Things to do – Fun for the kids
• Rotary Park Playground & Outdoor Gym, Bussell Highway – the Rotary Club of Margaret River has built and maintains a wonderful park near the entrance to town, overlooking the river. It includes free barbecues, a ship-styled playground, nature play areas, climbing equipment, outdoor exercise equipment and Old Kate (an historic engine in a shed complete with railway platform).
• Margaret River Skate Park, Wallcliffe Road – features a bowl; half pipe; quarter pipe; wave; and flat track with mini jumps for beginners.
• Sunflowers Animal Farm, Caves Road – a working farm with lots of animals to meet, pat and feed, including sheep, goats, horses, kangaroos, pigs, ducks, chickens, rabbits and guinea pigs.
• Eagles Heritage – the Pain family care for and rehabilitate birds of prey. You can tour the park and view many different types of birds and also be amazed by the flying displays held daily at the park.
• Amaze-in Margaret River – a traditional hedge maze is fun and challenging to tackle and there are also smaller garden mazes and a children’s playground.
• Spot the cows – Margaret River is still home to some of the CowParade artworks, with some to be seen in the main street, Station Road, at the library and at the Shire offices.
• Colonial Brewery – Located about 3km down Osmington Road (signposted turnoff just north of the Margaret River townsite), the Colonial is renowned as having one of the best playgrounds in the region. You can eat and/or enjoy a coffee there too!
• Meet the Cows – Cowaramup provides a wonderful adventure for families thanks to its resident ‘cows’, who take pride of place in the main street and can also be found tucked away in some other spots around the town. It is fun to count all the cows and, depending on the time of year or special event, discover what fun costumes they may be wearing (such as Christmas decorations in the latter part of the year).
• Lions Park features a lovely stone bridge and a stage area and is home to events including the free Family Sunday Sundowners (February). There is a small playground and barbecue area and the park is also home to an historic church.
• Main oval – Paths for walking/skating/scooting; Cowaramup Skate Park; playground; public toilets.
• Miller’s Icecream farm – on Wirring Road, (turn off just south of the Cowaramup townsite). Children can have fun milking the cut-out cows in the playground or the whole family can share a bushwalk on the trails (not to mention a delicious icecream!)
• The Blackwood River is a big attraction in Augusta, both visually and for recreation. There are safe spots to swim, jetties from which to fish and lots of space for canoeing and boating.
• Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse – try out the binoculars and see if you can spot where the Indian Ocean and the Southern Ocean meet; climb the lighthouse; see the historic Waterwheel; catch up on some Western Australian history in a fun and adventurous fashion.
• Family Fun Centre – here you will find trampolines, mini-golf and other attractions.
• Augusta also has some of the CowParade artworks in the main street, so cow-spotting can be enjoyed throughout the Shire’s townsites.