Best things to do in Margaret River
SPECTACULAR beaches throughout the Margaret River Wine Region are a short drive from your Edge Of The Forest Accommodation, with stunning views up and down, from Cape to Cape.
Choose a populated or remote location for your swimming, surfing or sightseeing, at all times of the year.
Whale Watching tours leave from Augusta or Busselton(Seasonal).
Gracetown at Cowaramup Bay, Redgate Beach & Surfers Point being popular surfing locations. Surfers Point or Canal Rocks are sensational locations for watching the sunset over the Indian Ocean. Hamelin Bay, further south, is home to the Stingrays that visit the shallow waters near the boat ramp. A stunning beach and bay.
The River Mouth beach at the mouth of the Margaret River, is great for canoeing up the river & a patrolled beach for swimming in the Summertime.
Click on to these links for maps and guides.
Explore five spectacular coast and country drives to make the most of your WA holiday.
Hire Canoes/Stand-up Paddle boards
Margaret River Kayaks and Canoes
Surfing Lessons –
Margaret River Surf Academy
Beachside Dining – no reservations taken, just rock up and hope!
White Elephant Café
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 so relaxing, there are many places along the track to head down to the river with seated rest areas and various weirs crossing the river on the many short trails leading from our door.
The Margaret River Wine Region is Mecca for mountain biking and the recreational biker. 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. Access these trails out the drive and across the road or out the back via the beer track. Bike wash down/Workshop and Secure on site storage.
The Cape to Cape Walk Track is a 140 kilometer long trail between Cape Leeuwin & Cape Naturaliste. The track between Ellensbrook Homestead and Gracetown is a fabulous walk with ocean views and is only a 10 minute drive from your accommodation .
Margaret River has a vast array of Restaurants and Cafes and are within easy walking distance of Edge Of The Forest Motel Accommodation, made all the easier with a new path at our front door.
There is a strong emphasis on local Produce including the wonderful Wines of the Region and the various Breweries well represented. Great Coffees too.
Click on the links to take you to their web pages.
Bookings strongly recommended.
The Margaret River Brewhouse is just down the road (or the back beer track!) and offers a great selection of their hand crafted beers, with local wines and delicious food in a casual and beautiful setting.
Margaret River Distilling Co cellar door is just over the road. A great place to pop in for a tasting of their craft spirits, or while away a few hours over food and cocktails. Also available are local beers and wine, or freshly roasted coffee.
An awesome little track takes you through the forest on your way there or back!
Edge of the Forest Motel guest’s discounts available
Morries 08 9758 8280
Black Brewing Co 08 9755 6500
Wine or Brewery Tours are a fun and informative day out. There are many fantastic options available in the Margaret River Wine Region.
Tours may also include The Margaret River Chocolate Factory, Margaret River Dairy, Yahava Coffee, Ollio Bello, Nougat, Venison Farm.
Our Local favourites are:
They do wine tours and a canoe tour
Click on link at top of this page.
Margaret River Tours
MR Vintage Wine Tours
Wine For Dudes – Click on link at top of this page.
All offer full day and half day tours. A full day tour can be a long day so be prepared!
And finally, the tour for people who don’t do tours!
Click on link at top of this page.
The Margaret River Discovery
Many wineries offering “Behind The Scenes Tours” giving informative experience’s about the growing and making of the world class wines, that are produced in the region.
Bookings are essential.
One of the first Founding Wineries of the region.
They also run Movies at Cape Mentelle in the summer months.
First established winery in Margaret River.
Cape dutch inspiration and manicured gardens.
Book tours and lunch through link at top of this page.
Founding winery and internationally recognised. Annual concerts. Art Gallery.
MARGARET RIVER FARMERS MARKET Every Saturday morning the Farmers Market is held, just passed the top of the town, beyond the High School, on the Bussell Highway. Up to 50 stalls, with only local and surrounding South West Producers eligible to host a stall. Food, coffee and produce, with many stall holders are happy to chat. You will find fresh fruit, vegies, olive oil, locally raised meats, bread, handmade cheese, chocolate amongst the many products on offer.