The little town of Yallingup lies southwest of Dunsborough
and is surrounded by the ruggedly beautiful Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park. This hugs the coastline - with a few gaps - for over 120 km, from Cape Naturaliste in the north to Cape Leeuwin, near Augusta
. It is renowned for its stunning scenery, its springtime wildflowers and its impressive stands of jarrah and karri.
At Cape Naturaliste, there’s a lighthouse, a whale-viewing platform and unsurpassed views of the enormous Geographe Bay. In season, visiting whales can be seen in the waters of the bay.
Yallingup Beach is one of the finest surfing breaks around. The lagoon is part of a marine protected area and provides a safe and enclosed area that's ideal for swimming, snorkelling and fishing.
Yallingup is in the heart of Western Australia's premier wine-producing district - the Margaret River region. Within a half hour drive are the region's finest wineries, many offering tours, wine tasting and fine dining.
Ngilgi Cave in Yallingup has been open to the public for over 100 years. It lies beneath the limestone ridge that forms Cape Naturaliste and provides visitors with a stunning display of stalagmites, stalactites and other rock formations. It is open 7 days a week and semi-guided tours are available.
Things to do:
Whale-watching in season
Visit Ngilgi Cave to see impressive limestone formations
In the area:
Visit the wineries of the Margaret River region
Take in the natural beauty of Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park
Photo courtesy of Western Australia Tourism