There’s plenty to get excited about in the Margaret River Region right now, and it’s not just watching the whales from Busselton Jetty, or spying the first spider orchids of the season.

New restaurants, a boutique distillery, boab nut beers, an incredible garden stay and 600 million years of stories above an ancient cave – there’s plenty of new experiences in the Margaret River Region this spring.

Here’s a list of 16 superb new experiences to inspire your spring stays.

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Iconic Busselton foreshore venue The Goose is back!


The Goose is back on the Busselton foreshore looking lovelier than ever. Following a fire and complete rebuild, it’s still the place where locals go for coffee post sunrise dip, to meet friends for lunch and for dinner with sunset over the bay.

Beyond Distilling open the doors to their new Busselton venue this week. It’s a collaboration between former West Coast Eagles captain Josh Kennedy, premiership footballer Chris Masten, distiller Greg Garnish and Ben Wilson, and they’re already picking up awards for their three gins distilled from mid-west grain. Set in the Busselton’s light industrial area, taste the range and see the gleaming copper stills in action.

Banksia Tavern combines delectable bites with retro vibes in Busselton. Think vinyl spinning on the record player, a gleaming handmade jarrah bar and cosy velveteen booths – great for after work drinks, date nights and late-night hangs.

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Former West Coast Eagles captain Josh Kennedy is one of the three legends behind Beyond Distilling's award-winning gins

Dusk and Dawn @ The Pourhouse is Dunsborough’s newest café, and the only north-facing venue with winter sun streaming through banks of windows. It’s open early for breakfast – the zucchini and dill fritters were a highlight – and an evening supper club will come soon.

Nomad Café is the delightful little café set in the heritage listed lighthouse keeper’s cottage at Cape Naturaliste, and it reopens for spring. Owner/operator Agata brings years of experience at Yahava and serves up an excellent coffee, alongside healthy snacks and lunches.

Altair Estate recently opened its cellar door on Johnson Road Wilyabrup, in the heart of the esteemed wine growing region. Featuring classic Margaret River and Italian grape varietals, be sure to stop in for a tasting.

Di Latte Estate is aiming to launch their tasting space adjacent to Cheeky Monkey Brewery in time for the spring school holidays. An Italian influence shines through in their two ranges – Amico and La Famiglia, and a refreshing Moscato Frizzante. Tastings and takeaway available.


Shelter celebrates everything that makes Australia’s left coast great with their latest pour, the Left Coast IPA. Like a love letter to waves, crays, camping in the dunes, red dirt, white sand and sunsets over the seas, they’ve already had the launch party, but you can still sip a pint at the famous foreshore brewery or find it at your favourite liquor store.

Beerfarm and Fervor joined forces once again for the 9th edition of the Native Series. They partnered with Nyul Nyul custodian Robert Dann and his West Kimberley bush food company Bindam Mie to procure ingredients for the Boab Nut Brown Ale. It’s a spin on a classic brown ale, using rich, toasty malts to compliment the boab fruit’s slightly tangy, nutty flavour.

The Beerfarm Brewery Metricup
Beerfarm's longstanding collab with Fervor returns in 2023 for the ninth time


Ancient Lands at Ngilgi Cave is an accessible above-ground interpretive experience guiding visitors on a journey to discover 600 million years of stories associated with the land and its people. Designed to complement the cave experience, Ancient Lands will be unveiled in early September.

Winding your way down Caves Road in the spring sunshine is a far more exhilarating pleasure in a vintage convertible. Mr Mustang is under new ownership, with a new selection of excellent private chauffeured tours in their classic cars.

There’s no need to let your wellness routine go when on holidays – Skuhlpt’s Pilates sanctuary is under renovation and set to reopen with a new sauna and ice bath in October. Holiday and weekend passes are available.

Travelling light is a luxury, and Cape2Camp is here to make your Cape to Cape highlights hike that much easier. Choose a 2 or 3-day self-guided walk, covering some stunning sections of the trail. Their service includes catering, tent accommodation, bedding and daily luggage transport.

Bina Maya Yallingup Escape are reopening their Aboriginal art gallery at Yallingyup Maze in October. Yallingup Aboriginal Art will feature original works, limited edition prints, books and Aboriginal-made artefacts from communities across Western Australia, Gascoyne, Utopia, North Queensland and more.

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Explore over 600 million years of stories when Ancient Lands is unveiled in early September


Private Properties have added a sumptuous new stay to their stable of luxury holiday homes. Secret Garden features a Paul Bangay designed garden and spring is the perfect time to enjoy it as wisteria, crab apple blossom, roses, iris and clematis come into bloom. In summer, hydrangeas add a further colour burst. The five-bedroom enclave is nestled in a peppermint forest on the edge of a vineyard estate.

Newly renovated Chambre Estate offers luxury accommodation on three hectares of bushland, just moments from Margaret River town with walking trails, wineries and beaches all nearby. With several suites and cabins, Chambre Estate is also available for weddings and corporate retreats.


Honeymoon Suite at Chambre Estate, Margaret River
Chambre Estate: Explore walking trails or head out mountain biking right before heading back to soak in a wood fired hot tub amongst a stunning bush backdrop.

Settle in for a sumptuous afternoon tea in the lakeside lounge at Cape Lodge. They have a new afternoon high tea with delicate sweet and savoury bites, alongside a hot beverage of your choice – with an optional Champagne upgrade, s’il vous plaît. Afternoon tea runs on alternating days; Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday 3-5pm.

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Afternoon tea at Cape Lodge

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