The Margaret River Region comes alive in the Spring with acres of vineyards beginning to sprout, cloudy skies giving away to bright blue, the turquoise colour returning to our beaches and wildflowers blooming along the coastal tracks and forests.
After a long winter there is no better place than Smiths Beach to get back to nature, explore the South West and indulge in some of the best wines and fresh produce. Read on for our best recommendations to explore the region this season.
Spring is the season for hiking and this famous coastal track runs past the front of the resort providing easy access to explore the granite rock formations, spectacular views and stunning flora.
Serious hikers could attempt the 140km track in its entirety over several days either with a private guide or with a drop off and pick up service. An easy hike from Smiths Beach to Canal Rocks and back could take around an hour each-way.
- A private guided tour with Cape-to-Cape Explorer Tours.
- Jumping in our heated pool after a long day of walking to ease tired muscles.
Margaret River Region Open Studios (9-24 September)
In its 10th year, this free event spans from Busselton to Augusta and will see 166 artists will open their studios to visitors to showcase their talents. With 36 studios in the Dunsborough and Yallingup region alone there will be sure to be something for everyone.
- Downloading a copy of the Event Planner to plan your route around the region.
Fine Vines Festival (20-29 October)
An opportunity for wine lovers to taste some of the regions best wine and participate in long lunches, masterclasses, garden parties and unique experiences. Check out the events and book your tickets early to avoid missing out.
- Joining the Pinot Long Table Lunch hosted by our onsite restaurant, Lamont’s, bring a big group and stay in one of our Premium Beach Houses with no driver required.
- Check out our special accommodation offer for attendees of Fine Vines only.
Our location on the West Coast spoils us with beautiful sunsets that extend over the Indian Ocean and, at Smiths Beach, behind the rocky outcrop of Smiths Point.
- The warmer weather invites you out onto the balconies of our Ocean View Villas and Beach Houses where you can enjoy the sunset in style.
- Visit nearby Canal Rocks where the natural rock channels make the perfect sunset backdrop.
Whale watching in style
Each year Humpback, Southern Right, Minke and Blue Whales migrate along the Western Australian coast and by August they reach Smiths Beach. Whales can be seen swimming and breaching in the ocean from our rooms through to December.
- Taking a whale watching tour from Dunsborough to view them up close from the safety of a boat.
Wander with wildflowers
When we say the region comes alive in Spring, we mean it and our location within a national park gives us front row views over colourful carpets of blooms that extend down to the coast.
- Exploring a section of the Cape-to-Cape Track where you can take the best photos of the native variants.
School holiday fun
From 23 September to Sunday 8 October the Resort pools and tennis court becomes hot property and there are plenty of activities across the region to keep our littlest guests amused.
- With bunk beds for the kids and a queen bed for parents, our Beach Shacks make the perfect family escape.
- Check out our Family Friendly Experiences and to book ahead of your trip.
Spring is the season of love and there is nothing better than saying “I do” in the Margaret River Region.
With nearby venues located around Yallingup, Smiths Beach makes the perfect central location for guests and being able to stay at the same location adds to the festivities of the occasion.
- Check out the wedding options at Smiths Beach.
- Don’t forget the honeymoon! Book an Ocean View Villa and relax in luxury with a panoramic view.