Margaret River for kids : Top 25 Activities in Margaret River Region



Planning a trip to Margaret River with kids?





Margaret River is our favourite holiday destination till date. With a flexible holiday itinerary and free of the trappings of modern lifestyle, it is a place where you embrace the wonders of nature. The attractions are kids friendly and adults would love the off the grid experiences too.
 
The Margaret River region spans from Dunsborough to Augusta, we bring you 12 must do experiences for families with kids in this region.

Dunsborough 

Dunsborough is located at the top of Margaret River Region. If you are travelling from Perth, it will be the first city to stop and explore. From Lighthouses to caves, there are a good mix of natural and man-made attraction.

1267 Cape Naturaliste Rd, Naturaliste WA 6281, Australia


Cape Naturalistic Lighthouse is the smaller lighthouse of the 2 main lighthouses in Margaret River. It may  be small, but still worth a visit. Do the lighthouse tour if you have the time.
Lighthouse tour
76 Yallingup Caves Rd, Yallingup WA 6282, Australia
Ngilgi Cave


The first show cave in Margaret River. This kids friendly cave will be a good introduction to cave exploration in Margaret River.

3 Simmo's Ice Creamery
161 Commonage Rd, Quindalup WA 6281, Australia
Simo's Ice Creamery
Enjoy over 60 flavours of award winning ice cream in Simmo's
Have a bite!

You can have your ice cream in the free picnic grassland and adventure playground or have a game of mini golf. With over 25 years in the ice cream business, Simmo's is a must go if you are an ice cream lover.
Adventure Playground
218 Yelverton N Rd, Yelverton WA 6280, Australia
Wonky Windmill
Another must do activity in Margaret River is to visit a farm. Wonky Windmill is the perfect authentic farm experience for families. With plenty of greenery to walk around, you can get up close and personal with farm animals such as sheep. alpachas, rabbits and more!
Farm animals @ Wonky Windmill
1694 Caves Rd, Dunsborough WA 6281, Australia
Country Life Farm
Looking for a one stop entertainment location that combines animal farms with amusement rides?
Row Boats @ Country Life Farm
Country Life farm will be the place to go if you are in Dunsborough. You can choose to row boats, sit bumper cars, jump on bouncy castles or explore a mega indoor playground.
Indoor Playgrounds
There is a small section to feed farm animals as well as rabbits and guinea pigs too.
Feed Farm Animals

6 Xscape at the Cape
Caves Rd & Quindalup Siding Road, Dunsborough WA 6281, Australia
xscape at the cape
The only 'themepark' in Dunsborough.
Waterpark  - Opens for Summer!
Jump on trampolines, enjoy a game of laser tags, play wacky mini golfs, splash in the waterpark, climb the jungle mountain and more. Kids would love this place!
Mini Golf at Xscape
7 Yallingup Maze
3059 Caves Rd, Yallingup WA 6282, Australia
Yallingup Maze
Getting lost has never been more fun... especially when you are in Yallingup Maze.
Yallingup Maze
The Maze is more challenging than it looks. There are 4 checkpoints and it took us more than an hour to find all off them. After finding your way out, you could also chill in the cafe while kids can explore the log play park next to it.

8 Sugarloaf Rock
Sugarloaf Rd, Naturaliste WA 6281, Australia


Located near Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, you could combine a visit here together with the lighthouse. It is one of the more popular natural formation in Margaret River and is worth a visit.


9 Canal Rock
Yallingup WA 6282
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Another natural formation that will entice the kids. This time you can practise your rock climbing skills and climb up this rocky hill to witness the natural 'canal' that is formed by the rock formation.



10 Sunrise at Bunker's Bay
Sunrise over Bunker's Bay
If you are in Dunsborough region, head to Bunker's Bay in the wee hours of the morning. The sunrise on the horizon over Indian Ocean is a sight to behold.

Margaret River
Head to the heart of Margaret River for more family friendly activities

11 Margaret River Chocolate Factory
415 Harmans Mill Rd, Metricup WA 6280, Australia

Visit the original Margaret River Chocolate Factory for your chocolate cravings. With free tasting, it is always a treat for kids.


12 Visit a Winery
Voyager Estate

Margaret River is well known for its winery. 
Voyager Estate
If you only have time for one, we recommend the Voyager Estate. Head to the Rose Garden and smell the roses while Mom and Dad go for food tasting.
Smell the roses


13 Visit the Brewery
Bootleg Brewery
Other than Wineries, Breweries are aplenty at Margaret River. Most brewery comes with a playground. If you have only time for one, the bootleg brewery is worth a visit with its vast land and big shaded playground.


14 Sunflower Farm
Sunflower Farm
Located minutes away from the town center, Sunflower Farm is a must go farm if you are in Margaret River.
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Pat and feed farm animals, bottle feed baby animals, cuddle a rabbit, it is a city boy's must do experience.

15 Mammoth Cave
Caves Rd, Boranup WA 6286, Australia
Mammoth Cave
Another cave to explore . Mammoth Cave is a self guided cave located near Margaret River. It is less fancy compared to Jewel Caves and is worth a visit.
Mammoth Cave


16 Calgarup Cave
Caves Rd, Boranup WA 6286, Australia



If you want to explore caves the old fashion way ( ie with headlights and torches), Calgarup Cave is the cave to head to. There are no fancy showlights and it is much smaller compared to Mammoth Cave. However walking 600 meters in complete darkness is one experience you should consider exploring.

Don't worry, the paths are pretty straightforward and it is kids friendly!

17 White Elephant Cafe
Gnarabup Rd, Margaret River WA 6285, Australia
White Elephant Cafe

Have your breakfast by the sea with the view of the Indian Ocean as your company. The view is great and the breakfast is awesome too!

Breakfast @ White Elephant

18  Amaze'n Margaret River
9978 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River WA 6285, Australia
Amaze'n
Get lost in a hedgemaze, have a game of mini golf , explore garden games.
Mini Maze
Amaze'n provides natural entertainment for the little ones in a one stop venue.  We promise you that kids would ditch the electronic gadgets once they step into this place.
Garden Games
19 Rotary Park
53/69 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River WA 6285, Australia
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If you are staying in Margaret River and would like a quiet place to unwind, Rotary Park located at the edge of the town would be the place to head to. It is a riverside recreational area featuring a playground, gardens, barbecues, toilets & picnic facilities. 

Say hi to Old Kate, the 100 + year old locomotive or take a trail walk on the Margaret River Heritage Trail when you are there.

20 Margaret River Mouth
Wallcliffe Rd, Margaret River WA 6285, Australia
Margaret River Mouth
See an amazing sight where the Indian Ocean meets Margaret River. You will be awed by the ferocious waves on one side and the calm water on the other. If you like to surf, this is the place to be. After all , they do not call it Surfer's Point for nothing.

Try to spot the woman and her baby whale when you are there.


Woman and Whale @ Margaret River

21 Boranup Karri Forest
Caves Road

On your way down from Margaret River to Augusta, you will pass by Boranup Karri Forest along caves road. These giant trees grows as tall as 60 meters , towering over mere mortals like us.

Augusta

We highly recommend a trip down to Augusta. It may be a small town, but there are amazing attractions not to be misses.

22 Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Leeuwin Rd, Augusta WA 6290, Australia

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Situated at the most South-westerly point of Australia, Cape Leeuwin is Australia's tallest lighthouse on the mainland.
Cape Leeuwin
You can go on a self guided tour around the grounds or Cape Leeuwin or take a scheduled light house tour. It is also here that you can witness both Southern Ocean and Indian Ocean at one point!
Which Ocean to choose?
23 Hamelin Bay
Hamelin Bay

Swimming, snorkeling, cliff walks, see stingrays... these are just some of the activities you can do at Hamelin Bay. Don't miss the sunset!
Sunset @ Hamelin Bay
24 Jewel Cave
Jewel Caves Rd, Deepdene WA 6290, Australia
Jewel Cave
Visit the fanciest and one of the largest cave in Margaret River. This guided tour will bring you to the deepest end of the cave. See how the rock structures glimmer under the colourful lights of Jewel Cave.

25 Whale Watch
May - August
Whale Watch
If you are in Margaret River between end May to August. Head to Augusta to see the spectacular Humpback Whales in action. If you are lucky, they might put up a show for you with the breeches and tail slaps.


There you have it. 25 activities for kids and families at Margaret River. There will never be a dull moment and one day do not justify the time spend there. We recommend a week long adventure. If you need an itinerary, do check out our Self Drive Margaret River, Perth : One Week Itinerary


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