Things to do in Margaret River

Things to do in Margaret River

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Best things to do in Margaret River

With stunning beaches, wineries, breathtaking natural wonders, delicious food and action-packed experiences, there are plenty of good reasons to visit both the town and the wider Margaret River region and lots of fun things to do while you’re there.

Make the most of your time in this special part of southwest Western Australia by adding some exciting activities to your itinerary. As well as ticking off popular ‘must do’ activities like the Busselton jetty walk and sampling the great food and wine, we’ve got all kinds of ways for adrenaline junkies and adventurers to take their visit to the next level. 

Make sure these are on your adventure hit list: 

Horse riding 

Saddle up for a Margaret River horse riding adventure through beautiful Australian bushland at twilight. There are few better ways to get off the beaten track than on horse back and, with the heat of the day gone and plenty of wildlife about, the evening is an ideal time to ride. Once your fully-guided tour is over there’s even chance to sample a glass of wine if you like.

Whale watching

Another real must-do experience in Margaret River is a whale watching tour. Look out for majestic humpbacks and southern right whales as you head out on to the water. Choose from a variety of whale watching tours run seasonally.


Our Margaret River surf lessons really make a splash. Learn the basics and find your feet in the water with an epic beginner surf lesson with expert instructors. This is one experience that could fast turn into a new hobby!

Scenic flights, canoeing and wine tours 

Mention you’re planning a trip to Margaret River to someone who knows the area, and it probably won’t take long for the subject of wineries or scenery to come up. And for good reason as the region is famous for both. 

A scenic flight over Margaret River is an amazing way to take in bird’s eye views, travel in style and add a firm tick to your bucket list. There’s even the option of hopping on a private charter aircraft wine tour from Perth to Margaret River. Another of our Margaret River tours with a difference combines wine tasting and canoeing. 

On this full day tour you’ll paddle along Margaret River taking in views of lush scenery as you go, then stop for a winery lunch and then round off the day with a 4WD adventure along a secluded section of the Cape to Cape track. Sounds like a perfect day out!

Things to do in Margaret River with kids 

Wondering what to do in Margaret River with kids? Look no further! Many of the thrilling activities and things to do included on this page are also open to children. So, for an exciting family day out with a difference try horse riding, surfing and more. 

All of these are a great way to get kids active and outdoors, learning new skills and enjoying themselves. They’re also a great way to create family memories that you’ll be talking about for years to come. 

If you’re willing to travel a little further, then don’t miss the chance to see Orcas in the wild on a whale watching tour from Bremer Bay. Explore the full range of activities for kids for even more experiences the whole family can enjoy.

How to get to Margaret River 

The Margaret River region is just a short three-hour drive south from Perth. Whether you’re visiting this unique part of Western Australia from interstate or landing at the airport from overseas, it’s a destination not to miss.

To clear up any confusion, Margaret River is the name given to a town (9 kilometres inland from the Indian Ocean) and the region as a whole. Both of those are named after the river of the same name.  The Margaret River region extends from Dunsborough and Busselton in the north to Augusta in the south.

Things to do in Western Australia

At Adrenaline we’re all about helping you break free of the day to day and bringing adventure to your life. Whether it’s adding excitement to a weekend, heading out on a road trip or making every moment count on holiday, we’re here to help.

There are experiences to suit all budgets and every kind of adventurer. Explore experiences in nearby Perth and find even more things to do in Western Australia as a whole.