Yallingup means ‘Place of Caves’ in the local Aboriginal dialect, as the town sits above an extensive cave network in the Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge.

Yallingup is a small coastal hamlet nestled into the hillside, overlooking one of the region’s well-known surf beaches. The coastline here is dramatic. Jagged rocks and high cliff faces are met by a haze of sea spray from the swell below. Here, you can learn to surf and hire a board at one of the surf schools, or sit and watch the pros from any of the vantage points.

A landscape image of multiple perfect waves on the Margaret River coastline to show a world renowned location on this western australia road trip from perth to esperance
World renowned surf breaks, Margaret River Region

Sugarloaf Rock

Is it real, or a simulation? Rising above the ocean like a tessellated pyramid, Margaret River’s famous Sugarloaf Rock draws an open-mouthed audience each day as the descending sun sets into the ocean, framing the enormous rock formation with a clear, rose-hued light. You may also wish to follow the lead of other clever picnickers and bring your own champagne hamper; there’s plenty of space to find your own snuggly viewing spot within the wildflower-dotted scrub nearby.

Injidup Natural Spa

Long enjoyed by locals, Injidup natural spa is the result of a high rock shelf on one side, which creates a natural barrier against the ocean’s tidal movements.As waves crash onto the rocks, they filter through cracks like natural bubble jets, causing a temporary ‘spa’ in the stunningly clear water.

Canal Rocks

Experience unique rock formations and gushing ocean at Canal Rocks. Stand on a wooden bridge and watch as the crystal-clear waves flow beneath your feet. Wander over the Indian Ocean, boulder to boulder, along the timber bridges and pathways at Canal Rocks. Thousands of years of pounding waves have carved out a narrow channel between the granite rocks where the water rushes and gushes by. Watch it from the main bridge (you might cop a spray on a rougher day) or wander on to explore some of the calmer rockpools in the area.

Cape to Cape Track

The Cape to Cape Track stretches 124km from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin. Hike a section, or take a guided tour along this amazing stretch of coastline in the Margaret River region.

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