Things to do in Dunsborough and Yallingup

Dunsborough, in Western Australia is no longer the sleepy seaside spot it was decades ago. There’s so much to do! Even if you’re not into wine – there’s plenty of activities to get stuck into in the area. Whether you love the beach or the bush, see our guide to the best attractions in Dunsborough and nearby Yallingup, as well as a few dining ideas…

 

Things To Do in Dunsborough

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, Naturaliste

Be sure to visit Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse in the Dunsborough area! A few years ago, the precinct was given a million upgrade, making the historic landmark a great place to stop – there’s a gift shop, cottage café, viewing deck (where you may see a whale) and fascinating guided tours of the lighthouse. Find out more in the Seniorocity review.

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

 

Ngigli Cave, Yallingup 

Step into an underground world beneath the limestone ridge of Cape Naturaliste. Ngilgi Cave is one of Geographe Bay’s most popular tourist attractions. The self-guided tour takes around an hour, and of course there are a lot of steps, however you can take as long as you like.

things to do in Dunsborough

 

Simmos Ice Creamery, Dunsborough

Is it possible to visit the south west and not go to Simmos Ice Creamery Dunsborough? We think not!  This tasty spot will be sure to please everyone – particularly those with a sweet tooth. There’s mini golf to enjoy here too. Find out more in the Seniorocity review.

Simmos


 

Happs Winery and Pottery, Dunsborough

The lovely Happs Winery is found amongst native bushland, just south of Dunsborough. Their cellar door, built from hand-made mud bricks fits in nicely with its rustic surrounds. As well as the cellar door, Happs is home to a on-site pottery, and beautiful grounds. Find out more in the Seniorocity review.

Happs Winery, Dunsborough

 

Yallingup Maze

Get lost at the Yallingup Maze! Think you can outsmart this tricky wooden maze?! You’ll probably get as puzzled as us. It’s lots of fun and the café is worth a look too. Find out more in the Seniorocity review.

Yallingup Maze

 

Xscape at the Cape, Dunsborough

If you are having a family holiday with grandchildren in tow, they will love to visit Xscape at the Cape fun park. There’s mini golf, laser tag, waterslides, a café and more. Find out more in the Seniorocity review.

Xscape at the Cape, Dunsborough

 

Dunsborough Lakes Golf Club

The Dunsborough Lakes Golf Club has a championship layout of 6200m. It is located a short walk from the town centre and is a picturesque place to enjoy a round of golf. Find out more on their website.

 

Wineries & Restaurants in Dunsborough

Aravina Estate, Yallingup          

When wining and dining in the area, it’s hard to go past one of our favourites, Aravina Estate. Aravina Estate ticks all the boxes. The classy establishment has great food and wine, as well as having plenty of things to do, including a small luxury car and surf museum. Find out more in the Seniorocity review.

Aravina Estate

 

Meelup Farmhouse

Located in Eagle Bay, Meelup Farmhouse is the sister restaurant of popular dining spots Little h and Little Bay in the Perth northern suburbs. The country chic style alfresco dining space is just lovely! Find out more in the Seniorocity review.

Meelup Farmhouse

 

Caves House, Yallingup

A trip to Yallingup would not be complete without visiting the historic Caves House Hotel. Caves House has something for everyone. You can call in for just a drink and sit on the deck, or order a bar meal, stroll the stunning gardens or even stay the night. Find out more in the Seniorocity review.

Caves House, Yallingup

 

Cape Lavender Tea House, Yallingup 

The delightful Cape Lavender Tea House is a must stop if you love a Devonshire tea. There’s also a shop that’s well stocked with lavender products, including soaps, hand creams, candles, heat packs even purple koalas, kangaroos and more. Find out more in the Seniorocity review.

Cape Lavender Tea House, Yallingup

Courtesy Cape Lavender Tea House, Yallingup

 

The Eagle Bay Brewing Co

This Eagle Bay this brewer, restaurant and winery should be on your must visit list when visiting the South West region. The brewery is reasonably new with modern décor and a tasty pub food style menu. The big beer garden has sweeping views over fields and bush. Find out more in the Seniorocity review.

Eagle Bay Brewing Company

 

La, Casina, Dunsborough

Tucked away just off Caves Road, is a hidden gem of a restaurant. La Casina is a small family run Italian restaurant set back from the road at the end of a gravel drive. Be sure to check it out. Find out more in the Seniorocity review.

La Casina

 

Yallingup Woodfired Bread, Quindalup

This word-of-mouth bakery is a brilliant place to buy fresh made bread if you’re staying in the Dunsborough area. The same local family owns Margaret River Woodfired Bread and the popular Yallingup Gugelhupf. Find out more in the Seniorocity review.

Yallingup Woodfired Bread

 

Barnyard 1978, Yallingup 

For fresh produce, and hand made pasta dishes, in a lovely setting – head to Barnyard 1978! The friendly staff and tasty meals  Find out more in the Seniorocity review.

Barnyard 1978, Yallingup

 

Have we missed your favourite things to do in Dunsborough and Yallingup? Let us know in the comments below!

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About Stella B

Stella is loving retirement! Besides her loves of gardening, reading and painting, she adores spending time with her family and being out and about in Perth. Living in the Perth Hills, her time is often spent brunching with her husband at one of Kalamunda’s many cafes or enjoying a food platter over a glass of wine at a Bickley Valley winery.

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