Margaret River Region – Hamelin Bay

We frequent the Margaret River region often throughout the year; possibly too often! Mostly camping, but we do from time to time indulge in something a little different. This was one of those times. Stemming from a belated birthday gift and combining it with a current birthday, we made the most of our voucher and decided to stay somewhere different. Hamelin Bay.

Hamelin Bay

Hamelin Bay
Hamelin Bay Old Jetty
Hamelin Bay
Hamelin Bay is one of those places that we always try to pop into when we are in the area. The kids love watching the Sting Rays come up to the waters edge and it’s a brilliant little spot that never seems to get overrun.

Although our choice of seasons was not ideal, the sun still shone for us long enough to stroll along the beaches and take a wander up onto the cliff tops to explore. The scenery is stunning and the view from the boardwalk along the top of the limestone cliffs highlights the pristine beaches below; inviting perhaps in the the summer, but we happily kept our feet dry yet sandy in our strolls along the beach.

Hamelin Bay itself is not a lot more than the caravan park on the beach and a boat ramp, which is part of the attraction. But be sure to plan your stay. The nearest township being Augusta (15mins) or Margaret River (30mins).

We stayed in one of the beach view bungalows with views out across the bay, and we couldn’t have asked for a nicer place.  However, the true camper in us couldn’t resist checking out the caravan park itself, and it looks great. The sites are in among tall trees and the terrain makes for a perfect kids adventure with plenty of places to explore and a playground to keep them entertained too. There’s also a shop on site which stocks the basics should you not want to take the drive to the nearest town.

Your Margaret River Region

Iz Jumping From Boat Ramp
One of the reasons we head to this region so often is because of what’s on offer. Their current advertising campaign is ‘Your Margaret River Region’ and nothing could be closer to the truth. There really is something there for you and for everyone that wants to head that way. From skydiving to caving and vineyards to olive groves, this region has it all.

Our trip was a short weekend visit, but we still managed to cram in a decent amount, with yet more added to the list for our next visit.

Our trip to the Yallingup Maze, although frustrating at times getting lost, was brilliant. Kelly had won a family pass, so we were keen to try it out. Not only was the Maze good fun, but outside they’ve got a pretty good nature play area. I think we ended up spending more time playing in there than we did in the maze! They also have a pretty good selection of games…so after much deliberation we now have a fresh collection of board games and outdoors games, to keep us entertained on our next camping trip.
Yallingup Maze Nature Play
Ngilgi Cave
Our girls love the caves down that way too. Our last trip down we took in a couple of them, so when they realised there was one that we hadn’t seen, we just had to go. So Ngilgi Cave close to Yallingup was this weekends adventure. The caves never cease to amaze, so if you get a chance, it’s well worth checking out at least one of them.
Your never short of places to eat out, sample the local produce or taste test their world famous wines. We always try to squeeze in just a couple of each of these every time we are down, and with new places popping up all the time, you’ll always have somewhere new to try out.
Margaret River Brew House

The Verdict

We love this part of our state, it’s such a contrasting landscape to our north, which is the normal destination for this time of year. From the tall trees of the Karri forrests to the rugged coastlines and the endless rows of vines lining the roads, you cant help but be tempted to come back for more.

From Busselton to Augusta and everywhere in between there are campsites galore to chose from, so why not check it out for yourself. Give us a call on 08 9409 8797 to book your camper trailer now and discover what “Your” Margaret River Region will be!