usage have contributed to it gaining recognition  in many parts of the world.  There a several options for guided tours.
Subprime Sound @ Settlers Tavern
29 June 2018 @ 9:30 pm11:00 pm
Settler’s Tavern, 114 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River WA 6285
Margaret River,Western Australia6285Australia

A stricktly vinyl ‘Reggae Party’ bringing the London Sound to the South W

The South West Mudfest is the mud run for everyone!  A 5km course set in the paddocks surrounding long-time favourite venue, Bootleg Brewery, the South West Mudfest has built up a reputation over the past 5 years as being fun, accessible and most important of all – muddy! For the first time this year, the Muddy Paws Challenge will be incorporated into the South West Mudfest, so literally EVERY member of the family can have a muddy good time. Your pooch will love tackling the pawsome obstacles, making a muddy mess and then a wonderful wash-down at the very end

Live Music @ Colonial Brewery   Recurring Event (See all)    Colonial Brewering Co, Osmington Road DJ & $10 pizzas every Friday 6-10pm, Live music on Saturday until 9pm!

BREWHOUSE  BREWERY is located 80 meters from Edge Of The Forest – Every Friday there is live music from mainly local musicians as well as national and international artists. Music kicks off  5:00pm.   Each Sunday you can expect live music throughout the entire year. In Summer we’ll also have a DJ playing till late.  So make Sunday Sessions @ Brewhouse Margaret River a ritual for families and friends. Enjoy the music, the food and the beers from our beer garden, by our cosy fire or from our indoor-outdoor deck.


SETTLERS TAVERN – OPEN MIC NIGHT Open Mic Night @ Settlers Tavern   Wednesday evenings from 8.30pm.  Free entry All talented and budding musicians, artists and comedians welcome! Don’t be shy, all musicians kick start their career and perform with passion at Open Mic nights around the world. Settlers Tavern has a weekly Open Mic night to support local talent..