Yallingup is one of the nicest areas within the Margaret River region of Western Australia. Yallingup is the perfect destination for nature lovers, home to beautiful beaches, hiking trails and wildlife. Any trip to the region should involve a day (or more) in Yallingup. These are the best things to do in Yallingup.
Visit Smiths Beach
Smiths Beach is great because it is a patrolled beach that also has surfing waves. The non surfers can relax on the beautiful white sand beach and swim between the flags, while surfers can head out to Super Tubes to ride the waves. Smiths Beach is also great for long beach walks.
Hiking in Yallingup
There are a number of hiking trails in Yallingup that all offer amazing scenery. These trails include the Torpedo Trail, Quenda Trail and Wardanup Trail. These three trails form part of the Cape to Cape Trail that connects Cape Leeuwin to Cape Naturaliste and can be completed as shorter sections. For detailed information on these hiking trails in Yallingup, click here.
Lamonts – Smiths Beach
At Smiths Beach you will find Lamonts Cafe which serves perfect barista made coffee. This may just be the perfect place to start your day in Yallingup.
The Indjidup Natural Spa is very popular. The waves rush into a natural spa over the surrounding rocks, creating a perfect place to hang out on a hot day.
Canal Rocks is a unique rock formation that creates a canal leading into the ocean. There is a short 5-minute trail you can follow that leads you over the canal and onto the rocks on the other side. You can admire the rock formations and the outlook of the Yallingup region. Canal Rocks is wheelchair accessible.
Visit nearby wineries
There are no shortage of wineries in the Yallingup area. Some of the closest wineries are Cape Naturaliste Vineyard, Empire Estate and Swings and Roundabouts.
This activity is best suited to families. The Yallingup Maze can be a lot of fun to navigate, but would be better to visit on a cooler day.
One of the most unique things to do in Yallingup is explore underground caves. In the greater region, there are several caves to explore. The cave closest to Yallingup is Ngilgi cave. This is not a free activity, but it is one that you will never forget.
Caves House Hotel
A beer at Caves Hotel may just be the perfect way to end your day in Yallingup.
Every Wednesday evening between 5.30pm – 8.30pm you will find Twilight Markets at Caves House Hotel. Live local musicians will be there to entertain you.
Bird Watching in Yallingup
Yallingup is home to many beautiful native Australian birds, such as galahs, cockatoos and Australian parrots. If you keep an eye out for long enough, you are guaranteed to see these beautiful birds playing in the Yallingup area.
Surfing in Yallingup
Yallingup is famous for its world class surf breaks, suitable for experienced surfers.
Fishing in Yallingup
Spear fishing and rock fishing are both popular in the Yallingup Region.
For those with an appreciation for art, a trip to the Yallingup Gallery should be included on your itinerary.
Sugarloaf Rock is a unique and interesting rock formation, great for photos. Sunset is the perfect time to visit to watch it set behind the rock, best enjoyed with a glass of Margaret River wine. From Yallingup you can hike to Sugarloaf rock along the Wardanup Trail or you can drive up towards Cape Naturalist and park just a 5 minute walk from the Sugarloaf Rock lookout. Allocate 30 minutes to enjoy the lookout.
Dunsborough is a
From Dunsborough, you can continue out to the end of Cape Naturaliste, where you will find the Lighthouse. It costs $4 to visit. As you drive from Dunsborough to Naturaliste Lighthouse you will pass many amazing beaches including Eagle Bay, Meelup Beach, Point Piquet, Gannet Rock and Castle Rock. Be sure to stop in at as many as you can.
Visit Margaret River
Margaret River is a 40-minute drive South of Yallingup. In Margaret River, you can visit Surfers Point for sunset or take the Prevelly Beach. For everything you can do in Margaret River and the region, click here.
This is a summary of things to do in Yallingup. For things to do in the greater region, click here.
Getting around Yallingup
A car is essential to explore the region Yallingup. Having a car will allow you to experience all the region has to offer, at your own pace. There is no public transport in the region. If you don’t have access to a car, the only other option will be to take a tour but this will leave you exploring at someone else’s schedule. In saying that, tours are a great option for exploring multiple wineries.
Accomodation in Yallingup
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