Travel & Accommodation

Dunsborough: 
the ideal adventure destination

Dunsborough is one of the most popular family holiday destinations on the Western Australian SOUTH WEST coast.

From vibrant boutique clothing stores to trendy eateries and everything in between, it’s all in Dunsborough. Located on the calm shores of Geographe Bay, Dunsborough is a highly desired base to enjoy the many local activities and attractions, especially over summer.

Just a short hop from town is a treasure trove of secluded bays, coves and calm and clear swimming beaches stretching out to Cape Naturaliste (many of which are actually included in the Long Course X-Adventure!).

Meelup, Eagle Bay and Bunker Bay are all accessible by road, charter boat, catamaran, kayak or walking trail. Meelup Regional Park and the walk trails around Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse offer great opportunities for walks and whale watching! The surrounding reef systems also offer great diving as well as options to dive upon the HMAS Swan wreck.

Australia's South West offers some of the most varied travel experiences in Western Australia. Margaret River and its surrounds are a popular destination for world-class wineries, top surfing and fun family holidays. The Busselton Jetty and Underwater Observatory provides another amazing view of the colourful world beneath the water.

A range of accommodation and visitor facilities are available in and around Dunsborough, making this an ideal base for anyone and everyone doing the X-Adventure Dunsborough.

www.geographebay.com 

 

Getting to Dunsborough

Dunsborough is just over a 2.5 hour drive south of Perth, Australia (approximately 250km) – only 20  minutes further-on from Busselton and the infamous Ironman WA.

Travel by car is recommended and car hire is available from Perth Airport. An alternative option is to catch a public bus from the Airport (East Perth Terminal) to Dunsborough. Visit www.transwa.wa.gov.au or call 1300 662 205 for more information and bookings.

 

Recommended accommodation: Regency Beach Club

Regency Beach Club Dunsborough logo

We recommend all competitors book into the Regency Beach Club, the official event hotel which offers the finest in self contained, luxury beachfront accommodation, in Dunsborough. Enjoy the added benefits of resort style facilities including a heated swimming pool, tennis courts and BBQ areas.

The resort offers individual holiday houses with superb decor, air conditioning, luxury kitchens, laundry facilities, outdoor dining & BBQ areas and balconies. The spacious living areas are equipped with LCD or Plasma TV's, DVD and Stereo systems. Ranging from 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom to 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom holiday houses, many with Spa Baths, you are sure to discover the perfect holiday house for you.

To make a booking, you can send an online request here: 

Contact:
(9am to 5pm, 7 days)
77 Gifford Road, Dunsborough, WA 6281

T. 08 9759 1117
E: enquiry@regencybeachclub.com
www.regencybeachclub.com

Other event accommodation options 

Alternatively, please refer to the Margaret River Region booking website to find and make your accommodation bookings in the area:

www.margaretriver.com

 

Or if you’d prefer to chat to someone over the phone (often the easiest way!) we recommend contacting either of the Visitor Information Centres listed below for further details on what to do and where to stay. Their impartial advice and booking services (for a range of budgets) is incomparable and they are always very helpful.

Visitor information

Busselton Visitor Centre

(Busselton Foreshore – beach end of Queen St) Lot 431 Queen Street, Busselton WA 6280
Open Monday- Friday: 9.00am-5.00pm, Saturday, Sundays & Public Holidays: 9.30am-4.30pm, Open 9am-3.30pm Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
welcome@margaretriver.com
(08) 9752 5800
Tip: Busselton Visitor Centre is located next to the famous Busselton Jetty. Be sure to take a wander while you’re there!

Dunsborough Visitor Centre

Shop 1 Dunn Bay Centre, 31 Dunn Bay Road, Dunsborough WA 6281
Open Monday- Friday: 9.00am-5.00pm, Saturday, Sundays & Public Holidays: 9.30am-4.30pm, Open 9am-3.30pm Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
welcome@margaretriver.com
(08) 9755 3517
Tip: Dunsborough Visitor Centre is located a stone’s throw away from some of the region’s most glorious beaches. Ask our local experts about the best spots.

Margaret River Visitor Centre

100 Bussell Highway, Margaret River WA, 6285
Open 9am – 5pm every day except Christmas Day
welcome@margaretriver.com
(08) 9780 5911
Tip: the Margaret River Visitor Centre is surrounded by fantastic places to eat, so ask our local experts where to go for great coffee, a sumptuous winery lunch or unforgettable evening meal.

Augusta Visitor Centre

Corner of Ellis Street and Blackwood Avenue, Augusta WA 6290
Open 9am – 5pm every day except Christmas Day
welcome@margaretriver.com
(08) 9758 0166
Tip: ask our local experts for the best spots to see whales (June – August) and wildflowers in spring.

 

Things to see and do

Western Australia’s South West

The South West pocket of Western Australia offers some of the most varied travel experiences in the State, from towering forests to whale watching, cave exploring, fine food, wine and world class
surfing. 

Wine and Food tasting

The Dunsborough and Margaret River wine region is world famous for award-winning wines, vineyard restaurants and gourmet food producers. Recent years have seen the emergence of a brewing fraternity specialising in distinctive ales, pilsners and lagers. With more than 120 wineries, five breweries and a liqueur factory to explore, many with onsite dining options, you are spoilt for choice.

Caves
The Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge has more than 100 limestone caves, 8 of which are open to the public for a range of guided or self-guided tours. Inside these pristine chambers you’ll see delicate formations, some reflected in underground waterways. The new Jewel Cave Preservation Centre is a fantastic introduction to caves in the region, and features an on-site cafe so you can sit back and enjoy the surrounding bushland. 

Lighthouses

Located on the Cape Leeuwin to Cape Naturaliste outcrop the coastline has some of the most raw and rugged shipping conditions in WA, hence the fantastic surf. Augusta’s Cape Leeuwin is the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australia and stands at the meeting point of the Indian and Southern Oceans while the smaller Cape Naturaliste lighthouse offers a more accessible climb and views of protected Geographe Bay. These lighthouses are open to the public on tours.

Swimming, Snorkelling and Diving

With 138kms of coastline the region is an aquatic playground boasting pounding surf, sheltered bays, river systems (perfect for kayaking and kitesurfing in Augusta), diving hotspots (including dive wrecks), rocky outcrops and boating facilities. This corner of the Indian Ocean is blessed with some of the cleanest water anywhere and with more than 75 surf breaks (not including the secret spots) there are plenty of options to find your own break to enjoy. 

Tours

A number of operators offer a range of tours for visitors to explore the length and breadth of the region. Apart from wine tours there are others covering ocean/river cruising, mountain biking, rock climbing and abseiling, canoe and horse riding just to name a few. The more adventurous can make their own way on the abundance of walking and cycle trails that criss-cross the region, taking in the dramatic and ever-changing scenery of the Cape to Cape Track (138kms), the towering Karri trees of Boranup Forest, river boardwalks and short walks branching out from the region’s town centres.

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