Destination guide

History and beauty near Dunsborough holiday homes to rent

South of Perth on Australia's western coast, Dunsborough is one of the world's earliest continually inhabited areas, with Aboriginal history stretching back 50,000 years. And yet, this beachside paradise was nothing more than a store, a bakery and a few shacks in the 1950s. Thank goodness for surfers, who discovered the shoreline and popularised the town's beaches in the 50s and 60s. Now, Dunsborough vacation rentals and the landscape around them are major draws for Australian and international tourists, thanks to cute shops and picturesque wineries. Oh, and the beaches are still gorgeous.

Things to do

Attractions near Dunsborough holiday rentals

Dunsborough is nestled in the Margaret River Region, known for its outstanding wine and food. But for goodness sake, don't let that discourage you for bringing little ones. Many local vineyards have kids' menus and playgrounds, so you can sip something fabulous in serene surroundings no matter who's in your party. Continue your sophisticated tour at the Christian Fletcher Gallery, an upscale space featuring fine landscape photography. Or, if you'd rather have a more outdoorsy adventure, visit Ngilgi Cave in the nearby town of Yallingup. You'll be treated to stunning stalactite, stalagmite, helictite and shawl formations.


Things to do near Dunsborough holiday homes

Looking for something to do? How about every outdoor activity you can imagine? Dunsborough vacation rentals are perfect jumping off points for whale-watching excursions or fishing trips. You can go horseback riding, hiking, swimming, snorkelling and canoeing. Family wilderness tours are popular activities for first timers. You can fly through rope courses and walk suspension bridges while getting a glimpse of the region's beautiful, towering trees. And if that isn't exciting enough for you, you can always hop on a helicopter tour taking off from the nearby city of Busselton.


Best time to travel to Dunsborough holiday homes

The humid Mediterranean climate in Dunsborough provides visitors with 4 distinct seasons. Summer is hot, with highs in the mid-20s, lots of sunny days, and sea breezes to keep you a little cooler than you would be further inland. Spring and autumn are mild and dry, and the perfect time to visit if you want to avoid both crowds and weather extremes. If you're looking for Dunsborough vacation rentals at bargain rates, consider travelling in winter or early spring. Just remember to bring your rain gear and prepare for winter showers.

Family friendly

Family fun near Dunsborough holiday homes

Kids will enjoy the many fun-filled attractions of Dunsborough. Holiday homes are available near places like Country Life Farm, a children’s amusement centre with animals, carousel rides and play areas, and Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, a vast parkland with hiking trails through forests and caves. You’ll also like Meelup Regional Park, a nature park with beaches, wildlife and nature trails.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday rentals in Dunsborough

Romantic holiday homes put you within reach of Dunsborough’s most beautiful locations. Curtis Bay, a scenic destination with a secluded white-sand beach and clear waters, and Centennial Park, a long, tree-shaded oceanfront park with picnic areas. You’ll also like Little Meelup Beach, an unspoilt beach with a sand and rock shore that’s popular for swimming.

Where to stay near Dunsborough?

Our 2021 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 558 holiday rentals near Dunsborough. From 507 Houses to 24 Villas, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Dunsborough for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

Can I rent Houses in Dunsborough?

Yes, of course. offers 507 Houses in Dunsborough. Our other popular types of Dunsborough holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 24 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 18 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 26 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Dunsborough?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 50 holiday homes with pool available in Dunsborough. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.