Journey into an ancient underworld and see spectacular limestone and crystal formations that date back to over 350,000 years ago. The Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge in the Margaret River Region is dotted with over 150 limestone caves. Eight are open to the public, including Ngilgi, Lake, Mammoth, Jewel and Moondyne caves. There are guided or self-guided tours, which take you along the boardwalks into the beautiful underground cavers. For the more adventurous, you can take a journey by torchlight to explore deeper, hidden pathways.
Abseiling in the region is sure to get the adrenaline pumping. Abseil down 40 metres to the landing at Brides Cave or witness spectacular coastal views when taking on the Wilyabrup Sea Cliffs. Castle Rock in the Porongurup Range offers stunning views over the Great Southern landscape. Check weather conditions and permits. For a bird’s eye view of the region, try skydiving or a take a scenic flight.
The numerous national parks offer an endless number of tracks for four-wheel drive and off-road adventure. Try the Fitzgerald River National Park, a biodiversity hot spot near Bremer Bay or Cheyne Beach near Albany which is popular for fishing and whale watching (between June and October). Tackle the extraordinary Yeagerup Dunes in D’Entrecasteaux National Park, or for a bit of outback fun try the Holland Track from Broomehill.
Australia’s South West is set become the mountain biking destination of Australia. Purpose built cycling trails through some beautiful terrain are accessible from towns throughout the region, and you’ll find bike hire on offer in most towns too. Munda Biddi Mountain Bike Trail
The Munda Biddi Trail is a world-class, nature-based off-road cycling experience over 1000 kilometres from Perth to Albany. The trail winds through unspoilt river valleys and magnificent forests. There are purpose built campsites and roomy camp huts along the way.