Plan your next escape
Between forests and bush. Rivers and the sea. At the confluence of two oceans is the Margaret River Region, a pocket of paradise 250 kilometres by car from Perth in Western Australia’s South West, one of the world’s 34 recognised biodiversity hotspots.
Spring is wildflower season through the region’s karri forests and along the Cape to Cape track stretching south from Cape Naturaliste for 125 kilometres to Cape Leeuwin. Winter through to spring’s end heralds the annual whale migration through the azure waters of Geographe Bay to the north. Get lucky fishing for salmon in autumn along any of the region’s pristine beaches. Mountain bike through winter on popular trails through Dunsborough and Margaret River.
Among pristine environmental wonders sits some of the world’s best wineries and a rapidly expanding set of boutique micro-breweries following the lead of small-scale farmers and producers dedicated to producing authentic tastes of the region.
Stay a few days. Take it in. Plan your stay around regional gourmet events, annual literary and arts festivals, family group get togethers, conference needs or destination weddings. Yallingup Dunsborough. Augusta. Busselton. Margaret River itself. Everything you need is within easy reach, right on our luxury bush doorstep.
Things to do
Our central location is a 20 minute drive from Busselton, Margaret River and Dunsborough. With once-in-a-lifetime experiences, breathtaking scenery and wildlife encounters, you can enjoy beautiful beaches, vineyards, forests, caves and more. We are happy to create a unique day’s adventure with a combination of the following activities.
Eight Willows Retreat is located on Metricup Road, neighboring award winning wineries, breweries and attractions. With a variety of tours available, our Function Manager can organise your team’s specific requirements.
Cultural Tours Be moved by the skill and intensity of Wadandi custodian Josh “Koomal” Whiteland’s didgeridoo playing and firemaking as he introduces you to this exciting and historical culture, with his authentic personal interpretation. Taste native foods, discover bush medicine and meet the animals. Discover plants and dreaming spirits that have enriched the lives of Wadandi and Bibbulman people since time began.
Forest Adventures Forest Adventures South West offers adrenaline filled fun on high ropes courses and flying floxes, set high among the majestic trees of the legendary Ludlow Tuart Forest, just a 40 mins drive from the Retreat.
Golf Golfers are spoilt for choice in the area, with no less than four courses within 20kms away from the retreat. With a variety of courses to choose from, including The Margaret River Golf Club, Busselton Golf Club, Par 3 Course, and Dunsborough Lakes – all set amongst lovely natural landscapes.
Set in the spectacular forests of the Margaret River Region, MBT enthusiasts will love the variety of trails available to them. Suitable for beginner to advanced riders.
Margaret River Stand Up Paddling offers a new and enjoyable experience to visitors to our beautiful beaches. Join us in the morning for a 90 minute lesson, demo a board or join us for a session of SUP Yoga or alternatively go for a small tour with a breakfast included. Lessons are available to everyone from 8 years of age.
Get up close and personal with the local giant stingrays by the waters edge. A great family experience suitable to all ages.
Surfing Margaret River Stand Up Paddling offers a new and enjoyable experience to visitors to our beautiful beaches. Join us in the morning for a 90 minute lesson, demo a board or join us for a session of SUP Yoga or alternatively go for a small tour with a breakfast included. Lessons are available to everyone from 8 years of age.
Whale Watching Within minutes to iconic Geographe Bay, take your team on a experience they will never forget. Tours can be booked through the Retreat to see these beautiful mammals up close. A truly breath- taking adventure!