13kms from Dunsborough is the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse .Walk trails provide spectacular views of Geographe Bay and the Cape coastline and it is the perfect vantage point for whale watching.
The drive to Meelup Bay has to be one of the prettiest in Australia. Trees arch overhead and dapple the road with light and shade as it winds down to Meelup - a safe, sandy beach.
Dunsborough is home to the largest accessible dive wreck site in the southern hemisphere, the former HMAS Swan, a 120m decommissioned naval destroyer, scuttled in Geographe Bay, off Meelup Beach. Diving tours for novices to experts are available most months (subject to weather conditions).
Between September and December, Southern Right, Humpback and Pygmy Blue whales move along the coast. Seeing them is an unforgettable experience when viewed either from the coastal vantage points or a tour boat. Bottlenosed dolphins are also regular inhabitants of the bay.
Previously known as ‘Yallingup’ Cave, Ngilgi Cave remains one of the Cape’s most visited attractions. Located off Caves Road, visitors are offered semi-guided tours with the opportunity to see stalactite, stalagmite, helicitite and shawl formations along with an interpretative area detailing the rich history of the cave. Facilities include a cafe, playground, BBQs and walk trails, ensuring an excellent family outing. Fees apply.