The Margaret River Region is made for relaxing, but if you feel you haven’t had a real break without an element of adventure, you’re in luck. This part of the world is both a haven for relaxation and a playground for the adventurous.

Let’s explore some of the region’s most adrenaline-inducing experiences.

Surf N' Dirt Adventure Tours will have you kayaking the beautiful Blackwood River. Photo: Tim Campbell

Adventure tours

Family-run Surf N’ Dirt Adventure Tours delivers certified eco-tourism tours in their “favourite part of the world”, Margaret River. Their exciting ‘Adventure and Wine Tour’ will have you mountain biking, kayaking on the Blackwood River and swimming from the banks of The Berry Farm before a gourmet lunch followed by a personalised wine tasting at Brown Hill Estate.

Meanwhile, Margaret River Discover Co. who “do tours for people who don’t do tours”, offers luxury 4WD transport, kayaking and wine tours on the Margaret River. Their ‘Margaret River Discovery Tour’ has been rated #1 on TripAdvisor for 12 years!

Forest adventures

Cruising through giant karri trees in the Boranup Forest on the latest mountain bike (or e-bike) or gliding over the forest floor on a silent electric quad-bike will satisfy nature and adventure lovers alike.

Join passionate mountain biker Michael Brookes of Margaret River Mountain Bike Tours for an unforgettable forest tour. Safety equipment, water, snacks and video footage are all included.

Leave no trace with Eco Adventures Margaret River on a 1.5 hour (18km) eco quad bike tour through the Boranup forest. Quad bikes seat two people comfortably, and a current driver’s license is required.

Or join Forest Adventures South West, who will take you to great heights with their zipline through the Tuart forest with a high ropes course and family-friendly obstacle courses.

Eco Adventures Forest-web Credit Nathan Dobbie
Leave no trace with Eco Adventures Margaret River. Photo: Nathan Dobbie

Walking adventures

The Cape to Cape walk from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin is one of Australia’s great walking adventures. Many complete the 124-kilometre challenge carrying all they need in a backpack.

But did you know local tour operator Cape to Cape Explorer Tours can do the heavy lifting for you? The award-winning eco-tourism provider specialises in guided and self-guided experiences. With an 8-day end-to-end all-inclusive walk including meals, transfers and comfortable coastal accommodation, walking the daily 14 – 25 kilometres with a day pack is a wonderful way to experience the track.

If you’d like to explore the track self-guided, Cape2Camp offers just that but with a fully planned and fully catered hike and tenting experience on the track. Or perhaps choose a luxury adventure with Walk into Luxury’s signature 4-Day Cape to Cape Experience’, catering to small groups. Luxury accommodation at Injidup Spa Retreat, lunches and premium wines at Margaret River wineries are included in the cost, with 3 to 6 hours of walking per day.

Cape to Cape Track
Views from the Cape to Cape Track. Photo: Cape to Cape Explorer Tours

Horseback adventures

Giddyup horse lovers! Explore the region on horseback with both equestrian operators in the region offering on-site lessons for beginner and intermediate riders.

Explore 300 acres of rolling farmland at The Horse Resort with one of their experienced instructors. They’ll match you with a horse to suit your experience.

Jesters Flat Horse Riding is an eco-certified tourism business with many years in the saddle. Book one of their shorter tours through the Boranup forest, or head out for a weekend retreat with a touch of luxury.

Boranup Forest Horse Riding Jesters Flat Tour
Experience the region on horseback with Jesters Flat. Photo: Jesters Flat Horse Riding

Caving and climbing adventures

The rugged Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park is full of unique geological landforms above and below the ground.

If being suspended from a rope gets you excited, Margaret River Climbing Co. has abseiling, caving and rock climbing covered. Choose one or two activities or pack all three into a day. Specialised climbing tuition forms part of the experience.

If venturing below ground is more your jam, some caves and fragile karst systems are open to the public with Capes Foundation. Go below and be amazed by the massive labyrinths decorated intricately with limestone crystal formations. Tours range from easy ‘at your on pace’ self-guided tours to guided tours along boardwalks with great commentary.

If being suspended from a rope gets you excited, Margaret River Climbing Co. is the way to go. Photo: Tim Campbell

Ocean Adventures

With some of the region’s best surf breaks and bays for days, the region is your ocean-based headquarters.

Hug the coastline on a thrilling two-hour Geographe Bay tour with Dunsborough Jetski Tours, where sea lions, limestone caves and lighthouses abound. High-quality jet skis provide safe and comfortable ocean adventures and fully guided tours depart Quindalup Boat Ramp.

Alternatively, stand-up paddleboarding, surfing and diving are also popular aquatic activities with locals and visitors to the region.

Dunsborough Jetski Tours at Castle Rock, Dunsborough
Hug the coastline with Dunsborough Jetski Tours. Photo: Dunsborough Jetski Tours

Airbound adventures

Wanting to take the adventure to the next level and see the South West from the sky?

If flying (and fishing) is your passion, Scenic Helicopters offer both scenic flights and the popular Heli Fishing adventure of a lifetime. Salmon spotting from above followed by high-action fishing from the beaches with all gear provided is a fishing tale to top the lot!

Or check our local surf break on KAS Helicopters South West’s exhilarating 60-minute Geographe Bay flight. Drop in at renowned breaks such as Smiths Beach, Canal Rocks and Margaret River mouth. You will be frothing to get in the water.

What are you waiting for? Get stuck in your next adventure.

Aerial View of Canal Rocks from Scenic Helicopters Flight
Canal Rocks from a Scenic Helicopter flight. Photo: Scenic Helicopters