Things To Do

Beautiful Beaches

SPECTACULAR beaches throughout the Margaret River Cape to Cape Wine Region are a short drive from Edge Of The Forest Accommodation, stunning views, swimming, surfing and at 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 have ocean views & 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.  Surfers Point or Canal Rocks are sensational locations for watching the sun set into the Ocean.   Hamelin Bay is home to Stingrays in the shallow waters during the warmer months.   River Mouth is great for canoeing & swimming.


Margaret River Walk & Cycle Trails

Edge Of The Forest Accommodation is perfectly located within easy walking distance to Margaret River town centre but also on the edge of the Forest Walk and Cycle Trails leading 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.

The Margaret River Wine Region is Mecca for mountain biking and recreational cycling.  The mountain bike trails are a mix of gravel roads & single tracks amidst gigantic trees and spectacular scenery and are suitable for all skill levels of bike riders.

The Cape to Cape Walk Track is a 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 Accommodation.

Restaurants and Cafes

Margaret River has a variety of Restaurants and Cafes from modern Australian to eclectic within easy walking distance of Edge Of The Forest Motel and Cottage Accommodation.  There is a strong emphasis on local Produce, Wines, Beers and great Coffee.  The Brewhouse Brewery is just 80 meters from Edge Of The Forest and offers a great selection of hand crafted beers, local wines and delicious food in a beautiful natural setting.

Within a short drive you will find many Winery and Brewery Restaurants.  Some decadent and others a more simple style most 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 or complimentary wine from selected Restaurants, see our Specials Page.

Phone us for information +61 8 97572351



Wine & Brewery Tours

Wine or Brewery Tours are a fun and informative day out and there are many fantastic options available in the Margaret River Wine Region.  Selected Wineries and Breweries are visited for tastings and lunch is enjoyed in either a Winery or Brewery setting.  Tours may include The Margaret River Chocolate Factory, Margaret River Dairy, Yahava Coffee, Olive Oil & related products, Nougat, Venison.

Some tour operators offer half day tours as an option to the full day tour.

Guests are eligible for 10% discount from the following tour operators.

Phone +61 (8) 97572351 or Contact us via our Contact page

Vintage Wine Tours –

Margaret River Tours –

McLeod Tours –

Bushtucker Tours –


Boranup Karri Forest, Gallery, Café, Caves, Leeuwin 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

MARGARET RIVER 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.

FARM GATES & PROVIDORES – The Margaret River Wine 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.  The Fudge Factory features a viewing window to watch produce being made.

Vineyard Behind the Scenes Tours

Some  Vineyards offer  “Behind the Scenes” tours offering an informative experience of the wine industry in the beautiful south-west wine region, the Wineries below are a short drive from Edge Of The Forest Accommodation in Margaret River

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.


Events in the Margaret River Region

Whale Watching Augusta
Whale Watching Augusta and Busselton

Whale Watching in full swing in the Margaret River region

The Margaret River region hosts an estimated 35,000 whales each year.  The 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 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 and 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


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

BREWHOUSE  BREWERY is located 80 meters from Edge Of The Forest Motel and Cottage Accommodation – 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..

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