Yallingup: The Call of the Ocean
Set just 256 kilometres south of Perth on the western coast of Australia, Yallingup is a laidback town surrounded by beautiful vistas and blue water. The name Yallingup comes from the aboriginal word meaning “place of love.” Around town, activities abound and many rental options are available, such as cabins, apartments, cottages and rural retreats. This holiday destination is known as a surfer's heaven and includes some of the best beaches in all of Australia.
Surf or Swim in Yallingup
Yallingup Beach is home to world-class surf breaks, so it's perfect for breaking out a board and catching some waves. The whole family is welcome on this beach, as it is protected by reefs and includes many shallow areas that are appropriate for children of all ages. Venture out a little further for exciting swimming opportunities, larger waves and areas that are ideal for water sports. There are many other beaches and water sources within close proximity of Yallingup, making the town a water lover's paradise.
Fun for the whole family, Ngilgi Cave is a great way to see ancient limestone formations and to explore Yallingup's underground. If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, enjoy a bushwalk along the coast to take in the stunning coastline, which includes jagged rocks, towering cliffs and a series of protruding rocks, which are known as Canal Rocks. Alternatively, stay in town, and use one of Yallingup's many walking trails. This allows you to fully take in everything the town has to offer, with trails that typically take visitors between 15 minutes and 1/2 hours to complete.
Wine a Little
Situated in the heart of the Margaret River wine region, there are a number of wineries situated within 30 minutes of Yallingup. Wine country maps are available, and this allows you to visit all of the vineyards in the region without missing out on any of the local offerings. Many of the wineries and vineyards give tours, and tastings are always an option. Best of all, you do not even need to leave the wineries to grab lunch; many of the wineries in the Yallingup area have restaurants attached to them and offer food that pairs beautifully with their own grapes.
Grab a Bite to Eat
When dinner time rolls around, there are many options to choose from. Travellers can gather fresh produce and groceries from the local market and organise a picnic on the beach, a popular option with locals and visitors alike. But if you feel like having a hot meal prepared for you, choose from pubs, restaurants and cafes in Yallingup and in the surrounding towns. High-class dining establishments are attached to many of the resorts in the area as well, ideal for a romantic evening out.
Though many of the activities in Yallingup are centred around the waterfront, there are many family-friendly inland offerings, as well. Head over to the Yallingup Maze with the kids and spend the day navigating an outdoor labyrinth, relaxing inside playing board games, jumping in bouncy castles and burning off energy on the extensive playground. For a supreme dose of relaxation, head to one of Yallingup's spas for a massage or other treatment. Yallingup Galleries is the place to go to discover local art, though it is not the best option for those travelling with small children. Of course, shopping opportunities abound throughout the town.
With breathtaking scenery and an activity for every taste, Yallingup is a dynamic town with more than one point of interest. As such, people from all walks of life will find plenty to do, along the coast and further inland.