Surrounded by golden beaches and sprawling vineyards, Marybrook is a gateway to the Margaret River region and sits on the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Peninsula. You can sip your way through boutique wineries, descend into ancient limestone caves and beach hop along the coast.
Things to do
Busselton is just 20 minutes down the coast, where you'll find sheltered beaches and a lively cafe strip. It's famous for its historic wooden jetty, which stretches almost two kilometres out into the Indian Ocean. Stretch your legs with a stroll to the end or ride the mini train.
Thanks to its fertile soil and cool-climate, the Margaret River region is a hotspot for wineries. The Yallingup peninsula is dotted with boutique vineyards like Rivendell Winery Estate. After sampling its varietals, you can enjoy a farm-to-table meal at the on-site restaurant. Beer lovers can head to Eagle Bay Brewing Co, a laid-back brewery serving some of WA's best craft beer.
Looking for stunning beaches? Head to the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Peninsula, home to the family-friendly Yallingup Beach, which has a sheltered swimming lagoon. Nearby Smiths Beach is known for its rolling waves that attract avid surfers.
Australia's South West is crisscrossed with a hidden network of limestone caves. While Mammoth Cave and Jewel Cave tend to steal the spotlight, Ngilgi Cave is a hidden gem. Discovered by European settlers, Ngilgi Cave has a well-lit wooden boardwalk that reveals fascinating stalactites and stalagmites.
The best way to explore the South West region is with a private car or rental from Perth Airport. From Perth, the drive to Marybrook takes around three hours. If you're heading to Margaret River, allow 30 minutes.