Situated three hours south of Perth in the northern part of the Margaret River wine region, Yallingup is a small coastal village nestled on a hillside overlooking one of the most famous surf beaches in the region. Voted #1 in the 2019 Australian Traveller list of 100 Best Towns in Australia, Yallingup's coastline is spectacularly dramatic with high cliff faces and jagged rocks doused in the hazy sea spray radiating from the swell below.
In the Indigenous language of the Nyoongar people, Yallingup translates to 'place of love' and just one visit to this stunning region will show you why. There truly is something for everyone in Yallingup where stunning beaches and top-rated surf meet incredible ocean sunsets, ancient caves and world-class wines. This little part of WA captures the hearts of thrillseekers, nature lovers, wine connoisseurs and anyone looking for a relaxing coastal escape.
Choosing where to stay while you visit is just as tempting as all the things there are to do. Yallingup accommodation ranges from private beach houses and self-catering apartments to affordable hotels and cute little bed and breakfasts. No matter where you stay, you'll always be within easy reach of the impressive range of dining options. In fact, Yallingup is a haven for foodies with highly skilled chefs flocking to the region for its outstanding fresh produce. Memorable meals abound at the gourmet vineyards, fine dining restaurants and local beachside cafes.
There's no better way to work up an appetite than by checking out the incredible watersports offerings in Yallingup. There are sheltered bays that are perfect for swimming and fishing, but its most famous aquatic activity is hands down it's surf beaches. Hang ten at a number of world famous surf breaks including Injidup, Smith's Beach, Three Bears and Yallingup Beach.
If you prefer to remain dry and explore the region step by step, the Cape to Cape Track is a popular natural attraction and is one of the world's most diverse walking treks. Stretching 135km from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin, the walking trail passes dramatic granite headlands, long sandy beaches, caves, towering karri forests, carpets of wildflowers in spring and unmissable evening sunsets.
Beyond the headlands and beaches you'll discover the award-winning wineries, vineyards and boutique cellar doors scattered throughout the picturesque hillsides of the famous Margaret River wine region. Word-class quality and character awaits with intensely fruity chardonnays, robust cabernets, rich semillions, soft merlots and many other varietals and blends.